A Tale of Monitoring DNS Blacklists

For George, the clean-up is just beginning. He is not even yet aware that his domain is blacklisted. All he knows is that he can’t send out additional emails, the update email on the company party that evening is now a fire-drill, and his boss is giving the system administrator and him the stink eye. The problem of not knowing for hours that your site has appeared on a DNS Blacklist (DNSBL) and that email—and, even worse, potentially website visitors—are being rejected is a problem with both primary impacts and multiple secondary impacts.

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Innovations in Microsoft Exchange Monitoring

Microsoft Exchange continues to grow in popularity, but until recently active monitoring via full round-trip processes have been lacking in the marketplace. As a result network administrators have found it difficult to accurately pinpoint Microsoft Exchange issues effectively. Dotcom-Monitor’s Microsoft Exchange Monitoring, actively monitors both the availability and performance of Exchange components and provides alerts and diagnostics information when an issue is detected. Among a wealth of other features, the solution includes the industry’s only tool for monitoring ActiveSync externally, so it mimics the same experience a real user would receive.

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SIP Monitoring: VoIP Market Growth creates a need for SIP testing

The VoIP marketplace is growing. If your organization uses a SIP-based VoIP solution its likely you’ve experienced issues in the form of dropped calls, or the inability to receive calls. Dotcom-Monitor’s SIP monitoring service tests a SIP-based VoIP system by actually making SIP test calls and measuring the results, allowing you to get back to work and know that your VoIP system is continually online.

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Five Tips to Help Your Mobile Website Meet User Expectations

There’s no doubt about it—users are now just as likely to use their mobile devices instead of their desktop or laptop to surf the web, make purchases and more. What’s more, they expect their mobile user experience to be at least as fast and perform as well as a non-mobile user experience. If a mobile website is slow or performs poorly mobile users are likely to move on – often to a competitor’s mobile website. Here are five tips to help your mobile website meet user expectations.

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CDN Monitoring and “Cheshire Cat” Websites

How can you tell if the CDN you’re utilizing is actually paying dividends in terms of speeding up delivery of content to your website users? CDN monitoring can help the IT department—which has lost significant control over the servers that store the content because of CDN use—track key metrics to determine CDN performance and see if the CDN is living up to its SLA.

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Another Neustar UltraDNS Outage

April 30, 2014 – Neustar UltraDNS Down – Dotcom-Monitor is tracking a Neustar UltraDNS outage at this time. The UltraDNS outage appears to have started at approximately 10:34 am CST and extended to

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Optimizing the Front End with Time to Interact (TTI)

Despite claims that slow websites are a major turnoff for site visitors the problem is growing. However, there is a bright spot, as some websites have caught on to an emerging key metric for the usability of a website and the user experience it delivers: Time to Interact (TTI).

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IRCE – The World’s Largest E-Commerce Event | IRCE 2014 Promo Code

Dotcom-Monitor is proud to be exhibiting at IRCE again this year (see us at Booth 1929). We’ve had a blast at past shows, and are excited to do it all again! Last year we gave our loyal fans an IRCE registration discount and some sweet RC helicopters. This year we continue the chopper tradition and add some ultra-nerdy “uptime matters” t-shirts to the mix.

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The Rising Importance of Media Stream Monitoring

Regardless of how your company uses streaming media, media stream monitoring is a requirement to protect the performance, integrity and availability of video streaming services. Because online media streams come in multiple online stream formats and codecs across browser platforms, a robust media stream monitoring solution that monitors content from the perspective of the end user is required.

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How To Speed Up WordPress

How to Speed Up a Slow WordPress Website – Four Tips

WordPress is a great platform for easily creating websites, but it suffers from a flaw that can be fatal in today’s SEO world: It’s slow. Everyone knows it’s slow. The problem is, users are impatient, and you’ll likely lose customers when your WordPress site loads in anything more than the acceptable response time. And it gets worse: Google factors in website load time when determining search engine rankings so if your site is slow users never make it to your site at all.

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