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New AlertFox Control Panel and Website

Friday, 20 September 2013 by

HELLO ALERTFOX USERS We launched both a new AlertFox application control panel and a new website. The team has been working hard on these and we believe both the application control panel and the new website are a major step forward. We hope you like them. Access Anywhere with our New Responsive Design The control

False alarms due to disk issues

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 by

In the last week, two of our monitoring stations experienced disk problems that have resulted in several false alarms for iMacros sensors. As the error message referred to a local file, many of you have already concluded that this was not a problem related to your websites: We apologize for the malfunction of our service.

An HTTP test at AlertFox involves more than simply pinging port 80 (or  443). Instead, our test servers initiate a real HTTP connection. That’s why we are able to check for keywords on the served page. It has now come to our attention that the user-agent used by our HTTP test may cause servers to

In 2010, AlertFox introduced the ability to monitor a multi-step web “transaction” and it’s overall performance from start-to-finish. Today, we are please to say we have heard your requests and we are delivering with more granularity. Now, we can monitor and provide historical performance data for each, individual step within the transaction. Multi-Step Sub-task Monitoring:

We are sorry to report some unscheduled downtime of our real browser transaction monitoring service. The reason was a problem with one of the hard disks. Unfortunately we did not detect it before it happened, so all we could do was repair the system after the damage had occurred. As a result, your account might

Again, Google Apps access down

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 by

The AlertFox synthetic (active) web performance monitor detected this: This is the second Google Apps uptime downtime related post in less than four weeks.

Google Drive is experiencing a service disruption for a few hours already.  Accessing Google Docs is either slow or results in a 502 error: Google itself says on their Public Status Dashboard: We’re aware of a problem with Google Drive affecting a significant subset of users. The affected users are unable to access Google Drive. We

Instant Website Uptime Reports

Thursday, 21 February 2013 by

As of last night we improved our uptime report email generation. You receive the daily, weekly and monthly reports now immediately after midnight in your time zone. Instant information at your finger tips. So if you have meeting with your team on Monday morning, the weekly report from AlertFox is already waiting in your inbox.

AlertFox is the first service that can provide you with Detailed performance graphs for transactions that consist of several steps.

New Uptime Report Format Goes Live

Friday, 01 February 2013 by

Next Monday (February 4, 2013) our new uptime email report format goes live. It features a more readable design and helps you to identify incidents that caused a downtime immediately. All checks that have problems are color-coded with a red background. And, based on our users feedback, no more milliseconds. All times in the AlertFox Control Panel and