France-IX Members Gain Deep Network Visibility from Kentik’s Network Traffic Intelligence Platform

PARIS and SAN FRANCISCO – May 4, 2017 – France-IX, the premier Internet Peering Service Provider in France, and Kentik, the leader in network traffic intelligence for performance management and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection, today announced a partnership that offers France-IX peering members real-time intelligence solutions in a first-ever offering for IXP services.

As the latest France-IX Marketplace seller, Kentik marks the beginning of the partnership with an exclusive offer for any France-IX member in Paris: a free-of-charge single license for Kentik Detect, its flagship big data platform that converts network data – including NetFlow, sFlow, IPFIX and BGP – into business intelligence. Leveraging Kentik Detect, France-IX members have access to the most granular, real-time traffic analysis, DDoS and anomaly detection, and intuitive peering analytics.

“Digital businesses across the globe today are sitting on a vast amount of untapped insights buried within their network traffic data that traditional performance monitoring tools cannot uncover,” said Avi Freedman, co-founder and CEO of Kentik. “Our customers are getting an unprecedented level for visibility for network operations, in combination with business intelligence that advances their security posture and increases revenue. With this new partnership with France-IX, their members will receive complimentary access to tactical and strategic traffic intelligence through their exchange infrastructure, and Kentik will grow its reach in France and Western Europe.”

Through the new partnership, France-IX members can explore Kentik’s NetFlow ad-hoc traffic analysis service, with the flexibility to decide the number of routers they wish to have supervised by Kentik. With a single VLAN connection through the France-IX platform in Paris, members can start benefiting from Kentik’s innovative service in just one business day.

“With this unique partnership, France-IX adds Software-as-a-Service to the six other services already available through its Marketplace. Kentik’s disruptive services illustrate perfectly what the France-IX Marketplace is all about: the perfect toolkit for agile network managers looking for the best value for money in record times,” explained Delphine Masciopinto, Chief Commercial Officer at France-IX. “We will keep adding further services, such as Kentik’s, to provide the best innovations to our members.”

Kentik Detect stores raw flow records, BGP and other data for 90 days and offers powerful analysis on billions of data points in seconds, establishing dashboards, data patterns and baselines to help distinguish what is normal or not. Kentik’s services are available in all France-IX points of presence in Paris: Interxion PAR1, PAR2 and PAR5, Iliad DC2 and DC3, Telehouse 2 and 3, and Equinix Telecity PA6 and PA7.

About Kentik
Kentik is the network traffic intelligence company. Kentik processes hundreds of billions of data records per day and equips service providers and enterprise network operations teams with actionable insights and superior DDoS defense, enabling them to deliver an optimal network experience for digital business operations. The company was founded by network and big data technologists and executives from companies such as Akamai, CloudFlare, YouTube, and Netflix, with decades of experience in operations, architecture, and distributed systems. Kentik is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit www.kentik.com or follow @KentikInc on Twitter.

About France-IX
France-IX is the Premier Internet Peering Service Provider in France, offering public and private interconnection services through its carrier and data center neutral exchange points in Paris and Marseille.

France-IX interconnects several hundreds of telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers, content delivery networks and all other Internet networks worldwide with significant traffic in the Internet French market. This enhances the affordability and latency of the Internet traffic exchanged between its members and thus improves the overall quality of the Internet in France.

Founded in June 2010 with the support of the French Internet community, France-IX is a member-based association whose core values are neutrality, sustainability and constant improvement of the Internet. For more information go to France-IX website www.franceix.net.