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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…

Unlike IDS/IPS that use signatures, ExtraHop identifies threats by providing context—trends and real historical activity. A short time ago, Ken Westin at Tripwire wrote a great article about the…

[Editor's note: John Smith is a Citrix Technology Professional and author of the wiredata.net blog. He recently joined ExtraHop's Solutions Architecture team to help IT organizations gain new…

[Update, September 15, 2015: The ExtraHop Discovery Edition mentioned at the end of this post is no longer in active development or maintenance, but current license-holders may continue to use all…

Cyber Monday sales grew 20.6 percent in 2013. While Black Friday diehards continue to fight over television sets and parking spots, droves of other shoppers prefer the comfort and safety of their…

As with the Perl language, ExtraHop makes easy things easy and hard things possible with Application Inspection Triggers, a programmatic interface to the Context and Correlation Engine. Larry Wall…

In recent years, software-defined networking (SDN) has emerged as one of the hottest topics in enterprise and data center networking. While its proponents promise unprecedented performance…

If you are one of the more than 23,000 organizations that use Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) or are considering it for your environment, this blog's for you. According to IDC's Worldwide…

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…

"Taking an end-to-end approach to application performance management can seem like the obvious thing to do. But it hasn't been the way that performance management has traditionally worked. In order to…

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…

Traditionally, performance-monitoring tools have been relegated to silos—DBAs have their database profilers, developers and Q&A have their agent-based application instrumentation, and network guys…

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