Kentik - Network Observability

Digital Experience Monitoring

Monitor and test performance of network, cloud, web pages and applications.


Monitor digital experience across network infrastructure, multiple clouds, SaaS applications, page load and transaction testing. Auto-configure tests based on your actual traffic. Identify where the problem lies, wherever it may be.


Kentik’s network observability includes synthetic testing for data center and edge, in addition to flow monitoring. It’s an entire suite for the network.

April Carter, Senior Software Engineering Manager
New Relic

Use case details

Evaluate SaaS applications directly

Measure the performance of third-party applications using emulated user locations. See key metrics such as response time, latency, jitter and packet loss. Set up HTTP server, page load and API tests for applications and services. Monitor critical application infrastructure such as web or DNS servers. Keep tabs on the elements that make up the user experience.

SaaS apps performance

Monitor performance

Catch performance issues before they impact users. Get immediate answers to where the problem lies. Observe application response times, network bandwidth issues, or latency variations. Get intelligent alerts that notify you only when there’s a real problem. Set up tests that reflect user experience in one click.

Add an ASN test in the Kentik platform

Emulate real user experiences

Test page load times and user transactions (STM) from our public agents or your own private agents. Mimic the experience your users are getting. Pinpoint performance issues wherever they might be. Quickly identify the root cause.

Read the STM solution brief.

Emulate real user experiences

Examine delivery paths

Visualize traffic paths and patterns as data flows from source to destination. Get a hop-by-hop view that makes it easy to drill into the root of performance problems. Determine which provider has the problematic router. Click on a node to view details and specific metrics. Get powerful visual cues on hover, such as color changes, thicker lines, and additional information.

Path views showing data flows

Gauge CDN performance

Measure performance and track connectivity to CDNs or ASNs autonomously. See synthetic test results in the context of real traffic from content providers. Evaluate CDN performance using Kentik’s global CDN map and scenario testing capabilities, allowing ISPs to test each CDN that delivers content via their network.

Test CDN performance

See the big picture

Set up complex, multi-site performance mesh tests with just a few clicks. View hundreds of results simultaneously. Our matrix view and visual cues show you problems at a glance. Click any cell to view performance metrics and drill down to the root cause of issues. See how your applications are running between data centers and public clouds.

Multi-cloud performance mesh tests

Identify connectivity issues

Understand user connectivity issues are related to VPN overload. See performance test metrics and traffic flows side-by-side. Quickly identify if there is a correlation between test results and traffic overload. See the big picture before you dig deeper.

Synthetic monitoring - performance test metrics and traffic flows

Showcase performance leadership

Share network performance test results with customers to improve customer satisfaction. My Kentik Portal is a multi-tenant white-label network observability service that enables Kentik’s customers to market network performance analytics on top of their existing services. Offer dashboards, keep customers informed. Provide data and evidence for service levels. We can also provide an API so you can present data in your own view.

My Kentik Portal - AWS Flow + Synthetics Dashboard

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