How AppNeta’s Technology Works
Patented TruPath™ Technology Monitors It All
AppNeta's patented TruPath™ is the core technology of AppNeta Performance Manager. We've built the only tool that gives visibility into the public internet. TruPath™ is the reason that AppNeta can see into cloud providers' networks and into SaaS applications. It works for both dual-ended and single-ended network paths. Beyond visibility, TruPath™ provides diagnostic detail for any issues. Our users get active, low-overhead network performance monitoring, in real-time and through every network hop. AppNeta's powerful technology lets you see much more than typical monitoring tools.
For really gauging end-user experience today, legacy technologies simply do not work. SaaS and web apps don't run on site, so IT teams can't access the devices used to deliver those web-based applications to end users. TruPath™ gives you the complete application's view of your network performance.
How TruPath™ Works
Our TruPath™ technology works by sending and receiving many varied short sequences of packets. Those packet trains are transmitted using the commonly available IP network mechanisms ICMP or UDP to defined end hosts (also called targets). A target is any IP stack that can respond to an ICMP-based ping or can send back a UDP or TCP packet. When this capability is combined with our Usage data, AppNeta can also support paths to apps that are supported by dynamic endpoints or clusters like Office 365, G Suite and others. TruPath automatically discovers network paths across any network, including Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP) networks, by using ICMP-, UDP-, and TCP-based traceroute.
Summary of the core of TruPath™: Packet Train Dispersion
TruPath™ delivers the same accuracy as packet flooders, but with smaller sequence lengths of tens of packets per minute. This normal testing takes place through Continuous Path Analysis (CPA). If an issue is detected, then TruPath™ will automatically increase the number of packets to confirm an issue. Once an issue is confirmed, TruPath™ gathers more data through our Deep Path Analysis (DPA).
When TruPath™ detects degradation symptoms, it automatically performs diagnostic analyses against models of network dysfunction. These models isolate and identify characteristics that are specific to a particular source. Each type of degradation affects the packet trains differently and thus creates a unique “signature” that distinguishes one type of degradation from any other. TruPath™’s patented analytics engine, the Application Path Expert system (APEX), performs a form of pattern recognition on the packet timings, loss and other network errors to assess which known type of degradation may be present.