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Andromedia Ships Aria 2.5

Andromedia Inc. introduced ARIA 2.5 at Spring Internet World in Los Angeles last week, the company's high-performance, real-time Web site activity software.

ARIA 2.5 now tracks activity on all major Web servers, including Netscape, Microsoft IIS, Apache, and Lotus Domino, the company said. In addition, the product adds network-level "on-the-wire" monitoring and the ARIA Exporter, a database export utility enhancing support for trend analysis and data integration with corporate legacy databases.

Andromedia said ARIA 2.5 has undergone extensive beta site testing and evaluation with customers such as Broderbund Software and the Digital Library Project at the University of California at Berkeley.

With the addition of the ARIA Network Monitor, customers now have the ability to track network-level activity in real time, including user activity information that is not reflected in server logs, such as transfers interrupted by users who press the browser "stop" button before a Web page is completely downloaded.

"ARIA 2.5 automates the entire data collection, processing, and report generation cycle, even at high volumes, and even with the most complex Internet, intranet, and extranet configurations," said Paula Hawthorn, San Francisco-based Andromedia's vice president of product development. "ARIA saves MIS teams thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars every year by eliminating manual crunching of individual server log files."

ARIA 2.5 enables live tracking of globally distributed Web sites without crippling the network with a massive amount of transaction data, the company said. And it features the ability to automatically generate customized e-mail-based reports on a daily or weekly basis. The new ARIA Category Manager is an intuitive GUI for defining logical groupings of Web content and Web visitors.

Pricing for ARIA 2.5 begins at $9,895 for a basic Web configuration and increases with the complexity of the customer or site tracking needs. The ARIA Exporter is priced at $2,500.