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Webmetrics Announces Next Generation Monitoring Service for Rich Internet Applications

GlobalWatch Monitoring for RIA Offers True Browser Fidelity, Support for JavaScript, AJAX, Flash and Web 2.0

June 29, 2007; 04:04 AM
Webmetrics, a leading provider of collaborative monitoring solutions for enterprise web ecosystems, today announced the availability of its newest web performance monitoring service, which offers comprehensive monitoring for Rich Internet Applications and the most precise performance monitoring service available, using Internet Explorer® v7 at the core of its monitoring engine. With support for JavaScript®, AJAX (asynchronous server calls) and rich media, GlobalWatch Monitoring for Rich Internet Applications (RIA) can be used to monitor virtually any type of Web 2.0 and Rich Internet Application, simulating true user interaction leveraging the worlds most popular web browser.

As web applications are increasingly designed to deliver a rich experience through interaction between the user and application, the ability to accurately measure their availability and performance is both paramount and more complex, says Peter Kirwan, Chief Strategy Officer at Webmetrics. GlobalWatch Monitoring for RIA is a significant advance in web performance monitoring technology. Weve developed the service to simplify the processes of delivering and deploying Web 2.0 applications, and ensuring a positive end-user experience and quality of service.

GlobalWatch Monitoring for RIA is a next generation monitoring service built on Watir (Web Application Testing in Ruby) open source technology. With the ability to control the IE browser, Watir-based technologies can replicate real user interactions, such as text entry, mouse clicks, form submissions, and mouse gestures, and verify expected results. Watir was designed specifically for automated testing purposes and Webmetrics has extended this open source standard to provide an open, flexible platform for Webmetrics monitoring services targeted at measuring the performance of the latest breed of rich web applications. GlobalWatch Monitoring for RIA supports the following:

  • Complex JavaScript
  • AJAX and Web 2.0-based technologies
  • Rich media applications with sophisticated end-user interaction
  • Flash, Flex and OpenLaszlo or other client-side UI applications

A select group of Webmetrics customers have beta tested GlobalWatch Monitoring for RIA to provide true user performance visibility and to monitor Web 2.0 applications. Revenue Science, Inc., which offers the most widely adopted targeting platform for digital media, has utilized the service to measure and validate ad performance from the real user perspective. According to Brandon Mason, Director of Product Development for Revenue Science, GlobalWatch Monitoring for RIA has been valuable in providing third-party proof of how customer ads are delivered. We didnt really realize how useful the service could be until we saw the data. In the ad serving/content world, getting real performance information from the browser is vitally important.

Webmetrics is also building sophisticated best-of-breed test script recording and generation technology. Customers of GlobalWatch Monitoring for RIA will be able to quickly record transactions, generate and upload scripts to Webmetrics monitoring service for accelerated implementation, deployment and execution. Webmetrics script recorder will be simple enough for the novice user to generate scripts in a matter of minutes.

Pricing and Availability

GlobalWatch Monitoring for RIA has completed beta testing and is now generally available. The service will be powered by Webmetrics GlobalWatch Network. For pricing, contact [email protected] or call 877-524-8299 x2. For more information about GlobalWatch Monitoring for RIA, visit http://www.webmetrics.com/richinternetapplicationmonitoring.html.

About Webmetrics

Webmetrics is a leading provider of collaborative performance management services for complex web ecosystems. Webmetrics website testing and monitoring services are used by companies and SaaS providers that want to ensure online performance, competitive advantage, and a positive end-user experience. Webmetrics GlobalWatch services test, monitor, and measure the performance of websites, transactions, web services, and streaming media to ensure 24/7 uptime and performance integrity. The Companys customers include Barnes & Noble, Bluefly.com, DHL, GMAC, PayPal, Symantec, The Knot, and Yahoo.

Founded in 1999, Webmetrics is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, call 877-524-8299 or visit us at www.webmetrics.com.



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