Foglight Application Performance Monitoring

Elevate IT effectiveness with customer-centric APM

Get unique user-centric insight on web applications and foster cross-team collaboration with Foglight™ Application Performance Monitoring, which merges real-user and application-layer collections into a unified transaction model . When optionally combined with other Foglight software solutions for database, virtualization or network performance monitoring, Foglight Application Performance Monitoring complements a full range of enterprise monitoring strategies.

  • Improve the performance of application delivered business functions
  • Gain accurate troubleshooting and performance optimization
  • Recognize unwanted patterns in transaction performance or user behavior
  • Efficiently collaborate on and quickly resolve application performance issues impacting the business


  • Patent-pending TransactionDNA technology delivers a data model that uses customer-centric transactions as the framework for unifying disparate sources of rich IT data for dashboards, visualizations and analysis — all application layer traces are linked back to the end user and their associated session activity.
  • Replay of user session activity visualizes web user activity for a true replication of the user experience enabling contextual forensics and troubleshooting. Goes beyond performance analysis to capture issues related to user clicks and data entry.
  • Monitoring of AJAX applications offers deep customer insight by combining the data collected from both the network and the browser to continuously report on 100% of user session activity, including performance breakdown and errors, navigation timing, and keyboard/mouse events.
  • SLA dashboards organized by transactions enable prioritization of IT issues according to business impact, while role-based views for a variety of stakeholders provide drill-down to triage and troubleshoot at the component level.
  • The most complete analysis of the end user experience offers detailed data collection for user experience monitoring and combines browser instrumentation with network-based capture and synthetic transaction monitoring
  • Funnel analysis of multi-step transactions links directly back to page content data, uniquely providing technical evidence on the impact of factors such as web design and performance on business transaction completion rates.
  • Interactive pre-defined page content analysis by location, browser, and content type makes it easy for IT and business analysts alike to pivot user activity data to understand common attributes in performance slowdowns and errors.
  • Federated repository for storage and analysis of high volume, high granularity data addresses the big data problem in APM by capturing every click by every web user. Turnkey appliance (either physical or virtual) provides a single point of management, is fast to install, easy to maintain, and scales to support large user volumes, while offering tighter security and compliance.
  • Monitored transaction organization sorts transactions according to their business context, based on attributes parsed from URL parameters, header and payload content. Foglight goes beyond simple directory-level characterization, providing the ability to aggregate based on different user types associated with the same business function on a webpage.
  • Rich runtime applications architecture and dependency mapping with complete transaction path analysis – from end-user request to container to VM to ESX – provides the ability to pinpoint virtualization impact on application-level issues. Integrated virtualization monitoring, with support for vMotion, dynamically updates the maps in real-time. Optionally extend visibility to database/storage systems and all network devices along the path.
  • Transaction-based troubleshooting rapidly identifies slowest transactions, detects memory leaks, and links directly to all aspects of the transaction execution including the associated method-level traces for code- and container-level troubleshooting, and the end-user session with all the associated content and user data at the browser layer.
  • Deep dive performance monitoring of application components delivers rich developer-friendly detail, low overhead for production deployment, and intelligent baselining for proactively detecting anomalous behavior before it impacts end users. Provides code-level visibility into Java/.NET applications, web servers, middleware, portals, and packaged app components. Optionally extend visibility into SQL execution from inside the database.
  • Collaborative workflows enable independent admin teams to coordinate effectively with full 100% integration of cross-functional capability. Rationalize your APM tools within a seamless solution that is richer in detail, covers more functional areas, and utilizes a common UI and data model.
  • Full range of enterprise monitoring strategies and modular flexibility allows you to optionally interface with other Foglight capabilities for database, virtualization or network performance monitoring. Uses a single code base and an adaptive design, offering the modular flexibility needed to deliver a range of capabilities and sophistication that meets the needs of any organization.