The Data Explorer feature of the Kentik portal provides direct views into your network activity and traffic, from a high level down to the deep details on a flow-by-flow basis. Key capabilities include unlimited nested filtering and rapid click-through to get you the answers you need - fast! See just how powerful it is in this screencast video demonstration.
Avi Freedman, co-founder and CEO at Kentik, introduces the company to Networking Field Day 16. Kentik offers network traffic analytics, starting with flow information and augments it with routing and other metrics.
Jim Meehan, Director of Solutions Engineering at Kentik, reviews the UI and functionality of Kentik Detect, the SaaS-based network traffic intelligence platform. It's designed to keep the full resolution of network flow data, rather than an aggregated ingest. This enables the creation of summary reports, while still allowing for drill down into very narrow pieces of data.
Kentik Co-founder & CEO Avi Freedman provides a technical overview of the Kentik Data Engine (KDE). It is run in the cloud and designed for the particularly high ingest required to maintain full resolution of all network flow data. KDE allows for real-time stream processing of network traffic for anomaly detection. Avi goes into the details of how the system was designed from the ground up for that specific purpose.
Jim Meehan, Director of Solutions Engineering at Kentik, reviews using Kentik Detect for network peering analysis and planning purposes. This can be used by service providers, content source networks, and CDNs. Because Kentik Detect correlates flow data with other variables at full resolution, it gives organizations clear information to prioritize traffic for cost and performance.
Avi Freedman, co-founder and CEO of Kentik, shows off Kentik Detect as a plugin for DevOps tools such as Grafana. This provides a subset of data from the Kentik API that can be used alongside other application metrics in an overall dashboard.
Jim Meehan, Director of Solutions Engineering at Kentik, reviews Kentik Detect's alerting capabilities. The solution comes with predefined alert parameters around capacity, general anomalies, and DDoS threats, but these can also be defined per user preference. This can include specific filters and datasets, as well as historical baselines for context.