AppNeta, a provider of actionable, 4-Dimensional network performance monitoring, today announces enhanced functionality to monitor APIs that delivers active insights into the performance of third-party SaaS, mobile apps and APIs that are critical across the enterprise. AppNeta's active monitoring capabilities now range from simple HTTP requests for high-scale, low touch requirements to multi-step synthetic scripting, delivering visibility into business-critical apps and the APIs that support them.
A consequence of digital transformation is that the apps that drive enterprises are getting complicated. Many are consumed from third parties and combine multiple data sources, which require additional insight to test plugins or backend APIs to fully understand performance. For efficiency, IT needs ways to monitor both the front-end user experience and the behind-the-scenes APIs to reduce the mean time-to-resolution for performance issues.
With this latest enhancement, AppNeta offers multiple ways to monitor web apps and the data sources that drive them. For simple server responses at scale, testing with HTTP Web Paths can be used, while Selenium scripting techniques can be used for complex, multi-step user workflows of the most critical user-facing apps. Both technologies actively monitor performance so that IT can get ahead of end-user complaints and regain control of web apps, APIs or mobile back-ends.
API monitoring will be integrated into AppNeta's existing Experience monitoring to increase enterprise IT's ability to monitor web and mobile apps that depend on plugins or APIs behind the scenes.
"Software may be eating the world, but APIs are the silverware." says AppNeta CEO Matt Stevens. "Confidence in an API's ability to respond correctly, as well as consistent visibility to ensure the application ultimately performs well, is a fundamental element of any comprehensive end user experience strategy."