Kentik - Network Flow Analytics

Kentik for Enterprises

Kentik is the network intelligence platform for the connected world, trusted by the leading digital enterprises globally. With Kentik, businesses eliminate the visibility and intelligence gap associated with running dynamic and complex networks, and achieve greater network performance, reliability and security. The Kentik Network Intelligence Platform ingests diverse data streams from the internet, edge, cloud, data center and hybrid infrastructures and provides real-time visualizations and AIOps-powered insights and automation.

Insights & Alerting

Today’s huge, enterprise networks carry gigabits or terabits of traffic. The volume of alerts and potential network problems continues to grow, false alarms mask real problems, and network teams struggle to keep pace. Kentik’s ML-based detection engine finds problems that might be missed with traditional tools and generates insights that help network teams prioritize issues by impact and importance.

Benefits:

  • Simplify monitoring with built-in, zero-configuration detection
  • Discover emerging network events before they affect customer experience
  • Triage and prioritize events to reduce resolution times (MTTR)

“There’s no cloud without the network, and effective network operations without proper visibility is almost impossible to achieve. That’s a challenge that Kentik is purpose-built to resolve. The ability of Kentik’s platform to detect anomalies, facilitate rapid problem identification, and automate corrective responses is key to delivering highly-available cloud services.”

Denis Ducharme, Program Director for IBM Cloud Platform Network and Infrastructure

Network Troubleshooting

Resolving network problems and mysteries is challenging—especially with today’s complex networks that span both traditional and cloud infrastructure. Kentik’s distributed architecture keeps all the data that teams need to understand what’s happening on the network and why. Powerful visualizations and a modern UI allow teams to navigate to details quickly and easily.

Benefits:

  • Determine affected applications, services and users
  • Find root causes using guided troubleshooting steps
  • Minimize MTTR and business impact of network problems

“The way Kentik displays and visualizes traffic and the intuitive UI make it easy for our teams to pick up anomalies and drill into investigations. Using Kentik’s built-in sharing tools, our security team can quickly direct our network team to what they’re looking at, and the network team can instantly view the same issue and data. With that kind of collaboration, the teams can more quickly triage and resolve both network and security incidents, which has led to an overall reduction in our mean-time-to-investigate (MTTI) and mean-time-to-resolve (MTTR).”

Lee Chieffalo, Senior Network Engineer, Viasat

Network Capacity Planning for Enterprises

Ensuring that networks have adequate resources to handle current and expected future utilization is critical. Kentik’s capacity planning workflow automates this task, constantly collecting network data to predict future dates at which interfaces and links will reach utilization thresholds. Kentik automatically prioritizes capacity issues and generates intelligent alerts to provide lead time to order new capacity or take other corrective action.

Benefits:

  • Automate data gathering and correlation to prioritize the most critical capacity issues
  • Eliminate complex spreadsheets and manual planning processes
  • Prevent congestion surprises that impact applications or users

“Given the sheer scale and complexity of our network and the amount of data it generates, network planning analyses often took days to compile. Using Kentik, our team gets valuable insights about our network within seconds.”

Toru Maruta, General Manager, IP Network Department

DDoS Defense

Kentik includes the industry’s most accurate detection of DDoS attacks and other anomalies such as large-scale data exfiltration. Multi-level thresholds escalate threats as they develop, and built-in integrations enable automated triggers for internal or third-party mitigation.

Benefits:

  • Detect and defend up to 50% more attacks* (TechValidate 2017 Customer Survey)
  • Eliminate false positives/negatives and decrease response time with automatic ML-based traffic profiling
  • Visualize attack characteristics and network impact
  • Trigger automatic mitigation actions including RTBH, Flowspec, and external mitigation hardware or services

“DDoS was the primary driver for selecting Kentik, and their integration into our DDoS automation solution has been exceptional. We have also benefited from Kentik in regards to understanding our international traffic flows and security.”

Rick Carter, Head of Networks

Network Cost Analytics

As networks expand, costs for bandwidth and other network resources grow along with ever-increasing traffic volumes. However, predicting those costs has been difficult. Network managers must understand complex service provider billing models in addition to accurately measuring traffic volumes at hundreds or thousands of interfaces across the network. Kentik’s cost analytics workflow dramatically simplifies this task by combining provider billing models with real traffic measurements to produce dollars-and-cents figures that make cost prediction simple.

Benefits:

  • Understand the drivers of overall network spend
  • True up provider invoices and discover billing errors
  • Eliminate billing surprises with automatic cost forecasts

“Kentik has improved our costing automation for monthly expense forecasts.”

Adam Howsley, IT Manager

Network Topology Visualization

Kentik’s deep traffic history details and powerful visualizations make it easy to see how applications interact with infrastructure and deliver outstanding customer experiences.

Benefits:

  • Navigate to areas of interest with a geographical representation of the network
  • Understand the connectivity between network devices and sites
  • Find hotspots with an intuitive, interactive view of device and interface utilization
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