Kentik Network Performance

Has the solution proactively detected network performance degradation, availability issues, or anomalies? If yes, please describe.

Director, Backbone Engineering at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
The solution has proactively detected network performance degradation or anomalies. For instance, right now I'm tracking another service center that is trying to provide a backup solution going to one of the cloud providers. What's happening is that their traffic is not hashing, it's not load-balancing over multiple circuits. I can easily prove that because I can pull up the circuits and see all of the flows from this particular service owner going over one circuit. That's an anomaly Kentik detected and I can go back to the service center and tell them. And it alerts me when it's happening, when it's getting too high, when it's about to saturate the circuit. It then tells me, "Oh, by the way, they're doing it again." That is very helpful.
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Principal Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
We also have alerting from it for attacks and capacity utilization, which we didn't have before. The great thing about it is that it doesn't say, "Okay, this link overloaded," but it does what's called planning or trending. It says, "Hey, this IP usually has ten hosts talking to it. In the past hour, it has had 10,000 hosts talking to it." It will show things that might not necessarily be a situation where something is being overloaded, but which are still events that happened on the network and which we wouldn't have seen before at all.
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Sr. Network Manager at Netskope
Kentik has proactively detected network performance degradation, availability issues, and anomalies. When we had no visibility. When we had congestion, things would actually happen and it was hard to troubleshoot as to where they were coming from. That was one of the first things we were able to do. A specific example is where we had a number of tenants that were created that were getting DDoS'ed. We couldn't understand how or why we were getting DDoS'ed because we had no visibility. We were guessing. Kentik opened up and showed us where the traffic was coming from and how we could go about mitigating.
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