Category: ExtraHop Analysis

Monitor Shellshock Attempts with ExtraHop

September 27, 2014 | By Ryan Corder | Add a Comment

On Wednesday, NIST released information about a vulnerability in the GNU Bash shell that enables remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on the target system. For details, I recommend this excellent post from Troy Hunt: Everything you need to know about the Shellshock Bash Bug. One of the especially worrisome aspects of this vulnerability is [...]

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IT Is Drowning in Data, But Thirsty for Insight

September 12, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink. – The Rime of the Ancient Mariner IT teams have plenty of data. What they lack is visibility and insight. Over the past several weeks, ExtraHop has introduced two new capabilities that help IT organizations extract more value out of the data that they already have. [...]

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Why IT Needs a Culture of Healthy Paranoia

September 3, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

There are three words to explain why IT professionals need a dose of healthy paranoia: Advanced. Persistent. Threat. The term “advanced persistent threat” was coined in 2006 to differentiate from hacktivists and opportunistic attacks. Advanced persistent threats bypass or thwart traditional IT security tools such as IPS/IDS and firewalls by using approved ports, stolen credentials, [...]

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See Who’s Using (or Abusing) Your Network

August 1, 2014 | By Anna Brown | Add a Comment

In our previous post, we explored how network issues can impact web application performance, and how you can use the free ExtraHop Discovery Edition to see if the network caused a web application slowdown. What’s even more interesting is to know why the network is performing so poorly. In other words, if the network switch died, [...]

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ExtraHop ♥ Visio Stencils

June 23, 2014 | By Jon Garrison | Add a Comment

Turning ideas into infrastructure means one thing to IT Architects, engineers, and technicians: diagrams. And usually the idea-to-infrastructure process begins with Visio. Before joining ExtraHop’s Solutions Architecture team, I was a network engineer. Every day revolved around those diagrams. Some days I was drawing the future (I hoped) and sometimes we would huddle nervously around [...]

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See Which World Cup Matches Are Popular in Your Office

June 18, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

There’s some World Cup mania taking hold at ExtraHop HQ, as is likely in offices around the world. Our technical marketing engineering (TME) team expressed their enthusiasm in a unique way—by building a solution module for monitoring World Cup streaming with ExtraHop. The module works with the free ExtraHop Discovery Edition so you can try [...]

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How to Move Beyond “Mean-Time-to-Innocence”

June 10, 2014 | By Matt Weaver | 1 Comment

You may have heard of the tongue-in-cheek term mean-time-to-innocence (MTTI), or the time it takes to prove that the network, virtualization, database, storage, or the application is not to blame for an application performance issue. One of the primary reasons why IT organizations choose the ExtraHop platform is to abolish MTTI. If Everything’s Green, Why [...]

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Discovery Edition for Desktops: Easier Than Ever

June 9, 2014 | By Kerry Bosworth | Add a Comment

When you think about deploying enterprise technology, what comes to mind? In the past, it might have meant bringing in consultants and deployments that lasted months. That’s all changed today as enterprise technology has increasingly adopted freemium and pay-as-you-go/subscription models. At ExtraHop, we have embraced this trend to make our technology available to as many [...]

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Server Decommissioning: Wait, We Have How Many DNS Servers?!

May 29, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

The Uptime Institute runs a contest each year in which data center managers compete to see who has decommissioned the most physical servers. Barclays, the multinational bank, ranked first last year by retiring 9,124 servers as part of its private cloud initiative. What did decommissioning those servers do for Barclays? Reclaimed rack space equivalent to [...]

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The Return of the Generalist in IT

May 20, 2014 | By John Smith | Add a Comment

I recently spoke at Citrix Synergy about the return of the generalist. It was a Geek Speak Live! session with several hundred Citrix engineers in attendance. It was an honor for me and something I’ve long looked forward to as a Citrix Technology Professional and author of the Edgesight Under the Hood blog. (You can [...]

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