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Month: January 2017

Arbocalypse Now: Saving Yourself from DDoS Appliance EOL

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Jan 30, 2017
Network Management

With end-of-life coming this summer for Peakflow 7.5, many Arbor Networks customers face another round of costly upgrades to older, soon-to-be-unsupported appliance hardware. In this post we look at how Arbor users pay coming and going to continue with appliance-based DDoS detection, and we consider whether that makes sense given the availability of a big data SaaS like Kentik Detect.

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Culture War: How Network vs. Cloud Impacts Tools

By Jim Metzler, Vice-President,​ ​Ashton, Metzler and Associates | Jan 23, 2017
Analyst Report, Network Management

As cloud computing continues to gain ground, there’s a natural tension in IT between cloud advocates and those who prefer the status quo of in-house networking. In part two of his three-part series on this “culture war,” analyst Jim Metzler clarifies what is — and is not — involved in the transition to the cloud, and how the adoption of cloud computing impacts the way that network organizations should think about the management tools they use.

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Partnering with A10 Networks for DDoS Defense

By Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances | Jan 17, 2017
Company, DDoS Protection, Kentik Inc, Product

While Kentik Detect’s ground-breaking DDoS detection is field-proven to catch 30% more attacks than legacy systems, our DDoS capabilities aren’t limited to standalone detection. We’re also actively working with leading mitigation providers to create end-to-end DDoS protection solutions. So we’re excited to be partnering with A10 Networks, whose products help defend some of the largest networks in the world, to enable seamless integration of Kentik Detect with A10 Thunder TPS mitigation.

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Using NetFlow Analysis to Optimize IP Transit

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Jan 9, 2017
How-To, Network Management, Product, Use Case

Unless you’re a Tier 1 provider, IP transit is a significant cost of providing Internet service or operating a digital business. To minimize the pain, your network monitoring tools would ideally show you historical route utilization and notify you before the traffic volume on any path triggers added fees. In this post we look at how Kentik Detect is able to do just that, and we show how our Data Explorer is used to drill down on the details of route utilization.

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Kentik Earns Forrester Nod as Breakout Vendor

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Jan 3, 2017
Analyst Report, Company, Network Management

Kentik is honored to be the sole network monitoring provider named by Forrester Research as a “Breakout Vendor” in a December 2016 report on the Virtual Network Infrastructure (VNI) space. The report asserts that I&O leaders can dramatically improve customer experience by choosing cloud networking solutions, and cites Kentik Detect as one of four groundbreaking products that are poised to supercede typical networking incumbents.

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