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All posts by Archana Kesavan

How Intuit Monitors Connectivity to AWS

Posted by on July 31, 2017
July 31st, 2017

Our most recent ThousandEyes Connect in Santa Clara had a star-studded lineup of customer speakers from PayPal, Intuit and Netflix. In this post we summarize the presentation from Daniel Shanahan, Staff Network Performance Engineer at Intuit. Daniel is a 15-year veteran in network operations and an expert on network protocol analysis and application performance who is responsible for the performance analytics of infrastructure for the TurboTax platform.… Read More »

Complete VoIP Visibility with SIP and RTP

Posted by on June 21, 2017
July 13th, 2017

Unified communications (UC) is an integral part of enterprise service delivery. Despite its importance, troubleshooting and maintaining a reliable voice network and end-user experience has always been challenging. Irrespective of the type of voice deployment (on-premises, hybrid or cloud), the impact of the underlying network on voice performance is undeniable. Packet loss, jitter and latency influence voice quality and the sometimes transient nature of these issues makes VoIP troubleshooting tricky.… Read More »

Best Practices for an Internet-based SD-WAN

Posted by on May 3, 2017
May 3rd, 2017

CIOs and IT executives are constantly challenged with reducing IT spend, optimizing operating expenditures while increasing service agility, delivering and maintaining superior quality of service. Enterprises are constantly searching for innovative solutions to execute on these business objectives.… Read More »

Introduction to DNSSEC Monitoring

Posted by on March 31, 2017
March 31st, 2017

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a cornerstone of the Internet. It is a globally distributed database with a hierarchical structure that maps domain names to IP addresses. While DNS has recently been in the spotlight due to large scale DDoS attacks, its lesser known brother DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) has remained in the dark.… Read More »

How Virtual Private Networks Impact Performance

Posted by on February 14, 2017
February 14th, 2017

If you’ve ever had to connect to a corporate network while working remotely, chances are you are familiar with the concept of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). VPNs establish a secure connection from your device to any other part of the network by wrapping an additional layer of security and privacy to your online activity. VPNs are an indispensable part of… Read More »

Tune Your Network Monitoring with Instant Tests

Posted by on January 18, 2017
January 18th, 2017

This week we released a redesign of Instant Tests, the feature that allows you to quickly validate test settings and configuration. Instant Tests provide results from a single iteration of an application or network layer test and serve as a preview platform for troubleshooting and error detection.… Read More »

Top Internet Outages of 2016

Posted by on December 20, 2016
January 18th, 2017

As we sip on warm holiday beverages and gradually wind down the year, it’s rather customary to reflect on the past and contemplate the future. Following traditions, we took a stroll down memory lane analyzing the state of the Internet and the “cloud”. In today’s blog post we discuss some of the most impactful outages of 2016, understand common trends and evaluate some of the key learnings.… Read More »

Monitoring the Pixel-Serving Architecture at Quantcast

Posted by on November 30, 2016
November 30th, 2016

We recently wrapped up the fall edition of ThousandEyes Connect San Francisco. Keeping up with tradition, we had some excellent speakers who shared some interesting stories about how they monitor their business critical infrastructure. As our first guest speaker we were thrilled to have Jim Morrison from Quantcast, a digital advertizing company focussing on audience measurement and real-time advertising.… Read More »

Three Types of DDoS Attacks

Posted by on November 15, 2016
November 16th, 2016

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been a popular topic of discussion in the past few months. We have seen a flurry of prominent DDoS attacks, such as the attacks on DNS root servers and the Dyn DNS outage, with widespread impact and the potential to disrupt communications worldwide.… Read More »