-- 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 for 3rd Party Component Monitoring Pinpoints Sources of Poor Performance Such as Ads, CDNs, Images and Video
SAN MATEO, Calif., Sep 16, 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 that Keynote Transaction
Perspective(R) 9.0 is now generally available to all Keynote customers.
Transaction Perspective 9.0 is a much enhanced version of the company's
market-leading on demand 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've changed that with
the delivery of this version. We're very proud of this release and
thrilled that Keynote customers can now take full advantage of all the
powerful new features 9.0 offers," said Vik Chaudhary, vice president of
product management and corporate development at Keynote.
Solving 'Next Web' Performance Challenges with Screen Sensing
Transaction Perspective 9.0, with groundbreaking Keynote Screen Sensing
Technology(TM), delivers precise and accurate measurement, from the end
user perspective, into the performance of Web applications that use
Interactive Flash and Silverlight technologies.
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
Interactive Flash and Silverlight-based applications are just two
potential components of a Web site transaction in the '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
composite Web transactions seamlessly integrate content from multiple
sources into one single combined transaction and are extremely complex
to test for end user 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
the newest Web 2.0 technologies.
Effortlessly Monitor 3rd Party Content and
Components with Keynote Virtual Pages
Sourcing Web site content from a 3rd party has become
increasingly prevalent with examples such as online ad networks, Content
Distribution Networks (CDNs), partner hosted content and content hosted
by other internal groups. The new 'virtual pages' feature of Transaction
Perspective 9.0 supports easy grouping and isolating of Web components
by any criteria, 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.
Industry's Most Ambitious Product Rollout
Keynote is meeting the performance challenges of the 'Next Web' with the
release of major new features including comprehensive 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
Perspective 9.0 is immediately available with site monitoring for a
single page transaction from ten US cities starting at USD $250.00 per
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, BP, Caterpillar, 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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