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Posts by Justin Ryburn, Technical Marketing Manager

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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Kentik Detect for FinServ Networks: Real-World Use Cases

By Justin Ryburn, Technical Marketing Manager | Apr 4, 2018
Network Management

In our last blog post, At The Turning Point: FinServ Data Networks, we discussed the challenges faced by financial services organizations when it comes to managing modern networks. In this post, we dig a little deeper with real-world examples of how Kentik helps our financial industry customers solve these challenges. Before we dive into the […]

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Seeing CDN Traffic with Kentik Detect

By Justin Ryburn, Technical Marketing Manager | Feb 8, 2018
Network Management

CDNs have been around for years, but they’ve gained new importance with the rise of video streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. As traffic from those sites soars, CDNs introduce new challenges for network operations teams at both service providers and enterprises. Kentik Detect’s new CDN Attribution makes identifying and tracking CDN traffic a whole lot easier. In this blog, we provide examples of how companies can implement this functionality.

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Fascinating Facts from Kentik

By Justin Ryburn, Technical Marketing Manager | Dec 18, 2017
Network Management

What brands of network devices are Kentik customers using? Where does their international traffic come from and go to? What’s the current norm for packet sizes and internet traffic protocols? Drawing on Kentik Detect’s ability to see and analyze network traffic, this post shares some intriguing factoids, and it sheds light on some of the insights about your own network traffic that await you as a Kentik customer.

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Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: Traffic Insights from Kentik

By Justin Ryburn, Technical Marketing Manager | Nov 30, 2017
Network Management

Media reports tell us that Cyber Monday marked a single-day record for revenue from online shopping. We can assume that those sales correlated with a general spike in network utilization, but from a management and planning perspective we might want to go deeper, exploring the when and where of traffic patterns to specific sites. In this post we use Kentik Detect to see what can be learned from a deeper dive into holiday traffic.

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Improving Legacy Approaches to Network Capacity Management

By Justin Ryburn, Technical Marketing Manager | Nov 6, 2017
How-To, Network Management, Use Case

Managing network capacity can be a tough job for Network Operations teams at Service Providers and Enterprise IT. Most legacy tools can’t show traffic traversing the network and trend that data over time. In this post, we’ll look at how Kentik Detect changes all that with new Dashboards, Analytics, and Alerts that enable fast, easy planning for capacity changes and upgrades.

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Kentik APIs Enable Multi-Solution Integration

By Justin Ryburn, Technical Marketing Manager | Oct 2, 2017
Network Management

In today’s world of heterogeneous environments and distributed systems, APIs drive synergistic innovation, creating a whole that’s more powerful than the parts. Even in networking, where the CLI rules, APIs are now indispensable. At Kentik, APIs have been integral to our platform from the outset. In this post we look at how partners and customers are expanding the capabilities of their systems by combining Kentik with external tools.

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Monitoring DNS With Kentik Detect

By Justin Ryburn, Technical Marketing Manager | Aug 21, 2017
DDoS Protection, Network Management, Network Security

Domain Name Server (DNS) is often overlooked, but it’s one of the most critical pieces of Internet infrastructure. As driven home by last October’s crippling DDoS attack against Dyn, the Web can’t function unless DNS resolves hostnames to their underlying IP addresses. In this post we look at how combining Kentik’s software host agent with Dashboards in Kentik Detect gives you the tools you need to ensure DNS availability and performance.

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HBO Attack: Can Alerting Help Protect Data?

By Justin Ryburn, Technical Marketing Manager | Aug 9, 2017
Alerting, Network Management

Major cyber-security incidents keep on coming, the latest being the theft from HBO of 1.5 terabytes of private data. We often frame Kentik Detect’s advanced anomaly detection and alerting system in terms of defense against DDoS attacks, but large-scale transfer of data from private servers to unfamiliar destinations also creates anomalous traffic. In this post we look at several ways to configure our alerting system to see breaches like the attack on HBO.

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How Many Routes Do You Really Need?

By Justin Ryburn, Technical Marketing Manager | Aug 7, 2017
Network Management

With BGP and NetFlow correlated into a unified datastore, Kentik Detect’s advanced analytics provide valuable insights for both engineering and sales. In this post we look into a fairly recent addition to Kentik Detect, Route Traffic Analytics. Especially useful for capacity planners and peering coordinators, RTA makes it easy to see how many unique routes are represented in a given percent of your traffic, which indicates the route capacity needed in your edge routers.

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