Taking Web Sites Pulse

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-10-15 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Visualpulse 2.0a is a useful little tool for monitoring Web site responsiveness and availability, especially for IT managers who want a basic, no-frills utility that is simple to set up and manage.

Visualpulse 2.0a is a useful little tool for monitoring Web site responsiveness and availability, especially for IT managers who want a basic, no-frills utility that is simple to set up and manage.

Made by Visualware Inc. and released last month for $200 on Windows systems, VisualPulse let me measure response time for eweek.com in real time and historically. It was simple to set up the tool and get reports on how well the site was performing.

Several new features in this release helped me get accurate results quickly. HTTP measurements let me see how fast text pages were formed and TCP Port measurements revealed how well applications such as FTP were performing.

 
 
 
 
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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