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Kentik Recognized with Frost & Sullivan 2019 Product Award for Cloud-based Network Operations

Frost and Sullivan Award

SAN FRANCISCO – March 20, 2019 – Kentik®, the provider of network analytics for the cloud-native world, today announced it is the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 Product Line Strategy Award in the global cloud-based network operations industry. Kentik’s recognition comes at a time when large enterprises and service providers increasingly struggle to understand the growing volume and complexity of network traffic and its business impact, particularly as more applications and workloads move to one or multi-cloud environments.

According to Frost & Sullivan’s analysis, with Kentik “a more meaningful context can be derived that allows network engineers to determine the core issues of the disaggregated network and then neutralize them effectively.”

“Frost & Sullivan commends Kentik for delivering an analysis solution that unifies the needs of both network and security teams and provides a more meaningful fault analysis of the network and its associated applications,” stated the Frost & Sullivan award analysis.

Kentik was recognized for its modern network analytics, including:

  • Bringing observability to the network layer of the application stack. “To provide observability for networks, Kentik tags raw network data with business-level attributes, along with other information, such as geolocation and routing data, to ascertain the network’s path. Tagging the traffic with many threat indicators allows engineers to identify any malicious traffic,” wrote Frost & Sullivan.

  • Kentik Data Engine (KDE), the company’s proprietary distributed column-store database that collects, enriches and stores large volumes of raw network data. “KDE can recreate entire conversations that occurred on the network, based on boundary conditions supplied by the customer,” stated Frost & Sullivan.

  • API-first approach, “meaning it is easier to integrate the solution with other tools or solutions built in-house by the customer. Engineering the platform as API-first is a big improvement over most other solutions that do not have many APIs, which limits the integration with other applications in data centers situated across different regions worldwide,” noted Frost & Sullivan.

“We are proud of our team for delivering on a platform that combines traditional network visibility requirements with modern, cloud-native needs, for both enterprise and service providers’ operations and security teams,” said Avi Freedman, co-founder and CEO of Kentik. “We appreciate the recognition as a leader in this industry and we thank Frost & Sullivan for their research. It is well-timed, given cloud-native adoption among enterprise DevOps groups and service providers as they push to 5G and edge deployments.”

Download the complete Frost & Sullivan industry research on Kentik, or learn more about Kentik’s modern network analytics by requesting a live demo.


Easily the world’s most powerful network insight and analytics for the cloud-native world, Kentik® uses real-time traffic analysis, uniquely enriched with application, routing, and internet context to power the network operations of leading enterprises and cloud and communication service providers (CSPs). 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

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