Argent for Exchange is more than just a monitoring solution -- like all Argent products, Argent for Exchange is a complete automation solution, automating all the essential but labor-intensive chores that all customers must perform to ensure Exchange runs smoothly.
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The most significant aspect of the Argent for Exchange product is the use of a number of different approaches to monitoring Exchange: PowerShell, Exchange Management Shell, WMI, and classic Windows APIs are all used in different parts of the product. Think of Argent for Exchange as four or five discrete products all integrated into one super-product.
Exchange 2013 and below are fully supported -- Argent for Exchange is tightly integrated with the Exchange Management Shell, and it can automate all the Exchange administration work. Also, any future Microsoft update on Exchange can easily be added.
.NET environments are also fully supported by incorporating a powerful Argent PowerShell engine. Any custom Exchange script, either PowerShell or WMI, can easily be added.
Product configuration is greatly simplified. No need to explicitly configure customer profiles, etc. Argent for Exchange also takes advantage of the auto-discover function in Exchange without tying to an explicit Exchange Client Access Server. In contrast, in other products, customers may need to configure customer profiles, which are customer-specific and confusing when the logon the customer uses is different from the monitoring service account.
With Argent for Exchange, customers can now monitor Exchange from the viewpoint of an end user - the product supports the complete set of client-access protocols used in Exchange, namely:
With Argent for Exchange, customers can now monitor Exchange server baselines including DNS, Active Directory, Service Health, System Health and System Messages.
- Round Trip Test
- MAPI interface, which is the default Exchange protocol for Outlook
- Outlook Anywhere, which is the mobile Exchange protocol for Outlook
- Outlook Web Access (OWA)
- Outlook Web Services
With Argent for Exchange, customers can now monitor Exchange server infrastructure especially the Transport functionalities.
With Argent for Exchange, customers can monitor Exchange mailbox servers as a whole, as well as the individual mailbox. The information is guaranteed to be consistent with the data reported by Exchange management tools.
With Argent for Exchange, customers can now monitor mail flow by directly analyzing message tracking log. We detect bad mail as well as providing statistics on traffic of individual account.
With Argent for Exchange, customers can still monitor legacy Exchange 2003/Exchange 2000/Exchange 5.5 system through custom WMI rules, legacy protocol rules and legacy MAPI rules. This can help with a smooth migration process.