Automation is Top Network Demand; Data Breach & User Experience are Top Concerns
SAN FRANCISCO – August 23, 2018 – Kentik®, the leader in network analytics, today published “The 2018 State of Network Management” report. The report highlights the results of a survey the company conducted of 531 networking industry professionals to determine current network trends and how enterprises and service providers are addressing industry challenges.
“Between multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and software-defined networking (SDN), there were about 15 years where the networking world was pretty static. Right now we’re in a world moving as fast as the ISP world did back in the 90s. Every few weeks there’s something new,” said Avi Freedman, co-founder and CEO of Kentik. “While the industry’s pace of innovation offers guaranteed excitement, our survey findings also reveal that organizations ultimately need a better understanding of their infrastructure in order for their businesses to benefit from all of the new developments.”
“With increased business reliance on internet connectivity, the network world has and will continue to get increasingly complex. We’re just in the early stages of how our industry will need to transform,” added Freedman. “But there’s good news: There’s progress being made. Many teams, including ours here at Kentik, are focused on rapidly solving these problems.”
Kentik’s findings are based on responses from 531 network professionals surveyed during Cisco Live 2018. The respondents spanned more than 12 industries, including education, government, healthcare, finance, retail, software, telecommunications and transportation sectors. Respondents varied in titles from C-level, to SVP/VPs, directors, and managers, to network and security engineers, architects, and associates. The majority of respondents came from organizations with 1,000 or more employees.
Easily the world’s most powerful network analytics, Kentik® uses real-time flow analysis, uniquely enriched with business and internet context to help enterprises and service providers protect their revenue and reputation. Kentik’s SaaS platform is built on a patented big data engine to deliver modern network analytics that is both powerful and easy to use. Kentik is based in San Francisco – learn more at www.kentik.com.