INETCO Insight 5.3 Launches Into Hot APM Market

INETCO Systems announced the release of Insight 5.3, its latest application performance monitoring offering, as the market for APM heats up.

INETCO Systems, a provider of network-based application performance monitoring (APM) software, announced its latest APM release, INETCO Insight 5.3.

The new release makes it easier and faster for IT operations teams to isolate enterprise service issues in service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications deployed within private, public and hybrid cloud environments. Version 5.3 is now available for testing and purchase.

"With INETCO Insight 5.3, IT operations teams dealing with more and more enterprise services running across distributed application architectures and third-party networks can now track each individual transaction as it passes through any infrastructure environment," Bijan Sanii, president and CEO of INETCO, said in a statement. "This fresh, lightweight approach to application performance monitoring yields 65 to 75 percent faster problem resolution and removes the risk of application failure or slowdowns going undetected when our customers opt for more cost-effective environments such as virtual data centers or the cloud."

INETCO Insight 5.3 takes a lightweight approach to monitoring consumer devices and business applications running within distributed application environments. The software offers visibility into how all parts of a customer's enterprise system are performing by tracking the entire lifecycle of every enterprise service transaction without the use of agents, extra traffic loads or code changes.

"The application performance monitoring business is in the process of being reinvented by new vendors who are building new products that meet the new requirements of managing applications in virtualized and cloud-based environments," Bernd Harzog, a principal analyst at The Virtualization Practice, said in a statement. "INETCO is translating its strength in network-based application performance monitoring into a compelling, cloud-ready offering with INETCO Insight 5.3."

INETCO Insight 5.3 can capture transaction traffic from thousands of distributed collection points that are on or off the enterprise network. These collection points can be network-based or host-based. The solution also can reassemble multi-hop, multi-step business transactions in real-time using simple user-defined rules. And with INETCO Insight's mobile alerting interface, IT operations teams can identify and isolate transaction issues from anywhere using their Android, iOS or Blackberry mobile or tablet device. The new release ships with a free HTML 5 client optimized for smartphone and tablet screens.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, INETCO has been around since 1984 and has had a presence in financial markets. Now, with the release of Insight 5.3, INETCO is looking to make a larger horizontal move into more markets, company officials said.

INETCO started out designing communications gateway products for high-reliability, high-performance transaction networks, providing connectivity of dial-up POS and ATM terminals, leased-line ATMs and legacy network protocols to TCP/IP networks, transaction hosts/switches and third-party EFT processors. The POSway and BankLink communications gateway products helped INETCO establish a presence for its rich protocol expertise in the banking and payment processing industries.

In 2003, INETCO engineers conceived the idea for INETCO Insight, a product architected to monitor complex transaction systems. First released to market in 2008, INETCO Insight is now deployed around the world in a variety of payment processing and high-volume financial transaction environments, the company said.

INETCO's move to make a bigger splash in the APM market comes as competition is increasing with the market growing. Gartner identifies Compuware as a leader in the space, along with others such as Opnet, CA, AppDynamics, BMC, IBM, New Relic and Quest—which Dell acquired in September 2012.