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Keynote Transaction Perspective 9.0 -- Groundbreaking Support for Monitoring Interactive Flash and Silverlight Web Applications
-- New Screen Sensing Technology(TM) Brings First Visibility into the Performance of Interactive Flash and Silverlight-based Web Applications

-- Script, Test and Monitor Complex Composite Web Transactions That Combine Multiple Web 2.0 Technologies

-- New 'Virtual Pages' Feature Pinpoints Sources of Poor Performance Such As Ads, Images and Video

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jun 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Keynote Systems (Nasdaq:KEYN), the global leader in on-demand mobile and Internet test & measurement solutions for continuously improving the online experience, today announced Keynote Transaction Perspective(R) 9.0, a greatly enhanced version of the company's flagship and market-leading Web site monitoring service specifically designed for the 'Next Web' applications of today and tomorrow. The industry leading features include groundbreaking support for interactive Flash and Silverlight, composite Web transactions and 3rd party online ad tracking. Transaction Perspective 9.0 distinguishes itself as the industry's only Web monitoring solution built on an actual Internet Explorer browser combined with the world's largest global test and measurement network.

"The Next Web is being built with Rich Internet Applications that increasingly use large Interactive Flash and Silverlight components as prominent parts of Web sites. But until now they have remained very much a black box in terms of end user performance - we're changing that," said Vik Chaudhary, Keynote vice president of product management and corporate development.

"Transaction Perspective 9.0, with groundbreaking Keynote Screen Sensing Technology(TM), now provides precise and accurate measurement, from the end user perspective, into the performance of Web applications that use Interactive Flash and/or Silverlight."

Keynote Screen Sensing Technology tracks the full variety of interactive Flash and Silverlight features such as hover-over effects, action buttons, drop-down menus and text entry - a first for Web performance monitoring solutions.

Solving 'Next Web' Performance Challenges

Interactive Flash and Silverlight-based applications are just two potential components of a Web site transaction in this 'Next Web' environment. When a user makes a hotel reservation, orders an item of clothing or watches a sports highlight, there are many interaction steps with different Web 2.0 components such as Ajax and JavaScript. These Web technologies, that also pull content from other sources, are composite Web transactions and are extremely complex to test from the end user perspective in terms of performance. With Transaction Perspective 9.0 Web operations groups will be able to easily dissemble complex composite Web transactions to understand the real performance impact on end users of multiple Web 2.0 technologies.

Hosting Web site content from a 3rd party has become increasingly prevalent with examples such as online ad networks, Content Distribution Networks (CDNs), hosted content, and internal content hosted by other internal groups. The new 'virtual pages' feature of Transaction Perspective 9.0 supports easy grouping and isolating of Web components, allowing Web operations personnel to hold other content owners accountable with tailored monitoring statistics, SLAs and alarms. All of the same power and functionality of the reporting portal for standard Transaction Perspective measurements can also be applied to 3rd party component monitoring.

Keynote is meeting the performance challenges of the 'Next Web' with the release of major new features including comprehensive and extensive support for interactive Flash and Silverlight, composite Web transactions and 3rd party component monitoring. Companies can continue to confidently optimize the performance of Web sites that leverage 'Next Web' technologies and deliver to customers a truly rich, interactive and satisfying end user experience.

Availability & Pricing

Transaction Perspective 9.0 will be available at the end of August with site monitoring for a single page transaction from ten cities starting at $250.00 per month.

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About Keynote

Keynote Systems (Nasdaq "KEYN") is the global leader in on-demand test & measurement solutions for continuously improving the online experience. For over a decade, Keynote has been providing measurement data and testing capabilities that allow companies to understand and improve their customers' online and mobile experience. Keynote has four test and measurement businesses: Web performance, mobile quality, streaming & VoIP, and customer experience/UX.

Known as The Mobile and Internet Performance Authority(TM), Keynote has a market-leading infrastructure of over 3,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in over 240 locations around the world. Keynote's 2,800 customers represent top Internet and mobile companies including American Express, Dell, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, Microsoft, SonyEricsson, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Vodafone and YouTube.

Keynote Systems, Inc. is headquartered in San Mateo, California and can be reached at or by phone in the U.S. at 1-800-KEYNOTE.

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