Anomaly detection done right

Features, Products

Network visibility is our specialty: We can show you things about your internet traffic that you never knew. By utilizing various internet protocols such as IGP, BGP, SNMP, NetFlow and DNS, BENOCS Flow Analytics already helps you and your company – among other things – improve peering negotiations, prospect new customers, improve capacity planning and, of course, improve customer service.

You’ll forgive me the 1980’s infomercial reference, but here it comes:

But wait, there’s more!

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Fast Indexing for Data Streams 

General

Our customers, some belonging to the biggest telecommunications providers in the world, need to monitor and analyze huge amounts of traffic. For this reason, Flow Analytics needs a substantial databank behind it. There is no shortage of database management systems on the market, which means we had to do a lot of testing, before deciding on which one would make BENOCS Flow Analytics work.

While the internet is home to massive amounts of data, this data is not static, but rather hurtling through cyberspace like William Shatner on a rocket joyride into space. And there’s not just one William Shatner taking a 10-minute trip: There are countless data transfers happening all the time. This movement means we need to factor in another dimension: time. BENOCS Flow Analytics users need to investigate incidents that occurred in specific time frames, making fast access to specific time ranges while ignoring the rest of the data a basic requirement.

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Jobs for Ukrainians

General

Like so many others around the world, we at BENOCS are horrified by the invasion of Ukraine. Many of us are engaged as individuals in supporting refugees fleeing the country and those still there. However, we also wondered what we as a company could do to help.

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Work and network traffic after COVID-19

General

Like any of you, we here at BENOCS like to ponder current happenings around the globe. Whether it be the political state of affairs in various countries, the cost of public transport in a chosen city or the quality of service at the Vietnamese restaurant down the street: You name it – we‘ll debate about it. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, of course, is no exception. It is a topic that has fueled many a heated debate or two.

Doing what we do best (traffic intelligence as a service), we decided to take a closer look at the data to see how lockdowns have affected traffic during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and what this means for 2022 and beyond.

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Fastly outage has also led to mixed outcomes

General

Yesterday, Fastly made news headlines after a configuration error led to a wide-spread failure of commercial and critical apps and websites. This phenomenon has not only led to a new general interest in the inter-workings of the Internet, but also, as most news sources reported, exposed how fragile the Internet can be.

However, in a world as complex as the Internet, it is easy to miss out on the networks that have had a different experience than those underwhelmed by Fastly traffic during this event. As a network-monitoring-as-a-service provider (amongst many other things), we at BENOCS found that not all networks we monitor showed a drop in Fastly traffic. To show you what we mean, let’s compare two networks.

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Who filled my pipe? Flows on Links can help you figure that out

Features, General

Flow analytics tools, such as our own are great for seeing how traffic flows enters and leaves your network in order to determine its behavior. However, when it comes to answering questions such as “who filled my pipe (aka who is consuming valuable backbone capacity)?”, or “do I need to raise transit prices?”, you often find yourself limited by the information these tools can provide.

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More on how the COVID19 Lockdown affected the Internet

Research

What happens to the Internet when the entire world changes their behavior at the same time? Internet traffic patterns have been growing and changing for many years. However, the rate at which these traffic patterns changed during the spring of 2020 was unprecedented. So, what did this mean for the Internet, and how did networks manage with the heavy influx of traffic?

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Not every network’s traffic increased during the COVID19 lockdowns.

General, Research

Since the period when most governments started mandating lockdowns and encouraging social distancing at the beginning of 2020, many network operators, SaaS, OTT providers and CDNs have been reporting unprecedented spikes in traffic volumes and content demand. But what about the other side of the coin? If the demand for the Internet increased, did traffic volumes on every network increase? The answer may surprise you.

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