451 Research Analyst Nancy Gohring notes, "As more workloads move to the cloud, we think Kentik will also have advantages over appliance-based systems, which typically can't closely track traffic over networks that aren't in the enterprise's control and that may not be able to match Kentik's scale."
SD-WAN offerings are emerging as a transformational opportunity for enterprise IT buyers, but conversely as a threat to Communication Service Providers' legacy MPLS WAN revenues. As CSPs respond by creating solutions based on Network Function Virtualization (NFV), they need to take advantage of advanced network analytics to build differentiated offerings. Learn more in this white paper by industry analyst Jim Metzler.
Digital service providers need to query network data for operational and security insights, with
volumes precluding traditional on-premise appliances. Ovum Senior Analyst Rik Turner writes, "Kentik’s SaaS approach with its purpose-built big data engine stands it in good stead in this market." Read the full report to find out why.
Network operations teams typically rely on a fragmented set of monitoring and troubleshooting tools, a situation that leads to ineffective management and network instability. IT organizations must adopt a new tool strategy that emphasizes integration, consolidation, and advanced analytics including big data. Learn more in this white paper by Enterprise Management Associates.
Kentik was chosen as an IDC Innovator due to its offer of a SaaS-based product that allows users to collect, visualize, and analyze network traffic and performance. It is a cloud-based network visibility and analytics solution that provides a panoramic view of any network. It monitors service delivery, detects DDoS attacks, optimizes internet peering, and unleashes innovation with unbounded ad hoc traffic analysis at scale.
Longtime networking and industry expert Avi Freedman thinks that blocking the anticipatable monster DDoS attacks to come probably requires innovative business and commercial structures, not just technology. Read this fascinating take on the future of DDoS protection in the face of unimaginably large attacks.
Analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates follows tools, technologies, and best practices for all aspects of IT management. See their independent review and assessment of Kentik Detect in this Vendor to Watch brief.
451 Research is focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation within emerging technology segments and provides timely insight to end user, service provider, vendor, and investor organizations worldwide. Read what 451 analysts Christian Renaud and Peter Christy found when they looked at Kentik.