Synthetic Checks

Single request and multi-step browser or JavaScript synthetic checks for all of your infrastructure and every user experience.

Guarantee your systems are performing correctly.

Use the Panopta public probes and OnSight vCollector to perform both basic and advanced synthetic checks on your infrastructure.

We offer advanced HTTP synthetics, allowing your team to monitor both the user experience effectively and the infrastructure which supports it. Coupled with our easy to understand, outcome-based alerts like “users can’t log in,” which not only give your team better insight into the actual business impact an outage might cause, but also the overall user experience.

In addition, we offer other network synthetics, such as DNS, mail, FTP and more, so that you will always know your services are up and performing as they’re supposed to.

The three kinds of synthetic checks

Basic Synthetic Checks

Any single-request check that Panopta makes to your HTTP based web applications. Whether you’re strictly testing to make sure the request completes, certain content is in the response, or no errors are encountered, basic synthetics can invaluable insight into your applications.

Panopta also natively offers checks for common services, such as DNS, Exchange – OWA, FTP network, Git, Jabber, Mail, MySQL network, Oracle network, PostgreSQL network, SSH, and TCP network. These checks use the protocols specific to each service, guaranteeing that they accurately represent how the service is acting, and whether or not users and admins can access that application.

Advanced Synthetic Checks

We offer two kinds of advanced synthetic checks, these additional features help to round out your team’s toolbox, making it easier to monitor business outcomes and user experience in addition to your infrastructure.

  1. Web browser-based synthetics take advantage of a browser plug-in which lets you record and playback the actions you take. This makes them easy to create, regardless of coding ability, and allows you to monitor static paths such as confirming dynamic pages fully render, navigating through a series of related pages, or completing tasks in web applications.
  2. Javascript-based synthetics can be used to create adaptive checks which can make API calls and use branching and looping logic. This allows teams to run regular checks on complex interactions like logging in using two-factor authentication, content verification that goes beyond looking for simple text strings, and processes that require choosing between two options on a page. Teams can also take advantage of any Node JS library to create a test, offering a wide range of flexibility and customization options.

How it Works:

All of our synthetic checks can be performed by either our public probes or behind your firewall via the OnSight vCollector, guaranteeing both security and the performance of your private infrastructure. In addition, we offer native monitoring configuration upon installation, making it easy for you to add templates to instances and allowing your team to have important synthetics running as soon as you pull your infrastructure into Panopta.

For every use case.

Panopta’s powerful synthetics and native integrations make it ideal for monitoring even the most complex applications.

Combining any of our synthetic checks with CounterMeasures, our industry-exclusive automated diagnostics and remediation platform, makes incident management easy. Lowering MTTD and MTTR by automating the steps that a team member would take when responding to an incident, CounterMeasures allows teams to use their time more effectively, and focus on high-level tasks.

It’s not uncommon for a team’s infrastructure to rely on services such as MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and many others. Panopta’s native integrations provide teams with the tools they need to regularly test the services their applications rely on.

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