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STEELCENTRAL APPRESPONSE 11

Network-based application performance management (APM)

Faster insights equals better user experience. When it comes to improving network and application performance, it’s often a race against time. Every minute spent troubleshooting is a minute your users are unproductive and your customers could be researching the competition.

Overview

What is SteelCentral AppResponse 11?

SteelCentral AppResponse 11 provides powerful, flexible network and application analytics and workflows to speed problem diagnosis and resolution. Functional immediately out of the box with pre-defined insights and a rich variety of performance metrics, SteelCentral AppResponse 11 helps you get answer fast. 

It passively monitors the network and collects packet data for continuous, real-time and historical monitoring and fast troubleshooting. By continuously recording the packets traversing the network, rich troubleshooting details are always available when you need them, saving time and money by minimizing the effect downtime has on business productivity and reducing or avoiding business-stopping slowdowns or outages.

 

All-in-one network, application and EUE analysis

SteelCentral AppResponse 11 combines network forensics and historical analysis, application analytics and end-user experience monitoring in a single solution so you have everything you need at your fingertips to resolve performance issues quickly. 

 

Fig. 1: SteelCentral AppResponse 11 is the integration of Riverbed’s two packet capture solutions, SteelCentral AppResponse 9.6 and SteelCentral NetShark. AppResponse 11 is modular in nature.  The Shark Packet Analysis module is the base module and performs packet capture, storage, deep packet inspection and network forensics.  It feeds the other optional modules: Application Stream Analysis and Web Transaction Analysis.

 

Identify problems faster

SteelCentral AppResponse 11 helps you minimize downtime by rapidly identifying and triaging network and application problems. It also helps you ensure optimal end-user experience.

 

Improve Productivity

SteelCentral AppResponse 11 also helps enable operational consistency by empowering network, security, and application operation teams to collaborate on problem solving by sharing the same metrics and viewpoints.

How it Works

Multi-purpose solution

SteelCentral AppResponse 11 integrates network and application analytics and end-user experience monitoring to deliver:

  • Real-time traffic analysis of packet events with 1-second granular displays with microsecond resolution.
  • Deep packet inspection (DPI) of more than 1300 common business and recreations applications
  • Continuously automated calculation of 60+ TCP and UDP metrics
  • Response Time Composition Chart graphically showing 8 different network versus server metrics
  • Auto-discovery of all URLs, page families and end-user activity
  • Abnormal web transaction performance detection and alerting on common web application problems
  • Passive monitoring on browser load time at the page and object level
  • Pre-defined, intelligent analysis and workflows that are functional right out of the box
  • Flexible search for anything that is stored in the database, such as host groups, applications, IPs, IP conversations, pages, etc.

Fig 2. Insights are pre-defined, intelligent analysis and workflows that are based on deep packet inspection and are functional right out of the box to help you get started immediately.

 

Fig 3. The response time composition chart breaks response time into its contributions sources of delay so you can easily see if the problem is network or application related.

 

Compatible Riverbed solutions

  • SteelCentral Packet Analyzer Plus is the graphical packet analysis software that streamlines the analysis of large trace files on AppResponse 11.
  • Seamlessly drill into SteelCentral Transaction Analyzer Plus for in-depth analysis of individual multi-tier transactions.
Modules

AppResponse 11 is takes a modular approach to network and application performance management.  The Shark Packet Analysis module is the base module and performs packet capture, storage, deep packet inspection and network forensics.  It feeds the other optional modules: Application Stream Analysis and Web Transaction Analysis.

 

Shark Packet Analysis

The Shark Packet Analysis (SPA) delivers near real-time network forensics of packet events with 1-second granular displays with microsecond resolution. It integrates with the SteelCentral Packet Analyzer Plus for graphical packet analysis.

 

Application Stream Analysis

The optional Application Stream Analysis (ASA) module provides network analytics. It continuously monitors 60+ different TCP and UDP metrics and provides historical summary information. It can store data up to three years. One of the most valued features is the response time composition chart which breaks network and server delay into 8 different components so you can quickly pinpoint where the trouble spot is.

 

Web Transaction Analysis

The optional Web Transaction Analysis (WTA) module provides real-time web application performance for monitoring business transactions. It auto-discovers all URLs, page families and end-user activity and detects and alerts on abnormal page transaction performance.  It also passively monitors browser load time for the page and object level (end-user experience monitoring).

 

Fig. 4: SteelCentral AppResponse 11 is modular in nature.  The Shark Packet Analysis module is the base module and performs packet capture, storage, deep packet inspection and network forensics.  It feeds the other, optional modules: Application Stream Analysis and Web Transaction Analysis.

Technical Specifications

Need help choosing the SteelCentral AppResponse 11 product that’s right for your organization?

Learn more about the technical characteristics and requirements of each model in the SteelCentral spec sheets.

Download: SteelCentral NPM Family Spec Sheet

Download: SteelCentral Family Brochure

Updates:

Compatible Riverbed solutions

  • SteelCentral Packet Analyzer Plus is the graphical packet analysis software that streamlines the analysis of large trace files on AppResponse 11.
  • Seamlessly drill into SteelCentral Transaction Analyzer Plus for in-depth analysis of individual multi-tier transactions.
  • SteelCentral AppResponse 11 forwards packet-derived flow data to SteelCentral NetProfiler for end-to-end monitoring and reporting.

Support for Network Tap Aggregators

  • SteelCentral AppResponse 11 supports, and can adopt the precision time stamps, from network tap aggregators such as Gigamon, Anue/IXIA, cPacket, and Arista.

CUSTOMER STORY

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HEMIT

Riverbed SteelCentral helps Hemit to analyze, diagnose and resolve application performance issues.

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