This is the simplest simulation approach. It simulates requests to target systems and applications by simulating requests using different common protocols (HTTP, SMTP, FTP, SQL, ICA, etc). Depending on the target, protocol simulation can be used to test individual tiers of an infrastructure or to check end-to-end performance. By design, protocol simulation works for single-step transactions only.
- Proactively tests and provides a breakdown of response time to identify where the bottleneck lies
- Track performance over time and identify time periods when performance deteriorates
- Simulate performance from multiple locations to get a holistic view