Education & Research
Learning from your network
Across campus and around the globe, today’s educational and research networks are vital for learning and collaboration, covering everything from classrooms and labs to administrative offices and residence halls. The daily challenges range from abuse, attacks, and anomalies to performance issues, capacity planning, and cost optimization. For fast, comprehensive answers, you need Kentik Detect®, the only network traffic intelligence solution that’s purpose-built on a cloud-scale big data platform.
Whether it’s for a research university, undergraduate college, or a regional education network, your infrastructure generates a huge volume of traffic flow data. The key to ensuring network performance, efficiency, and availability is to learn what that data can teach you. But until now the compute and storage limitations of legacy tools have kept you from those insights. To fully optimize and protect your network services, you need real-time monitoring and analytics at Internet scale, which you can only get from the scale-out big data architecture of Kentik Detect.
Learn more about the benefits of Kentik Detect’s purpose-built big data architecture.
See what you're serving
In education, network operations is a balancing act. Instructional, research, residential, and administrative users each come with their own sets of service priorities. And external links are dizzyingly diverse: national and regional R&E networks (Internet2, Canarie, GEANT, etc.), supercomputing centers, commercial transit providers, and perhaps even Web companies such as Google and Facebook. How can you ensure optimal service for all users? You need the kind of exceptional network visibility — both internal and external — that only real time big data can provide.
How does Kentik provide visibility into performance? See our Visibility and Performance page.
One SaaS, many cases
Legacy appliances and software tools are easily overwhelmed by high-volume traffic. So they typically focus on just one aspect of the network whole. But Kentik Detect provides a comprehensive view, without inefficient silos that fragment groups, slow response times, and inflate costs. Multiple types of network data — NetFlow, BGP, GeoIP, etc. — are ingested at scale, available for ad-hoc querying within seconds, and stored unsummarized for months. The result is a fast, unified SaaS solution for multiple use cases: monitoring, troubleshooting, planning, peering/transit, and security.
What makes dedicated on-premises visibility obsolete? See our blog post on Top 10 Reasons to Leave Legacy NPM Behind.
Smart DDoS defense
You can’t predict when you’ll be attacked, but you can minimize the impact of DDoS with a smarter, faster response. Kentik Detect gives you sophisticated policy-driven detection that’s informed by big data analytics. It lets you automatically trigger mitigation, either built-in or chosen from third-party products and services. Use portal dashboards to help you spot attacks as they start, and our Data Explorer to expedite troubleshooting and plan for enhanced resiliency. With unsurpassed detection accuracy and speed, Kentik Detect is your best defense against DDoS disruption.
Need a better DDoS detection solution? Visit our DDoS Detection & Mitigation page.