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  • Performance Picture not Sharp Enough? Posted on August 17th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    External monitoring tools draw a very powerful picture, that of your website performance, availability, and reliability – from the end user perspective. That said the picture can fall short at times in answering your main question – what happened and where? Things can get blurry! The main reason for the shortcoming is that from the […]

  • Agile Rocks! Release day. Posted on August 16th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    Today is another big milestone for Catchpoint, we are releasing in production support for Transaction Testing, across our Internet Explorer and Emulated monitoring agents. As a matter of fact we have major milestones every month. At Catchpoint we follow a very agile development process with weekly iterations and monthly releases to our end users.  The tool we […]

  • True Availability of a Webpage Posted on July 21st, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    Availability, or Uptime, is one of the most important metrics for web performance monitoring, however it is often misunderstood and defined incorrectly. Availability is simply the percentage of time your site, application, or service works successfully. The problems in defining Availability arise from defining what is considered “success” and what is considered “failure”. In the case an […]

  • Monitoring the Performance of 3rd Party Providers (CDNs, Ad Servers, Widgets…). Posted on July 20th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    The SLA (Service Level Agreement) topic is already well covered – books have been written and libraries filled on this subject- so I will try to avoid writing a book of my own. (BTW my favorite reference is: “Foundations of Service Level Management” by Rick Sturm and Wayne Morris ) In my experience SLAs are […]

  • Another Big Release. Posted on July 12th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    Today we are excited to announce the beta launch of Catchpoint Glimpse™, which will provide “real user monitoring”: Real user monitoring lets you track the performance of actual visitors to your websites or web applications. Catchpoint Glimpse provides multiple metrics to gauge user performance and pinpoint user problems. It is easy to correlate data collected […]

  • More about Catchpoint Systems…Q&A Posted on July 1st, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    What’s the idea behind Catchpoint? Very Simple: make Monitoring Simple and Sexy! (Thank you Dynect for coming up with the MonitoringIsSexy concept! You are very Sexy Too 😉 !) We never thought that having a slow web response was in any way fun, either for the end-user, or for the IT manager. On the contrary, […]

  • Who is a Catchpoint Systems? Posted on July 1st, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    In September 2008, after leaving DoubleClick/Google, we had a mission – but no company name. Thus, for the first year we were 3GenLabs – but then people kept asking us if we were a biotech company. Later, during the Friends & Family round it became clear something had to be done about that name. It […]

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