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IDC Recognizes 7signal as Cloud-Based Wi-Fi Network Monitoring Innovator

International Data Corporation (IDC) has just released a 2016 IDC Innovators report recognizing vendors within the enterprise network management market focused on cloud-based network monitoring solutions.

Each of the startups featured as IDC Innovators have secured multi-million dollar investments by venture capitalists, lending credibility to their unique business models and product offerings.

IDC has named four vendors as IDC Innovators for 2016 within the cloud-hosted network monitoring and visibility market:

  • 7signal
  • Kentik
  • Nyansa
  • ThousandEyes.

“Enterprise IT departments are increasingly looking to cloud technologies for optimized business operations and greater flexibility in managing network infrastructure,” said Nolan Greene, senior research analyst, Network Infrastructure. “Innovative vendors like 7signal, Kentik, Nyansa, and ThousandEyes are harnessing the benefits of cloud management, long utilized in other areas of IT infrastructure, for digital enterprise-ready network monitoring and visibility.”

7signal provides a mobile application that measures and reports on end users’ Wi-Fi experience. Kentik monitors service delivery and optimizes Internet peering with ad-hoc traffic analysis. IDC recognizes 7signal as InnovatorNyansa offers a cloud-sourced, vendor-agnostic analytics system for the network edge. ThousandEyes is a network intelligence platform that can detect performance issues with enterprise network infrastructure, including traffic outage detection, and provide suggestions for remediation.

IDC Innovators: Cloud-Managed Network Monitoring, 2016 (IDC #US41902216) profiles vendors within the area of cloud-based network management with an innovative technology or a groundbreaking new business model or both. The IDC Innovators research document examines cloud-based network monitoring companies with revenue of less than $100 million with a product, service, or business model with a specific use case.

About IDC Innovators Research

IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors – under $100M in revenue at time of selection – chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. Vendors in the process of being acquired by a larger company may be included in the report provided the acquisition is not finalized at the time of publication of the report. Vendors funded by venture capital firms may also be included in the report even if the venture capital firm has a financial stake in the vendor’s company. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.