Are you in control of your network and the applications you use every day? What can you do to optimize application performance over the LAN and WAN at every site in your enterprise? To meet these challenges, Visual UpTime Select provides in-depth, real-time and historical information that enables you to intelligently manage application, network performance and availability across an entire enterprise.
Knowing whether a site on your network is up and running by checking its status at a regularly scheduled interval isn't enough. Head-end only coverage is less than ideal as organizations are increasingly rolling out peer-to-peer applications like VoIP, Citrix and Web Services, where users at remote sites can communicate directly with one another without information flowing into a headquarters location. While real-time monitoring takes place, Visual UpTime Select archives network, server and application data in a back-end database that provides a holistic view of performance across the enterprise. This database offers a comprehensive set of views that can be shared simultaneously by multiple users to plan capacity, create reports and troubleshoot performance problems. Enterprises can monitor events across the infrastructure - including the local loop, port, site-to-site circuit, application and server performance.
Visual UpTime Select's scalable architecture includes cost-effective Analysis Service Elements (ASEs) that are deployed throughout your network - either as Ethernet probes, CSU/DSUs or inline probes. The ASEs passively monitor actual data flows and store the information locally providing up to one-second granularity. The flexible nature of Visual UpTime Select allows you to add functionality incrementally, licensing software modules on an as needed basis. The ASE is a sensible choice for access devices at the boundary between your enterprise and service providers. Even if you deploy them without management software modules, you can still begin collecting and archiving data for use later on, and see events and status via Select Service Summary. And if you decide to add a software module, your license key provides visibility without a hardware swap out.
Auto-discover applications and uncover rogue applications
Rogue applications can wreck havoc across an enterprise. By auto-discovering both authorized and rogue applications, you will quickly find issues on your infrastructure. In addition, be proactively alerted when performance exceeds normal baselines or when unanticipated applications and servers appear on the network.
Monitor actual VoIP call performance
VoIP deployments can affect every employee, every day. By monitoring and measuring actual VoIP calls, Visual UpTime Select optimizes VoIP performance across the enterprise. If there is a VoIP related problem, the solution can isolate the issue between the application and the network including delay, packet loss and jitter. Now enterprises can be proactive and identify and troubleshoot potential issues before the performance problems grow.
Monitor individual application flows
By monitoring client-to-server, server-to-server and peer-to-peer application flows, you have the visibility to see individual VoIP calls, identify virus attacks, and monitor application usage by server or end-users. Now you can be more proactive and solve potential problems before they become outages.
Validate SLAs and Class-of-Service deliveryProduct Highlights
The drive to IP and MPLS platforms means IT infrastructures must be able to deliver traffic according to precise Class-of-Service classifications for "sensitive" applications, such as VoIP and video over IP. Visual UpTime Select shows you key indicators to assure you're meeting SLA and IP Class-of-Service delivery commitments.
- Auto-discover applications and servers on the LAN and the WAN
- Isolate the cause of poor response times - network, server, client or application
- Validate carrier SLAs and Class-of-Service delivery for IP applications
- Identify and solve performance issues proactively with complete Layers 1-7 troubleshooting functionality
- Monitor individual VoIP calls and isolate performance problems quickly
- Leverage existing investments by integrating with existing management systems like IBM Tivoli, HP OpenView and BMC Patrol
- Lessen the impact of security threats by using network indicators to warn of abnormal traffic and usage patterns