-- 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
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
"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
"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
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
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.
For more information please visit: http://keynote.com/products/web_performance/performance_measurement/transaction_perspective
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 www.keynote.com
or by phone in the U.S. at 1-800-KEYNOTE.
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Dan Berkowitz, 650-403-3305