Getting started

Nudge APM gather metrics about your application and its environment by using a Nudge agent. This agent depends on the way your application is built.

Metrics are sent by using the encrypted HTTPS protocol (by default) towards the Nudge controler that will store and analyze them.

Agent binding

Install

Security

This document describes the tools and procedures that we implement to provide you reliable and secure usage.

Securing network traffic

Network exchanges between agents and the platform use HTTPS and are therefore encrypted.

It is possible to complement this by implementing a VPN.

Network streams

The agents send the information collected in a very compact format developed by Google called protocol buffer.

We provide an unpacking tool to facilitate the audit of these flows. Please contact us if you want more information about this topic at helpdesk@nudge.org.

No transfer of business data

The data collected by the probe (HTTP, SQL requests…) is anonymized before being sent to the Nudge APM platform.

For example, an SQL query appears like that from the Nudge APM point of view :

SELECT * from CUSTOMER where NAME = 'customer name', becomes SELECT * from CUSTOMER where NAME =?

In some cases (notably for transaction qualification requirements) it is possible to define an HTTP parameter list in the probe configuration file that may exceptionally be sent to the Nudge APM platform.

Management of user rights

Nudge APM relies on an ORBAC (Organisation Role Based Access Control) user rights management system.

A user may thus have specific rights on each application (administrator on Application A and guest on application B, for example).

Audit trail

The information related to your account is provided with an audit trail. It is thus possible to trace the changes in parameters such as adding or (modifying a user’s rights, the creation / modification of filters …).

Redundant architecture

The technical components of our architecture on our servers use redundancy.

This also applies to the data we receive and analyze.

We rely on a NoSQL type architecture used by major web players.