MyConnection Server broadband testing software enables you to quickly and easily measure the performance, capacity and quality of network connections for the bandwidth demanding and time critical applications that such as VoIP, video on demand, Video conferencing and IPTV.
Use MyConnection Server to:
* Measure actual bandwidth speeds and maximum bandwidth capacity
* Identify throughput problems originating in the last mile
* Test connections for the quality to support demanding applications such VoIP, Video and IPTV
* Prequalify customer connectivity and routing for new business
* Benchmark network deployments, perform network assessments
* Identify network routing problems, peering points and packet loss
* Resolve customer connectivity problems with minimal involvement of the customer
* Provide fully automated ‘self help™ support solutions
The MyConnection Server framework architecture is extensible allowing the user to select the testing components to best fit business requirements. This approach provides the flexibility to easily modify and add components as the business needs change and grow.
Please see below for a listing of some of MyConnection Server's key features. These features are in addition to and can be used with the MCS Network Test components (MyCapacity, MyIPTV, MyRoute, MySpeed, MyVideo and MyVoIP).
# End-User Initiated Browser-based Connection Testing
Provides endusers a quick and easy means to test their connection to your MCS server, results are displayed to the enduser and logged to the MCS database for review by support technicians.
Browser tests are performed via a Java applet which can be served from the MCS built-in web engine, or a third party web engine such as Apache or IIS. This solution provides an ideal foundation for a self-help portal strategy. Try the MySpeed online speed test, MyVoIP online VoIP quality test.
# MCS Database Consolidates Test Results
All test results -- from browser testing, Remote Agent testing or the AccessCT device -- are captured to the MCS database, delivering a comprehensive profile to enable a fast resolution to high impact customer problems. Even results from a test performed from a Remote Agent to a remote Satellite Server are seamlessly written to the MCS database.
# Web Deployment Model Delivers Fast ROI
The ability to remotely manage connection testing processes avoids costly truck rolls and delivers an ‘access anywhere use everywhere™ cost effective solution for global companies supporting enterprise networks.
# Standard and Custom Browser-Based Reports
Real-time and historical reports enable support technicians to immediately view connection performance for tests performed via the browser, Remote Agent or AccessCT device. Individual results are easily identified through use of the SessionID option or Remote Agent name. Pre-defined reports provide quick views to results in the Last Hour, Last Day by Hour, Last 30 Days by Day, with built-in summarization of data, or create your own report templates for customized views. Results are easily exported.
# Satellite Servers Enable Connection Testing between Remote Locations
Satellite Servers significantly extend the Automated Network Testing capabilities by delivering an effective end-to-end network testing solution anywhere within the enterprise without the cost of establishing and maintaining full server testing solutions. Satellite Servers act as target testing servers for Remote Test Agents, providing a quick and easy means to perform on-going or ad-hoc testing from one remote location to another remote location, fully managed from the MCS management console with test results immediately visible to the MCS Support Technician via browser-based reports.
Network technicians can use Satellite Servers to establish additional connection testing points at the application edge to accurately test actual application network paths. Satellite Servers can be created and deployed an unlimited number of times, use of the Satellite Server is limited by the number of active Remote Agent tests (CAT) licensed. (Requires BusinessCenter, NetworkCenter, or CAT Add-on.)
# Plug-in Architecture
The MCS framework architecture enables you to mix and match network analysis tools and services to fit your environment, and provides the flexibility to easily modify and add components as your business needs grow.
# Automation Enables Connection Testing over Longer Periods
A single connection test provides a limited picture of connection performance, many factors affecting connectivity are only visible when viewing results of tests performed at regular intervals over several days or longer. MCS Remote Agents and AccessCT devices automate the testing process and perform ongoing connection tests at regular intervals. (Requires BusinessCenter, NetworkCenter, or CAT Add-on.)
Long-term views of data help identify performance patterns that quickly isolate last mile congestion or packet shaping interference. For more information see our white paper, Solving Last Mile Speed Problems --Traffic Congestion vs. Traffic Control.
# AlertAdvisor (BusinessCenter, NetworkCenter, or CAT Add-on)
AlertAdvisor provides instant notification of connections that violate critical application thresholds. Set threshold values on key performance metrics, receive an email whenever a connection performs below critical application service levels.
# View real-time alert status anytime, anywhere with real-time browser-based reports
# Define Alert levels with Warning, Information, or Critical status
# View past alerts summarized by Last Hour, Last Day, Last 30 Days
# SQL Database API NEW! (BusinessCenter and NetworkCenter only)
Easily create SQL profiles to automatically capture MCS test results to an external MySQL or SQL Server database.
# Customizable Display Enables Self-Branded Connection Testing Portals
# Embed the MCS applet in your own web page
# Change the MCS applet display text to another language
# Perform an action (dynamically change the web page, redirect to a new URL, etc.) based on connection test results
# Query the end-user to enter a name or other text string that will be logged with their test results
# Provide a selection of multiple server locations