Proactive Synthetic Monitoring Anytime, Anywhere
Take the complexity out of performance monitoring
with simple, actionable results.
Monitor the user experience
Monitor what matters to your business
With Rigor you can monitor a variety of user experience drivers including complex business transactions and user flows.
Rigor has synthetic tests for every dimension of the user experience
Gain a clear and accurate picture of how your websites are performing.
APIs Power Your Business
Continuously monitor all your first- and third-party APIs to verify the availability, performance, functionality, and data quality.
Available and Reliable
Gain peace of mind with streamlined alerting for uptime and availability.
Automated monitoring of every page, every picture, every link, every file, across your entire website.
Gain an edge with competitive benchmarking
The leading fully featured synthetic solution
Powerful user experiences cannot be created with ‘check-the box’ functionality, which is why Rigor is committed to delivering the most robust front-end user experience solution available.
Global Testing Network
Run your tests on Rigor's global network of 49 locations in 27 countries including mainland China, or deploy a Rigor Private Location on your own local machine.
Run your tests with the same browsers your users are using. Rigor teams update browser versions within days of them being released, to ensure your results remain accurate and meaningful.
Better Data, More Context
Get the data and context you need, when you need it. Monitor 45+ metrics and dive deep into every monitoring run result to gain a better understanding of performance with clear and compelling visuals. Watch the actual video and view the complete filmstrip and interactive waterfall charts.
Multi-Step User Flows and Business Transactions
We make it easy to monitor not just one-off pages, but full multi-step user flows, business transactions and single page applications (SPAs), no problem.
Over 45+ user experience and technical web standard metrics available for the most granular view of your speed possible including the Google Lighthouse Performance Score, Time to First Byte (TTFB), Speed Index (SI), Time to Interactive (TTI), First Contentful Paint (FCP), and more.
Easy to use, Flexible
Rigor makes browser scripting hassle-free. Import existing Selenium scripts that you have today, bulk create tests via a CSV import, use our browser-based recorder, or use our REST API.
Granular Mobile Insights
Rigor’s mobile testing configurations, mobile viewports, and connection states like LTE, 3G and 4G, offer unparalleled insights into your mobile user experience, speed, and performance.
Visualizations that Drive Action
With metric trend graphs, public status pages, executive dashboards, side-by-side comparisons, and red/green availability boards, Rigor helps you clearly visualize performance data and compel action. Or use our drag-and-drop custom report builder and construct exactly what you need.
The Guide to Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) & Optimization
The value of synthetic monitoring
of mobile site visitors leave a page that takes longer than 3 seconds to load -- Google Study
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the key benefits of synthetic monitoring?
- Gain visibility into your users experience
- Keep a pulse on your mission critical user paths to ensure they are functioning as expected (like your product to checkout flow)
- Baseline your current performance & benchmark yourself against industry leaders (and competitors).
- Maintain performance standards over time
- Integrate it into pre-production testing to prevent UX issues before they impact your users and bottom line.
Be sure you have the right solution in place to be sure you can deliver the value your teams expect…
What is the difference between free tools and an enterprise-grade solution like Rigor?
Free tools such as WebPageTest and Google Lighthouse are great for one-off or manual performance testing, in a single point of time.
An enterprise-grade solution is necessary when you have the need to track, trend, and alert on performance over time.
In order to establish an effective performance strategy, you need to have a consistent real-time pulse on performance. Rigor’s automated process provides performance trends, more accurate data points and alerts when intermittent issues, let alone full-blown outages, are occurring.
Running a test once a week (or once in a while) is not a true representation of your site’s performance. Using a platform where all your different tests are automatically collecting and storing data for any and all of your teams will provide a more effective path to improving performance.
What's the Difference between Synthetic Monitoring & RUM?
Synthetics and Real User Monitoring (RUM) solutions do profoundly different things and are often highly valuable and complementary solutions.
The goal of each is insight into the user experience. The differences, however, are vast.
Synthetics captures “lab” data, RUM captures “field” data. Synthetics is a method designed to simulate the actions taken by an actual user, to inspect and analyze impact under certain conditions (geographic locations, device type, network speed, etc.). RUM is a method of capturing speed and performance data in your live production environments, and is essential for many organizations trying to understand how users are experiencing their websites.
The advantage of synthetics is that you can run tests in pre-production and lower environments (like staging, UAT & QA). This ability allows users to set performance thresholds, run performance tests during the software development process, and fix performance, content, and UX issues before they impact your real users on your product websites. Therefore, synthetic monitoring allows the prevention of UX issues from having a negative impact on your brand, conversion rates, and revenue.
While Rigor specializes in synthetics alone, we closely partner and integrate with Akamai mPulse, our preferred RUM solution provider.
I currently use Google Lighthouse. Can I get value out of Rigor?
Absolutely! There are many great features and insights that Google Lighthouse can provide, which is why Rigor’s Optimization engine also provides a “Google Lighthouse Score.” But when it comes to operationalizing performance across many teams, there are some key capabilities that become very manual and necessitate an enterprise-grade solution, like Rigor.
Why should I care about web performance?
Web performance matters because the speed of websites and applications has been proven to be directly correlated to revenue and business outcomes of digital channels.
What's the Difference between Synthetic Monitoring & APM?
Application performance management (APM), generally refers to monitoring and gaining observability into into the availability and performance of your infrastructure – HTTP server, middleware, database, third-party API services, and more. This is commonly referred to as ‘back-end monitoring’.
Synthetics is a method of front-end user experience monitoring that provides an outside-in view of what your users actually experience when they visit your website. This experience can be largely impacted by a host of factors including, type and version of the browser used, device type, network connection, geographic location, third-party domains, and more. This is what Rigor specializes in, front-end performance or Digital Experience Management (DEM)…
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