Name Change Reflects Shift in Corporate Strategy; Company Offers Introductory Discount to New Monitoring Customers
San Diego - October 21, 2003 - WebmasterSolutions, a provider of performance testing and monitoring services for e-business, today announced that the Company has changed its name to Webmetrics, effective immediately. The name change is part of the Company`s overall strategy to more accurately reflect its evolution and focus within the web performance management market. Under this initiative, co-founder and former Chief Technologist Tim Drees will also begin serving as Webmetrics` Chief Executive Officer.
"Our new corporate identity signifies our commitment to delivering web testing and monitoring solutions to a broader audience of users," said Tim Drees, Co-Founder and newly appointed CEO. "As our business model and technology have matured, our customer base has become far more diversified. The name change represents our ability to deliver a comprehensive suite of web performance services appropriate for companies of all sizes, from all industries."
Profitable since its inception in 1999, Webmetrics has experienced significant, recent growth as more companies acknowledge the importance of testing and monitoring business-critical web sites and applications. "Many web and commerce initiatives suffer performance problems at some level as applications and user traffic scale," notes Drees. "The recent worm and virus attacks represent yet another performance concern for e-businesses. Testing and monitoring solutions have attracted the attention of business users whose objectives require that web assets perform."
Introductory Monitoring Discounts Offered to New Customers
In conjunction with the launch of its` new corporate identity, Webmetrics is offering an introductory service discount to new customers through November 15th. This offer is also valid for current Webmetrics customers seeking to add new monitoring services to their subscribed offerings. Webmetrics is offering two months of free monitoring services to new customers, and to current customers that subscribe to new services before November 15, 2003. Discounts will apply only to customers or new accounts under annual contract.
Webmetrics provides the following managed services for testing and monitoring web sites, applications and systems:
ƒõ SiteStress - an outsourced load testing service that simulates an infinitely scalable number of virtual users interacting with a site to challenge and assess true performance capacities. Pricing based on customer requirements.
ƒõ AppMonitor - a transactional monitoring and verification service that tests designated web applications up to every five minutes from 18 points of presence around the world. Includes performance reporting and alert escalation features. Priced starting at $150 per month, per transaction.
ƒõ SiteMonitor - a URL monitoring service that monitors designated web sites up to every five minutes from 18 points of presence around the world. Reports site uptime, page load times by date, time and location, and errors experienced. Includes performance reporting and alert escalation features. Priced starting at $10 per month, per URL.
ƒõ VitalStats - monitors the health of critical server components, including CPU, memory and disk utilization. Includes alerting and reporting features. Priced starting at $60 per month, per server.
For more information about Webmetrics services, or to inquire about the introductory offer for new customers, contact Webmetrics sales team at 877-524-8299 x1 or via email at sales@Webmetrics.com
Webmetrics is a leading provider of performance testing and monitoring services for e-business. The Company sells and promotes services through its direct sales force, as well as via developer, hosting and system integrator channels. Using Webmetrics services, SMBs and enterprise customers can test, monitor and measure the performance of web sites, transactions and supporting systems to ensure 24/7 uptime and transaction integrity. Webmetrics` GlobalWatch network spans more than 17 cities worldwide, with POPs throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. The Company`s customers include DHL, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton, IBM, Petco, Symantec and Virgin.
Founded in 1999, Webmetrics is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, call 877-524-8299 or visit us at http://www.Webmetrics.com.