Inside Products offers two kinds of products:
Analysis products to help
you solve problems on your network, and
monitoring products to help you
to identify and avoid problems on your mainframe based networks. We
are technical people who write
products for other technical people.
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Inside Products' mainframe
network monitoring products:
Inside the Stack
provides case studies and structured
knowledge integrated with live data from your z/OS system so you can solve
complex performance problems quickly. Inside the Stack
provides a complete TCP/IP monitor.
Is your boss asking you how much FTP traffic you have? Is
TCP/IP a black box to you?
With Inside the Stack, you can truly view what is going on
inside the TCP/IP stack!
For more information, please click on
Inside the Stack.
TCP Tuning Expert is a z/OS mainframe and PC client application which provides
analysis of TCP workload from SMF or collected by our Inside the Stack DB2 product. Tuning TCP workload can help save CPU overhead, bandwidth and create a stable and reliable network. We have seen hundreds of thousands of connections by load balancers to an unused DB2 address space. We have seen a printer send an error message once a millisecond all day long. Could this be your system? For more information, please click on
TCP Tuning Expert.
Early Warning System provides proactive monitoring. Do you
have certain TCP connections which MUST be up for business reasons? Have you
ever wanted to know if your mainframe-based web applications were running slowly?
The Early Warning System provides a ‘heads-up’ for TCP connections
or applications which may be heading for trouble. That is, they may be currently
experiencing performance problems or will soon be experiencing performance problems.
Don't you want to know where pending problems may be BEFORE your customers start
calling? Early Warning System is a pure mainframe application. For more information, please click on
Early Warning System.
Certificate Checker alerts you of certificate expirations. Do
have certificates from business partners which expire at different intervals? Find out if your certificates are expiring soon
BEFORE customers call.
Certificate Checker analyzes the critical packets at the start of a connection to warn of pending
certificate expiration. This product can run on either the z/OS mainframe or on a Windows server (consolidating
input from other servers).
For more information, please click on Certificate Checker
Did It Connect provides proactive monitoring, in particular for SSL connections.
Are connections failing at logon? Get First Failure Capture for your mainframe TCP connections.
DidItConnect analyzes the critical packets at the start of a connection to warn of
failures. Did It Connect is a mainframe and PC client application.
For more information, please click on DidItConnect
Connection Log is a pure mainframe application.
The Connection Log provides a simple way to view TCP connections for the mainframe TCP stack.
You do not have to run programs against the live SMF datasets.
Why would someone want a Connection Log? You may want to see who is using
the TCP/IP network. A user may be having problems connecting to
an application or you may want to make sure that activity is indeed happening
for a particular application. You may also be having problems
with connection failures. Some applications if they are running out of capacity
will send a reset to terminate the connection.
You may want to know if all connections for an application for the last 10 minutes
have terminated with a reset. The Connection Log shows
you all TCP activity as it happens. For more information, please click on
Availability Checker provides a way to check
the availability of routes and devices from the mainframe. An ICMP Ping will be sent from the
mainframe to the devices defined. Availability Checker keeps track of the network response
time (Hourly, Daily, Yearly) and automatically provides Unavailable Resource reports. For more information,
please click on
Application Checker The Application Checker provides a way
to check the availability of TCP applications (listening local
ports) on servers or other mainframes from a mainframe in the enterprise. Application Checker goes
beyond merely checking the status of the application as shown by commands, Application Checker
attempts to connect to the application via a TCP socket open to make sure the application truly
responds. For more information,
please click on
Inside Products' network analysis products:
The following products are a part of the IP Problem Finder family of diagnostic products. They will take in a packet trace (WireShark, CTrace) and produce a recommendation and analysis in English.
TCP Problem Finder will allow you to see patterns
in TCP, UDP, or ICMP traffic. As serious systems programmers know, many problems in the
stack, network, or devices can be found this way. The TCP Problem Finder
finds errors or inefficiencies in configuration or performance of TCP, UDP, socket applications,
interfaces, network hardware, or routes. For more information, please click on
TCP Problem Finder.
IPv6 Problem Finder will allow you to decode the traces
containing IPv6 traffic. IPv6 will become the standard for the next 20 years.
IPv6 Problem Finder will help you diagnose problems with DNSv6, ICMPv6, capacity, latency, connection setup, tunneling
and much more. For more information, please click on
IPv6 Problem Finder.
SSL Problem Finder will allow you to decode the traces
for SSL or AT-TLS traffic. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is being widely implemented to protect TCP
application traffic. SSL Problem Finder will help you diagnose problems with connection setup
and negotiation. You can view problems with certificates, encryption algorithms and much more.
For more information, please click on
SSL Problem Finder.
Other network analysis products include:
Enterprise Extender Problem Finder will allow
you to decode the traces for traffic flowing over Enterprise Extender. You can find idle RTP
pipes, ABR Flow Control, RTP retransmissions, excessive Locates, Path Switches, and much more.
The EE Problem Finder
helps find and errors or inefficiencies in configuration or performance of HPR, RTP, UDP, and IP
for Enterprise Extender connections. For more information, please click on
EE Problem Finder.
TCP Response Time Monitor will allow you to monitor
end-to-end, host and network response time for TCP traffic. Many problems in the TCP stack have only one
symptom: poor response time. Response Time problems can be due to network, stack,
application or devices. The TCP Response Time Monitor
helps you to find errors or inefficiencies in configuration or performance of your
TCP stack. For more information, please click on
TCP Response Time Monitor.
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Some of the products they have developed are considered the industry standard. Backing
these developers are other highly talented engineers, support staff, consultants and