DNS Monitoring 101 – Verify DNS Mapping

This Tip of the Day is the first in a three-part series on Domain Name System (DNS) monitoring. The Domain Name System is often described as “the phonebook of the Internet.” While humans access the Internet via domain names such as npr.org or bbc.com, web browsers interact via Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so that…

Managing DNS Vendors with DNS Monitoring

At Catchpoint, we are constantly monitoring key websites and key infrastructure providers (DNS, Cloud…) to help our customers deliver a positive customer experience. We are always on the lookout for bottlenecks or latency that could impact application performance. Recently, we identified a DNS related issue impacting hundreds of our customers. Based…

BGP Monitoring with Network Insights

In this week’s tip, we are looking at a use case unique to our popular Network Insights solution. Network Insights lets our users view their network path from end to end, providing detailed granular telemetry from four primary sources:  Traceroute Monitoring  BGP Monitoring  DNS Monitoring  Enterprise and Endpoint Monitoring  We could go into depth on any of…

Boost CDN Performance by 20-40% with Catchpoint Synthetic Monitoring

Content Distribution Networks (CDN) have been around for more than two decades, and as per Intricately 2019 report, there are over a million companies leveraging CDN services from across the world. In the chart below, they have compared four popular CDNs but there are several other major CDN providers such as Verizon Media (Edgecast) and Lumen. …