Category: Industry Trends

Track the Entire Threat Lifecycle with ExtraHop + FireEye TAP

December 8, 2014 | By Chris Abella | Add a Comment

Visibility gets you many things: high-performing applications, faster remediation and, perhaps most importantly, peace of mind. That’s why we’re super excited to show off our recently announced partnership with the FireEye Threat Analytics Platform (TAP). Taking advantage of the ExtraHop Open Data Stream, we combine industry-leading security expertise from FireEye with the ExtraHop platform’s unprecedented [...]

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The Big Data Opportunity for Healthcare with HL7 Analytics

November 5, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

If there’s any industry that stands to benefit from IT-enabled insights, it’s healthcare. However, traditional methods of analyzing healthcare operations data are costly, rigid, and complex. Clinical and operations data must first be logged in applications such as Cerner, Epic, PeopleSoft, LabMed, and Allscripts, and then cleansed and fit into a standard data model. When [...]

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Neuter the POODLE: Detect All SSLv3 Clients and Servers with ExtraHop

October 15, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

Following on the heels of the Heartbleed and Shellshock exploits, the new POODLE vulnerability in SSL version 3.0 (SSLv3) is the latest to require IT teams to identify and patch vulnerable systems. Published by Google’s security team today (Tuesday, October 14), the POODLE vulnerability targets a version of SSL that is 15 years old but still [...]

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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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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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