PageSentry 4.0 is now available from
Maxum Development. The new version has been Carbonized for Mac OS X and has many other new features, as well. Maxum has also announced a new pricing model designed to make PageSentry more practical for small Web sites and more scalable for large Internet Service Providers.
PageSentry is your “virtual assistant,” tirelessly testing and re-testing all of your Internet servers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Maxum President John O’Fallon said. If your Web, FTP, email or other server should ever fail, PageSentry will make sure that you are the first to know, he added.
Version 4.0 offers both Carbon and Classic versions of the PageSentry application providing support for Macs running Mac OS 7.1 through Mac OS X. It offers enhanced statistics, with a revised status window that provides more detail about server activity and history.
It has “significantly improved” Web reporting, including server detail reports with specific information about recent activity and attempted warning actions, O’Fallon said. PageSentry 4.0 also offers more efficient Sentry, Notifier, and Group management that allows PageSentry ISP (Internet Service Provider) to support up to 500 Sentries while reducing memory and CPU requirements for smaller configurations, he added.
Sentry listings can now be sorted by name, group, status, etc. And Sentries can now be scheduled to suspend testing at specific times of the day or day of the week. In addition, a variety of minor errors have been corrected, the user interface has been updated, menus have been revised to be easier to navigate, a new “audible alert” notification type has been added, and other usability improvements have been made, O’Fallon said.
To meet the needs of a variety of different network administrators, PageSentry is now available in four different variations, he added. Packages range from the US$95 entry-level “PageSentry OneSite” that’s designed for administrators with a single server, to the $595 “PageSentry ISP”, which is capable of monitoring an entire Internet server farm. Complete information about PageSentry, including a fully functional trial of the current version, is available at the
product Web site.