Connecting the Dots: Web Performance and 3rd-Party Scripts

Posted by on October 26, 2016

As explained in our recent blog post, The DDoS Attack on Dyn’s DNS Infrastructure, a large-scale DDoS attack took down a good chunk of the Internet on the morning of Friday, October 21st. It was a very busy morning for anyone involved with website reliability and network operations in any of the hundreds of businesses that were, in one way or another, impacted by the outage.… Read More »

The DDoS Attack on Dyn’s DNS Infrastructure

Posted by on October 25, 2016

On Friday, October 21st, a series of large-scale DDoS attacks were launched against Dyn, a managed DNS provider. Over the course of 18 hours, these attacks disrupted many critical services–including Spotify, Amazon and HBO Now–all of whom are customers of Dyn. At the height of the attack, approximately 75% of our global vantage points sent queries that went unanswered by Dyn’s servers.… Read More »

Monitoring VoIP and RTP in an Enterprise WAN

Posted by on October 10, 2016

IP Telephony or VoIP has been built upon two foundational blocks – the telephone and the Internet. It has taken over 40 years for both the telecommunication industry and the computing industry to develop for VoIP service. In the recent times, VoIP has been brought to the forefront of communications by the freedom and flexibility of the Internet. While VoIP is cost effective, maintaining service assurance and troubleshooting a VoIP service is extremely challenging.… Read More »

Comprehensive Alerting for Route Leaks and Hijackings

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

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

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

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

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 »