ISP Cogent Communications deployed Kentik Detect to automate traffic engineering, optimize network performance, and find new revenue streams. This is the fifth of the 10 top global ISPs that leverages Kentik on its network.
Kentik announced updates to its network analytics platform, Kentik Detect. The developments – which enable added context and ease of use for fast network insights – are part of Kentik’s mission to provide enterprises and service providers with real-time actionable intelligence for both technical and business operations.
Enterprises continue to shift big data workloads to the cloud. And while the move doesn’t require a total overhaul of IT skills, Kentik Co-founder and CEO Avi Freedman points out in this TechTarget article a few things to consider.
In this interview, Avi Freedman, Kentik’s co-founder and CEO, discusses why Kentik’s approach is unique in the market and gives his vision of where the company is headed next.
The latest Packet Pushers podcast looks at the difficulty of getting visibility in the cloud and on provider networks. Kentik Co-founder & CEO Avi Freedman discusses how Kentik can help.
Nearly everything critical to business now crosses over a wire that requires network connectivity. In this article, Kentik Co-founder & CEO Avi Freedman explains how and why execs should now accept: The network doesn’t just serve the business — it sees the business.
“Many security issues can now be proactively stopped and/or more quickly and deeply investigated by leveraging data coming from the network,” said Kentik’s Justin Ryburn in an article on 2018 priorities.
Kentik briefed the Tech Field Day delegation for about 2 hours. In this podcast episode, PackPushers focuses on specific Kentik features discussed around network peering and planning.
Kentik presented last at recent Networking Field Day and “did a great job,” according to NetCraftsmen advisor Peter Welcher. “I started with high expectations, since I was aware that previous KentiK NFD presentations received high reviews. And I was not disappointed,” said Welcher.
Looking over the networking and VoIP startup landscape this year, it’s clear that software is front and center when it comes to innovation. The vast majority of the startups highlighted, including Kentik, crafted solutions around SaaS, networking monitoring and performance, and SD-WAN – all with the goal of making networking easier to manage and consume.
Network operators are becoming more adept at using their network traffic data in a variety of ways: To assure service delivery; bolster security; and improve customer experience, to name just a few. Now, Kentik is explaining to operators how they can leverage its platform to also identify sales prospects.
Cloud-based Network traffic intelligence startup Kentik announced the launch of a formal global channel program to meet increasing demand for network analytics that inform real-time business and technical operations decisions.
CRN notes Kentik wins kudos for launching its first channel program.
Kentik has taken the wraps off its first-ever Global Partner Program, aimed at driving net new SaaS sales for channel partners from the likes of Cisco and Juniper Networks.
Network administrators are responsible for protecting enterprise data from a number of security threats. Here the Kentik team weighs in on two of the 10 bad habits you must avoid to be most effective.
Performance monitoring company Kentik is making inroads in Japan. The company scored a deal with Japanese telecom operator KDDI, in which KDDI will deploy Kentik‘s performance monitoring technology in its network to improve visibility and increase performance. In addition, it signed a reseller agreement with Japanese systems integrator Net One Systems.
Kentik has signed a reseller agreement with Net One Systems, a Japan-based cloud infrastructure integrator, APMdigest reports.
According to a recent survey by Kentik, the Internet of Things is beginning to have a significant influence on network performance but the cloud still complicates networks more.
Cloud adoption is still the most vexing factor in increased network complexity, ahead of the internet of things (IoT), software-defined networking (SDN), and network functions virtualization (NFV), according to a new survey conducted by Kentik.
A third of respondents indicated that the cloud adds the greatest network complexity to their organization, according to a new report from Kentik.
With cloud adoption as the largest factor in increased network complexity, network automation and integrated tools are needed for machine learning to be successful, according to Kentik’s new survey.
Cloud adoption — not disruptive trends such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) — is introducing the most complexity into enterprise networking, according to a new study from Kentik.
Kentik, the leader in network traffic intelligence, today released the initial results of a survey to determine how network challenges are affecting digital transformation. Here DevOps.com reports on Kentik’s survey of 203 IT professionals attending the recent Cisco Live conference.
Kentik released the initial results of a survey to determine how network challenges are affecting digital transformation. VMBlog reports on the findings, including that “cloud adoption is still the largest factor in increased network complexity.”
Network traffic intelligence company Kentik surveyed over 200 IT professionals attending Cisco Live 2017 to discover the network challenges raised by digital transformation. Beta News shares the results.
DevOps requires careful planning, continued attention, and a purposeful approach. In this article, Kentik’s VP of Strategic Alliances Jim Frey advices that DevOps engineers must be network-aware. “A good DevOps engineer will recognize that you have to account for the network in your design, your planning and your testing.”
The London Internet Exchange’s summer issue of HotLINX Magazine is out. Included in the new issue is a feature on Kentik’s ‘Ultimate Exit’ to help manage the cost of network traffic.
New research identified 14 key areas that organizations should be focusing on in order to be effective when managing their IT operations in digital economy.
“Business is going very well. In 2016, we grew revenue sixfold from where we started the year, and we’re continuing to grow strongly,” Kentik Co-founder and CEO Avi Freedman told the Business Journal.
Enterprises have different standards of downtime tolerance, which often vary between applications. Kentik CEO Avi Freedman comments on how to set your expectations and avoid unnecessary – and unwanted – downtime.
While tech skills are a must, successful DevOps engineers also possess the ability to collaborate, multi-task, be network-aware, and always put the customer first.
APMdigest asked experts across the industry — including analysts, consultants and vendors — for their opinions on the next steps for IT Operations Analytics (ITOA). Kentik expects ITOA’s next major evolution will be harnessing real-time big data for performance management.
Peering service provider France-IX has announced that cloud-based networking analytics specialist Kentik has joined its marketplace programme with an exclusive offer.
In this guest feature, Kentik suggests that yet we’re still in the early innings of big data, and two major aspects of maturation are defining the future of the industry.
France-IX and Kentik have partnered to enhance network traffic intelligence and denial-of-service (DDoS) protection.
France-IX and Kentik today announced a partnership that offers France-IX peering members real-time intelligence solutions in a first-ever offering for IXP services.
France-IX, an Internet Peering Service Provider in France, and Kentik announced a partnership that offers France-IX peering members real-time intelligence solutions in an offering for IXP services.
Kentik is shortlisted for “Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor” in this year’s Light Reading annual Leading Lights Awards. The awards recognize innovation, business acumen and diversity in the industry.
DDoS threat is real and out there, so it has to be taken seriously into account. Many tools are trying to solve the problem. Kentik has a powerful alerting feature that can help engineers in automating the detection and mitigation of an attack.
Top secure messaging and email apps are said to be safe from CIA hacking tools, but organisations are urged to assess their own vulnerability if the tools were to fall into the hands of cyber criminals.
To gather insights on the state of Big Data today, we spoke with 22 executives from 20 companies who are working in Big Data themselves or providing Big Data solutions to clients. Here’s what they told us when we asked, “What are the technical solutions you use to collect and analyze data?”
Avi Freedman, cofounder and CEO, Kentik, talks network performance within the IoT and says that devices and appliances from the home and office have the potential to be hacked or “listen” in on users in the future. To combat this, he suggests a “trust but verify” mindset when it comes to security and predicts that with so many networks connected to the Internet, segmentation is set to occur within the IoT.
There are no shortage of network monitoring tools out there. The utility of each can be debated, but the enterprise is not hurting in terms of volume. In this crowded field, how do you differentiate and stand out? I saw Kentik present their take with their Kentik Detect solution for network monitoring at Networking Field Day last week. They definitely stand apart from the crowd.
Read Kentik VP of Strategic Alliances Jim Frey’s insights on how SaaS and big data will become mainstream for IT operations analytics.
Kentik was named to the Network Computing list of top 10 networking startups to watch. Kentik is among startups that are focused on providing new techniques for network monitoring and analytics, an area they say traditional monitoring tools fall far short of meeting today’s enterprise and service provider needs.
Read why it’s time to move beyond traditional approaches to DDoS detection based on limited appliances, and leverage the power of big data to get far more accurate detection and automated mitigation.
Read sage advice for entrepreneurs from Kentik CEO Avi Freedman and other business leaders.
Kentik Solutions Engineering Director, Jim Meehan, shares ten ways to get the most from network traffic and other meta data to help with network engineering, DDoS protection and greater IT automation.
IoT manufacturers have shipped huge armies — hundreds of millions of devices across the digital galaxy — where they stand sentinel as internet-connected surveillance cams for our homes and businesses, monitor our children, keep track of our grocery and detergent levels, manage lighting and power, and perform endless other tasks. But these apparently helpful devices come with dark secrets.
Read Kentik CEO Avi Freedman’s prediction on how NPM will evolve in 2017.
RouterFreak follows up its previous review of the Kentik Detect platform with a review and walkthrough of the capabilities of Kentik NPM.
Responding to questions from 451 Research about the current DDoS attacks, Avi Freedman, Kentik CEO (and longtime Internet infrastructure expert) described an innovative federated model for DDoS solutions, bearing some resemblance to some advanced CDN models that he has suggested in the past (Freedman led Akamai’s early networking strategy).
The writing’s on the wall – it’s time for appliance-based network performance solutions to go bye-bye. At least that’s how Alex Henthorn-Iwane of Kentik sees it.
Network managers should get ready, because 2017 is looking like it will deliver a large crop of threats from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The reason is that the millions of IoT devices sown into fertile soil of our digital economy have turned out to be demon seeds. Developed with bad DNA–gaping security holes that make them perfectly suited to be colonized into botnets, IoT devices are being harvested into botnets by the hundreds of thousands, if not millions. If your organization relies on internet traffic for any critical aspect of its business, it’s time to improve your defenses.
Kentik CEO Avi Freedman describes the escalating threat from DDoS attacks, why traditional DDoS detection is insufficient and how big data makes DDoS protection more accurate while adding deeper analytics.
IDC recognized four startups including Kentik, as innovators in cloud monitoring.
Kentik CEO Avi Freedman shares lessons learned from his early days in running startups.
Kentik CEO Avi Freedman discusses the growing DDoS threat and how businesses can protect themselves in 2017.
Kentik’s Alex Henthorn-Iwane explains that the recent, devastating DDoS attack on Dyn (and others) by IoT botnets has been years in the making due to industry negligence, in a plot line that would make a spy novel writer proud.
One of the three “ways”—or principles that DevOps guru Gene Kim articulates as defining DevOps—is amplifying feedback loops. One of the key ways that Ops contributes to this amplification is by implementing rich monitoring instrumentation of operational conditions. The move toward more automated configuration management and the rise of cloud-friendly application performance management suites have gone a long way to providing strong feedback loops. However, network performance monitoring (NPM) is sorely in need of cloudification to become relevant to DevOps.
Kentik CEO Avi Freedman writes about how we got to the state of facing of an IoT botcalypse.
With security breaches and site outages making the headlines, it’s no wonder that security and network performance monitoring companies are appealing to investors. Kentik made the list of top funding rounds for companies covered by SDXCentral.
To find out what tactics and methods companies can utilize to enhance the security of their supply chains and contribute to global supply chain security, we asked a panel of security experts and supply chain professionals to answer this question: “What steps should companies take to secure their supply chains against cyber attacks/data breaches?”
Covers the need for more powerful detection and forensic intelligence when dealing with the “new normal” of more powerful DDoS attacks.
We recently spoke to Avi Freedman, CEO of Kentik, the maker of a cloud-based network visibility and analytics solution that provides deep insights into network traffic behavior. The Kentik Detect platform allows service providers and enterprises to make quicker decisions about network performance, based on the analysis of tens of billions of data records each day. In the following Q&A, Avi explains how telecommunications companies are adopting network analytics to create new service offerings for their customers.
The explosion of poorly secured, internet-connected devices is creating a growing cyber threat. Malware silently roams the internet looking for weak spots, like a hooded burglar trying doors and windows in the dark. What can be done about this issue. Read what Kentik CEO Avi Freedman and other experts have to say.
In this byline, Kentik Co-founder and CEO Avi Freedman notes, “The world today runs on networks, so it pays to know your network; but that knowledge can only come through a new scale of network visibility.”
Twenty-five years into the World Wide Web, networks have become indispensable. Yet, the tools available to understand what’s happening and what to do about it were built on assumptions and architectures that predate the current state of networking by a decade or more. That leaves existing infrastructure-visibility systems without the scope and capacity to operate efficiently at web scale or provide timely answers to critical questions. This article introduces a solution to that problem.
I was recently highly impressed with a presentation by one of the vendors at Network Field Day 12, Kentik. In summary, what I perceive that Kentik has built is a highly optimized big data back end which is capable of consuming, organizing and presenting the data in near real-time fashion. Kentik continually injests data from data sources such as NetFlow, sFlow, IPFIX, SNMP and BGP and can return a wealth of data based on this information in near real time for the last 90 days or longer!
Network performance monitoring (NPM) is evolving from its focus on traditional notions like centralized data centers, running monolithic applications, and serving internal-only users within a private WAN. Modern NPM addresses the digital operations realities of distributed application components, hybrid cloud and Internet audiences.
According to Gartner, migration to the cloud creates a fundamental shift in network traffic that traditional network performance monitoring tools fail to cover. I&O leader must consider cloud-centric monitoring technologies. Those in the digital stream of commerce must understand network performance management (NPM) for today’s cloud-centric, distributed applications. To get a deeper understanding, I spoke with Avi Freedman, co-founder and CEO of Kentik.
Read DZone’s Tom Smith’s interview with Kentik CEO Avi Freedman on how Network Performance Management (NPM) and Application Performance Management (APM) complement eachother.
In many organizations, networks are at the core of the business. Any interruption of access from the outside world turns off the revenue spigot, impacting profit and creating a bad user experience that can damage customer satisfaction and result in permanent loss of patronage. What’s why speed is so important in detecting, diagnosing, and responding to Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
Companies that were built from the ground up as digital enterprises are hyper-vigilant about their digital supply chains. However, many non-digital native companies have given scant attention to managing the digital supply chains that power their own online operations. Avi Freedman explains how to get it right.
Thriving as a specialty data analytics platform, Kentik Technologies, Inc. is doing pretty well in its lane. The network performance analyzer has raised $23 million in Series B funding in a round led by Third Point Ventures, with participation by existing investors August Capital, Data Collective (DCVC), First Round Capital, and Engineering Capital, and new investors Glynn Capital and David Ulevitch.
Network analytics startup Kentik Technologies locked down a $23 million Series B this morning.
Kentik Technologies, founded by former network operators to provide network analytics in the cloud, has received a $23 million third round of funding, bringing the total to $38.2 million.
Since launching its ground-breaking SaaS-based network traffic analysis platform a year ago, Kentik has been making nice progress in the industry. The company just announced a Series B round of funding — a nice sum of $23 million. To dig in a little deeper into that funding news and to find out what they have planned going forward, I spoke with Kentik’s co-founder and CEO, Avi Freedman.
Kentik Technology, a network traffic monitoring company, announced today a $23 million Series B funding round led by Third Point Ventures in addition to existing investors August Capital, Data Collective, First Round Capital, and Engineering Capital, as well as new investors Glynn Capital and David Ulevitch.
Kentik has been selected as one of five winners of the inaugural call for start-ups launched by Go Ignite, a global telecom alliance among four major telcos, at Mobile World Congress 2016, the company said.
Kentik VP Strategic Alliances Jim Frey thinks talks about how Kentik delivers scalable, easy to deploy solutions that provide security and performance intelligence.
Network traffic intelligence specialist Kentik emerged from stealth last June with its flagship network analytics solution, Kentik Detect. The SaaS solution offers real-time, actionable insight into traffic activity and DDoS attacks. In June, Kentik unveiled enhancements including multidimensional traffic analytics, flow visualizations and network performance metrics.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises many busienss and lifestyle benefits. The promise comes with a dark shadow however.
“CIOs need to build data-driven network operations practices,” said Avi Freedman (@avifreedman), CEO and co-founder, Kentik. “We now have commercial Big Data network analytics tools available in the public cloud that can transform a flood of network data into actionable intelligence.”
The depth of information Kentik Detect provides, is invaluable when it comes to understanding what is currently happening on your network, and what has happened on it previously. When this information is used in conjunction with the alerting system anomalies are quickly detected which enables engineers to take a proactive (as opposed to reactive) approach to the running and maintenance of their network.
The Internet is exploding with menace. Among other exploits, distributed denial of service (DDoS) is becoming ever more pervasive and dangerous. Trying to fix DDoS on the Internet can seem daunting, like dealing with all the fish in the seas. This where the progress made in restoring U.S. fisheries provides a hopeful angle. Using the right approach, based on science and sound management, you can really make a difference.
Ever wonder why your client’s network is “slow”? Or if the network is at fault in the first place? To get definitive insights into what comprises network traffic, flow-based network instrumentation is the key.
The technology — branded in Auvik’s interface as AuvikFlow — is now available in Auvik’s cloud-based RMM platform through a partnership with San Francisco-based Kentik, another cloud-based offering that connects NetFlow, and does analysis.
No better example of big data analytics yesterday than Kentik’s visual reporting on its capacity to expose network relationships for Networking Engineering & Operations. Making what has to be the most complex routing for any of us to conceptualize–paths of data traffic from originator to recipient around the world–into what we can only be described as concurrent interlacing ribbons of transmission: these are a must-see. Request the deck from Jim Frey.
You may or may not be excited about software-defined networking. Gartner recently declared SDN to have hit the “trough of disillusionment” in its famous hype cycle. But make no mistake, networks will change to become more programmatically accessible. So, it’s time to start thinking about bringing network operations, specifically network performance management, into the software-defined era.
How many organizations understand their digital supply chain? Today, digital business either constitutes or determines a significant proportion of the profits made in the global economy. Even pirates get this, as evidenced by the Verizon RISK report on how pirates hacked a major shipping conglomerate to figure out which containers to break into when hijacking a ship and minimize on board time.
Managed service providers have improved options for analyzing and managing network traffic with the announcement of a partnership between Auvik Networks and Kentik.
Jim Frey looks back at how Internet traffic analysis has evolved, and why cloud and big data are the future.
PenTeleData has selected a solution from Radware and Kentik to help protect its customers from DDoS attacks.
As part of the Tech Field Day Extra crew at Interop 2016, I got to sit in on a great presentation by Avi Freedman from Kentik…. Looks like my “It’s the network, not my server!” days are numbered! Sys admins beware!
PenTeleData adopted Radware’s DDoS mitigation, requiring integration with Kentik network traffic visibility and DDoS detection.
Streaming completes the transition of music from something you have to a service experience. Streaming music providers are building out private CDN infrastructure and big data analytics to ensure that they can ensure music traffic and revenues flow freely.
Alex Henthorn-Iwane discusses the power of rich data in boosting the speed and accuracy of network performance, and overall user experience.
In this episode of the IoT Time Podcast, Ken Briodagh, editorial director at IoT Evolution World sits down with Avi Freedman, CEO, Kentik, to talk about security, edge computing, and our future Skynet overlords.
DDoS is an ever-present scourge. Thankfully, NetFlow offers practical insight into both DDoS and deeper exploits, particularly when you drill down for granular detail. We’ll show how to use raw NetFlow data, enhanced with GeoIP, to examine a DDoS attack that was accompanied by something potentially more damaging.
How much would it matter to you if all of a sudden your company’s Internet traffic started going somewhere else? Maybe to your competitor, a criminal organization, or a foreign government? Sound bad?
Scalability, security, cost savings, integration/connectivity, and stability/availability are all important elements of cloud-based applications.
This survey of cloud based application development practices found that companies tend to be agnostic with regards to frameworks, platforms, functionality, software, tools, languages and cloud types.
Kentik announced a major expansion of Kentik Detect, its flagship solution for cloud-based network visibility and analytics, which now offers Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) peering analytics, giving network operators deep, flexible and actionable insight into how their traffic traverses the Internet.
Kentik has expanded Kentik Detect, its flagship product for network operators, to include Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) peering analytics. What this means is a deeper understanding of network traffic which enables better control of packet transit costs for network operators and content providers too.
Wonder why there are so many DDoS attacks? Its because Internet infrastructure industry allows forgery today on a vast scale. Kentik CEO Avi Freedman explains the roots of the problem, the known solution that the industry won’t implement, and how to help.
Learn more about time-series reporting for performance optimization, and key metrics for microservices
Avi Freedman, CEO and co-founder of Kentik, joins the Packet Pushers to talk about how Kentik works, how the service extracts value from flow information, how Kentik compares to other visibility and monitoring products, and shares customer use cases.
Kentik’s Avi Freedman talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading’s CEO and founder, about his company’s analytics and network visibility tools, and how they differ from what’s already on the market.
Many sectors of IT have been deeply affected by the cloud, but a lagging outlier is IT Operations Management (ITOM). With a couple of exceptions, ITOM practices are still fairly siloed, engineer-centric, and based on-premises enterprise software and appliance tools. We’re going to see that change in a bigger than before in 2016. The reason is because the alternatives to cloud are increasingly unpalatable from a technical and economic basis.
Read more at http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2015/12/16/executive-viewpoint-2016-prediction-kentik-itom-experiences-rebirth-cloud#axzz3ufpoQmiA#0DEzcT5v7rZHCKC3.99