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  • A New Blind Spot for Web Performance Tools Posted on March 2nd, 2011 by Catchpoint Systems

    Web performance tools rely on actual browsers to capture the performance data of a webpage and any requests made by a webpage. Monitoring from the browser, comes with some limitations due to the complexity of the browser and  the internet, causing  at times what we call “Blind Spots”. A “blind spot” occurs when the data provided by a tool lacks […]

  • First Catchpoint Release for 2011 Posted on February 1st, 2011 by Catchpoint Systems

    January came and went with a lot of snow in a blink, the only sign left of it is the snow mountains in the street corners of New York City. However, bad weather is no excuse for an agile development team to not deliver a product release. At Catchpoint we worked hard to keep our […]

  • Closing 2010 with one last release Posted on December 30th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    We could not have closed 2010 without one last release. So this week we delivered the December version to our customers. Here are some of the key feature highlights: Dashboard Version 1: We released the first version of Catchpoint Dashboard. A simple dashboard that displays 4 widgets with key metrics about the tests running in […]

  • Outclip by Catchpoint: Manage third party content and keep their performance in check Posted on December 7th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    Poor performance of third-party content is one of the biggest concerns today for web publishers, e-commerce, and marketers. By including JavaScript tags for online advertisements, widgets, analytics, etc – the performance of a website becomes highly dependent on the third-party. Problems by such content can translate into content unavailability or loss of functionality, and users […]

  • Monitoring 101: Peeling The Onion. Posted on November 11th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    I am often asked by customers and prospects: “What should we be monitoring?” This is a billion dollar question and it seems like everyone has their own answers. I have seen different approaches, some better than others. In this blog post I want to share with you what I think is a “good” methodology for […]

  • What’s new at Catchpoint – October 2010 Release Posted on October 27th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    Our October release just hit the wire. This one was packed with some really cool features based on feedback from customers and prospects. Here are some feature highlights: Page Speed score: Catchpoint will calculate Page Speed score for every test run. Users will be able to chart the Page Speed score in the Performance Chart over time to view […]

  • Active versus Passive Monitoring Posted on September 23rd, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    External web performance monitoring tools utilize agents to simulate user activity on a given URL. These tools are also known as Active Monitoring Tools (as they actively simulate transactions) or Synthetic Monitoring Tools. Synthetic Monitoring Solutions rely on browser emulators or actual automated browsers to execute HTTP activity, in others words, to request URLs or load webpages. In […]

  • Catchpoint September Release Posted on September 20th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    We have completed the roll out of the September release. The new version of Catchpoint includes the following new features and enhancements: Transaction Testing enhancements (Beta) Hostname.bind in Waterfall Report for DNS monitors Charting Performance Improvements Debug on Error Enhancements HTML Tests Preview Waterfall Reports Summary enhancements Request Cookies tracking Ability to Set default columns for Waterfall […]

  • Trac-Research reviews Catchpoint Posted on September 20th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    CATCHPOINT SYSTEMS LOOKING TO CAPITALIZE ON NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WEB EXPERIENCE MONITORING MARKET Web experience monitoring solutions have traditionally been drawing interest from industry sectors that conduct most of their business online. With the proliferation of public cloud services and SaaS applications, more internally facing business-critical applications are being delivered across the public internet […]

  • How Online Tracking Companies Failed to Properly Track IE7 Viewers in the Last 4 Years. Posted on August 24th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    Counting discrepancies in impressions, page-views, and other visitor data impact every online tracking company, publisher, and marketer. The cost of such problems varies and it impacts directly everyone involved. The sooner the problem is found and solved, the better it is for all. Adservers, Ad Networks, Web Analytics, and Behavioral Targeting companies – all have […]

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