Why choose Kentik over ThousandEyes?

Test every second

If a 30-second outage can cost thousands, testing every minute is not good enough

Save time

Automatically configure and update tests based on your traffic

Our mesh is the best

All your points-of-presence displayed in a mesh grid for immediate troubleshooting

Get more for less

Considerably cheaper and no big-company pricing inflexibility

Reduce tool creep

Real traffic beautifully visualized alongside test traffic in a single pane of glass

Incredible support

Read our case studies to see how our service exceeds expectations

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Key features

KentikThousandEyes
High-density, bi-directional mesh tests and view
YES. Automated setup,
thousands of tests
NO. Manual setup,
dozens of tests
High-density grid tests
Find the one bad test among thousands
Free state-of-the-internet tests
SaaS apps, public clouds, BGP route viewer, public DNS services
SNMP and traffic-aware path views
See and solve problems
Automated test recommendations
One-click tests
Tests updated automatically with traffic changes
Correlate real traffic to synthetic measurements
Understand the impact of packet loss, latency or jitter
Network observability with troubleshooting workflows
Richer BGP data set
Number and diversity of vantage points for speed and accuracy
ThousandsHundreds
Integrated with AWS infrastructure
See the performance of inter-VPC routing and Direct Connects to your private cloud
Pricing for “continuous” and sub-1-minute testing
Syn credits included with platform license
Extensive global agent network
BGP route visualization

Customers love Kentik Synthetics — read why

See the big picture

Set up high-scale, multi-site performance mesh tests with just a few clicks. Our matrix view and visual cues show you problems anywhere — at a glance. See how applications are running between data centers and public clouds.
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Kentik shows the performance for literally hundreds of connections continuously. Immediately spot trouble in even the largest global networks.

Real traffic

Kentik’s traffic analytics tell you what’s really happening in your network — what applications are being used, and which ISPs and clouds they traverse. Performance metrics and traffic data together give you a real-world understanding.
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See a problem router in Path View and help determine root cause using detailed device metrics.

Great user experience

Kentik network observability helps you answer any question about your network. Many of those answers come through a great UX. Clearly see paths and path changes, network topology maps with performance data, and plot network telemetry using over 70 different pre-set charts.
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Path Visualization is a part of the BGP Monitor test results.
You can see the AS paths in real-time and at any point in the past.

Cloud integration

Monitor the AWS services that you depend on. See the network performance within and between cloud regions. See up to three years of history, view status codes, and see if DNS lookups are up to snuff. Identify the regions and VPCs that communicated with services and look at the traffic volumes.
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See a problem router in Path View and help determine root cause using detailed device metrics.

Kentik Reviews from Gartner Peer Insights

Don’t take our word for it! Read what out customers have to say in unbiased, real-world, verified reviews on Gartner Peer Insights.

Each year, Gartner Peer Insights recognizes vendors who are the most highly rated by their customers through the Customers’ Choice distinction.

Kentik was named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics.

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