September 3, 2008 in Networks and FTP (E)
[prMac.com] Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.4.2, 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, Twitter, HTML reports, and other means.
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, see Twitter updates, 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, etc.
Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages (including to your pager or cellphone), Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.
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 some important fixes for the Mount and Twitter service and notifier plug-ins, some report functionality, and other changes. Version 2.4 added many improvements and fixes, including a new iCal and Google Calendar notifier, new Twitter service and notifier, new flexible Port notifier, plus several other services and notifiers including SNMP Status, Port Available, APC Masterswitch, and more. It also included an iPhone report template, to see Simon statuses on your iPhone. Plus it added Spanish localization, and a number of other enhancements and fixes. See the release notes for details.
English, French, German, Spanish
* Mac OS X version 10.4 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 10.3 MB disk space
Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Simon 2.4.2 is available from $29.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.
Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2008 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.