Category: Performance Metric of the Month

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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Six Reasons Your Security Toolset Needs to Include Wire Data Analytics

September 3, 2013 | By Chris Abella | Add a Comment

Every year, the stakes get higher for IT organizations trying to prevent data theft, ensure compliance, and protect the business from cybervillains. At ExtraHop, we want to help you build a complete IT operational intelligence architecture that provides the visibility you need to protect your environment. The ExtraHop platform can supplement the IDS and IPS [...]

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Storage Performance Monitoring and the Need for Holistic Visibility

January 23, 2013 | By ExtraHop Networks | Add a Comment

The Service Level Agreement is always the first casualty in the war to assign blame. Most IT organizations monitor their applications and infrastructure in an extremely disjointed manner, with each specialist team relying on tools that provide visibility into a specific technology silo: network tools for the network engineers, database profilers for the DBAs, agent-based [...]

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Performance Metric of the Month: HTTP Payload Details

November 7, 2012 | By ExtraHop Networks | Add a Comment

For our November performance metric of the month, we’re looking at HTTP payloads. Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a tremendously important technology layer that supports many critical services. As the basis for web applications and services, HTTP traffic carries a rich trove of information that is important for monitoring application performance, gaining insight into business [...]

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Microsoft’s 1024-Bit RSA Key-Size Requirement and Other IT Burdens

September 12, 2012 | By ExtraHop Networks | 1 Comment

This post is written by Cal Jewell, a Senior Technical Trainer at ExtraHop. In June, Microsoft announced that it would release an update blocking the use of RSA keys using less than 1024-bit encryption. While the update has been available for testing, the October 9 “Patch Tuesday” will make the update widely available via Windows [...]

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TCP: Where the Network Meets the Application, Part 2

August 16, 2012 | By ExtraHop Networks | Add a Comment

This post is written by Eric Thomas, Principal Solutions Architect at ExtraHop Networks. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we imagined the perfect framework for no-impact monitoring of an application stack and found it was right in front of us all along in the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). Today, we delve into the particulars [...]

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TCP: Where the Network Meets the Application, Part 1

August 9, 2012 | By ExtraHop Networks | Add a Comment

This post is written by Eric Thomas, Principal Solutions Architect at ExtraHop Networks. Many organizations struggle to find the right level of instrumentation to monitor the performance of their business-critical applications. It’s often a compromise: on one hand, you expect a certain level of detail or granularity, and on the other, you know that you [...]

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