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December 2016

A10 Integration with Anomaly Detection

A10 logoOn top of the already offered RTBH mitigation method, our Anomaly Detection system now supports integration with A10’s Thunder TPS Series mitigation hardware.
What this basically means is that if you already own or plan on acquiring such appliances, you can leverage all of Kentik Detect’s powerful Anomaly Detection system and couple it with A10 for mitigation.

To configure the Kentik end of an A10 TPS mitigation platform for use within policies, go to the Mitigation menu under the Alerts and click on the +Create Mitigation Platform, as shown in the screenshots below:

A10 Integration

Matrix visualization

 Matrix visualizations are described at length in this Knowledge Base article.

A “Matrix view” is now available in the Data Explorer, find it amongst the already existing Display Types section of the query side panel
Matrix view type 

Here are a few concrete examples of uses cases for Matrix Views:

  • Transit providers might want to look at Top 10 Source ASNs vs Destination ASNs matrix of traffic. This might be a good way of trying to identify strategic content or eyeball prospects to engage in the future.

  • Building a matrix of cross-PoP traffic for capacity planning purposes.

  • Looking at PPS between different farms of servers or even between top talkers in a Datacenter setup…

Alerting v3 Updates

Minimum look-back for baselining

→ More details on Look-back Alert Policy settings in this Knowledge Base entry.

You can now use the Minimum Look-back setting to specify the minimum number of hours or days that baseline data collection is performed before a baseline is made available for comparison by alerting policies. 

In-policy creation of notification channels

→ More details on Alert Notification Channels in this Knowledge Base entry.

You now create a new notification channel from directly within the threshold notification-add function. 

Dashboard editing overhaul

→ Knowledge Base entries detailing Dashboard usage and creation are located here.

The dashboard layout infrastructure has been redesigned to improve speed and ease of use. This comes with a streamlined user experience as part of our constant effort to streamline usability of our most used features.

Dashboard Edit screen

Scheduled exports

Exports and scheduled reports have been redesigned for ease of use.
Here’s an example of the overhauled Email Subscription experience:


And the Export feature in Dashboards and Views updated experience:

Export feature alert

BGP Status within device screen

You can now tell the state of your BGP sessions in the Device List table in the Devices page, which is found under the Admin menu.

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