The process of continually monitoring application availability, accessibility, and end-user application performance across an organization's network in order to achieve optimal business network efficiency.
Application performance monitoring is a valuable practice for businesses handling an intensive IT infrastructure that provides access to users on-site, in remote office locations, and from mobile devices. A variety of factors can influence the performance of network applications, such as the number of users accessing a business network, bandwidth capacity, application coding and protocols, and especially attacks on the vulnerabilities of particular applications. With software performance monitoring, organizations can help ensure that their business networks, and the multiple applications delivered through them, operate at a high level of functionality and attend to possible threats before problems result. Organizations can also ensure that service level agreements (SLAs) with customers, business partners and internal business units are met. Application performance monitoring ensures the highest performance of the network and its applications.