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Software and Cloud Networking Veteran Alan Cohen Joins Kentik’s Board of Directors

Cohen’s Go-to-Market and Product Leadership Will Help Propel Company to the Top of the Network Analytics and Operations Market

Alan CohenSAN FRANCISCO ─ December 19, 2018 ─ Kentik, the provider of network analytics for the cloud-native world, today announced that Alan Cohen – a former senior executive at Illumio, Nicira, Airespace, and Cisco – has joined Kentik as a board member.

“Organizations realize that the journey from data center to the cloud is the strategic direction for most of their applications and IT infrastructure, whether they have traditional or cloud-native architectures,” said Cohen. “Kentik’s modern approach to network analytics and proven business results for a wide range of market leaders – from large enterprise to the largest born-on-the-cloud organizations – is a game changer in terms of operations and business results. For those networks you own, and for those you don’t, it’s Kentik or DIY.”

“In Alan Cohen’s 25-year career across ground-breaking cloud software, networking, and security companies, he earned a well-deserved reputation as the seminal product and go-to-market executive from early stage through growth,” said Kentik Co-founder and CEO Avi Freedman. “Alan is ideally suited to help grow our company’s leadership in network analytics and operations as we continue to ensure our customers’ performance, security, revenue growth, and customer experience.”

Cohen’s past three early-stage companies generate over $6 billion in revenue today. Until recently, Cohen was the Chief Commercial Officer and Board Member at Illumio, the market leader in adaptive micro-segmentation. He was among the first dozen employees there. Prior to that, he was the VP of Marketing at Nicira, a network virtualization company, until it was acquired in 2012 by VMware for $1.26 billion. Cohen was also the VP of Product Management and Marketing at Airespace, the pioneer in centralized Wireless LANs, from the first 10 employees to its acquisition by Cisco for $463 million. Earlier in his career, Cohen held management and executive positions at the Department of Energy, Coopers & Lybrand, IBM, Cisco, and Tahoe Networks.


Easily the world’s most powerful network insight and analytics for the cloud-native world, Kentik® uses real-time flow 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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