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Synthetics Features


New Relic Synthetics—powered by a selenium-driven Chrome browser—allows you to monitor and test your apps and address issues before they affect your end users. Explore everything from easy-to-read waterfall charts and test results to detailed downtime and error reports.

Monitor business-critical functionality.

Ensure that important transactions are taking place error-free with customized testing. Whether it's once a minute in San Francisco or once a day in Dublin, choose the frequency and location of your tests based on business function and need.

Test from around the world.

View your software's simulated performance in Washington DC, Portland, San Francisco, São Paulo, Dublin, Singapore, Tokyo, and Sydney.

Monitor availability.
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Your site may be working in Singapore, but is it also available São Paulo? Find out in seconds with simple (and free!) ping checks.

Real browser engine data.

View detailed metrics including page load times and individual assets using a real browser engine, so you can identify and address problems happening now.

Scripted browser interactions.
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From simple to complex, monitor critical transactions with customizable simulated browser interactions to ensure that your app is performing as expected at all times.

API testing.

Send calls to your APIs to make sure each output and system response are successfully returned from multiple locations around the world.

New Relic integration.

Synthetics easily integrates with other New Relic products like Insights for a consistent experience and optimal data reporting.

Deep-dive troubleshooting analytics.

Use New Relic Synthetics' in-depth troubleshooting metrics to resolve problems and bugs in your app. We'll notify you when something goes wrong, and point out exactly what needs to be fixed so you can deliver functioning and reliable software to your end users.

Performance and response times.
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Understand how individual asset performance is affected through average page load time and size reporting.

Downtime reporting.

Get a list of system downtimes and failures for your critical transactions. View individual downtime incidents by detail to identify trends and address problems as they occur.

HTTP request and response headers.
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Receive actionable data including all request and response headers — critical to debugging your software and getting it back to optimal performance.

Error screenshots.
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See the same issues your users are experiencing with your software through actual screenshots of the errors that are occurring.

Waterfall charts.
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View detailed metrics showing page load time for all individual assets into one, easy-to-read waterfall chart. Easily scroll through different time periods on your waterfall chart.

Complete application lifecycle monitoring.

Monitoring your data doesn't just happen post-launch. Get the full picture of your app's performance by testing from the beginning stages of development, through testing, deployment, and beyond.

Full product suite and analytics integration.

Synthetics easily integrates with existing New Relic products for a consistent experience and optimal data reporting. Get automatic transaction traces through New Relic APM, our backend app server monitoring tool.

Historical comparison.

Compare different historical results for your monitors across load times and HTTP response codes.

Alerting, maintaining SLAs, and customer satisfaction.

New Relic Synthetics is always on. We'll notify you as soon as critical errors occur, so you never have to be without a working app for long.

Maintain customer satisfaction.

Apdex scoring allows you to set benchmarks and performance thresholds, keeping your goals for end-users well within sight.

A 3-strike alert policy.

We'll only send you alerts after running a test three times and getting the same error result (although you're only charged for one test). Know that when we do send you an alert, it's for an important error.

SLA reporting.
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Ensure that third party services are adhering to service level agreements by reviewing your SLA metrics on a regular basis. View data on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.