SL Corporation Named a Challenger in Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring

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Corte Madera, CA – September 27, 2011 – SL Corporation, a leading provider of Application Performance Monitoring solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers Quadrant of the most recent “Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring 1 report authored by Gartner Vice President of Research, Will Cappelli and Research Director, Jonah Kowall. SL Corporation is among 29 technology providers evaluated by Gartner on their completeness of vision and ability to execute in the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) market.

In this report, SL’s RTView addresses four of the five functional dimensions of APM specified by Gartner: component deep dive monitoring for application context, application performance analytics, end-user experience monitoring and user-defined transaction profiling.

“We believe our placement in the Challengers quadrant is a confirmation of our rapid growth over the last 18 months as well-established companies continue to select our RTView for APM platform to help them reach the goal of providing holistic, end-to-end visibility into the health state of their applications, said Tom Lubinski, Founder and CEO of SL Corporation. “We are extremely impressed by the progress that Will, Jonah and the other Gartner analysts involved with this report have made in defining and forecasting this elusive space, and are honored to be included alongside so many of the key participants.

According to Gartner, since 2005 “there has been an increasingly explicit acknowledgment of and high-profile focus on the APM process among Global 2000 enterprises. Gartner estimates that 20 percent of the Global 2000 are trying to reconstruct all their IT operational process frameworks in ways that accord with the monitoring and management of applications, rather than infrastructure, in a central place.

The report goes on to say, “In 2011, about $2 billion will be spent worldwide on application performance monitoring licenses and first-year maintenance contracts. This is a 15% increase over the $1.7 billion spent on APM in 2010, which grew by approximately 10%, compared with global spending in 2009.

SL’s RTView is a holistic, end-to-end APM solution tailored to the needs of application support teams that provides a complete, application-centric view into the performance of critical applications. RTView helps customers constantly answer the question, “What is the current health state of my applications? and immediately troubleshoot and resolve issues within demanding SLA time frames. Over years of successful deployments, the platform has evolved to meet the specific needs of today’s application support teams, enabling them to assess the performance of their applications instantly, intuitively and with confidence.

1Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring by Will Cappelli and Jonah Kowall, September 19, 2011.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About SL Corporation
Over the past 25 years, SL Corporation has become the most knowledgeable and responsive provider of real-time monitoring, analytics, and visibility solutions. SL’s flagship product, RTView, addresses a broad spectrum of enterprise visibility challenges spanning application performance management (APM), business activity monitoring (BAM) and component-level infrastructure monitoring. RTView has also become the de facto standard for extending the visualization of messaging middleware, in-memory data grids, complex event processing (CEP) engines and custom applications. SL’s exclusive focus on real-time visibility solutions, commitment to customer success, and partner-centric culture are why thousands of industry leaders have chosen to work with SL to support their most critical applications and businesses. SL Corporation can be reached at +1 415-927-8400 or on the web at


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