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Computer Associates Delivers E-Commerce Management App

Computer Associates International Inc. this week delivered Unicenter TNG Web Management Option 3.1 (WMO), a solution for tracking site activity and helping to maximize the performance and availability of e-commerce sites.

WMO integrates the management of Web and back-end systems, allowing users to maintain end-to-end service levels for e-commerce sites that leverage back-end systems and applications, the company said.

New features include enhanced activity analysis and reporting tools, real-time discovery of missing and poorly performing hyperlinks, and flexible URL-specific polling capabilities.

"Our clients are using Web sites as front-ends for entirely new types of revenue-critical e-commerce and extranet applications," said Yogesh Gupta, senior vice president of product strategy.

"WMO is instrumental in ensuring high availability and peak performance of those applications, both by monitoring the behavior of the Web components themselves and by linking those components to the full range of enterprise resources that support the application."

WMO continuously analyzes Web site usage and activity to assess the effectiveness of a company's online presence. It offers ready-made graphical and tabular reports that provide statistics and demographics on site traffic and visitors -- identifying trends such as who is accessing the site, when they're accessing it, and which content areas are drawing the most attention.

It also scans Web sites for missing and slow links to help ensure that site visitors don't encounter problems.

It supports Web servers including Apache, Microsoft IIS, Netscape Enterprise Server, Netscape FastTrack Server, and Sun WebServer. Supported platforms include Intel- and Alpha-based NT, HP-UX, IBM AIX and Sun Solaris. Pricing data was not disclosed.