CA’s New Introscope ChangeDetector Simplifies Application Problem Resolution

Innovative product from CA’s Wily Technology division unifies application change detection and performance monitoring

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Aug. 14, 2006 -- CA today announced Introscope ChangeDetector, the first solution to automatically detect Web application changes and enable IT staff to correlate them with changes in application performance. Introscope ChangeDetector uniquely empowers IT staff to identify and correct problematic changes to Java code, application server configurations, and back-end systems.

Available from CA’s Wily division, Introscope ChangeDetector seamlessly integrates with Introscope 7, the industry’s leading solution for monitoring and optimizing the performance of business-critical Web applications.

“Historically, performance and change data for applications have been isolated and disconnected, which has prevented support organizations from understanding the performance impact of application changes,” said Julie Craig, senior analyst at EMA. “A single, unified view of both data types can significantly improve the success rate of application updates while accelerating the diagnosis and resolution of problems.”

Introscope ChangeDetector monitors applications 24x7 in real-time and records the details of changes including time of change, nature of change, and differences between critical application text files. It delivers deep visibility into application code changes, configuration changes to the application server, and connections to back-end systems. Application changes are automatically categorized as additions, modifications or deletions, and can be quickly sorted by the type of application change, or by grouping changes according to the internal components of the application itself.

By simultaneously presenting performance and change events for key application components such as text files, binary files, archives, JVM classes, system properties, and database tables, Introscope ChangeDetector allows IT teams to rapidly correlate application performance with current or historical application changes. Unifying change and performance data dramatically accelerates IT’s ability to minimize the impact to change-related Web application performance issues in complex Web environments, improve service availability and achieve business goals.

“The first question IT asks when an application starts to perform poorly is ‘What changed?’” said Mike Malloy, vice president and chief marketing officer of CA’s Wily Technology Division. “The ability of Introscope ChangeDetector to integrate change detection and application performance data is a significant innovation, providing IT staff with powerful new insight into the impact of application changes on application performance.”

Supports Leading Application and SOA Platforms

Built on CA’s Introscope enterprise application management solution, Introscope ChangeDetector supports all leading application and SOA platforms: IBM WebSphere, including WebSphere Portal and WebSphere Business Integration; BEA WebLogic, including WebLogic Portal and WebLogic Integration; SAP NetWeaver, including SAP Enterprise Portal; Fujitsu Interstage; Oracle 10g, including Oracle Virtual Directory and Oracle Application Server Portal; Sun Java Enterprise System; Apache Geronimo, Apache Tomcat; ATG; Hibernate; JBoss; Macromedia JRun; Resin; Spring, and any other J2EE-compliant platform.

Introscope is also one of the most widely used tools for managing both custom and packaged applications from vendors including Amdocs, Actuate, Ariba, BlueMartini, BusinessObjects, Calypso, Chordiant, Clarity, Cognos, Documentum, DST Innovis, Epiphany, IDX, i2, Interwoven, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, MatrixOne, Motive, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Oracle Collaboration Suite, PeopleSoft (CRM), Retek, SAP, Siebel (CRM), and more. Wily customers also use Introscope to manage their heterogeneous application environments including middleware, transaction components and databases such as Accenture GRNDS, Azul Systems, Bowstreet, BroadVision, Invoq Systems, Netegrity, Oracle Virtual Directory, SeeBeyond, Sybase, Vignette, Yantra, TIBCO, Vitria, WebMethods, and more.

Additional information on Wily ChangeDetector and Introscope is available at

About Wily Technology

Wily provides enterprise application management solutions. By providing end-to-end visibility into customer transactions in real-time, Wily's products enable companies to successfully manage the health and availability of their critical Web applications and infrastructure. Wily's collaborative management approach allows enterprises to rapidly detect and diagnose application slowdowns and failures, and better assess the impact of application performance on business success. To learn more about CA’s Wily Technology Division, visit or call 1-888-GET-WILY.

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