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Kentik Named a 2016 Gartner "Cool Vendor" for Availability and Performance

SAN FRANCISCO - April 26, 2016 - Kentik, the leading cloud-based provider of big-data network visibility, today announced its inclusion in Gartner’s 2016 Cool Vendors in Availability and Performance report.

“Kentik has developed a flexible, highly scalable network visibility solution that allows both SaaS-based and on-premise deployments,” said Avi Freedman, CEO of Kentik. “We believe our selection as a Gartner ‘Cool Vendor’ validates our market vision to allow all kinds of users the ability to unlock the value of their network traffic data, so they can assure service delivery and unleash innovation.”

The annual “Cool Vendor” reports evaluate emerging vendors that provide innovative technologies.

The Kentik Detect solution is applicable for many types of users, including IT Operations or Security Operations teams in large or midmarket companies; those with limited in-house monitoring systems; and those who have moved to the public cloud but still have requirements for global network visibility through the collection of flow records.

Gartner, Cool Vendors in Availability and Performance, 2016, Cameron Haight, Vivek Bhalla, Colin Fletcher, Sanjit Ganguli, 19 April 2016


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About Kentik

Kentik offers the industry’s first multi-tenant, scale-out SaaS solution for network traffic data that unlocks the intelligence businesses need to assure service delivery and unleash innovation. Kentik enables IT organizations to send, store and instantly analyze tens of billions of raw data records, equipping service providers, web companies and enterprise IT teams with actionable insights that drive innovation and profit. The company was founded by network and Big Data technologists and executives from Akamai, CloudFlare, YouTube and Netflix, with decades of experience in operations, architecture and distributed systems. Kentik is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Visit: or follow @KentikInc on Twitter.

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