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Dotcom-Monitor Launches Browser-Driven Great Firewall of China Test
Added: 03/13/2012 - Brad C

Spring Park, Minnesota – Mar. 5, 2012 –  Dotcom-Monitor, today announced the immediate availability of a unique online test tool that tests the performance of websites from behind the "Great Firewall of China". Originating from Shanghai, China the test essentially answers the question: "What does my website look like for someone who browses to it from China (behind the firewall)?"

The "Great Firewall of China" is a filtering project is operated by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), a division of the government of the People's Republic of China.

The test utilizes an Internet Explorer browser that originates from Shanghai, China and travels to the target website. The web performance test is free and determines if a website (or specific elements of a website) are filtered out by the "Great Firewall of China."

Currently the "Great Firewall of China" filters out many well known URLs, including,, etc...These URLs and others are also commonly included as third-party components of many other websites. As a result of "the Great Firewall of China" queries to filtered URLs originating from within Shanghai, China will result in the error message "Access Denied: You don’t have permission to access "" on this server."

Instant Worldwide Performance Test

The instant browser test also tests from 18 other worldwide locations making it the most comprehensive worldwide browser-driven testing tool on the internet.

The instant worldwide browser test uses Dotcom-Monitor's browser-based UserView Monitoring™ platform. "The Great Firewall of China test is an absolutely free service that provides a snapshot of a website's speed and performance and whether the website, or aspects of a website, are being filtered" said Vadim Mazo, founder and chief technical officer of Dotcom-Monitor, "It helps website administrator's see their website as it appears for users originating from within the Great Firewall of China. As a result of this Great Firewall of China test website administrators can make informed decisions about their website design." To try the test

For more information, contact Brad Canham at Dotcom-Monitor, 1-888-479-0741, or email at sales (at)

The Dotcom-Monitor suite, is an advanced external Monitoring solution that ensures the uptime of your organization’s network infrastructure by bringing together Monitoring, Reporting, Notification, Escalation and Analysis in the combination best suited to your needs. You can learn more about web server performance and web application performance monitoring services, as well as other monitoring tools at             

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