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Comprehensive Alerting for Route Leaks and Hijackings

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Posted by on September 20, 2016

In past blogs, we’ve explored a specific BGP issue that can have far-reaching, large-scale impacts on networks across the Internet: route leaks and hijackings. In this post, we’ll discuss alerting for leaks and hijacks, which is the first step in the process of detecting, diagnosing and ultimately mitigating these notoriously difficult-to-troubleshoot events.… Read More »

Monitoring FTP Servers and File Transfer Performance

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Posted by on September 1, 2016

This week we added support for File Transfer Protocol (FTP) with a new web layer test, the FTP Server Test. This new tests helps network ops teams quickly visualize and troubleshoot file transfer performance, whether for an internal or external FTP server. We also pair the FTP Server Test with our standard TCP/IP metrics and views of network paths and routes to help streamline fault detection. You can validate both FTP server listings and content.… Read More »

Two New Chat Integrations: Slack and HipChat

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Posted by on August 31, 2016

If you’re like most ops teams, you’re heavy users of alerts from your various systems and sensors. Our customers at ThousandEyes are sending out thousands of alert notifications per day. That’s a lot of emails. And although you’re likely also power users of email too, we’re guessing that’s something you’re less happy about. We’re excited to introduce two new integrations… Read More »

ThousandEyes Charms the Audience at Networking Field Day 12

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Posted by on August 16, 2016

On August 12th, 2016 ThousandEyes dazzled the geek squad at Networking Field Day 12 in Santa Clara, California. ThousandEyes was one of the nine companies presenting at the three day event to a curated group of well known network industry experts and thought leaders including Ethan Banks of Packet Pushers, Justin Cohen and Brandon Mangold. Check out the delegates’ reaction to ThousandEyes and NFD12.… Read More »

Pokémon GO Experiences Network and Application Outages

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Posted by on July 28, 2016

On July 6, 2016, Pokémon GO, the augmented reality gaming phenomenon, launched in the United States, and millions became Pokémon trainers with the dream to “catch’ em all.” By July 7, Pokémon GO was the most downloaded and top-grossing game in the United States. At the time of this writing, the GPS-based game had generated $35 million in revenue from 30 million downloads. … Read More »

Identifying Root Cause with Routing Outage Detection

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Posted by on July 26, 2016

In the second installment of our exploration of the new Internet Outage Detection features, we’ll delve into the dark art that is BGP routing. When routes go awry, prefixes often become unreachable, and impacts can reverberate throughout the network stack to cause issues in the network and application layers. When large-scale outages like this happen, it’s often difficult to correlate the network and routing layers and pinpoint the root cause of routing problems.… Read More »

Analyzing Internet Performance Issues with Traffic Outage Detection

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Posted by on July 26, 2016

If you’ve ever suffered from a large-scale outage and not known where to turn for reliable updates and information, you’re not alone. Today’s launch of Internet Outage Detection marks the culmination of months of hard work, and we’re excited to share a range of new features that harnesses the power of data aggregated from our entire user base to provide insights in the face of an outage. You’ll be well equipped to diagnose issues and make quick, well-informed decisions while you’re fighting network fires.… Read More »

Where to Deploy Agents in Enterprise Networks

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Posted by on July 20, 2016

As you might have noticed, over the last few months we have slowly but steadily extended our range of Enterprise Agent deployment models. Since then we have been getting requests to provide guidance as to what is the best way to deploy Enterprise Agents. In today’s blog post we will explore the different deployment models and which one is best suited for your environment and also share our learnings from customer networks and common Enterprise Agent deployment.… Read More »