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Announcing KDDI’s Adoption of Kentik

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Jul 19, 2017
Company

We’re very excited to share that KDDI, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, has selected the Kentik platform for network planning, operations, and to protect their key network assets and services. Read about the reasons that KDDI chose Kentik and why we’re so excited about this announcement.

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Cisco’s Acquisition of AppDynamics

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Feb 6, 2017
Company, Network Management, Performance Monitoring

Cisco’s late-January acquisition of AppDynamics confirms what was already evident from Kentik’s experience in 2016, which is that effective visibility is now recognized industry-wide as a critical requirement for success. AppDynamics provides APM, the full value of which can’t be realized without the modern NPM offered by Kentik Detect. In this post we look at how Kentik uniquely complements APM to provide a comprehensive visibility solution.

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Kentik CEO Avi Freedman with PacketPushers on NPM & DDoS

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Dec 19, 2016
Company, DDoS Protection, Network Management, Performance Monitoring

Avi Freedman recently spoke with Ethan Banks and Greg Ferro of PacketPushers about Kentik’s latest updates, which focus primarily on features that enhance network performance monitoring and DDoS protection. This post includes excerpts from that conversation as well as a link to the full podcast. Avi discusses his vision of appliance-free network monitoring, explains how host monitoring expands Kentik’s functionality, and gives an overview of how we detect and respond to anomalies and attacks.

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Podcast with Kentik CEO Avi Freedman & Jim Metzler

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Oct 3, 2016
Network Management, Performance Monitoring

Kentik recently launched Kentik NPM, a network performance monitoring solution for today’s digital business. Integrated into Kentik Detect, Kentik NPM addresses the visibility gaps left by legacy appliances, using lightweight software agents to gather performance metrics from real traffic. This podcast with Kentik CEO Avi Freedman explores Kentik NPM as a game-changer for performance monitoring.

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Avi Freedman Talks Attacks & Solutions: Cisco Live 2016

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Sep 12, 2016
Company, DDoS Protection, Kentik Inc, Technology, Video

In our second post related to BrightTalk videos recorded with Kentik at Cisco Live 2016, Kentik CEO Avi Freedman talks about the increasing threats that digital businesses face from DDoS and other forms of attacks and service interruptions. Avi also discusses the attributes that are required or desirable in a network visibility solution in order to effectively protect a network.

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BGP Routing Tutorial Series, Part 4

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Aug 15, 2016
Network Management, Technology

BGP used to be primarily of interest only to ISPs and hosting providers, but it’s become something with which all network engineers should get familiar. In this conclusion to our four-part BGP tutorial series, we fill in a few more pieces of the puzzle, including when — and when not — it makes sense to advertise your routes to a service provider using BGP.

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PacketPushers: Flight from the Public Cloud?

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Aug 8, 2016
Network Management

Kentik CEO Avi Freedman joins Ethan Banks and Chris Wahl of the PacketPushers Datanauts podcast to discuss hot topics in networking today. The conversation covers the trend toward in-house infrastructure among enterprises that generate revenue from their IP traffic, the pluses and minuses of OpenStack deployments for digital enterprises, and the impact of DevOps practices on network operations.

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On Raising Our $23M B Round

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Aug 4, 2016
Featured, Uncategorized

A Big Step Forward for Big Data Network Visibility I am thrilled to announce today that Kentik has closed $23 million in Series B financing!  This round was led by Third Point Ventures, added new investors Glyn Capital and David Ulevitch, and was supported by continued investment from our seed and A round investors: August Capital, […]

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BGP Routing Tutorial Series, Part 3

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Aug 1, 2016
Network Management, Technology

In this post we continue our look at BGP — the protocol used to route traffic across the interconnected Autonomous Systems (AS) that make up the Internet — by clarifying the difference between eBGP and iBGP and then starting to dig into the basics of actual BGP configuration. We’ll see how to establish peering connections with neighbors and to return a list of current sessions with useful information about each.

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BGP Routing Tutorial Series, Part 2

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Jul 25, 2016
Network Management, Technology

BGP is the protocol used to route traffic across the interconnected Autonomous Systems (AS) that make up the Internet, making effective BGP configuration an important part of controlling your network’s destiny. In this post we build on the basics covered in Part 1, covering additional concepts, looking at when the use of BGP is called for, and digging deeper into how BGP can help — or, if misconfigured, hinder — the efficient delivery of traffic to its destination.

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