NetQoS Aims For The Enterprise
NetQoS made its SuperAgent 2.0 appliance more appealing to larger enterprises by enabling administrators to set up multiple appliances from a central console.After surviving startup mode during the worst of the recession, network performance management vendor NetQoS Inc. on Monday announced a major new release of its SuperAgent tool. The Austin, Texas, company made its SuperAgent 2.0 appliance more appealing to larger enterprises by enabling administrators to set up multiple appliances from a central console and by gathering and consolidating performance data collected by the appliances into the central console. SuperAgent 2.0 can break down application response times by network, systems and applications, allowing operators to speed fault isolation among those components. Although it doesnt provide root cause analysis, it can complement "some of the core fault management solutions," said Dennis Drogseth, vice president at Enterprise Management Associates Inc., a consulting and research firm in Boulder, Colo.
SuperAgent 2.0 does not require an agent to be installed on each end system. Rather, it attaches to a mirror port on a network switch to access network traffic for monitoring and analysis.