Browser monitoring

For most websites and customer-facing web applications, most user wait time results from events taking place on the front end, or in the loading of user-facing elements in a web browser. And in competitive markets, in which even a 2-second delay can lead to significant revenue loss, forward-thinking companies are using browser monitoring to gain visibility into and manage front-end performance—to identify potential points of user frustration and optimize the user experience of their digital platforms.

Browser monitoring tools, or browser-based website monitoring tools, are easy to deploy and allow you to evaluate the performance of your website from the perspective of the end user. Through a snippet of JavaScript code, browser monitoring lets you collect detailed web page performance and user metrics directly from the user's browser—offering you the most accurate picture of the user experience.

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How browser monitoring is implemented

Browser monitoring, sometimes referred to as end user performance monitoring, is implemented through JavaScript injection, or by injecting into the header and/or footer of each web page a snippet of JavaScript code. While the specific metrics collected depend on the tool you use, browser monitoring gathers data related to resource timing such as load time or response time as well as information on the user's browser, operating system, and geographic location.

Implemented easily and most comprehensively through end user experience monitoring tools or user behavior analytics tools, browser monitoring provides you with insight into your users' computing environments and behavior—your users' clickstreams and navigation paths. Browser monitoring can also help you better understand the impact of third-party APIs or services on site performance and on the user experience and enable you to assess the impact of site performance on conversions and revenue flows.

Comprehensive dashboards makes it easy to compare key metrics across all channels.

A unified web application monitoring solution for digital performance management

Dynatrace is a digital performance management platform that seamlessly integrates essential website performance tools—synthetic and real-user browser monitoring as well as application monitoring tools with AI-powered analytics—into one easy-to-deploy yet powerful solution.

Our synthetic monitoring solution enables you to carry out round-the-clock performance and availability monitoring for your web sites, mobile sites, and web applications from real browsers in thousands of locations around the world including 3G and 4G mobile carrier networks. Dynatrace synthetic monitoring lets you test every object on your website, every web host supporting each web page, every API involved in the delivery of your web application, and every tier of the application delivery infrastructure—helping you find each potential bottleneck or broken component.

Our real user monitoring solution gives you 100% visibility into the actual user experience in real time, monitoring and recording each and every user browser session and clickpath. Dynatrace helps you better understand your users and identify the root cause—and potential business impact—of errors, failures, and performance degradation. We give you the detailed metrics and actionable information you need to ensure an exceptional user experience.

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