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"I really love the Data Explorer. I use it all the time to go in and craft exactly what I need to see. I'm able to then take that story and explain it to the executives. I've done that a couple of times and it is helpful.""In terms of the solution’s real-time visibility across our network infrastructure, I have not been able to find any other monitoring or netflow visualization tool that gives me the kind of information I get from Kentik. If I need to take a deep-dive into something that I see, it's really easy for me to do that. Whereas with most other things, I have to use five or six other tools to get that kind of data, with Kentik, I have it all in one place.""Having the API access allows us to do a great deal of automation around a lot of our reporting and management tools.""We're also using Kentik to ingest metrics. It's a useful feature, and its response time, whenever we're pulling back the data, is higher than our on-prem solution.""I am able to do a lot of work on the visualization end to create different visualizations and different ways to get information out of it.""The drill-down into detailed views of network activity helps to quickly pinpoint locations and causes. All the information is there.""The most valuable feature is being able to pull traffic patterns; to and from destinations. We're able to understand where our traffic is going, our top talkers from an AS set, as well as where our traffic's coming from.""The most valuable features have been anything around traffic engineering: being able to determine the source or destination of a surge of traffic, whether it's DDoS-related, or a customer just happened to have a sudden uptick in traffic. Being able to tell where that's coming from or where it's going to enables us to do things based on that."

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"We like the patching of the window updates in the client's systems. You can automatically do updates with a single click."

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"We like that this solution is in real-time, it gives us real-time monitoring."

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"I've checked out the V4 version of the interface and it's still a little bit clunky for me to use. I still go back to the old interface. That's definitely one that they still need to work on. It doesn't seem like everything that you get in the V3, the older interface, is there. For instance, I was trying to add a user or do the administrative tasks in V4, and I couldn't figure out where I was supposed to do that.""There is room for improvement around the usability of the API. It's a hugely complex task to call it and you need a lot of backing to be able to do it. I should say, as someone who's not in networking, maybe it's easier for people who are in networking, but for me that one part is not very user-friendly.""I would like to see them explore the area of cost analysis.""The only downside to Kentik, something that I don't like, is that it's great that it shows you where these anomalies lie, but it's not actionable. Kentik is valuable, don't get me wrong, but if it had an actionable piece to it...""They're moving more in a direction where they are saying, "Hey, here's information that you may be interested in or may a need," before the question has to explicitly be asked. Continuing to move in that direction would be a good thing.""We asked for a way, regarding the potential networks that exist, to hook Kentik up with external tools like peering DBs to correlate things together and see what we can do... This is all in the [next] beta now.""I believe they're already working on this, but I would love for them to create better integrations from network flow data to application performance — tracing — so that we could overlay that data more readily. With more companies going hybrid, flow logs and flow data, whether it be VPC or on-prem, matched with application performance and trace data, is pretty important."

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"They have good technical support but it's not excellent."

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"I would like to see notifications sent with SMS."

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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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"It's expensive and out of our budget."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: One of the valuable features is the intuitive nature of building out reports, and then triggering actions based on… more »
Top Answer: Without speaking directly about numbers, it's about the cost of a cross-connect, per device per month. Of course, some… more »
Top Answer: I believe they're already working on this, but I would love for them to create better integrations from network flow… more »
Top Answer: We like the patching of the window updates in the client's systems. You can automatically do updates with a single… more »
Top Answer: It is a systems monitoring tool. We monitor the performance of the endpoints by checking the Pulseway console. If a… more »
Top Answer: We are very satisfied with the product. You can deploy it on your mobile phone and you can control everything about your… more »
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Also Known As
MSP RMM, SolarWinds RMM, SolarWinds Remote Monitoring and Management
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Overview

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.

Pulseway’s solution, delivered in a software as a service (SaaS) model, remotely monitors and manages Windows, Linux and OS X systems and any application using the monitoring API from any smartphone, tablet or web browser.

SolarWinds RMM gives a comprehensive set of tools to secure, maintain, and improve IT in a single dashboard, including:

  • Network path visualization
  • Remote access
  • Automated monitoring and maintenance
  • Patch management
  • Prescriptive data analytics
  • Data-breach risk intelligence
  • Backup and recovery
  • Managed antivirus
  • Web protection
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Sample Customers
Pandora, Yelp, Neustar, Box, University of Washington, Zoom, Tata, and Cogent.  Dell, Canon, Siemens, Harvard University, Northwestern UniversityNetSys Network Systems
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider43%
University14%
Computer Software Company14%
Music Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company44%
Media Company8%
Comms Service Provider7%
Healthcare Company6%
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Pulseway is ranked 41st in Network Monitoring Software with 1 review while SolarWinds MSP Remote Monitoring & Management is ranked 4th in Remote Monitoring and Management Software with 1 review. Pulseway is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds MSP Remote Monitoring & Management is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Pulseway writes "Shows the real monitoring of the systems and lets us know how much memory is being used". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds MSP Remote Monitoring & Management writes "Real-time monitoring platform that is stable with good support". Pulseway is most compared with Zabbix, SCCM, Kaseya VSA, SolarWinds NPM and Spiceworks, whereas SolarWinds MSP Remote Monitoring & Management is most compared with SolarWinds MSP N-central, SolarWinds NPM, ConnectWise Automate, Comodo RMM and PRTG Network Monitor.

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