Dejal announces Simon 3.6 – Server Monitoring Tool

Portland, Oregon – Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 3.6, 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.

Use filters to avoid dynamic content and detect changes in the output of the service and other filters. You can look at multiple portions, or the 10th occurrence, find via simple text matching or powerful regular expressions. You can also remove HTML tags or numbers from the text, result in a change or failure if some text is found or missing, only detect a change if a number changes by some threshold, or is out of range, and many more possibilities.

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 3.6 includes a new Notification Center notifier plug-in, that displays a notification in OS X’s Notification Center. It also adds a new History filter plug-in, that keeps track of the input text that it has seen, and can set a result if the text is or isn’t unique in that history. The Twitter notifier has been rewritten to work with Twitter’s latest APIs. Plus several report enhancements and other improvements.

Language Support:
* English, French, German and Japanese

System Requirements:
* Intel Mac
* OS X version 10.6 or later (Mountain Lion-ready)
* 60 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Simon 3.6 is available from $49.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 3 users, with upgrades from version 2 starting at $19.00.

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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, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2014 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.