Contact Us

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.

Read More

Kentik Joins Internet2

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Mar 13, 2017
Company, Kentik Inc, Network Management

Kentik is pleased to announce our membership in the Internet2® consortium, which operates a nationwide research and education (R&E) network and establishes best practices for R&E networking. Because Internet2 is a major source of innovation, our participation will enable us to grow our connection to the higher education networking community, to learn from member perspectives, and to support the advancement of applications and services for R&E networks.

Read More

The State of DDoS Attacks and Defense

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Mar 6, 2017
DDoS Protection, Network Management

DDoS attacks constitute a very significant and growing portion of the overall cybersecurity threat. In this post we recap highlights of a recent Webinar jointly presented by Kentik’s VP of Product Marketing, Alex Henthorn-Iwane, and Forrester Senior Analyst Joseph Blankenship. The Webinar focused on three areas: attack trends, the state of defense techniques, and key recommendations that organizations can implement to improve their protective posture.

Read More

Modern NPM: Critical for Effective APM

By Shamus McGillicudy, Senior Analyst, Network Management, EMA | Feb 27, 2017
Analyst Report, Network Management

As the architecture of digital business applications transitions toward the cloud, network teams are increasingly involved in assuring application performance across distributed infrastructure. Filling this new role effectively requires a deeper toolset than provided by APM alone, with both internal and external network-level visibility. In this post from EMA’s Shamus McGillicudy, we look at how modern NPM solutions empower network managers to tackle these new challenges.

Read More

Cloud-Native Network Management

By Jim Metzler, Vice-President,​ ​Ashton, Metzler and Associates | Feb 21, 2017
Network Management

As IT technologies evolve toward greater reliance on the cloud, longstanding networking practitioners are adapting to a new environment. The changes are easier to implement in greenfield companies than in more established brownfield enterprises. In this third post of a three-part series, analyst Jim Metzler talks with Kentik’s Alex Henthorn-Iwane about how network management is impacted by the differences between the two situations.

Read More

Kentik Hackathon!

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Feb 13, 2017
Company

The range, creativity, and skills of the Kentik engineering team were on full display at our recent on-site for local and remote engineers. Gathering to confer on coming product enhancements, the team also enjoyed San Francisco dining and tried recreational welding and blacksmithing. But the highlight was our first-ever hackathon, which yielded an array of smart ideas for extending the capabilities of the Kentik Detect platform.

Read More

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.

Read More

Arbocalypse Now: Saving Yourself from DDoS Appliance EOL

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Jan 30, 2017
Network Management

With end-of-life coming this summer for Peakflow 7.5, many Arbor Networks customers face another round of costly upgrades to older, soon-to-be-unsupported appliance hardware. In this post we look at how Arbor users pay coming and going to continue with appliance-based DDoS detection, and we consider whether that makes sense given the availability of a big data SaaS like Kentik Detect.

Read More

Culture War: How Network vs. Cloud Impacts Tools

By Jim Metzler, Vice-President,​ ​Ashton, Metzler and Associates | Jan 23, 2017
Analyst Report, Network Management

As cloud computing continues to gain ground, there’s a natural tension in IT between cloud advocates and those who prefer the status quo of in-house networking. In part two of his three-part series on this “culture war,” analyst Jim Metzler clarifies what is — and is not — involved in the transition to the cloud, and how the adoption of cloud computing impacts the way that network organizations should think about the management tools they use.

Read More

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.

Read More
1 2 3 9