Category: ExtraHop News

Detect Heartbleed Exploits with ExtraHop’s Free Download

April 11, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

If you are responsible for secure web-based services, it is likely that you are scrambling to identify servers using OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f, trying to patch those servers, and reissuing certificates. ExtraHop can detect the heartbeats that are used in the Heartbleed exploit, revealing potential attacks against your SSL servers. This capability is available [...]

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More Time with Patients, Less Time Waiting for the Application

April 4, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

We recently published a case study highlighting how Boston-based Steward Health Care System uses ExtraHop to run their IT operations more intelligently. Think your IT environment is complex? Try delivering more than 200 applications to 11 regional hospitals and over 100 clinics. Application performance in healthcare is critical, especially for the electronic medical records (EMR) [...]

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You Should Never Send to Know “For Whom the SYN ACKs”

February 17, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | 4 Comments

One of the reasons that I like IT Operations is because of the people. On the whole, IT Operations professionals appreciate the need to work together to solve problems. True, prejudices and egos can get in the way. But when things break or slow down, there’s a tacit understanding that everyone in IT shares a [...]

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ExtraHop Dominates Network World’s 2014 APM “Shootout”

February 5, 2014 | By Chris Blessington | Add a Comment

You’ve heard the old saying, “Never bring a knife to a gun fight.” Well, ExtraHop clearly had its guns blazing for Network World’s 2014 “APM Shootout” and won by a landslide. With an overall score of 4.8/5 (the closest competitor scored 3.9/5), the value, performance, and ease-of-use of ExtraHop’s wire data analytics platform crushed the [...]

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Seahawks Get a Geeky Salute with ExtraHop’s “Binary 12th Man”

January 30, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | 2 Comments

A couple weeks ago, Seattle’s geek reputation was on the line. The Seahawks were up against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship, a game some had dubbed the “Nerd Bowl” because Seattle and San Francisco compete as technology hubs. The Hawks triumphed and Seattle went wild. Just a few days ahead of Super [...]

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Lean and Mean: Our Open-Source Enhancements to RPCAP

January 22, 2014 | By Kerry Bosworth | 1 Comment

Normally, IT organizations feed a copy of network traffic to the ExtraHop appliance using a SPAN or tap—a non-invasive, plug-and-play deployment that our customers love us for. But there are some scenarios where that is not possible. For these scenarios, we have a solution: A software tap that essentially mimics a traditional network tap by [...]

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Why I Joined ExtraHop – One Wire Data Expert’s Story

January 16, 2014 | By John Smith | 1 Comment

[Editor’s note: John Smith is a Citrix Technology Professional and author of the wiredata.net blog. He recently joined ExtraHop’s Solutions Architecture team to help IT organizations gain new performance and security insights from wire data.] In 2011, I was working for McKesson Managed Services’ Application Hosting group as a Senior Architect and trying to improve [...]

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Why Nobody Monitors Web Services Like ExtraHop Does

December 13, 2013 | By Matt Cauthorn | Add a Comment

A year or so ago, I was doing a demo for the sales engineering team at one of our channel partners. As I began to explain how ExtraHop parses HTTP transactions, the VP of Engineering interrupted me and said, “Every vendor does HTTP. Show me something different.” My response: I don’t know of anyone that [...]

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How to Accelerate Cloud Migration with In-Depth AWS Monitoring

November 8, 2013 | By Rachel Pepple | Add a Comment

According to recent research from Gartner, the public cloud market—including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and OpenStack-based public cloud providers—is expected to grow 18.5 percent, to $131 billion, by 2017. At that time, Gartner expects that nearly half of all large enterprises will employ a hybrid cloud approach. [...]

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Prepare to Have Your Bits Rocked Off at the Battle of the Geek Bands

October 21, 2013 | By Rachel Pepple | Add a Comment

In July, a group of ExtraHop employees formed The Packet Droppings in order to answer a simple question: could five amateur musicians play a company picnic with less than two hours’ rehearsal? Not only did they prove that such a feat of musical prowess could be achieved, the band brought the house down with their debut [...]

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