We would like to monitor response time between our policy server and our LDAP. To do so we would like to use the SiteMinder Test tool.
There might be better options to monitor the response time between the policy server and the LDAP server as the SiteMinder Test Tool was not designed for this purpose and might not be able to handle the load or other repetitive operations.
For example CA Wily Introscope may be a better tool, it gives detailed report on authentication time, az time...
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