Active Connections Metric for Kafka Brokers

Hey all,

I have a quick question. Currently, we use New Relic to Monitor our Kafka via the ccloud exporter. While seeing the metric, it indicates within each environment that we have over 1k+ active connections. Does anyone know how this is measured? I know we have KSQL queries running, Kafka Connect and other Consumers written via API(s) but I am a bit shocked to see how we are getting over 1k+.