Kentik

Kentik


4.5 / 5
13 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Enterprises, Carrier | CDN | IP Transit, Financial Services, ISP | Telco | MSO, Media & Entertainment, Hosting & Cloud Infrastructure. Research & Education, Digital Enterprises, Media Streaming


Average Ratings

13 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $40,000.00/year
  • Pricing Details
    Price is based on traffic & number of devices. Contact us for further info.
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Kentik
  • www.kentik.com
  • Founded 2014
  • United States

About Kentik

A cloud-based network analysis software with dashboards and alerts to help turn real-time network data into actionable insights. One platform for visibility, performance and security including: - Infrastructure - See every network, all the time in real time - Internet Insight - View traffic paths from internal network and internet - Security &DDoS - Attack detection, mitigation, and investigation - Cloud & Data Center Visibility - Service Provider Intelligence - grow revenue, contain costs


Kentik Features

  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Baseline Manager
  • Dashboard
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • IP Address Monitoring
  • Network Diagnosis
  • Network Resource Management
  • Server Monitoring
  • SLA Monitoring
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Web Traffic Reporting

Kentik Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Easy to use powerful product

Jan 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Kentik is very easy to use., classifying interfaces, adding devices and defining alerts is a breeze. Before we started using Kentik, we relied upon user reports and a cli driven interface to detect issues and attempt any sort of mitigation. Kentik has allowed us to setup automated alerts and signaling for mitigation of attacks, which after setting up and tuning, we are now able to automatically mitigate attacks in just a few minutes where it would take much longer before. Kentik has also given us a wonderful interface which we are able to use to at the click of a button pull reports which tell us where our traffic is coming and going from, while at the same time allowing us to share it with our customers with ease.

Cons: Overall, there are really no major cons that we have come across as support has always been very helpful when we are looking for a new feature or a way to do something.

Overall: We are using Kentik to analyze our traffic for reporting based up where it's coming from and going to, which allows us to quickly make decisions on where and how to add capacity. We are also using the monitoring and mitigation components to detect and signal mitigation when a ddos occurs on our network.

very helpful tools for global networks

Jan 25, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Sales engineers and support helped make setup simple.

Webhooks, alarms and notifications provide valuable insights into how our network is being used

Cons: Kentik provides a very comprehensive set of tools and visualization capabilities. Getting everything set up efficiently for a medium to large network takes at least one dedicated person working on it for several weeks.

Overall: We bought Kentik to give our operations teams visibility into the health and performance of our global network. The sales and support teams have been very helpful and patient with us to make sure that we are getting the most value from our account. Internal adoption by the operations groups took a very long time but now they can't function without the dashboards, slack notifications or NOC hooks

Kentik

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software itself is very versatile and that is a great tick in the pros column. What I like most though is dealing with the Kentik people.

Cons: It's very overwhelming at first. It's pretty easy to get past, especially with help from Kentik, but there's a lot that can be done and gleaned from it and it's very intimidating initially.

Best Flow Analysis out there

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Kentik is a great product that is a step above the rest. Its easy to use, it quick to setup, its very powerful and can be leveraged for many uses.

Cons: That its in the cloud and not onsite. If there was a hybrid option that would be useful.

Overall: Kentik is a great product, their support is excellent, their product is as well.

Best net flow analytics tool on the market

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and the ability to visualize data in ways that make the most sense

Cons: Honestly my only complaint is the fact that I haven't been able to sell my management on this tool for other networks that I manage. :)

Overall: I've been using Kentik for just over a year now and have been more than impressed. I've since scrapped my old Solarwinds deployment and don't intend on looking back. The support is very responsive and they definitely go out of their way to ensure you have what you need.

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Longtime Kentik User

Jan 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Fairly straight forward to get running and extremely feature rich. Support has been awesome and helped tie features to business needs. The pace of feature additions has been good too.

Cons: Due to the richness of features it can be challenging to accomplish quick tasks for beginning users. Dashboards help. A more "browsable" method of obtaining data from devices might be nice.

Overall: We've been long-time users and have been extremely satisfied with Kentik. The product has been essential for peering analysis and we've been able to roll out DDoS detection and mitigation extremely easily. Kentik is also used frequently for customer traffic analysis and troubleshooting.

Kentik is great to help you understand your traffic

Jan 25, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Real time alert for DDoS and high traffic

Cons: So far I don't see any issue, but need to improve some UI for usability.

Overall: We can also check back the flow to identify a session with issue

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Invaluable Insight into network traffic

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Just Works! Easy to implement. Great customer support

Cons: The software comes at a significant cost to our organization. I would love it to be onsite rather than cloud. I don't like sending our netflows to a third party, and once when we had a severe DDoS attack, we could not use Kentik since our data did not get to them.

Great option for fully featured turn key netflow analytics

Jan 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, extensibility via custom dimensions, snappy UI.

Cons: Occasional downtime, bugs causing erratic issues.

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Traffic Reports

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the option of being able to make reports quickly. I can see trends, usage and potential problems with all the options available on the reports.

Cons: Took a bit to figure out all the report options. However, my Kentik sales person setup a demo with myself and my team to go over all the features. They also recorded the session so we can refer back to it when we need.

Overall: Sales has been really responsive to all our needs. I recommend them greatly.

Useful for busy public cloud

Jan 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Kentik allows us to drill down into traffic patterns and easily see whats going on with our Internet traffic.

Cons: At times the software can be a little difficult to navigate. This could be user error.

Overall: Kentik allows us to identify networks to target for peering relationships and by doing that help us reduce our opex spend on transit traffic.

Pros & Cons of using Kentik

Jan 20, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is good software which helps to track the top talking AS/IP Address in an Network. It has multiple filters, which can be customized as per our needs, good thing is that it directly shows the host in the list where you need to filter.

Cons: It does not help to set threshold for traffic sourced/destined with Network address/port and detect DOS/DDOS attacks and generate alerts accordingly so network team can mitigate the same.

It cannot alert network admin regarding IP hijack cases.

Overall: Overall I have good experience with Kentik as data analysis software, it has help to mitigate top talkers in network and make necessary optimization in network accordingly.

Kentik Review

Jan 25, 2019
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its ability to show bandwidth usage to determine issues or validate that a customer is tapping out their connection.

Cons: It's not that user friendly. Some of our customer service reps without a technical background have trouble using it.

Overall: Kentik has helped us reduce truck rolls due to slow speeds as we can now determine if a user is having slow speeds or just over-utilizing their connection. This ability also allows us to upsell customers to a higher package therefore increasing revenue.