NetMotion Launches New Mobile Performance Management Package

Built on Splunk Enterprise for operational intelligence, NetMotion's Mobile IQ delivers real-time analysis and alerts about mobile connectivity.

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Seattle-based NetMotion Software, which specializes in mobile performance management (MPM) software, on May 17 launched a new a visualization, analytics and alerting platform for enterprise mobile deployments.

Built on Splunk Enterprise, a new-gen platform for running operational intelligence, NetMotion's Mobile IQ delivers real-time analysis and alerts about mobile connectivity, security, performance and behavior so that IT operations teams are able to make faster, more informed decisions.

Mobile IQ ingests previously untapped data of all types collected from NetMotion-enabled mobile devices and analyzes it.

"Ops teams grapple with understanding connectivity challenges and mitigating security threats on mobile devices," CEO Christopher Kenessey said. "Mobile IQ is purpose-built to drill down into the rich data previously unavailable within mobile devices to finally visualize real-time information and insights needed to make smart operational decisions."

Mobile IQ collects data from all NetMotion-enabled devices running all popular mobile operating systems, including Android, Mac OS, iOS and Windows.

The core technology runs on Splunk's machine-analytics engine, providing detailed visualization, analysis and alerting for networks, users, devices and applications inside and outside the corporate firewall. Custom alerts, queries and dashboards can also be dialedup for individualized operational needs.

Examples of reports and dashboards that enterprises can deploy with Mobile IQ include:

--System summary dashboard: Get an all-up view of the connectivity and security status of a mobile deployment, including connection problems, data flow on Wi-Fi, cellular and wired networks, top data consumers, negative trends and device locations.

--Diagnostic reports: Track arrival rate and source of diagnostic reports, investigate the most common root causes for failure and drill down on the map to find problem devices, users and locales.

--Wi-Fi security dashboards: Review the status of devices using Wi-Fi networks to connect to app servers. Access an overview of connected devices, data sent and by whom, possible security concerns and which networks may be experiencing performance problems.

--WWAN dashboards: Access carrier-grade visibility into the network beyond the firewall. Catalog and track connection failures, disconnects and data per device, adapter type, location over time and by carrier to identify troublesome users, devices and networks and spot and respond to attack patterns or security breaches.

--Device dashboards: Analyze security and operational metrics in the mobile deployment. Track data usage by interface type and carrier, current and previous device states, location and other key metrics.

NetMotion Mobile IQ is available starting May 17 as a SaaS service or on-premises application.  It currently integrates with NetMotion Diagnostics, with mobility integration features available later this year. NetMotion professional services are available to support custom development of advanced reporting and analytics Mobile IQ reports and dashboards, the company said.

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