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Kentik Troubleshoots Network Performance

By Jim Meehan, Director of Solutions Engineering | Dec 5, 2016
How-To, Network Management, Performance Monitoring

How does Kentik NPM help you track down network performance issues? In this post by Jim Meehan, Director of Solutions Engineering, we look at how we recently used our own NPM solution to determine if a spike in retransmits was due to network issues or a software update we’d made on our application servers. You’ll see how we ruled out the software update, and were then able to narrow the source of the issue to a specific route using BGP AS Path.

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How to RTBH with Kentik Detect

By Dan Rohan, Customer Success Engineer | Dec 1, 2016
DDoS Protection, How-To, Network Management

Destination-based Remotely Triggered Black-Hole routing (RTBH) is an incredibly effective and very cost-effective method of protecting your network during a DDoS attack. And with Kentik Detect’s new advanced Alerting system, automated RTBH is also relatively simple to configure. In this post, Kentik Customer Success Engineer Dan Rohan guides us through the process step by step.

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Offering Big Data DDoS Protection

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Marketing | Nov 28, 2016
DDoS Protection, Network Management

As organizations increasingly rely on digital operations there’s no end in sight to the DDoS epidemic. That aggravates the headaches for service providers, who stand between attackers and their targets, but it also creates the opportunity to offer effective protection services. Done right, these services can deepen customer relationships while expanding revenue and profits. But to succeed, providers will need to embrace big data as a key element of DDoS protection.

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The Case for Big Data DDoS Protection

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Marketing | Nov 21, 2016
DDoS Protection, Network Management

The source of DDoS attacks is typically depicted as a hoodie-wearing amateur. But the more serious threat is actually a well-developed marketplace for exploits, with vendors whose state-of-the-art technology can easily overwhelm legacy detection systems. In this post we look why you need the firepower of big data to fend off this new breed of commercial attackers.

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It’s Time for NPM Appliances to Go Bye-Bye

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Marketing | Nov 18, 2016
Network Management, Performance Monitoring

I recently had the chance to talk with some editors at TMCNet, specifically for Cloud IT Week, and we had a good conversation about the need for NPM to move beyond aging appliances and into cloud models.  It was one of those rapid, speed-dating type conversations and you never know how it will work out, […]

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The Dyn & Mirai Horror Show

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Marketing | Nov 14, 2016
DDoS Protection, Network Management

Whether its 70s variety shows or today’s DDoS attacks, high-profile success begets replication. So the recent attack on Dyn by Mirai-marshalled IoT botnets won’t be the last severe disruption of Internet access and commerce. Until infrastructure stakeholders come together around meaningful, enforceable standards for network protection, the security and prosperity of our connected world remains at risk.

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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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Automate RTBH DDoS Protection in Under an Hour

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Marketing | Nov 1, 2016
DDoS Protection, Network Management

DDoS attacks pose a serious and growing threat, but traditional DDoS protection tools demand a plus-size capital budget. So many operators rely instead on manually-triggered RTBH, which is stressful, time-consuming, and error-prone. The solution is Kentik Detect: automated RTBH triggering, based on the industry’s most accurate DDoS detection, that sets up in under an hour with no hardware or software install.

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Big Data for DDoS Protection

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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Save the NetFlow!

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Marketing | Oct 17, 2016
Network Management

There’s a horrible tragedy taking place every day wherever legacy visibility systems are deployed: the needless slaughter of innocent NetFlow data records. NetFlow is cruelly disposed of, and the details it can reveal are blithely ignored in favor of shallow summaries. Kentik VP of Marketing Alex Henthorn-Iwane reports on this pressing issue and explains what each of us can do to help Save the NetFlow.

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