Compare Ixia Network Taps vs. Kentik

Ixia Network Taps is ranked 92nd in Network Monitoring Software while Kentik is ranked 52nd in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews. Ixia Network Taps is rated 0, while Kentik is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kentik writes "It's easy to drill down into detailed views of network activity; tells me where traffic is going and how much traffic is spiking". Ixia Network Taps is most compared with , whereas Kentik is most compared with ThousandEyes, Arbor DDoS and SolarWinds NPM.
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At the moment I'm only using 500 sensors. I pay yearly, so it's a cost that's easily swallowed.We used a product called SolarWinds in the past, and its cost was high. Whereas, PRTG came in at a third of SolarWind's cost.Cost was a factor when selecting this solution, but it just did everything we wanted it to do.Our licensing costs are 10,000 euros over three years.We have an unlimited perpetual license, so we just pay support costs and it can scale throughout the organization.We looked at PRTG and SolarWinds. From a cost side perspective, compared to PRTG, and from what you get back from it, PRTG was sort of a hands down the winner.While I am not the person who deals with pricing, I would say that we pay around 1000 pounds a year.It is about £4,500 for the first year, then about another 15 to 20 percent annually after that. So, we are looking at about £1000 running costs a year. When you think about how much an outage costs per minute, it's negligible.

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We have an annual contract with Kentik that we renew each year for a set number of licenses. We also have some burstable licenses which we can spin up and spin down, and those are paid as they are used.

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Overview
PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.

Ixia, recently acquired by Keysight Technologies, provides testing, visibility, and security solutions, strengthening applications across physical and virtual networks for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks to make their applications stronger.

Kentik's AIOps Network Traffic Intelligence platform unifies network operations, performance, security, and business intelligence. 

With a purpose-built big data engine delivered as public or private SaaS, Kentik captures a high-resolution view of actual network traffic data and enriches it with critical application and business data, so every network event or analysis can be tied to revenue & costs, customer & user experience, performance & risk.

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Sample Customers
Jameson Bank, Sidnix, RungeICT, MedicalAnimal, Truck-lite, GamingGrids, The Covell Group, Forsythn County Schools, NetMass, Musgrove Park Hospital, Lanes Health, Columbia Southern University, Vodafone, Intrust Bank
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Pandora, Yelp, Neustar, Box, University of Washington, Zoom, Tata, and Cogent.
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Construction Company9%
Legal Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company32%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider20%
Local Government8%
Marketing Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise39%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise58%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise71%
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