Kentik, France-IX team up to enhance digital network intelligence

05 May 2017 | Jason Mcgee-Abe

France-IX and Kentik have partnered to enhance network traffic intelligence and denial-of-service (DDoS) protection.

The partnership will give the internet peering service provider’s peering members with deeper network visibility from Kentik’s network traffic intelligence platform, which the companies say will offer “real-time intelligence solutions in a first-ever offering for IXP services”.

“Digital businesses across the globe today are sitting on a vast amount of untapped insights buried within their network traffic data that traditional performance monitoring tools cannot uncover,” said Avi Freedman, co-founder and CEO of Kentik, a leader in network traffic intelligence for performance management and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection.

“Our customers are getting an unprecedented level for visibility for network operations, in combination with business intelligence that advances their security posture and increases revenue. With this new partnership with France-IX, their members will receive complimentary access to tactical and strategic traffic intelligence through their exchange infrastructure, and Kentik will grow its reach in France and Western Europe.”

With this new partnership, France-IX members in Paris will benefit from a free-of-charge single licence for Kentik Detect, the company’s flagship big data platform that converts network data – including NetFlow, sFlow, IPFIX and BGP – into business intelligence and will have access to the most granular, real-time traffic analysis, DDoS and anomaly detection, as well as intuitive peering analytics.

Kentik Detect stores raw flow records, BGP and other data for 90 days and offers powerful analysis on billions of data points in seconds, establishing dashboards, data patterns and baselines to help distinguish what is normal or not. Kentik’s services are available in all France-IX points of presence (PoPs) in Paris: Interxion PAR1, PAR2 and PAR5, Iliad DC2 and DC3, Telehouse 2 and 3, and Equinix Telecity PA6 and PA7.

Delphine Masciopinto, chief commercial officer at France-IX, added: “We will keep adding further services, such as Kentik’s, to provide the best innovations to our members. With this unique partnership, France-IX adds Software-as-a-Service to the six other services already available through its Marketplace. Kentik’s disruptive services illustrate perfectly what the France-IX Marketplace is all about: the perfect toolkit for agile network managers looking for the best value for money in record times.”

In March, France-IX launched direct interconnection with Orange for its members in Paris and Marseille.

Topics: France-IX, Kentik, France, network, traffic, data, security, DDoS, IXP