TechValidate Research on Kentik

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696 Customers Surveyed

4,794 Data Points Collected

210 Published TechFacts

10 Published Charts

3 Published Case Studies

Selected Research Highlights

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

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

We used Kentik to assist a school during a major DDoS event. With Kentik, we were able to show them what was happening simply and effectively.

Sean Carr, Engineer, OneNet

Kentik Customer Testimonial

Kentik’s support team is just amazing. Whenever we have questions or need some training, we get amazing support.

Director, Large Gaming Company

Kentik Case Study

Cloud Services Provider Immedion Gains Network Traffic Intelligence with Kentik


This case study of Immedion is based on a June 2017 survey of Kentik customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

David Johnson, IT Director of Immedion:

“Other tools we evaluated took minutes to perform tasks that Kentik performs in seconds.

Our network uptime has increased and our service level has greatly improved by leveraging Kentik to quickly detect DDoS attacks and automate the mitigation process."


Prior to Kentik, Immedion experienced:

  • Poor visibility into its internet traffic delivery
  • Too much required to generate network analysis and planning reports
  • DDoS defense solutions weren’t accurate or automated enough

Use Case

Immedion selected Kentik for:

  • Long-term retention of full network data details
  • Scalability to handle large network infrastructure
  • Power and flexibility of anomaly detection
  • DDoS detection & mitigation capability
  • Real-time, ad-hoc big data analytics


With Kentik, Immedion achieves:

  • Increased network security & improved DDoS defense — with 50-100% more attacks defended
  • Increased IT & network operations productivity
  • User experience improvement of 50-100%

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

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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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