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Serena delivers new release of APP performance monitor.

SERENA Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:SRNA), a supplier of software that automates change to enterprise code and content, has announced the general availability of Serena StarTool APM 3.2, the latest version of the company's Application Performance Manager.

The new release provides several feature and functionality enhancements that boost productivity and improve application performance throughout development and production environments. Support for CICS transaction monitoring, native PL/I compiler language, and increased concurrency are delivered in this release. With these latest enhancements, development teams are able to resolve a wider range of application performance problems more efficiently to better meet stringent business requirements.

"Now more than ever, it is imperative that companies align IT with business objectives and consistently track and evaluate the performance of applications that have significant impact on the bottom-line," said Carl Greiner, Vice President and Director of Enterprise Data Center Strategies, at META Group. "Solutions which improve application performance and response time are invaluable in helping to create a favorable impact."

Serena StarTool APM 3.2 extends its monitoring capabilities by now providing CICS transaction monitoring, allowing customers to quickly detect and resolve transaction performance problems using the CICS feature. Version 3.2 also delivers extended programming language support with support for native PL/I, providing the ability to drill down to the PL/I source code statement. Additionally, customers can now run multiple copies of Serena StarTool APM simultaneously, extending the product's ease-of-use to additional members of the development team. All of these feature and functionality enhancements increase the robustness of the product and enable customers to improve overall productivity and application performance.

Serena StarTool APM, Application Performance Manager, is a performance measurement and analysis system that helps to resolve OS/390 and z/OS job performance issues, providing vital statistics on any job--an application, subsystem or task, that warrants monitoring. By employing Serena StarTool APM, users can focus their activities on tuning specific areas of an application to boost productivity, as well as optimally meet current business challenges and demands. The product is part of the Serena StarTool product family, which provides a full set of solutions that address fault diagnostics, file and data management, and application performance monitoring. The suite automates the most common programming and diagnostic tasks to improve the availability of mission-critical business applications on the z/OS and OS/390 platforms.

"Many of our large customers have requested this functionality," said Mark Woodward, President and Chief Executive Officer, SERENA Software, Inc. "With this release, we expand our reach into the application performance management market and further enhance the value of our offering, making it even more attractive than higher priced alternatives."

Serena StarTool APM 3.2 is immediately available.

SERENA Software, Inc. is the Enterprise Change Management (ECM) industry leader. For over twenty years Serena has focused exclusively on providing application change management solutions to the world's leading enterprises, and today its products are in use at over 2,750 customer sites--including 42 of the Fortune 50. Serena leads the way in ECM by providing a single point of control to manage software code and Web content changes throughout the enterprise, from the mainframe to the Web. This ensures application availability and speeds time to market--while reducing development costs.
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Title Annotation:Serena StarTool APM 3.
Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
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Date:Oct 21, 2002
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