Category: Industry Trends

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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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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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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Run Your “Microsoft Shop” Better with Wire Data Visibility

May 13, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

If you run a “Microsoft shop,” then this blog post is a must-read. ExtraHop can help you improve the performance, efficiency, and security of your Microsoft environment by delivering real-time visibility through wire data. Wire data is complete applications and infrastructure communications—not just who is talking to whom, but what they are saying. ExtraHop analyzes the [...]

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Target’s Data Breach: What IT Pros on LinkedIn Had to Say

May 1, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

After the Target data breach last November, we posted an update to our LinkedIn page, asking “What’s the lesson from Target’s data breach?” We received 52 responses from IT professionals in what turned out to be a really insightful discussion. Here is what the LinkedIn community had to say about the lessons-learned from the Target [...]

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How ExtraHop’s IT Team Performed a Heartbleed Audit Going Back Years

April 29, 2014 | By Bri Hatch | Add a Comment

Recently, I delivered the results of a Heartbleed audit to our executives showing that no one had attempted to exploit the Heartbleed vulnerability before we had patched our servers. Like most IT teams on April 7th, our day began with a frantic race to upgrade our servers against the now infamous Heartbleed bug. The problem, [...]

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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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