Maxum Development Announces Major Upgrade To PageSentry
January 9, 2001. Maxum Development, known for its award winning line of
Internet server tools, announced today the release of PageSentry 3.0.
PageSentry is the robust solution for monitoring crucial Internet services,
testing servers using the same high level protocols used by real Internet
clients and sending warnings to system administrators or taking corrective
action automatically. The new version is a significant update that offers a
number of important new features.
While PageSentry has always been able to provide robust monitoring of Web
servers, PageSentry itself is now Web-enabled. This new built-in capability
allows users to view the status of their servers or even make common
configuration changes from any Web browser on the Internet.
The Web reporting capability can be customized using “Groups” so that
individual users can access reports listing the status of only their own
servers. Groups can also be used to trigger intelligent failure
notification, so that multiple server failures trigger only a single
alphanumeric page to a server administrator, for example.
PageSentry’s already extensive list of server tests has been extended for
version 3.0. POP and IMAP servers can now be tested directly, while a trio
of new Sentry types allows administrators to verify virtually any type of
server or application using AppleEvents, “Listener” tests, or by using a
new helper application called “Process Watch”. Process Watch, which is
included with PageSentry, is run on any modern Macintosh and allows
PageSentry to remotely monitor and restart any application running on that
Other significant new features include new mechanisms for handling server
failures, including APC MasterSwitch, and an activity monitor for advanced
problem diagnosis. Support for Sophisticated Circuits, Inc. Rebound! and
Kick-Off! units ensures reliability of the PageSentry Macintosh itself.
Finally, a new “Snooze” function lets users take PageSentry temporarily
off-line and have it return to service automatically after a set time
Maxum will be demonstrating PageSentry 3.0 along with its entire lineup of
Internet products at MacWorld San Francisco in the MacTech Central
pavilion, January 9th through 12th.
The upgrade, as with all Maxum upgrades, is free for anyone that purchased
PageSentry within the last year. Upgrade details and a demonstration
version are linked from the PageSentry home page at:
Founded in 1991, Maxum Development became the first company to ship
commercial Internet products for the Macintosh when it released NetCloak
and NetForms in 1994. Since that time, Maxum has continued to innovate with
a series of unique, widely acclaimed Internet server products.