Category: Industry Trends

Tears of Joy: Fixing Retail Web Application Performance

April 23, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

In the retail industry, slow web application performance means abandoned shopping carts online, and long lines and frustrated customers in stores as retail employees use those web applications to check inventory and process transactions. In the video below, ExtraHop Solutions Architect Vincent Yesue explains how ExtraHop helped dramatically speed up one retailer’s in-store web applications, [...]

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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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How Retailers Can Protect Themselves from POS Malware

March 7, 2014 | By John Smith | Add a Comment

The Target data breach continues to garner headlines, with the most recent news being the resignation of the CIO. But while the scale of the breach was large, Target is hardly the first and won’t be the last to get hit with a persistent threat, according to Andrew Komarov of IntelCrawler: “More BlackPOS infections, as [...]

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How McKesson Found the Perfect Rx for Slow Citrix Apps with ExtraHop

February 27, 2014 | By Rachel Pepple | Add a Comment

Over the past decade, healthcare has grown to be the largest industry in the US, accounting for roughly 20 percent of GDP and 13 percent of the U.S. workforce. If there’s ever been an industry where information technology can improve experiences and reduce costs, it’s this one. However, healthcare IT has proven to be a [...]

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Five Ways to Strengthen Healthcare IT Security with Wire Data Analytics

February 23, 2014 | By Mitchell Schwartz | Add a Comment

A Chicago Tribune article recently carried an ominous headline: “Healthcare organizations under siege from cyberattacks, study says.” According to the SANS-Norse report cited in the article, 375 healthcare organizations are currently comprised, with more expected to succumb as hackers target the growing amount of patient information from federal and state healthcare exchanges. The good news [...]

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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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ExtraHop Provides Wire Data Insight for XenApp 7.5 and XenDesktop 7.5

January 28, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

Enterprise IT organizations now have more options in how they deploy Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop infrastructure. The recently announced XenApp 7.5 and XenDesktop 7.5 enables enterprise IT to flex, grow, and transform their virtual application and desktop deployments using Amazon Web Services (AWS) or any cloud provider using CloudPlatform the Citrix cloud orchestration platform based [...]

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What’s Next for Cloud Computing? Looking Back and Looking Ahead

January 9, 2014 | By Rachel Pepple | Add a Comment

This week, TechTarget released an infographic, called “Cloud Retrospective,” tracing the origins, evolution, and adoption of cloud models beginning with the implosion of the dot-com bubble in the early 2000s. While we encourage you to check out the infographic for yourself, there are some nuggets worth noting. One is the striking difference of opinion between [...]

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What IT Can Learn from Target’s Data Breach

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

[Update, February 6, 2:42 PM: The security blog Krebs on Security has new revelations concerning the Target breach, including that the hackers may have used the network credentials belonging to a HVAC contractor to gain access to the environment. The blog also quotes a Gartner analyst who estimates that Target may be facing losses up [...]

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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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