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Month: May 2018

RSA 2018: A Parade Watcher’s View

By Jim Frey, VP of Channels | May 24, 2018
Network Security

Kentik’s VP of Channels Jim Frey takes a look back at RSA 2018. After walking the show floor, in this post he highlights how the event has grown over the years as the security vendor landscape has gotten more complex and bloated. He also explains why good technology alone is not the answer.

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NetOps & SecOps Collaboration: Shared Tools are Essential

By Shamus McGillicudy, Senior Analyst, Network Management, EMA | May 22, 2018
Network Management, Network Security

Network performance and network security are increasingly becoming two sides of the same coin. Consequently, enterprise network operations teams are stepping up collaboration with their counterparts in the security group. In this post, EMA analyst Shamus McGillicuddy outlines these efforts based on his latest research.

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The Impact of 5G on Enterprise Network Monitoring

By Ken Osowski, Independent Industry Consultant | May 17, 2018
Network Management

5G is marching towards commercialization. In this post, we look at the benefits and discuss why network monitoring for performance and security considerations are even more crucial to the operation of hybrid enterprise networks that incorporate 5G network segments.

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Machine Learning and AI: The Superhero Solution for IT Operations

By Stephen Collins, Principal Analyst, ACG Research | May 15, 2018
Network Management, Performance Monitoring

At that ONUG Spring 2018 event, ACG analyst Stephen Collins moderated a panel discussion on re-tooling IT operations with machine learning and AI. The panelists provided a view “from the trenches.” In this post, Collins shares insights into how panelists’ organizations are applying ML and AI today, each in different operational domains, but with a common theme of overcoming the challenge of managing operations at scale.

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PhoenixNAP: How Network Visibility Enhances Security of Multi-Tenant Environments

By Adrian Montebello, Network Operation Manager, phoenixNAP & Bojana Dobran, Sr. Marketing Specialist, phoenixNAP | May 11, 2018
Network Management, Network Security

Modern enterprise networks are becoming more dynamic and complex, which poses significant challenges for today’s IT leaders. In this post, data center and IT service provider phoenixNAP discusses how Kentik Detect helps overcome network visibility challenges.

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The Rise of the Machines? Bring It On!

By Stephen Collins, Principal Analyst, ACG Research | May 9, 2018
Network Management, Network Security

Applying AI and machine learning to network infrastructure monitoring allows for closed-loop automation. In this post, ACG analyst Stephen Collins discusses the benefits, including how real-time insights derived from streaming telemetry data are fed back into the orchestration stack to automatically reconfigure the network without operator intervention.

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AWS Route 53 BGP Hijack: What Kentik Saw

By Justin Ryburn, Technical Marketing Manager | May 2, 2018
Network Security

News broke last week that attackers attempted to steal cryptocurrencies from users of MyEtherWallet.com by using a BGP route hijack attack. Numerous Kentik Detect customers saw changes in their traffic patterns, allowing them to detect this attack. In this post, we look at how the attack worked and the visibility that Kentik Detect provided our customers.

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DDoS Protection in the Wild Wild West

By Stephen Collins, Principal Analyst, ACG Research | May 1, 2018
DDoS Protection

The Internet is the wild wild west — and the pace of DDoS attacks is not letting up. But thanks to recent advances in streaming telemetry, network visibility, and Big Data, the good guys are armed with the weapons they need to maintain the peace.

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