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What Does This Stuff Mean?

Download (Mbps)

Download Mbps, or "megabits per second," is a measure of internet bandwidth. In the simplest terms, it represents the speed at which data can be downloaded from the internet to your computer or other devices. The higher the Mbps value, the faster your internet connection will be, allowing you to retrieve data more quickly.

It's worth noting that the required Mbps for a business depends on its specific needs and the number of users sharing the internet connection. Small businesses with basic internet usage might find that speeds around 25 Mbps are sufficient. However, if your business relies heavily on online activities, such as video conferencing, large file transfers, or running multiple cloud-based applications simultaneously, you may need higher Mbps speeds to maintain optimal performance.

Upload (Mbps)

Upload Mbps, or "megabits per second," is another measure of internet bandwidth, which indicates the speed at which data can be sent from your device to the internet. If you have a higher upload Mbps value, you will be able to upload files, send emails, share photos, and perform other activities that involve sending data to the internet more quickly and efficiently.

For most regular internet users, download speeds tend to be more critical because we often consume more data than we upload. However, upload speeds become increasingly important in specific situations, such as Video Conferencing, Uploading Large Files, and Online Backup and File-Syncs.

Ping (ms)

In a speed test, "ping" refers to the latency or reaction time of your internet connection. It measures how quickly your device can send a request to a server on the internet and receive a response back. The ping time is measured in milliseconds (ms), and a lower ping value indicates a faster response time.

Keep in mind that ping times can be affected by various factors, including the distance between your device and the server, network congestion, and the quality of your internet service provider. If you experience consistently high ping times, it might be worth contacting your ISP to investigate and improve your internet connection's performance. Iin general, a ping time of around 20-50 ms is considered excellent, and anything below 100 ms is acceptable for most online activities.

Jitter (ms)

"Jitter" refers to the variation or inconsistency in the delay of data packets traveling from one place to another on the internet. It is measured in milliseconds (ms) and represents how consistent the ping speed is. Jitter can cause disruptions in real-time applications, such as video conferencing, VoIP calls, online gaming, and live streaming. It can manifest as video or audio artifacts, static, distortion, and dropped calls, negatively impacting the user experience.

A low jitter score indicates a more reliable and consistent response time, while a high jitter score indicates more inconsistent response times, leading to issues like choppy calls or glitchy video quality. A good jitter score in a speed test is below 30 ms, indicating a more stable and consistent network connection for real-time activities.

Is You Business Email Secure?

Why does this matter?

DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) is a vital email security protocol. It helps ensure that emails sent from your domain are authentic and trustworthy.

Email Deliverability

DMARC helps your legitimate emails reach your customers' inboxes by reducing the risk of them being marked as spam or phishing attempts. This means higher engagement and better communication with your audience.

Brand Protection

Dprevents unauthorized parties from sending emails that appear to come from your domain, safeguarding your brand's reputation. This builds trust with your customers and protects your brand's credibility.

Fraud Prevention

By implementing DMARC, you reduce the risk of your domain being used for phishing attacks or other fraudulent activities. This protects your customers and your business from potential financial losses and reputational damage.


DMARC is increasingly required by email providers to ensure the security and authenticity of email communications. Compliance with DMARC standards can prevent your emails from being blocked or filtered by these providers.

Create a DMARC record using our free tool below and add it to your Public DNS settings.

Why does this matter?

SPF (Sender Policy Framework) is an essential email authentication protocol that verifies and approves which senders can send emails on behalf of your domain. It serves as the initial layer of email authentication.

Email Deliverability

SPF helps prevent your emails from being marked as spam or phishing attempts by verifying that they come from legitimate sources. This improves your email deliverability, ensuring that your messages reach your customers' inboxes.

Brand Protection

Implementing SPF demonstrates to email providers that you take your email security seriously. This can enhance your brand reputation and credibility with customers, as they are more likely to trust emails that are authenticated.

Fraud Prevention

SPF helps protect your business from email spoofing and phishing attacks by ensuring that only authorized servers can send emails on your behalf. This reduces the risk of your domain being used for malicious purposes.


Many email providers require SPF authentication to reduce spam and ensure the security of their networks. By implementing SPF, you ensure compliance with these standards and avoid potential email delivery issues.

Create an SPF record using our free tool below and add it to your Public DNS settings.

Why does this matter?

DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a method to authenticate emails using pairs of public and private keys to digitally 'sign' outgoing emails. This signature helps protect against phishing, spam, and spoofing by allowing recipient servers to verify the authenticity of the sender's emails.

Email Deliverability

DKIM helps ensure your emails are less likely to be marked as spam or rejected by recipient servers, increasing the chances of your business emails reaching their intended recipients.

Brand Protection

DKIM helps prevent malicious actors from forging the sender's address to deceive recipients. By verifying the authenticity of emails, DKIM reduces the risk of phishing attacks and protects your brand's reputation.

Fraud Prevention

DKIM ensures that your emails remain intact and unchanged during transmission. This helps maintain trust with your customers and partners by ensuring that the information they receive from you is genuine and unaltered.


DKIM can help comply with regulatory requirements related to email security and privacy, such as CCPA. With DKIM, you demonstrate your commitment to protecting sensitive information by leveraging best practices.

Create DKIM record using our free tool below and add it to your Public DNS settings.

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