Category: Performance Metric of the Month

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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Detect and Track HTTP-based C&C Traffic for Backoff Malware

December 3, 2014 | By Mitchell Schwartz | Add a Comment

Roughly 1,000 retail companies have been impacted by the Backoff point-of-sale malware with costs related to data breaches totaling more than $150 million, according to a recent eWEEK article. If your organization relies on point-of-sale terminals, the best approach is to assume that your systems are already compromised and to look for malicious activity within [...]

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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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What Caused My Web Server to Crash?

August 28, 2014 | By Anna Brown | Add a Comment

Welcome back to our Web Application Troubleshooting series, where we walk through how to diagnose common web application performance issues including network switch reboots and devices soaking up bandwidth. In this post, we’re going to solve another web application performance problem, an overloaded server, using wire data analytics. You might use some sort of basic [...]

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Troubleshooting Network Issues for Your Web Application

July 18, 2014 | By Anna Brown | Add a Comment

Troubleshooting poor web application performance can be frustrating because you don’t know where to look first. That’s why we created the web application performance troubleshooting guide (no registration required!). It shows how to troubleshoot common web application performance issues using the free ExtraHop Discovery Edition. By analyzing your wire data—all L2-L7 communications on the wire—you [...]

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See Which World Cup Matches Are Popular in Your Office

June 18, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

There’s some World Cup mania taking hold at ExtraHop HQ, as is likely in offices around the world. Our technical marketing engineering (TME) team expressed their enthusiasm in a unique way—by building a solution module for monitoring World Cup streaming with ExtraHop. The module works with the free ExtraHop Discovery Edition so you can try [...]

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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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HTTP Compression and Other ADC Optimization Wins

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

Most enterprise IT organizations use application delivery controllers (ADCs) to improve the availability, speed, and efficiency of the IT infrastructure. However, ADCs offer limited metrics to help in tuning performance or troubleshooting problems. ExtraHop’s co-founders led the design of the BIG-IP v9 product and TMOS platform at F5 Networks, so we are perhaps more cognizant [...]

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Transaction Tracing for Web Gateways, Load Balancers, and Other Proxies

September 18, 2013 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

Larry Wall, the creator of the Perl programming language, championed the idea of “making easy things easy and hard things possible.” This month’s Performance Metric of the Month highlights how ExtraHop, with its programmatic interface to its parsing engine, makes hard things possible. In this case, a major web security firm used ExtraHop to pinpoint [...]

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