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Research and Education

Education is home to the original “hybrid” networks — part service provider, part enterprise IT. To operate effectively across departments, facilities, campuses, and regional networks, you need to be able to plan capacity, optimize performance, protect against attacks, and troubleshoot outages. Kentik applies a modern cloud and big data architecture to these essential requirements so you can ensure a seamless experience for today’s tech-savvy learners.

“Kentik provides us network visibility we have never had in the past. We quickly see high-level status of network attackers with the ability to drill down to understand what response is required. Previously, we needed to already know what we were looking for in our netflow data, now the data informs us.”

Troy Jordan, Security Manager, University of Maine

University of Maine

“Kentik gives us increased visibility into our Cloud First Initiative efforts, providing us with powerful and concrete ways to examine the landscape of cloud vendors already in use, and the ability to monitor our peerings as initiative progress.”

IT Manager for Ivy League Research University

“We can easily investigate, discover, and share very intuitive information about network traffic patterns and events.”

Network Engineer for Top-20 University Business School

Solutions for Research and Education

Peering and Interconnection

Demystify the interaction of downstream and transit traffic flows to help identify peering opportunities, optimize routing, and negotiate more favorable contracts.
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  • Lower transit costs
  • Control service performance

WAN / SD-WAN Monitoring

Gain deep insight into actual WAN / SD-WAN traffic delivery to optimize end-to-end performance, defend against DDoS attacks, and drive network automation.
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  • Improve user experience
  • Ensure success of new SD-WAN implementations

DNS Monitoring

Kentik Detect enables you to closely monitor DNS infrastructure to ensure availability and performance. Detect anomalies that signal potential issues, and analyze performance based on actual user traffic rather than pre-defined tests.
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  • Gain deep insight into performance and patterns of actual DNS traffic
  • Ensure optimal DNS performance with real-time anomaly detection and alerting on any monitored parameter
  • Reduce network and infrastructure abuse

DDoS Defense

Get the industry’s most accurate detection of DDoS attacks. Multi-level thresholds escalate threats as they develop, and built-in integrations enable automated triggers for internal or third-party mitigation.
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  • Detect and defend up to 50% more attacks* (from techvalidate)
  • Enable turn-key, vendor-neutral protection
  • Utilize a single platform for attack detection, mitigation, and investigation

Network Cost Analytics

How are users, applications, and internal departments utilizing high-cost resources? Find out in Kentik Detect by uncovering the entry, path, and ultimate exit of network traffic. Fast and accurate multi-dimensional analyses help link costs to users, uncover opportunities for network optimization, and defer or eliminate network spend.
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  • Analyze network costs for users and applications and enable charge-back models
  • Optimize network performance while reducing overall costs
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