November 24, 2009 in Networks and FTP (E)
[prMac.com] Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.5.4, the essential server 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, SMS, 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, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS 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.
Version 2.5.4 includes a couple of important bug fixes, and is a recommended update for all users. It is free for licensed users.
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* Mac OS X Version 10.4 or later (Snow Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
Pricing and Availability:
* Simon Standard is available as part of TheMacBundles - 11 handy apps for only $49.95.
* All three editions of Simon are available for 25% off via MacUpdate Promo's extended deals pages.
* Existing Simon users can get discounts on upgrades to the next license level via the Dejal Store coupon "MUPUPGRADE" till the end of the month.
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 focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2009 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, Simon and BlogAssist are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.