(The Hosting News) – Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a new provider of Web performance monitoring solutions for Internet-dependent businesses, today announced two key product advancements that give customers for the first time the ability to monitor performance from the Google Chrome Browser (v15) and measure the impact and performance of third party content on Web pages and Web applications in the most detailed and sophisticated way available. Catchpoint has also become a member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Providers Program and added 12 new monitoring agents globally.
“Catchpoint’s ability to monitor from Google’s Chrome Browser and their advanced performance analytics make them the only company capable of handling the complexity of our performance monitoring demands,” said Leo Vasiliou, Information Security Officer at ASK.COM. “With Catchpoint we can not only identify when a third party is causing a performance problem but, more importantly, pinpoint the exact vendor and fix the problem quickly. The speed and ingenuity with which they’ve adapted their solutions to meet today’s performance challenges is unparalleled in the industry.”
With the beta release of Catchpoint’s Google Chrome Browser performance monitoring offering, customers can now monitor and understand performance problems specific to that browser. Google Chrome services more than 20 percent of the global Internet browser market with rapid adoption predicted to continue, and for some of Catchpoint’s customers, usage is as much as 50 percent, making it a critical piece of the overall performance monitoring picture.
In addition to Chrome browser monitoring capabilities, Catchpoint’s latest product release gives customers unprecedented insight and tools to quickly identify when a change in the performance of a Web page or Web application is caused by a third party, such as ads and CDNs, and pinpoint which vendor caused the disruption. Features include:
- Advanced Metrics and Insight: Industry’s most sophisticated metrics and insight to understand performance impact better, including the ability to see advanced statistics for metrics such as median, geometrical mean, 95th percentile, and standard deviation for up to two full years. Customers also have the ability to chart the performance metrics related to a single hostname.
- Zone charting: Customers can now chart the performance metrics related to a group of requests and hosts – called Zones – including ads, widgets, analytics, and CDNs. Catchpoint provides predefined Zones, saving users the time and resources typically spent categorizing third party content on their site. In addition, users can create Zones not only by domain, but also the entire URL or IP address of the servers.
As a new member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Providers Program, Catchpoint has also expanded its network of monitoring agents to all six commercial regions operated by AWS. In addition, Catchpoint is launching nodes in Dallas; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Bangalore, India.
Catchpoint has also begun a Last Mile pilot that allows customers to measure their performance, availability, and reachability from various homes connected to major U.S. broadband networks.
About Catchpoint Systems, Inc.
Catchpoint provides Web performance monitoring solutions to Internet-dependent businesses, which allow them to quickly analyze and improve speed, reliability and availability of their Internet services and applications. Catchpoint’s solutions give companies a unique purview into their end-users’ online experiences, allowing them to anticipate, detect, identify the source of – and then solve – performance problems before customers experience them. By working with Catchpoint to ensure a fast, glitch-free online environment for their customers, Catchpoint’s ad delivery, publishing, ecommerce, and infrastructure clients increase profits and protect their brand integrity. Catchpoint was founded in September 2008 by former DoubleClick (a division of Google) veterans experienced in designing, building, operating, scaling, and monitoring high transactional Internet services utilized by thousands of companies and impacting the experience of millions of users. Catchpoint launched its solution publicly in April 2010. For more information, http://www.catchpoint.com.