Constellix Sonar Releases Instant Check

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The Constellix traffic management suite has just released a new feature for the Sonar dashboard called Instant Check. Users can quickly view their domains’ connectivity through different protocols and locations, all within the same screen.

Constellix Sonar Instant Check
Our engineers designed Instant Check to be a tool network admins would constantly have open on their desktop to quickly verify the connectivity of their domains.

Instant Check, from Constellix Sonar, is changing the way network admins use network monitoring tools. Rather than only using monitoring applications to react to problems, network admins are preemptively seeking out possible issues before they affect end-users. Instant check offers a quick solution to check domain connectivity across different ports and dozens of locations in seconds. Users requested the feature after the success of the free mobile app, Sonar Lite, which offers similar functionality for smartphone users.

“Our engineers designed Instant Check to be a tool network admins would constantly have open on their desktop to quickly verify the connectivity of their domains,” says President of Constellix Steven Job. The tool was built to help admins stay on top of issues within their end-users connectivity, allowing all checks to be customized by dozens of different global locations.

Users can also customize checks by IP version, port, or location. Once a user runs a check, they can switch locations, all without leaving the screen. Currently available checks are:

  •     HTTP
  •     HTTPS
  •     TCP
  •     DNS (A, AAAA, CNAME, SOA, NS, etc.)
  •     Traceroute

After a check is run, users can also view the traceroute for the selected domain and location, to quickly troubleshoot network latencies. The new features are prompting users to call Instant Check a “daily utility” that they’re using regularly to check their domains.

The Constellix traffic management suite is currently in beta and available to DNS Made Easy members for free. Anticipated to launch in Q1 2015, Constellix will become a paid service available to the public. For users seeking similar services like Instant Check, Constellix Sonar Lite is a free mobile app available for both Android and iOS phones.

About Constellix

Constellix is a subsidiary of Tiggee LLC, the creators of DNS Made Easy, and the world leader in providing global IP Anycast enterprise DNS services. Constellix is the only traffic management solution built for the cloud that combines DNS management with monitoring solutions. Constellix DNS is the most powerful and precise DNS query management platform, fully integrated with the Sonar monitoring platform. Users can quickly change routing configurations based on the analysis from Sonar alerts. Constellix Sonar has integrated tools that offer a range of advanced monitoring features including performance optimization, troubleshooting, real-time logging, and alert management built for teams.

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