Kentik announces new integration with Cloudflare for enhanced on-demand DDoS protection

Kentik Protect and Cloudflare Magic Transit Now Available as a Fully Integrated Offering

SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Kentik®, the network observability company, today announced a new integration and expanded partnership with Cloudflare, helping customers ensure network infrastructure availability and reduce operational costs. Now network security teams can get and use industry-leading DDoS detection and analysis from Kentik, and Magic Transit, Cloudflare’s industry-leading DDoS mitigation tool, as an on-demand integrated solution. .

“Every year, DDoS attacks increase in volume and sophistication, which is why our partnership with Cloudflare is so important,” said Mike Mooney, revenue manager of Kentik. “Individually, our two teams have worked for years to develop technology to help enterprises mitigate attacks against infrastructure. Together, our integrated DDoS solutions will bolster overall peace of mind for enterprise network security strategies. business.”

Kentik Protect, Kentik’s detailed traffic analysis, helps users understand attacks and the effects of mitigation tactics in real time. When combined with Kentik Synthetics, Kentik Protect allows users to assess the real world application user experience – during an attack and when mitigation measures are implemented. Cloudflare Magic Transit provides DDoS protection that makes business networks smarter, faster, and more secure.

Kentik and Cloudflare first partnered with DDoS protection for their joint users in May 2020. Now, through this expanded partnership, Kentik’s highly accurate and immediate DDoS detection analytics are fully integrated with one of the most powerful DDoS mitigation platforms available today, Cloudflare Magic Transit. Cloudflare customers can now use Kentik’s best-in-class DDoS detection to monitor for signs of potential DDoS events and enable Cloudflare Magic Transit to mitigate these attacks on demand.

“DDoS protection has evolved over the years from legacy appliances to hybrid models to fully internet-native solutions like Cloudflare’s Magic Transit,” said Bob Lakey, Head of North American Enterprise Sales at Cloudflare. “Expanding our partnership with Kentik makes it easier for our customers to implement on-demand protection against malicious DDoS traffic and provides a flexible, integrated network observability and DDoS protection solution.”

Cloudflare Magic Transit and Kentik Protect automatically interact to trigger on-demand mitigation using Cloudflare’s global network. No user intervention is required. Covering over 250 cities in over 100 countries, with over 120 Tbps of network edge capacity, Cloudflare can automatically absorb and neutralize even the largest volumetric DDoS attacks, protecting networks from damage and ensuring availability of apps.

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Kentik is the network’s observability company. Our platform is a must-have for the frontline of the network, whether it’s a digital business, enterprise IT department, or service provider. Network professionals turn to Kentik Network Observability Cloud to plan, run, and fix any network, leveraging our infinite granularity, AI-powered insights, and fast search. Kentik makes sense of network, cloud, host and container flow, internet routing, performance testing and network metrics. We show network professionals what they need to know about their network’s performance, health, and security to make their mission-critical services shine. Networks power the world’s most valuable enterprises, and these enterprises trust Kentik for network observability. Market leaders like IBM, Box and Zoom rely on Kentik for network observability. Visit us at and follow us on @kentikinc.


Cloud Flare, Inc. is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare’s platform protects and accelerates any online Internet application without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.


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