Computer Associates Introduces Next-Generation Java Application Management for J2EE- and EJB-Based eBusiness Infrastructure

'Athena' Addresses New Challenges of Managing Complex,

Component-Based Web/eBusiness Applications



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Computer Associates International, Inc.

    ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates
 International, Inc. (CA), today announced the beta availability of powerful
 new eBusiness Infrastructure Management solution for Java.  Code-named Athena,
 the solution addresses one of the most significant challenges facing IT
 departments today: managing the health and performance of complex, large-scale
 eBusiness applications based on Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) technology.
     EJB poses this challenge because the overall health and performance of
 such applications depends on a variety of parameters associated with the
 various application components (or "Beans") and how they interact with each
 other.  Conventional application monitoring tools are not able to provide the
 granularity of reporting necessary to pinpoint potential or active performance
 bottlenecks at the Bean level.
     The performance of these applications is critical for the companies that
 deploy them, because they support critical eBusiness operations -- including
 interactions and transactions with customers, suppliers and other business
 partners.  Athena is designed to help IT administrators manage application
 service levels while decreasing the operational overhead of ensuring
 performance and availability of EJB components and J2EE-compliant application
 servers like BEA WebLogic, IBM Websphere and Silverstream.
     "Managing the health and performance of eBusiness applications is a major
 challenge for most IT professionals," said Trevor Kemp, vice president,
 network and Internet management, CA.  "Unfortunately, most management
 solutions are not designed for the multi-tier, Web-centric environments,
 including J2EE and .NET, that our customers are building.  CA's Athena,
 however, enables organizations to effectively monitor not only their J2EE
 application servers, but also the health and performance of the underlying EJB
 application business logic."
 
     Key Athena features include:
 
     -- Advanced EJB Performance Management.  EJBs are the heart of today's
        Java applications because they contain the business logic that handles
        each eBusiness process component.  Athena tests all of these business
        logic components in real time to ensure that the application is meeting
        performance standards and delivering valid information.
 
     -- Complete Application Server Monitoring. Athena provides comprehensive
        real-time monitoring of the availability and performance of
        J2EE-compliant Web servers.  By monitoring all critical functional
        parameters, Athena ensures 7x24 health of these popular Web
        applications platforms.
 
     -- Low Administrative Overhead.  Athena automatically discovers and maps
        out business logic components and application process flows.  By
        providing clear visualization of end-to-end eBusiness processes and
        generating simple, concise reports, CA's Athena is uniquely able to
        reduce the person-hours necessary to maintain Java application
        performance.
 
     To participate in the beta program or receive additional information,
 please visit: http://www.ca.com/solutions/enterprise/networks/athena_beta.htm.
 
     About Computer Associates
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers The Software
 That Manages eBusiness.  CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization.  Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies.  For more information, please visit http://ca.com.
 
 

SOURCE Computer Associates International, Inc.
    ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates
 International, Inc. (CA), today announced the beta availability of powerful
 new eBusiness Infrastructure Management solution for Java.  Code-named Athena,
 the solution addresses one of the most significant challenges facing IT
 departments today: managing the health and performance of complex, large-scale
 eBusiness applications based on Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) technology.
     EJB poses this challenge because the overall health and performance of
 such applications depends on a variety of parameters associated with the
 various application components (or "Beans") and how they interact with each
 other.  Conventional application monitoring tools are not able to provide the
 granularity of reporting necessary to pinpoint potential or active performance
 bottlenecks at the Bean level.
     The performance of these applications is critical for the companies that
 deploy them, because they support critical eBusiness operations -- including
 interactions and transactions with customers, suppliers and other business
 partners.  Athena is designed to help IT administrators manage application
 service levels while decreasing the operational overhead of ensuring
 performance and availability of EJB components and J2EE-compliant application
 servers like BEA WebLogic, IBM Websphere and Silverstream.
     "Managing the health and performance of eBusiness applications is a major
 challenge for most IT professionals," said Trevor Kemp, vice president,
 network and Internet management, CA.  "Unfortunately, most management
 solutions are not designed for the multi-tier, Web-centric environments,
 including J2EE and .NET, that our customers are building.  CA's Athena,
 however, enables organizations to effectively monitor not only their J2EE
 application servers, but also the health and performance of the underlying EJB
 application business logic."
 
     Key Athena features include:
 
     -- Advanced EJB Performance Management.  EJBs are the heart of today's
        Java applications because they contain the business logic that handles
        each eBusiness process component.  Athena tests all of these business
        logic components in real time to ensure that the application is meeting
        performance standards and delivering valid information.
 
     -- Complete Application Server Monitoring. Athena provides comprehensive
        real-time monitoring of the availability and performance of
        J2EE-compliant Web servers.  By monitoring all critical functional
        parameters, Athena ensures 7x24 health of these popular Web
        applications platforms.
 
     -- Low Administrative Overhead.  Athena automatically discovers and maps
        out business logic components and application process flows.  By
        providing clear visualization of end-to-end eBusiness processes and
        generating simple, concise reports, CA's Athena is uniquely able to
        reduce the person-hours necessary to maintain Java application
        performance.
 
     To participate in the beta program or receive additional information,
 please visit: http://www.ca.com/solutions/enterprise/networks/athena_beta.htm.
 
     About Computer Associates
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers The Software
 That Manages eBusiness.  CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization.  Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies.  For more information, please visit http://ca.com.
 
 SOURCE  Computer Associates International, Inc.