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Posts by Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances

How Important is the Internet to Enterprises Today?

By Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances | Mar 20, 2017
Network Management

After presenting at the recent CIOArena conference in Atlanta, Kentik VP of Strategic Alliances Jim Frey came away with a number of insights about the adoption of digital business operations in the enterprise. In his first in a series of related posts, Jim looks at audience survey responses indicating how reliant enterprises — even those that aren’t digital natives or located in tech industry hotspots — have become on the Internet for core elements of their business.

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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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Partnering with Radware for DDoS Protection

By Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances | Nov 8, 2016
DDoS Protection, Network Management

Kentik recently announced some major new enhancements to Kentik Detect in the arena of DDoS protection. If you saw that announcement and/or some of the materials associated with it, you’ll notice that Kentik Detect now supports integrated automation of multiple DDoS attack mitigation options. A key aspect of our DDoS protection solution is our partnership […]

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How Scalable Architecture Boosts DDoS Detection Accuracy

By Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances | Oct 25, 2016
DDoS Protection, Network Management

Can legacy DDoS detection keep up with today’s attacks, or do inherent constraints limit network protection? In this post Jim Frey, Kentik VP Strategic Alliances, looks at how the limits of appliance-based detection systems contribute to inaccuracy — both false negatives and false positives — while the distributed big data architecture of Kentik Detect significantly enhances DDoS defense.

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Kentik will be at Nanog 68, bearing socks

By Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances | Oct 11, 2016
Company

NANOG 68 is next week and we’d love to meet you! NANOG (North American Network Operators Group) time has arrived again.  NANOG 68 will be held October 17-19 at the Fairmont in Dallas, TX and a lot of Kentikians will be there.  If you haven’t seen Kentik or been updated in a while, we’ve got some cool new […]

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Making Network Performance Monitoring Relevant for Cloud and Digital Operations

By Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances | Oct 10, 2016
Network Management, Performance Monitoring, Presentation

In this post, based on a webinar presented by Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances at Kentik, we look at how changes in network traffic flows — the shift to the Cloud, distributed applications, and digital business in general — has upended the traditional approach to network performance monitoring, and how NPM is evolving to handle these new realities.

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Closing the Network Performance Monitoring Gap

By Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances | Sep 26, 2016
Network Management, Performance Monitoring

As Gartner Research Director Sanjit Ganguli pointed out last May, network performance monitoring appliances that were designed for the era of WAN-connected data centers leave significant blind spots when monitoring modern applications that are distributed across the cloud. In this post Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances, explores Ganguli’s analysis and explains how Kentik NPM closes the gaps.

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Big Data for NetFlow Analysis

By Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances | Sep 6, 2016
Kentik Inc, NetFlow Analysis, Network Management

Cisco Live 2016 gave us a chance to meet with BrightTalk for some video-recorded discussions on hot topics in network operations. This post focuses on the first of those videos, in which Kentik’s Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances, talks about the complexity of today’s networks and how Big Data NetFlow analysis helps operators achieve timely insight into their traffic.

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Exploring for Insights on Anomalous Network Traffic

By Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances | Jan 11, 2016
DDoS Protection, How-To, NetFlow Analysis, Network Management

By actively exploring network traffic with Kentik Detect you can reveal attacks and exploits that you haven’t already anticipated in your alerts. In previous posts we showed a range of techniques that help determine whether anomalous traffic indicates that a DDoS attack is underway. This time we dig deeper, gathering the actionable intelligence required to mitigate an attack without disrupting legitimate traffic.

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Using Kentik Detect to Find Current Attacks

By Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances | Dec 15, 2015
DDoS Protection, How-To, NetFlow Analysis, Network Management

With massive data capacity and analytical flexibility, Kentik Detect makes it easy to actively explore network traffic. In this post we look at how to use this capability to rapidly discover and analyze interesting and potentially important DDoS and other attack vectors. We start with filtering by source geo, then zoom in on a time-span with anomalous traffic. By looking at unique source IPs and grouping traffic by destination IP we find both the source and the target of an attack.

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