Dirig upgrades systems management technology for ASPs, ISPs

At the recent ASPCon and Gartner Symposium, application and systems management vendor Dirig Software unveiled an upgrade to Proctor, the core technology behind the company's line of application and system management products.The upgraded Proctor incorporates time-based policies and personalized and role-based views as well as other enhancements to ensure uninterrupted connections and zero downtime.

At the recent ASPCon and Gartner Symposium, application and systems management vendor Dirig Software unveiled an upgrade to Proctor, the core technology behind the company's line of application and system management products.

The upgraded Proctor incorporates time-based policies and personalized and role-based views as well as other enhancements to ensure uninterrupted connections and zero downtime. The technology uses a Web-based console (previous versions were based on Java) to enable remote access and management.

Other new features include personalized views for examining and comparing performance measurements, shared server support, improved security parameters, and support for Windows 2000 and HP-UX.

The technology combines Dirig's data sampling technology, application management tools and a built-in software development kit, giving IT managers "real-time proactive management of any application out of the box," said Dirig CEO Robert Hoyt.

What should appeal most to IT managers are the real-time and remote access capabilities. E-business demands for always-on connections and minimal downtime require the ability to manage applications from anywhere, according to Richard Ptak, VP of Systems and Applications Management at the Hurwtiz Group.

Dirig is positioning its products for use in ISPs and ASPs, where reliable connections and uptime are most critical. Two early adopters include InterNoded, a hosted services ASP, which will use Dirig's technology to manage its infrastructure, and Engyro, a ASP payment and transaction settlement engine company, will use the technology to manage their internal servers.

Nashua, NH-based Dirig Software is at at www.dirig.com or 603-889-2777.