Synthetic monitoring

Monitor and analyze web application availability and performance SLAs globally, 24 hours a day

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Simulate business-critical customer journeys

Using our unique web-based recorder, you can easily click through and record the business-critical transactions that are most important to your business and customers.

Protect customer experience proactively with simulated visits to your applications. Dynatrace analyzes web checks automatically and provides key findings. Simply record your clickpaths for business transactions, including login forms. Dynatrace measures response times and breaks down results into JavaScript execution time, network time, and server time.

Stay on top with competitive benchmarking

Benchmark your site’s performance directly against your competition to know exactly where you stand.

Benchmark your site’s performance directly against your competition to know exactly where you stand.

Monitor your application 24/7 to meet your SLAs

Ensure that your web application is available and performs well across 5 continents to meet your SLAs.

Understand your availability and performance from a global perspective. Ensure great performance from all user locations, all the time. Get meaningful reports out of the box.


“Working with Dynatrace on the .NET beta has helped us understand our own monitoring needs for our service. Being in a beta phase ourselves having a single dashboard where we can see infrastructure and application related problems is great. The synthetic feature is definitely a winner moving in the right direction.”

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Manage CDN and third-party performance

Take advantage of the collective intelligence powered by our 1.5 billion daily performance measurements. Baseline providers and identify superior alternatives.

Manage CDN and third party performance by drilling down into performance issues.

Proactive problem analysis

Dynatrace automatically compares current response-time metrics with historical metrics and alerts you immediately when performance levels drop.

Reduce hours of manual troubleshooting down to seconds with our breakthrough analytics engine.

Leverage the largest dedicated global testing and monitoring network

Dynatrace synthetic monitoring runs on the industry’s most comprehensive monitoring network. With 100+ dedicated, clean-room, top-tier Internet service provider and wireless carrier locations across every connected continent—plus in-home computers and last-mile DSL connections—Dynatrace is everywhere your customers are.

Understand your availability and performance from a global perspective.

Full integration with Dynatrace unified monitoring

With its unique approach, Dynatrace automatically connects your synthetic monitoring data with monitoring data from your customers, applications, containers, infrastructure, and cloud services.

Detect availability and performance problems before your customers notice them!


“We want to have the right tool. Instead of using separate tools for web monitoring, application performance management and server monitoring we now have a single all-in-one solution, Dynatrace.”

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What is synthetic monitoring?

Synthetic monitoring (or “availability monitoring”) is website monitoring that relies on web-browser emulation and scripted recordings to simulate user interactions with your web application. Dynatrace clickpath web checks simulate the real-world customer interactions and business transactions that are most critically important to the success of your business.

Web checks are run at regular intervals to provide 24/7 visibility into your application’s:

Synthetic monitoring enables you to identify problems and determine when your website or application are slow or out of service—alerting you before problems affect your customers. Because synthetic monitoring doesn’t require actual web traffic to generate sufficient metrics, it enables you to test your web applications 24x7. Synthetic monitoring is a great complement to passive monitoring (such as real user monitoring), providing visibility into application health even during off-peak hours when traffic levels are low.

Synthetic monitoring provides all the information you need to understand your service levels, system availability, and the availability of key business transactions. Dynatrace is delivered as a service (SaaS). You only pay for the monitoring and analysis you need to keep your applications and services running smoothly—and your customers happy.