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SmartBear’s AlertSite UXM is an industry-leading application quality and performance management platform trusted by thousands of enterprises worldwide to manage the end-user experience for core applications. AlertSite.Customers

AlertSite Overview
Uptime

Track Application Availability & Uptime

Applications are core to business operations and each second of a slowdown or outage hurts revenue and damages the user experience. Slowdowns occur 10 times more often than outages, resulting in twice the business impact.  AlertSite UXM lets you pay close attention to Performance without forgetting basic functionality.  Monitor across 80 global locations to catch performance bottlenecks and monitor basic IP protocols. Receive real-time notifications whether it’s a bottleneck in a particular location, or a breakdown in a functional service so that issues are resolved before business is impacted.

Understand What Real Users Experience

Every user is a little different- it is critical to understand their experience regardless of where they are located or what device or browser they are using. AlertSite UXM measures the performance of the browser and shows you what the user sees at critical junctures. Accurately measure and manage application performance across the latest versions of FireFox, Internet Explorer and Chrome; emulate mobile devices, and ensure mobile site appearance. AlertSite helps you identify browser-specific issues and focus optimization efforts.

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API.Monitoring

Monitor 3rd Party Services & APIs

Applications are no longer created and delivered all by one team.  They are a combination of off the shelf components, open source widgets, API connections and a variety of third party services.  AlertSite Monitors not only  the response times from third parties such as CDN’s, shopping carts or mobile apps, but the API’s that are the connective tissue.  This insight gives you greater control of your application performance and the means to find and fix problems quickly

Bring Operations & Development together

AlertSite UXM provides a unified SaaS platform for test, monitoring, and root cause analysis. As a result development, QA, operations and business teams can all work from the same data, and easily collaborate to reduce the time to find and resolve issues. Seeing a problem is one thing- the ability to see precisely where it is and show it to team members is the difference between fixing it before your customers know there is a problem and fixing it after your boss calls you.

Dev.Ops
No.Pro.Serv

No Professional Services Needed

Alertsite is a SaaS based platform that is lightweight and easy to deploy.  Instrumenting your applications is 5 steps and takes less than 5 minutes. The in browser script recorder does not require any coding, even for complex transactions, so you can get started monitoring your applications with just a few clicks of the mouse.

What's New
Launch

SMARTBEAR LAUNCHES NEW APPLICATION QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

BEVERLY, Mass. – June 11, 2014 – SmartBear Software, the choice of more than two million software professionals for building and delivering the world’s best applications, today announced new AlertSite UXM™ to help application development teams focus on delivering superior customer experiences.

 

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ALERTSITE UXM SYNTHETIC DATASHEET

When your applications are slow, you lose customers and business. According to PhoCusWright Inc. 57% of online shoppers will abandon a website in 3 seconds or less waiting for a page to load. TRAC Research has shown that a one second delay in response time can decrease satisfaction by 16% and drop conversions by 7%. AlertSite UXM Synthetic is part of the AlertSite UXM Platform. AlertSite UXM is the first rapid time-to-value, easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use platform that unifies load testing, synthetic and real transaction monitoring in a single platform…

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INTERACTIVE EBOOK

This downloadable interactive ebook has everything you need to know about SmartBear’s AlertSite UXM.

Bring Operations & Development together

AlertSite UXM provides a unified SaaS platform for test, monitoring, and root cause analysis. As a result development, QA, operations and business teams can all work from the same data, and easily collaborate to reduce the time to find and resolve issues. Seeing a problem is one thing- the ability to see precisely where it is and show it to team members is the difference between fixing it before your customers know there is a problem and fixing it after your boss calls you.

Dev.Ops

ALERTSITE UXM SYNTHETIC OVERVIEW

In this short video, John Lucania, of SmartBear takes you on a tour of the new AlertSite UXM Interface and shows off AlertSite Synthetic with Transaction Tracing

ALERTSITE UXM OVERVIEW BY BRYAN SEMPLE

Bryan Semple ,CMO talks about about AlertSite UXM ; SmartBear’s New Application Quality and Performance Management Platform.

Capabilities
Speed.

Speed & Performance Monitoring

Whether a result of internal issues or 3rd party content every second of a slowdown or outage hurts revenue and damages the user experience. Research shows that slowdowns occur 10 times more often than outages, resulting in twice the business impact. So while availability is less of concern today, performance still requires close attention. AlertSite enables you to monitor your site across 80 global locations to catch performance bottlenecks and notify you before users and revenue are affected.

Real Transaction Monitoring

Monitor every actual transaction for each instrumented application server. Views by application, user interaction and resource show you the impact of performance problems on actual users. Easily identify where in the infrastructure your problem originates; trace any problematic transactions down to the code level for root cause identification. This eliminates finger pointing, time spent reproducing problems, and reduces mean time to repair.

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Transaction Tracing

Transaction Tracing monitors the server side of your synthetic transaction: showing the full path across all tiers, including browser, third party, network, web server, and back-end tiers and providing full visibility.  “Hot Decompilation” even decompiles the code in real-time without interrupting production

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Basic Availability Monitoring

Websites have matured into vast online ecosystems where numerous internal and 3rd party components work in unison to deliver a cohesive user experience – but basic IP services are still required to deliver the best online experience. AlertSite enables you to monitor basic IP protocols and receive real-time notifications when functionalities breakdown to resolve issues before business is impacted

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Point & Click Transaction Monitoring

Record and monitor business-critical Web processes like site log-ins and checkouts to ensure a positive user experience. Simply point and click to easily create monitoring scripts with DejaClick by SmartBear – the first inside-the-browser transaction recorder. There’s no coding required – DejaClick records every click, hover, input and interaction to quickly build the scripts to monitor even your most complex transactions.

Mobile Monitoring

The growth and revenue potential of the mobile Web has made mobile performance monitoring necessity across all business verticals. AlertSite allows you to ensure an optimal mobile site experience by emulating today’s most popular devices for monitoring your mobile sites and transactions. Know when mobile performance is suffering and address the problem before customers are impacted.

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Transaction Monitoring

 Transaction Tracing

Transaction Tracing monitors the server side of your synthetic transaction: showing the full path across all tiers, including browser, third party network, web server, and back-end tiers and providing full visibility. “Hot Decompilation” even decompiles the code in real-time without interrupting production.

Transaction Trace shows where errors and slow-downs may be occurring in your application. When used with DejaClick monitors, Transaction Trace reveals what happened on the server while the browser was ‘waiting’ for a response.

Specifically Transaction Trace shows you:

  • What requests were received by the server
  • What code and processes were executed, pinpointing the main bottlenecks.
  • How long each individual component (methods, backend access) took to execute and the actual code running on the server

Currently you can  monitor and trace Java and .NET applications

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WHY IS ADDING TRANSACTION TRACING TO ALERTSITE UXM SYNTHETIC SO IMPORTANT?

With Synthetic Monitoring alone you can tell that you have a slow down somewhere in your system but you don’t’ know where in the system it is. Could be your application server, could be a CDN, could be a database issue. Essentially, your system is a black box; transactions go in and come out too slow but you don’t know what or where the slowdown is. Transaction tracing adds the capacity to know precisely where and why something is isn’t working- your system is now a glass box, transparent. One analogy might be you go to the doctor and say – I don’t feel well there is a pain in my knee- but he doesn’t have an MRI neither of you can tell if it’s a ligament, a tendon, a bone, the joint, or blood poisoning but you’re limping. If he had an MRI he could tell you that you tore your ACL. Once you have a transparent system, several things happen.

  • No more reproducing problems
  • No more guessing who owns the problem and pointing fingers
  • No more “war rooms”

Mean Time to Repair is faster because you know the reason for the problem

WHY SMARTBEAR’S ALERTSITE TRANSACTION TRACING CAPABILITY?

Tightly Integrated Platform The very fact of this uniquely integrated platform which combines this root cause analysis with synthetic monitoring is a huge advantage. Everyone uses the same tool to see the same information making troubleshooting much easier. You don’t need multiple licenses and you don’t have to learn two systems and you don’t have to translate between systems. The whole in this case is truly greater than the sum of the parts Complete Visibility into the Code The level of detail Transaction Tracing provides is unparalleled- you can see the real code executing in production. You can see every transaction, not just faulty transactions. Every single method call is tracked, not just a few methods, each detail of every single synthetic transaction is available. There is complete visibility for all transactions and all methods every time. Easy to Deploy and Lightweight Instrumenting your application to allow tracing is very simple. There are 5 steps and takes about 5 minutes. Who is this Important to? This is important to the organization as a whole. Before Transaction Tracing – because you couldn’t tell where the problem was- you would get a lot of “finger pointing”. Each group responsible for a piece of the system might claim that their piece didn’t have any problems that must be someone else’s problem. With Transaction Tracing, you can see the precisely where the problem exists, in the system and what the problem is all the way to the code. Operations can easily qualify the origin of the problem and provide enough information to make troubleshooting easy for the developer. Transaction tracing can break down the walls between operations and development because there is no miscommunications- the information is shared. This breaks down the silo’s, stops the “finger pointing” and gets the team to work as a team to fix problems. This transparency combined with a shared platform provides an environment that is efficient and collaborative. How does this Tie Back to User Experience ? These efficiencies bleed over to the rest of the application lifecycle. If the developers can fix problems rapidly then they can spend more time developing new capabilities. Quality of service is better since MTTR is faster. Time to market improves because the platform, of which this is a part, is used to help build and deploy the applications. Everything in the application delivery cycle becomes more connected. Understanding root cause and using an integrated platform supports continuous delivery of software. You wind up with happier teams, happier users and you develop better sexier software.

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