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    Inside Products offers two kinds of products: Analysis products to help you solve problems on your network, and monitoring products to help you to identify and avoid problems on your mainframe based networks. We are technical people who write products for other technical people.

    For a free, no obligation 60-day trial of any of our products, please complete our Trial Agreement. You may email the completed Trial Agreement to sales@insidethestack.com or fax to: 657-888-0245.



    Inside Products' mainframe network monitoring products:

    • Inside the Stack provides case studies and structured knowledge integrated with live data from your z/OS system so you can solve complex performance problems quickly. Inside the Stack provides a complete TCP/IP monitor. Is your boss asking you how much FTP traffic you have? Is TCP/IP a black box to you? With Inside the Stack, you can truly view what is going on inside the TCP/IP stack! For more information, please click on Inside the Stack.

    • TCP Tuning Expert is a z/OS mainframe and PC client application which provides analysis of TCP workload from SMF or collected by our Inside the Stack DB2 product. Tuning TCP workload can help save CPU overhead, bandwidth and create a stable and reliable network. We have seen hundreds of thousands of connections by load balancers to an unused DB2 address space. We have seen a printer send an error message once a millisecond all day long. Could this be your system? For more information, please click on TCP Tuning Expert.

    • Early Warning System provides proactive monitoring. Do you have certain TCP connections which MUST be up for business reasons? Have you ever wanted to know if your mainframe-based web applications were running slowly? The Early Warning System provides a ‘heads-up’ for TCP connections or applications which may be heading for trouble. That is, they may be currently experiencing performance problems or will soon be experiencing performance problems. Don't you want to know where pending problems may be BEFORE your customers start calling? Early Warning System is a pure mainframe application. For more information, please click on Early Warning System.

    • Did It Connect provides proactive monitoring, in particular for SSL connections. Do you have certificates from business partners which expire at different intervals? Are connections failing at logon? Get alerts before your customers call. DidItConnect analyzes the critical packets at the start of a connection to warn of failures or pending certificate expiration. Did It Connect is a mainframe and PC client application. For more information, please click on DidItConnect

    • Connection Log is a pure mainframe application. The Connection Log provides a simple way to view TCP connections for the mainframe TCP stack. You do not have to run programs against the live SMF datasets. Why would someone want a Connection Log? You may want to see who is using the TCP/IP network. A user may be having problems connecting to an application or you may want to make sure that activity is indeed happening for a particular application. You may also be having problems with connection failures. Some applications if they are running out of capacity will send a reset to terminate the connection. You may want to know if all connections for an application for the last 10 minutes have terminated with a reset. The Connection Log shows you all TCP activity as it happens. For more information, please click on Connection Log.

    • Availability Checker provides a way to check the availability of routes and devices from the mainframe. An ICMP Ping will be sent from the mainframe to the devices defined. Availability Checker keeps track of the network response time (Hourly, Daily, Yearly) and automatically provides Unavailable Resource reports. For more information, please click on Availability Checker.

    • Application Checker The Application Checker provides a way to check the availability of TCP applications (listening local ports) on servers or other mainframes from a mainframe in the enterprise. Application Checker goes beyond merely checking the status of the application as shown by commands, Application Checker attempts to connect to the application via a TCP socket open to make sure the application truly responds.  For more information, please click on Application Checker.


    Inside Products' network analysis products:

    The following products are a part of the IP Problem Finder family of diagnostic products. They will take in a packet trace (WireShark, CTrace) and produce a recommendation and analysis in English.

    • TCP Problem Finder will allow you to see patterns in TCP, UDP, or ICMP traffic. As serious systems programmers know, many problems in the stack, network, or devices can be found this way. The TCP Problem Finder finds errors or inefficiencies in configuration or performance of TCP, UDP, socket applications, interfaces, network hardware, or routes. For more information, please click on TCP Problem Finder.

    • IPv6 Problem Finder will allow you to decode the traces containing IPv6 traffic. IPv6 will become the standard for the next 20 years. IPv6 Problem Finder will help you diagnose problems with DNSv6, ICMPv6, capacity, latency, connection setup, tunneling and much more. For more information, please click on IPv6 Problem Finder.

    • SSL Problem Finder will allow you to decode the traces for SSL or AT-TLS traffic. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is being widely implemented to protect TCP application traffic. SSL Problem Finder will help you diagnose problems with connection setup and negotiation. You can view problems with certificates, encryption algorithms and much more. For more information, please click on SSL Problem Finder.

    • Enterprise Extender Problem Finder will allow you to decode the traces for traffic flowing over Enterprise Extender. You can find idle RTP pipes, ABR Flow Control, RTP retransmissions, excessive Locates, Path Switches, and much more. The EE Problem Finder helps find and errors or inefficiencies in configuration or performance of HPR, RTP, UDP, and IP for Enterprise Extender connections. For more information, please click on EE Problem Finder.

    • TCP Response Time Monitor will allow you to monitor end-to-end, host and network response time for TCP traffic. Many problems in the TCP stack have only one symptom: poor response time. Response Time problems can be due to network, stack, application or devices. The TCP Response Time Monitor helps you to find errors or inefficiencies in configuration or performance of your TCP stack. For more information, please click on TCP Response Time Monitor.




    • Inside Products, a privately held company, has key partners with whom they work to develop and market products. The core engineering staff includes developers who have sucessfully architected and developed products which are sold worldwide. Some of the products they have developed are considered the industry standard. Backing these developers are other highly talented engineers, support staff, consultants and outstanding salespeople.



    Sales Contacts

    To purchase our products, inquire about demos/evaluations, or to sign up for our beta program, please call us at 831-659-8360, or email Sales.


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