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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Optimizing your objects
    Optimizing Your Objects Posted on January 28th, 2016 by Robert Castley

    While the essence of performance monitoring may be catching issues as they happen and fixing them before your users are impacted, preempting those issues altogether is the ultimate goal of any sound performance strategy. Optimizing the objects that are on your site is a tried-and-true method of maintaining exceptional performance and providing great user experiences. […]

  • eCommerce performance tips
    Preparing for Online Events All Year Long Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    Cyber Monday—the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US—may be a relic of a bygone era of slow, dial-up, at-home Internet connections but remains the biggest online shopping day of the year for US e-commerce sites. While Cyber Monday may make or break the year for some online retailers, online events crucial to an e-tailer’s business […]

  • Verisign OpsCast
    DNS Resolution and Its Impact on User Experience Posted on January 13th, 2016 by Craig Lowell

    When it comes to protecting their brand, there is little that any successful company would not do. But what if the brand is being damaged just by people being unable to find the store? If you think of the internet as a virtual network, then DNS lookup and resolution is like the 411 service. Websites […]

  • Catchpoint's Top 10 Blogs of 2015
    Catchpoint’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015 Posted on January 6th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    Web performance issues and advances have been gaining a stronger presence in the headlines as people are becoming more aware of its impact on virtually every business, and 2015 was no exception. We saw a myriad of major outages this year hit some of the biggest corporations, as well as some technology integrations and other […]

  • Synthetic + RUM eBook
    Synthetic + RUM: Better Together Posted on January 4th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    One of the misperceptions we deal with in some quarters of our market is that real-user measurement is the be-all and end-all of customer experience management. Sure, don’t you want to be looking at real users’ experience of your website rather than the “fake” users that “synthetic” monitoring implies? Won’t that provide the best, most […]

  • Are You Ready for Black Friday?
    Holiday Shopping Preview: We’re Ready, Are you? Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by Dennis Callaghan

    The online holiday shopping season starts in earnest this week. Our benchmark e-commerce sites have been picked out, our tests have been set up, now we’ll see how well eRetailers have heeded our advice and the lessons of the past. Who we’re watching: We’ll be monitoring availability and performance for 50 sites. This includes top e-commerce […]

  • Black Friday 2014
    A Look Back at Black Friday Weekend ’14 Posted on November 19th, 2015 by Maria Eldridge

    Black Friday weekend is around the corner, and while most people are counting down the days until they can feast on their favorite Thanksgiving dishes, others are focusing on getting their eCommerce websites ready for a weekend of shopping madness. Despite the importance we’ve placed on preparing and optimizing your site several weeks before Black […]

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