Dejal announces Simon 2.3

July 21, 2007 in Software (F)

[] PORTLAND, Oregon - July 18, 2007 - Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.3, 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, or HTML reports.

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, 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, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. And beginning in version 2.3, you can use custom scripts 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 adds a new Mount service and notifier, allowing mounting and unmounting local, AFP, or SMB volumes, plus extends the MySQL and Script plug-ins to act as notifiers too, allowing great flexibility in notifications. It also includes many other enhancements and fixes. See the release notes for more information.

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Pricing & Availability:

Simon is immediately available through Dejal's online store ( Three license levels are available: "Basic", allowing up to 7 tests, priced at $29.95 (US); "Standard", allowing up to 20 tests, at $59.95; and "Enterprise", allowing an unlimited number of tests, priced at $195. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from

Simon 2.3 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

Dejal Systems, LLC is a one-person Macintosh software development company, owned and run full-time by David Sinclair. It is dedicated to the idea of creating fun, easy-to-use software for the Mac platform. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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