OC Systems' Universal Agent Certified ca smart With
Computer Associates' Unicenter NSM
Provides Additional Options for Monitoring Packaged
and Custom Software Applications Within CA's Industry-Leading Management
Fairfax, VA (January 14, 2004)OC Systems, Inc. announced
that its Universal Agent has been certified
ca smart with
Unicenter Network and Systems Management (Unicenter NSM) from Computer
Associates International, Inc. (CA). The Universal Agent expands Unicenter's
application management capabilities beyond those software packages (such as
SAP and Microsoft Exchange) for which CA already provides application
agents. Customers can now monitor virtually any packaged or custom
application within their environment to ensure business continuity and
Unicenter NSM manages the availability and performance of
operating systems and provides basic status management on all infrastructure
elementsincluding network devices, business applications and database
systemsto deliver an efficient and responsive on-demand computing
OC Systems' Universal Agent and CA's Unicenter NSM provide a
framework to further define instrumentation and monitoring policies for
critical applications within organizations' IT enterprises. The Universal
Agent uses OC Systems' patented Aprobe instrumentation technology to
instrument the application at runtime, while it is in memory. No application
files are changed. No access to source is required, and there is no need to
rebuild or recompile the application.
Virtually any internal or external aspect of the application
can be monitored, including data related to method or function entry or
exit; business objects, parameter values, variables, queues, and other
program objects; and timing of selected functions, methods, or transactions.
By intimately monitoring the internal functioning and
performance of applications, technical staff can identify potential problems
faster and resolve them before business processes are affected.
"With the Universal Agent, any application can be brought
under Unicenter quickly, easily, and cost-effectively," said Oliver Cole,
president of OC Systems. "By extending the power of Unicenter NSM into
virtually any application, organizations can enhance availability and
improve performance in the most complex IT environments."
ca smart solutions are certified to integrate seamlessly with
CA's industry-leading technologies, providing customers with substantial and
immediate business benefits.
About OC Systems
OC Systems, Inc. provides state-of-the-art software tools, development
environments, and services that maximize software quality and application
availability to companies that are developing and maintaining critical
systems. Customers include Lockheed Martin, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Unisys,
Sandia National Laboratories, TRW, UUNET, Cognos, Intel, SAIC, Veridian
Engineering and the U.S. Army. Founded in 1983, the employee-owned company
is based in Fairfax, Virginia. More information may be obtained at
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