Traditionally nProbe is used as a host-based network monitoring probe able to produce “augmented” flow records including performance monitoring, security and visibility information.
We have a common vision with Kentik of how network instrumentation needs to evolve beyond “just” bytes and packets-based NetFlow, and of how that can enable users to understand network performance and security challenges.
This year, we entered a partnership with Kentik to leverage nProbe to export rich network metrics to the Kentik Detect big data network analytics cloud platform, and we’re proud to announce the first product based on this collaboration.
Today Kentik has introduced a cloud-based product named NPM (Network Performance Monitoring) that uses their network-savvy big data-based analytics and nProbe as a source of augmented flow to allow ops staff to detect and pinpoint network and application problems based on actual user performance (as observed by nProbe).
ntop is proud to see nProbe being used in partnership with Kentik to address new monitoring challenges of, and in, the cloud.