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HTTPCS by ziwit vs Pingdom

HTTPCS and Pingdom Tools Web Monitoring solutions comparison

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This comparative study analyzes and compares the strengths and weaknesses of two well-known monitoring brands: Monitoring by HTTPCS and Pingdom.

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Control test

The HTTPCS solution delivers a high performance with a monitoring frequency every minutes (customizable)

Monitoring frequency: 60 seconds

Monitoring by HTTPCS performs its tests from 50 data centers in over 7 worldwide locations. The solution offers a complete and efficient monitoring of your website or web application.

Number of checkpoints: 70

The tests are performed from probes all around the world, and not only near the geographical localization of the company.

Worldwide testing

Monitoring warns its users at any time with a text, Email or by API integration.

Limited

Email and SMS alerts (with extra cost)

There is no restriction regarding the number of alerts sent by SMS, email or by API integration. Unlimited alerts are included in the plan

Limited

Limited number of alerts

Unlimited number of recipients. For the same price, your whole working team can be part of your website monitoring

Unlimited recipients

Monitoring alert limits can be set up in order to dissociate real performance loss from real functioning

Advanced settings available (limitations)

HTTPCS Monitoring can monitor your DNS (Domain Name System)

DNS management

Thanks to our exclusive technology of "Virtual Browser", we offer you a very simple tool to record your scenarios without any technical skill being required. (no external program installation, no browser extension, no programming).

Despite a simplified language, it is necessary to manually program the stages of the scenario

The fingerprint feature recognizes "proof", proving a website normal functioning. If there is no proof, the anomaly will immediatly be sent to our working teams

Fingerprint testing available

HTTPCS monitors all your web applications and web services

Web applications and web services management

You can check the respect of your service level agreement with your service provider by benefiting from an impartial and infallible third person's data

Service Level Agreement not mentionned

HTTPCS offers a 0 false positive guarantee to its users, so it can send alerts about real and proven anomalies

False positive management

HTTPCS Monitoring perfectly checks your server availability

Perfect server management

HTTPCS Monitoring is part of the complete HTTPCS cybersecurity suite. The users can easily find the modules they subscribed to within a single console

No additional module related to cybersecurity

Thanks to its Machine Learning technology, the HTTPCS Monitoring robot learns from previous anomalies to anticipate them more efficiently in the future

No Machine Learning to foresee or improve the service

A 99.999% monitoring service continuity, which guarantees a false positive management

No service continuity guaranteed

Since the HTTPCS console is 100% SaaS, no installation is required. You just need to access a web interface by logging in with your login ID

SaaS interface with no installation

Unlimited number of users. The accounts can easily and quickly be set up with just a few clicks

Unlimited number of users

The reports can be exported at any time to create detailed statistics

Export feature available

Unlimited data storage

Data stored for only 2 weeks

An API is made available, just so the users can incorporate the HTTPCS modules within their favorite applications

An API is made available to make the connection easier with the different tools

The HTTPCS interface is available in French and English

Interface only in English

The HTTPCS interface is easy to access, intuitive and ergonomic. No training is required to get familiar with the console

Online interface, easy to access and intuitive, no download required

The Monitoring by HTTPCS prices are fixed and include all the features without any additional cost

The price of the solution varies depending on the features chosen, the number of users and alerts set up

The Monitoring by HTTPCS montly prices are ranging between 17 € and 21 € if you choose a montly or annual plan

From €32 to €40 month with a one-year commitment or not (+ SMS alert extra cost)

No installation fee required to benefit from the monitoring solution

No installation fee

HTTPCS provides a quality technical support in 7 languages, including French and English

Only available in English

Technical support can be reached over the phone during office hours and 24/7 by email

Limited

Available during office hours

Technical support can be reached over the phone, by email, SMS and online chat. A detailed FAQ is made available to answer your questions at any time

Email, helpline, chat and FAQ

European Cybersecurity leader, HTTPCS is a French company, also available in the United States. HTTPCS protects your data in accordance with the GDPR

Limited

Company located in Sweden. The privacy policy is GDPR-compliant

Deployed technology

Deployed technology

Whether the solution aims to be used for a website or an application, monitoring tools rely on various common features. In order to check the server’s availability, monitoring tools include:

  • Numbers of checkpoints
  • Number of users who can work on the monitoring solution
  • Frequency of test launches and scenario sophistication

Performed every 60 seconds, Pingdom tests are executed from 70 worldwide checkpoints with unlimited users and a 100% SaaS solution.

Just like HTTPCS, Pingdom monitoring tool can handle both web apps and servers.

The HTTPCS technology enables to see the impact of any change about response and availability times. The Monitoring by HTTPCS solution competes with its competitor Pingdom with the following points:

  • 50 data centers located all around the world
  • An extended field of action to servers and applications
  • An every-minute monitoring frequency

HTTPCS, thanks to its exclusive “Virtual Browser” technology, provides a very simple tool to record monitoring scenarios (transaction monitoring tool) with no technical skill required. The scenarios are automatically replayed every 15 minutes by a real browser, and are manually re-playable at any time.

Therefore, HTTPCS has a real technological advantage over Pingdom that also provides a monitoring scenario feature but which requires a tedious and difficult programming of each step.

To offer an incomparable efficiency, both monitoring solutions offer a zero false positive guarantee. In order to avoid these false alarms, HTTPCS monitorings are checked by 50 data centers, which ensures the reliability of the transmitted data.

With its disruptive model, Monitoring by HTTPCS provides a 99.99% service continuity, which is much more accurate than standard ping solutions. Its complex scenario tests lead to more in-depth analysis.

Technology
HTTPCS tests are performed over 50 worldwide locations every minutes (customizable). Users are unlimited, as well as data storage. The zero false positive guarantee makes it an ideal solution.
5/5

Technology
Pingdom monitoring frequency is one check every minute. The tool allows unlimited users to work together on a same plan and stands out with its RUM service. Pingdom supports false positives and data is stored for 35 days.
4/5

Alerts

Real-time alerts

A monitoring tool works with in-real-time alert system to warn users of detected anomalies on their application or server. While conventional email alerts has been used for a long time, monitoring tools now offer several ways to alert users.

With HTTPCS Monitoring, real-time text, email or by API integration alerts reduce response times when an incident occurs. Alerts can be set up in just a few clicks to notify right people at the right time. In order to be even more responsive, HTTPCS plans to support integrations very soon.

Just as HTTPCS, Pingdom offers email and text messages alerts, but also by API integration. Included in the basic plan, texts are limited. Each additional text message will then be charged, when they are unlimited in the Monitoring by HTTPCS offer, with an unlimited number of recipients.

The exploitation of the stored data enables useful exports and comparisons. The HTTPCS Monitoring solution stores your company's data for the whole duration of the subscription. In contrast, Pingdom only stores it for 35 days.

Alerts
Your company is warned in the event of an anomaly by text, email, or third-party service integrations (API). Text alerts are included in the plan and unlimited regarding the Monitoring by HTTPCS offer. Recipients are also unlimited.
5/5

Alerts
The Pingdom solution is in line with the market with email and text alerts. Plans include only 200 texts/months and each additional text message will be charged. Recipients are also unlimited.
3/5

Specific features

Specific aspects of monitoring

Each solution has its own specificities that distinguish them from each other.

Pingdom's interface has a very high level of personalization: it is possible to change almost the whole SaaS application, from its logo to the indicators position in the dashboard. Thus, it simplifies the handling and makes the navigation easier. This feature is therefore attractive, both in terms of brand image and ergonomics.

Real User Monitoring Pingdom’s feature is also an asset. It is possible to gather precise and real information on visitors, by implementing a tool in Javascript.

On another hand, Monitoring by HTTPCS Machine Learning is unquestionably the characteristic that stands out from its competitor. As well as tracking down vulnerabilities, the solution is designed to detect events that are the first signs of an incident. Therefore, they will be resolved before the user even notices them. The smart robot can record fingerprints of the "regular" operating state of the server or application, which prevents any downtime.

Specificities
HTTPCS monitoring solution stands out with the Machine Learning system by recording “regular” running state fingerprints to prevent incidents.
5/5

Specificities
Pingdom has a fully customizable interface to suit customers’ preferences. The solution relies on the Real User Monitoring feature, which enables to collect accurate information about visitors.
4/5

Customer Service

Proactive customer support

Prompt, local and efficient support can be a real differentiating factor when it comes to providing relevant answer to any questions.

The Pingdom customer service is provided with a helpline and by email. Unlike HTTPCS, support is not multilingual, even if it is quite proactive.

The Monitoring by HTTPCS helpline and email support are available in 7 languages and during office hours (9am-7pm). Online chat and FAQ are also available on the website to provide an assistance at any time.

Customer support
Multilingual support (7 languages) enables HTTPCS to be proactive and available for all company queries. The service is complemented by Frequently Asked Questions support and online chat.
5/5

Customer support
Technical assistance is only available in English, which can be a barrier for foreign companies. However, support is available during office hours and provides FAQ and online chat.
3/5
Overview of the interface of our Monitoring tool

Interface

Monitoring by ziwit logo

Monitoring scenario
Simulate to ensure the user experience

Thanks to our exclusive technology of "Virtual Browser", we offer you a very simple tool to record your scenarios without any technical skill being required. (no external program installation, no browser extension, no programming).

You will be able to monitor the important steps of your users (login, form, shopping cart, sso, ...) by adding a text presence proof and be alerted in real time when one of them is inaccessible or unavailable.

The scenarios are replayed automatically every 15 minutes by a real browser, and can be replayed manually at any time.

Pages performance are recorded and viewable: network measurements (DNS, server connection, TLS ...), time and number of redirects, DOM interactivity time, full loading time of pages and their resources with response sizes and compression ratio.

Scenario monitoring (transaction monitoring tool) is an essential tool to guarantee the functioning of your sites (e-commerce sites, CMS, business web applications, SaaS applications) to your customers and users.

Monitor right away the availability of your website or web application in real time!

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Pricing

Our pricing against Pingdom

Note: in order to provide an accurate comparison, the prices of HTTPCS and Pingdom are based on common features.

The monthly subscription without commitment to Pingdom is $ 45 / month (40 €). The brand offers a one-year commitment plan at $ 36 / month (32 €). However, this rate is not fixed, and increases when more than 200 alert SMS messages are sent during the month.

Monitoring by HTTPCS has a fixed pricing policy and is cheaper than Pingdom. Non-commitment plan is charged $ 20 / month. Same offer with annual commitment is $ 16.67 / month.

Pricing
$ 16.67 / month without commitment, unlimited texts alerts included
$ 20 / month with annual commitment, text alerts included.
5/5

Pricing
$ 45 / month (40 €) without annual commitment.
$ 36 / month (32 €) with annual commitment, variable price depending on the number of text alerts.
+ 1 € per contact
+ 1 € per media
+ 0.18 € per text message.
3/5

Final Benchmark

No study would be complete without a final benchmark of its functionalities! The features of each solution have been graded out of 5 with an overall maximum score of 25. Visualize at a glance the potential of HTTPCS and Pingdom.

Overall comparative rating

This study highlighted the features of two well-known monitoring tools. Thus, HTTPCS obtains a grade of 25/25. If Pingdom offers a high-performance solution, it is losing with a score of 17/25. The advantage is granted to HTTPCS, which is best to meets the company's needs regarding monitoring tools.

Don’t let downtimes ruin your company’s activities, choose our monitoring tool now

HTTPCS stands out from Pingdom with Machine Learning, which effectively forwards downtime, multilingual customer service and offers at more affordable prices. If you are interested in the HTTPCS monitoring tool, you can try a free 14-day trial to test this solution.

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