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Keynote, ExtraHop Team To Offer More Complete App Performance Picture

Marrying their application performance management (APM) solutions, Keynote Systems and ExtraHop Networks can now offer a more complete view of how an application is performing as it traverses from the Web front end to the back end.

The two companies announced that they are partnering to offer a joint solution that includes synthetic and real-time transaction analysis to determine how well applications--particularly Web applications--perform during transactions. The partnership is built on Keynote Systems' OpenAPM strategy, which lets customers integrate trusted Keynote external Web site measurements with the internal APM solution of their choice, such as ExtraHop Networks' Application Delivery Assurance system.

ExtraHop Networks' system features a passive network appliance that is able to monitor up to 10 gigabits of traffic in real-time, thanks to the expertise ExtraHop Networks co-founders Jesse Rothstein and Raja Mukerji gleaned during their tenures at F5 Networks, a network infrastructure provider of high-speed application delivery controllers and other products. ExtraHop Networks' appliance, which leverages the latest multicore technology, monitors and analyzes application transactions across the network, database and storage tiers to help IT and network administrators troubleshoot and fix problems without the need for network probes.

The appliance's features include the ability to auto-discover devices and perform TCP analysis, and the appliance comes with a built-in alerting engine. It also includes protocol modules that understand application wire protocols at the transaction level, the company says.

The new solution from the two companies also leverages Keynote Systems' service, which generates synthetic tests from more than 3,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in over 240 locations in 160 metropolitan areas around the world. These tests monitor performance across the Internet and into a client's environment. The service is designed to watch mobile and Internet content, applications and services as end users see them.

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