Category: Industry Trends

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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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 compromised, 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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