Kentik - Network Flow Analytics

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
  • “Kentik has made analyzing our flow data and detecting DDoS attacks a breeze.”
    Andrew Laubach, Senior Network Architect
  • “I recommend Kentik for its flexibility and the depth of the solution, as well as the speed of generating reports. Kentik gives us better insights than our previous in-house flow data applications. (We went through three different ones.)”
    Larry Konig, Network Operations Manager
  • “We used Kentik to assist a school during a major DDoS event. With Kentik, we were able to show them what was happening simply and effectively.”
    Sean Carr, Engineer
  • “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 & Interconnection

Identify remote networks to target for direct interconnection and understand the potential impacts on new and existing connectivity—to help identify peering opportunities, optimize routing, and negotiate more favorable contracts.

Benefits:

  • Find opportunities to optimize costs or improve performance via new connectivity
  • Evaluate potential peering partners and build data-driven business cases for interconnection
  • Measure traffic ratios and enforce peering agreements

WAN/SD-WAN

Gain deep insight into actual WAN / SD-WAN traffic delivery to optimize end-to-end performance, defend against DDoS attacks, and drive network automation. Learn more.

Benefits:

  • Improve user experience
  • Ensure success of new SD-WAN implementations

DDoS Defense

Kentik includes the industry’s most accurate detection of DDoS attacks and other anomalies such as large-scale data exfiltration. Multi-level thresholds escalate threats as they develop, and built-in integrations enable automated triggers for internal or third-party mitigation.

Benefits:

  • Detect and defend up to 50% more attacks* (TechValidate 2017 Customer Survey)
  • Eliminate false positives/negatives and decrease response time with automatic ML-based traffic profiling
  • Visualize attack characteristics and network impact
  • Trigger automatic mitigation actions including RTBH, Flowspec, and external mitigation hardware or services

Network Cost Analytics

As networks expand, costs for bandwidth and other network resources grow along with ever-increasing traffic volumes. However, predicting those costs has been difficult. Network managers must understand complex service provider billing models in addition to accurately measuring traffic volumes at hundreds or thousands of interfaces across the network. Kentik’s cost analytics workflow dramatically simplifies this task by combining provider billing models with real traffic measurements to produce dollars-and-cents figures that make cost prediction simple.

Benefits:

  • Understand the drivers of overall network spend
  • True up provider invoices and discover billing errors
  • Eliminate billing surprises with automatic cost forecasts
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