Break free from APM’s shackles, unlock true resilience with Catchpoint IPM

Catchpoint's Internet Performance Monitoring (IPM) detects critical outages impacting your entire Internet Stack – unseen by traditional APM.

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APM limitations and challenges

APM emerged 30 years ago for monolithic, 3-tier applications on local, on-premises infrastructure without virtualization, where infrastructure metrics lacked elasticity. While APM has good insight into application logs, traces, and infrastructure metrics, it faces several limitations and challenges.

No end user perspective

APM has no ability to proactively test from the user’s location leads to UX blindspots, as performance can vary significantly depending on location, network provider, and device type.

Limited SaaS & PaaS visibility

APM provides limited or no data on SaaS and PaaS applications result in missed insights into potential infrastructure or integration bottlenecks, making you reactive to issues beyond your control.

No external visibility

APM only gives a limited view of the Internet Stack or third-party dependencies obscures the identification of external factors like Internet outages, overloaded CDNs, or API slowdowns, leading to finger-pointing and delayed troubleshooting.

No global performance visibility

APM has no visibility into global or regional performance hinders understanding of how users indifferent locations experience your application, potentially causing dissatisfaction among customers in specific regions.

High alert thresholds

APM alerts only trigger when a threshold percentage of errors is reached. This approach might cause you to miss subtle but consistent performance issues, leading to gradual user frustration before the threshold is met.

No real-world resilience

APM can’t measure real-world resilience. This might leave you unprepared for unexpected traffic surges or infrastructure failures, leading to downtime and revenue loss.


Let's compare what you can monitor with APM vs IPM

APM offers Synthetic Monitoring. But it isn’t enough. You need Internet Synthetic Monitoring.

Synthetic Monitoring limits you to running web and API tests from cloud locations. However, your users aren’t in the cloud, leaving you blind to their experiences. Catchpoint is the only provider that offers both Synthetic Monitoring and Internet Synthetic Monitoring.

Internet Synthetics enable you to emulate real end-user behavior. With over 40 out-of-the-box monitors (including infinite bring-your-own options) and the world’s largest global observability network, Internet Synthetic Monitoring allows you to test and monitor all your Internet Stack components, from backbone and wireless to last-mile nodes, and, of course, cloud nodes.

Full capability
Partial capability
No capability
Internet Synthetic Monitoring
Synthetic Monitoring
Monitor availability of websites
Monitor from cloud ISP
Monitor DNS response times
Chart performance indicators
Alert on thresholds
Monitor basic API endpoint uptime
Retain raw, non-aggregated data for extended periods
Integrate data/alerts with REST API
Monitor from diverse transit, eyeball, backbone, or multi-access ISP
Monitor from anywhere there is an Internet connection
Monitor entire Internet Stack, not just websites
Monitor the experience of distributed customers, from their endpoint
Monitor comprehensive DNS resolution hierarchies
(Dynatrace monitors on public endpoints)
Advanced analytics: Multiple metrics, dimensions, experience scores, infinite custom KPIs
Alerting with actionable intelligence
Robust API transaction monitors with variable support
Real-time BGP monitoring to detect and act on BGP leaks, flaps, and hijacks
Run proactive monitoring from employee devices
Integrate data/alerts with a real-time webhook
At-a-glance, real-time view of Internet health incidents impacting business
Vendor management & SLA management

Why add Catchpoint IPM to your monitoring tool stack?

End user perspective

Gain an outside-in perspective of digital experiencemonitoring by capturing performance data from theend-user viewpoint. This complements the inside-outapproach of APM, offering a fuller picture of yourapplication’s performance.

Focus on Internet infrastructure

Catchpoint's IPM is tailored for today's intricate, web-focused landscape. It monitors service-based applications, APIs, and cloud-distributed apps, factoring in network complexity, regional performance, and the distribution of users globally.

Proactive monitoring

Our IPM platform focuses on proactive incident detection, complementing APM's reactive approach by identifying issues early to prevent user impact. This approach leads to quicker problem resolution, ultimately improving the overall user experience

Gain Internet Resilience

Acquire visibility into the entire service delivery chain, from backend infrastructure to the end-user. This ensures a comprehensive understanding of performance issues, optimizing digital business operations.

Stay connected to the tools you love.

Catchpoint offers out-of-the box integrations and can integrate with APM. View all integrations.

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APM and IPM can work together to address business requirements

SAP uses the experience-based monitoring data from Catchpoint to be their 'North Star' alongside Dynatrace.

  • SAP used the experience-based monitoring data from Catchpoint to be their 'North Star' alongside their existing APM tool.
  • By combining APM and Catchpoint IPM to adopt a proactive stance, they reduced their root cause and troubleshooting time from 180 minutes to just 3 minutes.
  • SAP was able to eliminate war rooms and achieve faster resolution.

Don't just take our word for it.

Industry leaders trust Catchpoint for Internet Resilience

of the top 10
Forbes Digital
of the top 6
Cloud Providers
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CDN Providers
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Software Companies
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