TechValidate Research on Kentik

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751 Customers Surveyed

5,146 Data Points Collected

222 Published TechFacts

14 Published Charts

3 Published Case Studies

Selected Research Highlights

Kentik Customer Testimonial

Kentik’s APIs have allowed us to integrate network analytics into tools that the rest of our company already uses. These integrations have significantly increased network visibility across teams.

Ian Clark, Director of Network Operations, DreamHost

Kentik Case Study

Ivy League Research University Leverages Kentik for Network Traffic Intelligence


This case study of an educational institution is based on a June 2017 survey of Kentik customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Kentik gives us increased visibility into our Cloud First Initiative efforts, providing us with powerful and concrete ways to examine the landscape of cloud vendors already in use, and the ability to monitor our peerings as initiative progress.”


Prior to Kentik, the university experienced:

  • Poor visibility into its internet traffic delivery
  • A need to replace its existing, aged tool

Use Case

The university selected Kentik for:

  • Peering & transit analytics
  • Capacity planning & optimization
  • Network monitoring & troubleshooting

Compared to the competition, the university rates Kentik significantly better at:

  • Analytics & reporting
  • API & automation capabilities
  • Scalability & performance


With Kentik, the university achieves:

  • MTTR / MTTI improvement of 10-25%
  • User experience & service quality improvement of 50-100%
  • Greater IT & network operations productivity

Kentik Case Study

Pennsylvania’s Chesconet Boosts Network Performance and Security with Kentik Detect


This case study of Chester County Community Network (Chesconet) is based on a June 2017 survey of Kentik customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Larry Konig, Network Operations Manager of Chesconet:

“We were in the market for a replacement for our existing NetFlow-tracking software package for a while. Most of the replacement solutions we considered turned out to be very, very expensive and required using the vendor’s dedicated hardware.

Kentik’s solution generates reports for us way faster than our old system ever did and it retains data longer. Now we can generate monthly reports for our customers rather than daily or weekly reports.

The best surprise with Kentik is the platform’s DDoS detection and mitigation capabilities. Kentik’s capabilities are having us re-think how we’re going to mitigate DDoS activity in the future."


Chesconet found that generating network analysis and planning reports required too much of its team’s time.

Use Case

Chesconet selected Kentik for:

  • Long-term retention of full network data details
  • Power and flexibility of anomaly detection
  • Real-time, ad-hoc big data analytics
  • Quality and openness of API
  • SaaS ease of deployment

When compared to competition, Chesconet rates Kentik best-in-class for:

  • Analytics & reporting
  • Anomaly & DDoS detection
  • API & automation-friendliness
  • Scalability & performance
  • Ease of deployment


With Kentik, Chesconet achieves:

  • Increased network security and improved DDoS defense — with 25-50% more attacks defended
  • Self-service of network visibility — with 50-100% better use experience
  • Faster problem resolution
  • CAPEX savings
  • OPEX savings

Kentik Customer Research

What are the main ways you use Kentik?

Network monitoring / troubleshooting
Peering & transit analytics
DDoS defense
Capacity planning & optimization
Network security / forensics
External or cross-organizational network visibility
Network automation

Kentik Customer Testimonial

Kentik offers a fun and easy way to mitigate attacks and view attacks on the network.

Server Administrator, Web Hosting Company

Kentik Customer Research

Please rate the following Kentik capabilities versus the competition:

Best in Class Significantly Better Better Worse

Analytics & Reporting
Anomaly & DDoS Detection
API & Automation-Friendliness
Ease of Deployment
Scalability & Performance

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About Kentik

Kentik is the network intelligence company that helps deliver optimal network experience to customers and users. Kentik is the big data platform that's purpose-built to turn network data — NetFlow, sFlow, IPFIX, BGP, and performance metrics — into valuable real-time intelligence for digital operations. Unbounded ad-hoc analytics and anomaly detection help you improve operations, optimize capacity, resolve anomalies, automate DDoS defense, and protect your applications and service performance.

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