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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 »

DDoS Attack Has Varying Impacts on DNS Root Servers

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Posted by on July 19, 2016

On June 25, 2016, all 13 DNS root servers suffered from a major distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. This wasn’t the first time in recent memory that attacks were aimed at critical DNS infrastructure — at the end of last year, several root servers came under a DDoS attack, and in mid-May NS1 also experienced a DDoS attack that brought down services like Yelp and Alexa. … Read More »

Host Enterprise Agents on Cisco Routers for Network Visibility

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Posted by on July 6, 2016

Over the last few months we have been making it easier for our users to deploy Enterprise Agents in their own networks. Enterprise Agents query the network to determine the health of your infrastructure and provide visibility into both external and internal networks. They’re currently deployable as virtual machines for ESXi, VirtualBox, Hyper-V; as Linux packages for RHEL, CentOS and Ubuntu; and as Docker containers.… Read More »

How to Analyze a DDoS Attack on DNS Infrastructure

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Posted by on June 23, 2016

On May 16th, 2016, NS1, a DNS and traffic management vendor, was a victim of a widespread DDoS attack that affected a number of prominent websites and services, including Yelp and Alexa. The DDoS attack was broadly targeted at NS1, affecting their DNS infrastructure, the hosting provider of their website and other online-facing assets.… Read More »