Heroix Longitude Named Leading Application and Network Monitoring Solution

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Independent reviewer looks at the best options to detect and repair problems, and keep networks humming.

iPad support provides Longitude users with instant access to critical IT information.

Heroix offers high-value VMware monitoring, capacity planning and What-if analysis that looks at resource utilization in order to gauge true application performance.

Heroix, developer of application performance and network monitoring software, today said that its Longitude management suite was cited as a leader in the recent Network World Clear Choice Product Test.

Heroix Longitude was especially noted for its:

  •     easy-to-use interface,
  •     sophisticated alert thresholds, and
  •     VMware® monitoring.

In the May 6 article, reviewer Barry Nance said, “The ideal network management product accurately discovers devices, computers and apps, uses compute resources frugally, graphically depicts network components, monitors the health of every device or computer, gleans its data from a variety of sources, and works with both IPv4 and IPv6.”

Nance noted there are many other important requirements that the best monitoring solutions fulfill, including:

  •     support all devices, cloud resources, wireless connections and virtual servers,
  •     send alerts via e-mail, pager or text to different individuals or groups,
  •     perform root cause analysis, and correct some problems automatically,
  •     produce useful, easy-to-understand and timely reports, and
  •     are highly scalable, reliable and easy to use.

“In other words, it has to be able to do it all,” he summarized.

“For three decades, Heroix Longitude has been a proven application and network performance monitoring solution that delivers immediate, comprehensive performance information to solve multiple monitoring challenges in companies of all sizes,” explained Heroix VP of Development Dick Levin. “Today, its multiplatform coverage extends to applications, systems, and network infrastructures running in Windows Server, Unix, Linux, VMware and OpenVMS operating environments.”

The review recognized Longitude’s ease-of-use, quick installation, and monitoring of “a veritable plethora of devices, computers and applications. Longitude's simplicity belies its sophistication. We found we could use Longitude not only to keep our network healthy, but also monitor SLA compliance and perform capacity planning analyses.”

Heroix software is currently in use on thousands of systems around the world, in enterprises large and small. The efficiency and intelligence built into the software enable better results with less effort, and provide exceptional versatility to address routine and unique management challenges, helping companies save time and money.

For VMware users, Nance said, “Longitude’s ability to monitor VMware is remarkable.”

According to Levin, Heroix offers high-value VMware monitoring, capacity planning and What-if analysis that looks at resource utilization in order to gauge true application performance. Longitude provides a straightforward VMware reporting format where information is seen on a single graph or table that shows exactly how resources are being used cumulatively for hosts, resource pools, datastores, or VMs. For VMware monitoring, Longitude:

  •     automatically collects and reports on key physical and virtual performance metrics for VMware VMs, hosts, resource pools, datastores, clusters and datacenters;
  •     consolidates alarms generated by VMware itself for unified alerting and reporting;
  •     alerts on potential performance or availability problems with VMs, hosts, or any VMware-related entities, and optionally takes corrective action;
  •     delivers What-if analysis to determine where and how potential changes will affect capacity and performance.

The review also noted that Longitude automatically updates itself and performs maintenance functions on its own database if desired.

Reviewer Nance runs Network Testing Labs, which conducts independent technology research and product evaluations. He is the author of Introduction to Networking, 4th Edition and Client/Server LAN Programming.

For more information and resources on application and network monitoring, visit Heroix's online resource library.

Pricing and Availability

Longitude 8.1 is available now. Please visit Heroix or call 800-229-6500 or 781-848-1701. Heroix also offers a 14 day free trial of all Longitude Editions. Pricing begins at $399.

About Heroix
Heroix provides best-of-breed application performance monitoring solutions and delivers the fastest, easiest-to-use, and most affordable application, network, system, and VMware monitoring software available today. Heroix network management products are highly acclaimed and in use on thousands of systems around the world, in enterprises large and small.

Heroix, Heroix Longitude, RoboMon, Heroix eQ, and their corresponding logos are registered trademarks of Heroix. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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