Still using Dynatrace Synthetics?

Users are moving to Catchpoint after Gomez and Keynote were shut down (& perhaps you should, too)


We have to tip our hats to the team at Dynatrace.

They've done an outstanding job creating a market-leading APM platform. However, customers who were migrated from Gomez and Keynote Synthetics had to live with the trade-off of a downgraded synthetic monitoring product for an upgraded APM integration..

They've chosen APM over Synthetics. Code-level over user-level visibility.

This downgraded synthetic monitoring product fails to deliver the critical features of a Synthetic platform, leaving you blind and vulnerable to visibility gaps into your end user’s experience.  

We spoke to customers who migrated to Catchpoint and listed their reasons for switching below 👇

"Once Dynatrace started making changes, we no longer got the granular data we needed so...

we had to make a change.

- Kyle Wiltshire, CEO, Takehan Technologies
migrated in 5 days

5 Reasons to Switch from Dynatrace to Catchpoint Synthetics

1. Node coverage & types

Know how you’re performing for your users, not just within the cloud

User traffic does not originate from the cloud; Dynatrace Synthetics monitoring data does.  This causes a chasm between the data feeding into APM (which can also be done using Catchpoint’s Synthetics) versus what your customers are experiencing.

Increase visibility and extend monitoring reach to adopt a future-proof monitoring strategy.   Migrate to Catchpoint’s platform consisting of an array of adjustable data sources based on your needs, and have the ability to collect from these locations:

Last Mile
2. Monitor and test types

Catchpoint shows why your users are experiencing issues - instantly

According to Uptime Institute*, major public outages are more likely to be caused by the IT Stack (e.g. Cloud or CDN) or Network problems.  But with Dynatrace's browser-only monitor focusing on integrating to their APM, monitoring strategists are blind to detecting and fixing these problems.


of outages are caused by external networks, 3rd party % other systems outside your control*

Improve incident detection and resolution validation time with Catchpoint's expansive Test and Monitor set of capabilities.  Monitoring Web (Chrome),Network, DNS, API, CDN, Proxies, BGP, and WAN are but just a few examples of key gaps to fill when accounting for the distribution and complexity of today’s digital service delivery chain.

3. First- vs. third-party trending

See real-time trending of your third-party services without slogging through waterfalls

According to HTTP Archive, 93% of pages include at least one third-party domain (an average page includes nine unique third-party domains!), all of which never reach your APM dataset.  Clicking through Dynatrace Synthetic waterfalls one-at-a-time to see if a given third-party is consistently a poor performer is a huge time suck and major pain in the ass.

Save real-dollar time by trending first-party, third-party, host, domain, request, or custom content directly within Catchpoint.  For an added benefit, configure alerts based off only these criteria if, for example, you do not want to be alerted to a misfiring third-party tag in the early morning hours.

4. Flexible, Scheduled Reporting

Schedule reports to arrive with your morning coffee ☕

Data and key KPIs should come to both you and business partners (internal or external) when needed.  It should be waiting for you at a specified time, for example, during your morning cup of coffee as you prepare to tackle the day.

Help drive actionable IT and business decisions by giving the right data to the right people at the right time. With Catchpoint's flexible, scheduled reporting options, you are in control: not only will it save you time from "hunting", but your customers will be thankful for getting the data they need without the hassle of knowing how to get it.

5. multi-dimension analytics

Analytics built for dynamic user sessions & delivery architectures

If your users reached the same datacenter/POP, from the same city, from the same ISP, and from the same network type, then you would not need multi-dimension analytics.  Not only does this loss of dimensionality prevent you from pinpointing problems, it also prevents you from determining where to focus your precious optimization efforts.

Shorten triage and playbook execution times by having the ability to determine whether incidents are micro versus sustained; and by determining whether incidents are localized or system wide. Focus optimization efforts by determining, for example, whether a full CDN migration is necessary or if just a regional multi-CDN strategy would be better for a given use case.

Pain-free Migration

Our team of performance experts will deliver a seamless transition

Free, white-glove migration from Dynatrace to Catchpoint

No additional costs with contract buyout

The best post-migration support in the industry included in your service

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