Kentik Overview

Kentik is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top DDoS tools. It is most often compared to ThousandEyes: Kentik vs ThousandEyes

What is Kentik?

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.

Kentik Buyer's Guide

Download the Kentik Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: June 2021

Kentik Customers

Pandora, Yelp, Neustar, Box, University of Washington, Zoom, Tata, and Cogent. 

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Network Security Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The Sankey flow diagram shows the path that the data takes through my network.

What other advice do I have?

While I was not a part of the implementation, if you know how to set up NetFlow on your device, just point it at Kentik. They have another setup option for a sensor that lives in your network. I have only heard of it; never used it or spoken to anyone that has. This product is easily the best network monitor that I’ve ever seen or heard about.
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It provides nuanced traffic insight. We used to use it for DDoS alerting.

What other advice do I have?

Use the technical support if you need it. They are excellent.
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Network Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
Real User
DDoS Alarming allows us to get a feel for the bandwidth of an attack and determine if mitigation is needed to prevent collateral damage.

What other advice do I have?

If they haven’t already decided to use it, I typically log into my portal and show them it’s capabilities. Then, I let them know they can get a trial for their network. If they have already decided to use the product, then I tell them they are in capable hands, because the customer support knows networks and servers very well.
Swen Wulf
Network Architect/Security Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
Provides NetFlow visualization and analysis tools. The data explorer allows access to data grouped by any variable.

What other advice do I have?

I would suggest giving it a try. A demo can be set up in no time. You can see for yourself whether or not you like it.