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Like many hospitals, Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Institute relies heavily on a Citrix-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to provide doctors and nurses with access to critical data…

IT professionals offered up some great insights on LinkedIn. After the Target data breach last November, we posted an update to our LinkedIn page, asking "What's the lesson from Target's data…

Bri Hatch is Director of IT at ExtraHop. ExtraHop IT's motto is "Always Working in the Background."Recently, I delivered the results of a Heartbleed audit to our executives showing that no one had…

The Heartbleed vulnerability enables attackers to steal private keys. OpenSSL 1.0.1 through OpenSSL 1.0.1f are vulnerable. I was in a meeting with a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of a…

Steward Health Care System treats more than 1 million patients each year through its network of hospitals and physician network. We recently published a case study highlighting how Boston-based…

[4/16/2018 - Editor's update: ExtraHop has now released a 100 Gbps appliance. Read more in our blog post: How ExtraHop Analyzes 1 PB+ Per Day Without Breaking a Sweat] Vihar is a Senior Systems…

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…

ExtraHop offers the digital equivalent to CCTV for your environment. The Target data breach continues to garner headlines, with the most recent news being the resignation of the CIO. But while the…

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…

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…

The Phoenix Project co-author Gene Kim spoke at the ExtraHop sales conference in January, explaining technical debt and the "IT death spiral." The idea of "technical debt" is one of the most…

The ExtraHop team was conducting on-site training recently and brought back a great validation of the importance of monitoring scalability: A SaaS provider for the healthcare industry is analyzing…

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