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Sep 28, 2022   |  By Doug Madory
This fall Amazon Prime Video became the exclusive broadcaster of the NFL’s Thursday Night Football. This move continued Prime Video’s push into the lucrative world of live sports broadcasting. While they had previously aired TNF, as it is known, this is the first season Amazon Prime Video has exclusive rights to broadcast these games. As you can imagine, airing these games has led to a surge in traffic for this OTT service.
Sep 27, 2022   |  By Stephen Condon
We recently broadcast a webinar to discuss DDoS trends and developments. Our partner Cloudflare had their cybersecurity evangelist, Ameet Naik, join us along with our own Doug Madory, head of internet analysis. I had the pleasure of moderating the discussion.
Sep 22, 2022   |  By Doug Madory
On August 17, 2022, an attacker was able to steal approximately $235,000 in cryptocurrency by employing a BGP hijack against the Celer Bridge, a service which allows users to convert between cryptocurrencies. In this blog post, I discuss this and previous infrastructure attacks against cryptocurrency services. While these episodes revolve around the theft of cryptocurrency, the underlying attacks hold lessons for securing the BGP routing of any organization that conducts business on the internet.
Sep 15, 2022   |  By Phil Gervasi
There is a key difference between having more data and having more answers. That was the theme for Kentik at Networking Field Day 29.
Sep 14, 2022   |  By Stephen Condon
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been a continuous threat since the advent of the commercial internet. The struggle between security experts and DDoS protection is an asymmetrical war where $30 attacks can jeopardize millions of dollars for companies in downtime and breaches of contract. They can also be a smokescreen for something worse, such as the infiltration of malware.
Sep 12, 2022   |  By Ted Turner
Technologies like virtualization and containerization have gained significant traction over the last decade as foundational tools for modern application development. As companies like Amazon (AWS), Microsoft (Azure), and Google (Google Cloud) started to invest in the hardware and software infrastructure required to support access to these virtualized resources, “the cloud” was born.
Aug 24, 2022   |  By Doug Madory
Earlier this year, Job Snijders and I published an analysis that estimated the proportion of internet traffic destined for BGP routes with ROAs. The conclusion was that the majority of internet traffic goes to routes covered by ROAs and are thus eligible for the protection that RPKI ROV offers. However, ROAs alone are useless if only a few networks are rejecting invalid routes.
Aug 11, 2022   |  By Stephen Condon
The objective of Network Operator Confidential is to share our global internet market insights from recent months. Kentik, and our customers, have access to views and analysis of global internet traffic that no one else can match. In our first Network Operator Confidential webinar, I was joined by Doug Madory, Kentik’s director of internet analysis, and Grant Kirkwood, founder and CTO at Unitas Global.
Aug 10, 2022   |  By Phil Gervasi
Kentik brings real-world business context to the telemetry we collect and the analytics we provide. That’s the overarching theme I got from Networking Field Day: Service Provider 2. As I watched and listened to each presentation, it was pretty obvious to me that Avi, Steve, Doug, and Nina, all technical powerhouses, were a little less focused on packets and a little more focused on how we can improve network operations and a service provider’s ability to make smart business decisions.
Aug 9, 2022   |  By Doug Madory
Since the beginning of June this year, internet connectivity in the Russian-held Ukrainian city of Kherson has been rerouted through Crimea, the peninsula in southern Ukraine that has been occupied by Russia since March 2014. As I explain in this blog post, the rerouting of internet service in Kherson appears to parallel what took place following the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula.
Sep 23, 2022   |  By Kentik
Join Kentik and Cloudflare as we discuss and analyze the latest in DDoS attack trends. (We’re seeing some really interesting patterns in our data!) Back by popular demand: Doug Madory, Kentik’s Director of Internet Research, will walk through how BGP monitoring can determine if DDoS mitigations are actually effective. What you’ll learn.
Sep 14, 2022   |  By Kentik
Join Kentik for a talk with one of our customers, Flexential, as we discuss how to consolidate tools to reduce costs, enhance security, improve the ability to troubleshoot problems, and give customers the best internet experience possible. What you’ll learn.
Aug 9, 2022   |  By Kentik
Kentik's Doug Madory and Grant Kirkwood of Unitas Global discuss events affecting global connectivity, focus on the role of BGP, review market share data, and show how Unitas transparently keeps customers informed of the status of their network.
Aug 3, 2022   |  By Kentik
In this short explainer and demo, Kentik's Phil Gervasi shows how Kentik is moving up the stack to monitor application activity on the network. Phil explains the differences between proactive and passive network monitoring and demonstrates three new synthetic tests that relate to app performance monitoring. Kentik's suite of application-focused synthetic tests give you proactive visibility into application activity on your network. Using the HTTP test, Page Load test, and Synthetic Transaction Monitoring, you can monitor a user's digital experience and troubleshoot problems as they happen.
Jul 19, 2022   |  By Kentik
Phil Gervasi, Kentik's Head of Technical Evangelism stops by Network AF today to speak with host Avi Freedman about all things network observability and to recap their experiences at Cisco Live. Phil was a network engineer for 15 years before switching to marketing and finding his way into technical evangelism. In this conversation the two focus on building a foundation for data mining and collecting information that could better inform network intelligence and insights from observability platforms like Kentik.
Jul 14, 2022   |  By Kentik
Kentik customers describe the benefits they get from the Kentik Network Observability platform. Learn why network pros at Cogent, CTS Telecom, GoDaddy, IBM, Linode, Pavlov Media, ServerCentral and ViaSat use Kentik to run their networks.
Jul 8, 2022   |  By Kentik
What is synthetic transaction monitoring and how is it beneficial? Phil Gervasi and Sunil Kodiyan talk STM, how it works, what problems you can solve with it, and how it fits into an overall digital experience monitoring strategy. Learn how synthetic transaction monitoring can be used to test and track application performance from an end-user perspective, in this short talk and technical demonstration.
Jul 5, 2022   |  By Kentik
Now that your peering connections are built, what can you do to optimize them? We’ll explore how Kentik can help you organize traffic patterns to get the most out of your network. Join host Nina Bargisen for this webinar replay to learn.
Jul 5, 2022   |  By Kentik
Network AF welcomes Doug Madory back to the podcast to discuss current events, including Russia invading Ukraine, and recent internet-related issues in Syria and Egypt. Doug is Kentik's Director of Internet Analysis, and uses BGP and traffic data to write about happenings with networks on a worldwide scale. Together with Kentik CEO and show host Avi Freedman, the two dive into the real-world implication of geopolitical events on the state of networking.
Jun 21, 2022   |  By Kentik
Chairman and Co-Founder of Scorbit, Jay Adelson, sits down with Network AF host Avi Freedman to talk about his history as a serial entrepreneur. Jay founded Equinix, Revision3, Opsmatic, and was the CEO of Digg. Throughout the conversation Jay and Avi touch on problems founders encounter, and discuss their mutual joy for gaming.Highlights of the conversation include.
May 6, 2022   |  By Kentik
Your outdated network monitoring tools don't cut it. You already know that. But what can you do for your corporate network to keep pace? This ebook covers ten aspects of how network observability can: Network observability is the way to modernize. This ebook explains how.
Mar 14, 2022   |  By Kentik
Written by one of the foremost experts in networking, it explores the challenges of running a healthy, secure, high-performance network in a time when the "network" isn't any one thing and it certainly isn't in our control.
Feb 14, 2022   |  By Kentik
It's easy to get caught flat-footed on things like collecting logs and metrics at cloud-scale, making sense of cloud network performance and health using old-school data like port numbers and IP addresses, and automating processes like troubleshooting and remediation when you don't own the underlying infrastructure.
Feb 14, 2022   |  By Kentik
Top 3 gotchas in AWS, and how network observability helps you avoid them As you transition apps and services to the cloud, whether fully public or hybrid, the networking component quickly gets complicated. Your team not only has to manage on-premises networking, but also cloud networks now - which requires a different approach to handle things like VPCs and connectivity back to on-prem environments and other clouds. Poor performance and high costs can quickly hinder cloud projects from being successful.
Feb 1, 2022   |  By Kentik
Organizations are adopting cloud in a big way. Some went whole hog right away, but most took a hybrid approach for security, compliance, or just to move more cautiously. No matter the reason, hybrid clouds can leave network pros a little, well, foggy. No longer can you see, fix, and run your network across your data center, private clouds, public clouds, and SaaS. Ai ai ai! Never fear! Read this short white paper on how to achieve network observability nirvana in your hybrid cloud.
Feb 1, 2022   |  By Kentik
A guide to assuring performance and availability of critical services across public and hybrid clouds and the internet You're responsible for monitoring the performance and availability of critical cloud services. If your users start complaining about slow response times, it's tough to get started when you can't even see where the problem is. This is where synthetic testing comes in - to help you find problems before they affect your users. This means fewer complaints and happier customers!
Jan 1, 2022   |  By Kentik
Useful tips to better plan, monitor, and troubleshoot your public cloud networking Cloud networking across a myriad of applications, clouds, and data centers can get complex. And with the rapid pace of transition to the cloud, you'll need to prepare for new concepts like VPCs, cloud interconnects, and multiple availability zones and regions. Kentik has put together a list of the top five cloud networking deployment mistakes to avoid so you can take full advantage of the cost savings and flexibility of the cloud.
Jan 1, 2022   |  By Kentik
For the past several decades, networks have increasingly become a critical part of business operations. The global pandemic only intensified the importance of networking, with more companies and individuals taking their worlds almost entirely online. This shift also put the spotlight on the need for 24/7, always-on network connectivity.

Kentik is the network observability company. Our platform is a must-have for the network front line, whether digital business, corporate IT, or service provider. Network professionals turn to the Kentik Network Observability Cloud to plan, run, and fix any network, relying on our infinite granularity, AI-driven insights, and insanely fast search.

Kentik makes sense of network, cloud, host, and container flow, internet routing, performance tests, and network metrics. We show network pros what they need to know about their network performance, health, and security to make their business-critical services shine. Networks power the world’s most valuable companies, and those companies trust Kentik.

Only with Kentik:

  • See All Networks: See network data from the data center, edge, cloud, and internet. Wherever your traffic goes, we’ll suss it out.
  • Collect All Telemetry: Gather network, cloud, host, and container flow, internet routing, performance tests, and network metrics.
  • Query with Context: Enrich network data with information about infrastructure, apps, users, customers, geo, policies, routing, and more.
  • Get Insights: Get AI-driven insights. Seeing degrading performance, possible attacks, or traffic changes early can really save you.
  • Ask Anything: Ask any question, any which-a-way. Query, filter, drill, zoom, whatever. We’ll get you the answer, wicked fast.
  • Take Action: Make Kentik your go-to before you take action, whether to plan, run, or fix your network.

Network traffic, routing, synthetic testing, and cloud. Now that’s smart.