Performance is a Journey not a Destination!
  • Node Expansion
    Catchpoint Boosts Coverage in China, Africa, IPv6 Posted on February 18th, 2016 by Peter Girard

    As digital businesses’ needs continue to grow and evolve, Catchpoint has ramped up our investment in node coverage to increase visibility in emerging marketplaces as well as technologies. We added more than 50 monitoring nodes over the past quarter, bringing our total above 500. Our network now includes nearly 400 backbone nodes, more than 60 […]

  • Chief Performance Officer
    Is It Time for a Chief Performance Officer? Posted on February 17th, 2016 by Peter van Gils

    Modern web applications are technically complex and consist of a large number of different hardware components, software applications, network connections and a wide range of different skills and knowledge. In a large enterprise, that automatically means that the ownership of all of these parts is distributed across the organization and even across multiple infrastructure and […]

  • Retail OnPrem Agent
    Saving Brick-And-Mortar Retail With OnPrem Agent Posted on February 16th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    We talk a lot about the online retail space at Catchpoint and how our monitoring service can help keep e-commerce websites fast and available. But as our product managers frequently remind me, online systems aren’t limited to just the customer-facing website. They can include any Internet- or network-connected application or system. At a brick-and-mortar retail […]

  • q4 benchmark blog
    Mobile Marketer Q4 2015 Mobile Site Performance Benchmark Report Posted on February 12th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    This article was originally posted on Retail: The retail industry faces intense pressure and scrutiny in Q4, as the drastic increases in web traffic during the Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend can wreak havoc on eCommerce systems. To complicate matters, the huge sales and increased marketing demands during this timeframe also put IT teams under […]

  • Super Bowl 50 performance
    Super Bowl 50 Delivered a Near Perfect Online Experience Posted on February 11th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    Super Bowl 50 was a milestone for several reasons, one of them being the actual delivery of the game. The big game was offered via live stream on, which gave viewers the opportunity to watch on practically any device including laptops, tablets, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Xbox One. This obviously wasn’t the first […]

  • NH Primary performance
    Top US News Sites Stumble During New Hampshire Primary Posted on February 10th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    The New Hampshire Primary on February 9 may have been a watershed moment in the 2016 US presidential election, with anti-establishment candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump both rolling to big wins in their parties’ respective state nominating contests. It was also a moment of truth for major American news websites with this improbable election […]

  • Marketing IT Collaboration
    Marketing and IT Collaboration Makes for Happy Customers Posted on February 4th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    The gap between creative and technical is officially closed; in digital business, that is. It’s time for collaboration between marketing and IT to reflect that. Web performance has always been IT’s responsibility. The disruption of traditional business practices that comes with the term “digital” is completely reshaping day-to-day productivity, and blending the completely separate marketing and […]

  • HSBC DDoS blog
    A DDoS Attack Hit HSBC, Taking Them Down for Hours Posted on February 3rd, 2016 by Brandon DeLap

    HSBC reported a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack last Friday that resulted in an outage lasting several hours. Despite being isolated to the UK HSBC website (, the downtime left a lot of customers without any access to the banking site. To add salt to the company’s already painful wound, the outage couldn’t have […]

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