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What is Auvik?

Auvik is a cloud-based system that provides instant visual insight into the infrastructure of an IT network, and automates complex and time-consuming network operation tasks.

It’s built for managed service providers (MSPs).

The problem we solve

Managing network infrastructure is a very manual and time-consuming activity. Administrators are forced to log into network devices, one by one, using a command-line interface that most of us haven’t seen since DOS disappeared. They then type in arcane commands and try to make sense of the flood of data that comes back.

The CLI, unchanged for decades

There hasn’t been much innovation in this area of network management in decades. All of the innovation has been focused on managing end devices at scale.

We think that’s crazy—and that it needs to change.

How we solve it

Auvik’s mission is to make operating IT networks dramatically more efficient and effective. So we’ve built a system that automatically:

  • Discovers a network and displays it as a visual map
  • Inventories and documents every device, service, and configuration on a network
  • Parses, analyzes, and visually displays data to reduce network troubleshooting time
  • Allows remote access to any device on a network from a single screen

With Auvik, hundreds of normally complex and time-consuming tasks are reduced to simple, automated steps. And it’s all done through a beautiful and easy-to-use interface.

Product screenshots

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How we’re different

Traditional network RMM (remote monitoring and management) tools have focused on servers and end user devices and the network monitoring they do has been largely reactive. By comparison, Auvik offers comprehensive and proactive network operations capabilities.

RMM software comparison:

  • No other system on the market provides the instant visualization and insight into network infrastructure that Auvik provides.
  • All of Auvik’s maps, inventories, and data are maintained in real-time. Most other software systems provide only snapshots in time, which means data quickly goes stale.
  • Thanks to Auvik’s intuitive and visual interface, using Auvik requires no huge learning curve.
  • Our software installs in under 15 minutes, compared to hours or even days for other systems.
  • Auvik’s monitoring comes completely pre-configured. Turn it on and it’s done. Compare this to days or weeks of complicated manual configuration to get other systems set up.
  • Auvik is made to manage an unlimited number of networks at once, all through a single dashboard.

The story behind our name (and how to pronounce it)

Auvik is pronounced AWE-vick.

Auviq (with a “q”) is an Inuit word for a block of snow used in building an igloo. In other words, it’s a foundational building block, rather like a component in a network.

 Auvik logo igloo

That’s the igloo right there.

Auvik bear at laptop

And this is Nanook, our polar bear mascot.

Logo files and other brand images

Includes hi-res images with transparent & white background versions.

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Quick facts about the company

  • Auvik Networks Inc. was formed in 2011.
  • Our co-founders are Marc Morin, David Yach, and Alex Hoff.
  • We are headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.
  • We’re backed by venture capitalists Celtic House, Rho Ventures, and BDC. We raised $6 million in April 2013.

About our co-founders

Auvik Founder Marc Morin

Marc Morin


  • Co-founder and chief executive officer, Auvik Networks


  • Co-founded Emforium Group Inc., served as president and CEO
  • Co-founded Sandvine (TSX:SVC), served as CTO
  • Co-founded PixStream, acquired by Cisco Systems for $554 million
  • Software engineer at HP from 1987 to 1996
  • Ba.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • MBA, Wilfrid Laurier University

Areas of commentary:

Entrepreneurship, serial entrepreneurship, startups, the tech community in Waterloo (Canada), venture capital, leadership, network operations and management, network automation, software-defined networking, software as a service, software development.

Auvik Founder David Yach

David Yach


  • Co-founder and chief technology officer, Auvik Networks


  • Senior leadership roles on the software team at BlackBerry (Nasdaq:BBRY; TSX:BB) starting in 1998, including CTO of software from 2007 to 2012
  • Vice-president and chief architect at Sybase
  • Awarded the J.W. Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation (2004)
  • Inventor or co-inventor on more than 100 patents and patent applications
  • B.Math. Computer Science, University of Waterloo
  • MBA, Wilfrid Laurier University

Areas of commentary:

Software development, software as a service, project management, network operations and management, team management, leadership, the tech community in Waterloo (Canada).

Alex Hoff


  • Co-founder and vice-president of product management, Auvik Networks


  • Senior product manager at Sandvine, where he built the company’s Usage Management product line
  • Previous roles as a software engineer and manager of consulting system engineering at Sandvine
  • Started at Sandvine as an intern while getting his computer science degree
  • B.Math. Computer Science, University of Waterloo
  • MBA, Wilfrid Laurier University

Areas of commentary:

Network operations and management, network automation, intent-based networking, managed services, channel markets, software-defined networking, software as a service, cloud services, software development, the tech community in Waterloo (Canada), startup life.

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