Spotlight: Webmon offers real-time web monitoring
Webmon is a new web availability monitoring service that offers monitoring for downtime or error conditions. No agent is required to be installed, and the service supports basic protocols such as ICMP and TCP, as well as higher-level functionality checks like HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, FTP and SMTP. Polling is highly granular at 30 seconds between checks, and the results are presented on a dashboard that is updated in real-time, as well as logged. Finally, a multi-level escalation service allows custom alerts to be generated via text message or email. A 14-day free trial signup of Webmon is available here.