Mar 17, 2023   |  By Bryn Dodgson
The latest version of the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is version 4. We are currently in the transition period following the publication of the new standard, heading towards full implementation.
Mar 17, 2023   |  By Bryn Dodgson
When the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and ePrivacy Directive (EPD) updated we saw a proliferation of “cookie consent” banners crop up on websites as a direct result. The key parts of the GDPR relating to this change are from Recital 30: Natural persons may be associated with online identifiers provided by their devices, applications, tools and protocols, such as internet protocol addresses, cookie identifiers or other identifiers such as radio frequency identification tags.
Mar 14, 2023   |  By Sam Wilcock
If you’ve been keeping a close eye on the RapidSpike platform, you’ll know that in the past few months, we’ve released a bunch of really useful website monitoring features and upgrades that make using the platform even more intuitive. Learn about the new Setup Wizard and our other new features below.
Jan 19, 2023   |  By Bryn Dodgson
The world of the ecommere is full of narrow margins and high risk. Prioritisation means focussing on one thing means skipping or delaying something else. When speaking to ecommerce management teams a frequent topic of conversation is finding budget for site improvements. Everyone wants to have a reliable, fast website – but how can you justify the time and energy it takes to create one?
Jan 17, 2023   |  By Georgina Grant-Muller
There are high expectations from users for council websites to be up and reliable. They are also required to adhere to guidelines set out in the Service Standard to make their website accessible and user friendly. Alongside these challenges, councils are often underfunded and understaffed which can make council web management teams stretched. Here are three key metrics that councils should be measuring to improve website reliability.
Nov 30, 2022   |  By Gav Winter
If the World Cup was decided on teams’ website performance, Serbia would be lifting the trophy for the 2022 tournament. That’s the findings of the Web Vitals Index – a league table powered by next-generation website monitoring specialist, RapidSpike.
Nov 23, 2022   |  By Gav Winter
We recently featured in Ecommerce Age. If you missed the write up, you can catch up in full, here… As ecommerce continues to outdo the high street, Black Friday sales are becoming as much of a tradition as Christmas dinners. But shoppers are very influenced by external factors, from the economy to website experiences. We outline the key ecommerce challenges this Black Friday…
Nov 15, 2022   |  By Georgina Grant-Muller
While it makes for bleak reading, the frenzy of sales and online shopping activity surrounding Black Friday, means this pre-holiday season is a key period for cybercriminals. And each year we see an increase in cyberattacks during what should be a feel-good time. The picture is all-the-more worrying in 2022, as this Black Friday weekend (25th-28th November) falls on the same date as the USA vs England World Cup game – a highly- anticipated day of betting for bookmakers.
Oct 18, 2022   |  By Bryn Dodgson
Last week, we were thrilled to launch a new website overview dashboard in RapidSpike: the Third Party Management Dashboard.
Oct 11, 2022   |  By Tyler James
We’re excited to announce that we now offer Secure Variable Storage for synthetic user journey scripting! If you have sensitive data that you wish to use in journey scripts then you can now store them in your account’s own encrypted vault. This is useful for data such as email addresses, passwords, usernames and API keys.
Feb 13, 2023   |  By RapidSpike
Learn more about using RapidSpike Synthetic User Journeys to monitor your key ecommerce journeys:
Sep 16, 2022   |  By RapidSpike
Here's an introductory video to the new RapidSpike platform.
Jul 15, 2022   |  By RapidSpike
July 2022 RapidSpike Customer Forum
May 6, 2022   |  By RapidSpike
⚡️ In a world dominated by e-com, RapidSpike provides next-generation website monitoring to global brands. 🔎 On the digital high street, they are the mystery shopper, in-store detective and protector of reputations and revenue. 📈 Human enhanced SaaS turning every fail into a pass. 👇 Listen to RapidSpike’s story so far…
Apr 14, 2022   |  By RapidSpike
Music: Bensound.com
Feb 16, 2022   |  By RapidSpike

Find our more about synthetic monitoring: https://www.rapidspike.com/user-journeys/

Feb 14, 2022   |  By RapidSpike
We've recently integrated with Google Analytics to help benchmark performance on your real website visitors.
Feb 7, 2022   |  By RapidSpike

Find out more about Synthetic Monitoring: https://www.rapidspike.com/user-journeys/

Monitor, Test & Secure your digital world. Manage performance & security, synthetic user journeys, uptime and analytics — all from one dashboard.

Comprehensive and professional monitoring for your entire ecosystem:

  • Performance: Track your web application performance over time using a variety of sophisticated monitors, including Real User Monitoring, Intelligent Page Monitors and Synthetic User Journeys.
  • Security: Scan your infrastructure for any publicly accessible open ports, scan for vulnerabilities, detect issues and unwanted changes, activate comprehensive live alerting.
  • Availability: Configure custom alert rules and check intervals, escalate downtime issues to different teams depending on duration or severity.
  • Assurance: Assurance is all about keeping track of the vital but often forgotten parts of your online environment. We have created a variety of useful monitors that help you stay confident that nothing will escape your notice.
  • SEO: With a suite of monitors we can determine whether your site SEO value is increasing, which naturally leads to an improvement in Search Engine Results. Or whether it's decreasing, and you need to reassess.

Assure your business with professional monitoring. Monitor your uptime, maintain performance and assure your infrastructure - all from one account.