Dejal announces Simon 2.3.5
A Mac OS X application to monitor websites and servers for changes or failures.
PORTLAND, Oregon — November 26, 2007 — Dejal today announced the
immediate availability ofDejal Simon 2.3.5, the essential site monitoring
tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or
remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and
notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, or HTML reports.
Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important
server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots
of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends’ blogs,
check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get
notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep
an eye on auctions, and many other uses.
Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and
supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping
servers, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for
System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via
custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python,
Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various
Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages (including to your pager or
cellphone), Growl notifications, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech.
And beginning with version 2.3, you can use custom scripts for notifiers
HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon
monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded
remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow
embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on
PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.
This release includes many improvements and fixes, including to the SSH,
FTP, Basic, and MySQL plug-ins, notification handling, and localization.
See the release notes for more information.
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Pricing & Availability:
Simon is immediately available through Dejal’s online store
(http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: “Basic”,
allowing up to 7 tests, priced at $29.95 (US); “Standard”, allowing up to
20 tests, at $59.95; and “Enterprise”, allowing an unlimited number of
tests, priced at $195. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.
A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from
Simon 2.3.5 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.