Stacks of new HTTP features including POST support!

We’re delighted to announce the immediate availability of some exciting new – and much requested – features. The highlights include:

HTTP POST requests.
This enables monitoring of all kinds of interactions including login pages, registration forms, web services & APIs among many others.

Custom request headers.
You can now override any HTTP request header sent by our monitoring system. For example, you might override the Host: header in order to monitor a content distribution network / proxy. Or you might like to set the Referer: header to monitor a search optimized landing page.

Extended content match.
Allows you to match wanted and unwanted content strings in HTTP response headers. For example, you might monitor the correct functioning of a Location: [...] redirect by verifying that the correct response headers were sent by your application.

In addition to our HTTP sensor enhancements, we’ve added support for encrypted SSL and TLS connections for monitoring SMTP and IMAP servers, and have also enabled encryption for generic TCP Request sensors.

This will enable you to monitor a whole range of secured TCP services that we were not previously able to establish a connection with.

All of these new features are visible when you add new sensors or modify existing sensors. Naturally no extra costs apply to these features.

We’ve also rolled out a number of usability and performance improvements, with particular focus on the monitoring sensor creation and management process. We hope you’ll find using these new features a breeze!

Naturally we’d love to hear your feedback on these features – and indeed all aspects of our service. Drop us a line via the support desk and let us know how we’re doing.

Keep your eye out for loads more new functionality in the new year!

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