NCSoft Deploys ExtraHop Reveal(x) for Cybersecurity

Online Gaming Industry Leader Deploys Network Detection and Response to Double Down on Security Posture

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – 22 September 2021 – ExtraHop, the leader in cloud-native network detection and response, today announced that NCSoft, a premiere digital entertainment company and global publisher, has selected ExtraHop Reveal(x) to help defend against advanced threats with visibility, detection, and investigation across their environment.

NCSoft has more than 4,000 employees focused on bringing extraordinary games to life for millions of fans around the world. Established in 1997 and headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, the organisation has rapidly become a key leader in online games. Best known for critically acclaimed franchises including Lineage, Aion, Guild Wars, and Blade & Soul, NCSoft is also one of the world's top mobile developers, with Lineage 2M occupying the #1 grossing revenue slot on Google Play.

The organisation decided to deploy the ExtraHop Reveal(x) platform to secure their workforce against external threats and potential data leakage, as well as eliminate blind spots with complete coverage in their hybrid environment. As part of a proof of concept, they reviewed solutions that could offer web security, ongoing monitoring of unregulated services, and the strengthening of security system verification.

ExtraHop Reveal(x) was selected based on its ability to combine the power of cloud intelligence with the simplicity of SaaS to help NCSoft's security teams eliminate blind spots and detect threats other tools miss. Built on cloud-scale AI, ExtraHop Reveal(x) decrypts and analyzes all network and cloud traffic in real time to expose advanced threats like supply chain attacks, zero days, and APTs. Indexed records and a streamlined investigation workflow enable users to investigate and quickly remediate threat activity.

ExtraHop's cloud intelligence feature functionality will reinforce NCSoft's high-capacity performance and resolve real-time security analysis requirements for employees to continue to create the best gaming experiences for their players. At the same time, Reveal(x) will simplify and streamline threat hunting activities to proactively identify the threats that have evaded other detection, the "unknown unknowns" that are missed by traditional security tools.

ExtraHop provides broad and in-depth behavior analysis by parsing more than 70 protocols. The combination of system verification, real-time decryption of encrypted traffic to eliminate blind spots, and real-time detection will further support NCSoft's cybersecurity posture.

"We required a detection and response solution that could gain visibility and behaviour-based threat detection with advanced machine learning coverage for all assets across the entire environment in an automated passive methodology," said Jang Seokeun, Ph. D and Head of the Security Operation Division at NCSoft. "In ExtraHop we found a solution that met this critical requirement, was easy to deploy, and able to meet the large-capacity processing conditions that our users needed. We were also impressed with ExtraHop's real-time decryption of encrypted traffic, which will ensure that any blind spots in traffic monitoring can be avoided."

NCSoft was also attracted to ExtraHop's ease of integration with both existing and planned deployments of complementary technologies, including its next-generation firewall technology, endpoint detection and response, and security information and event management platforms.

"We are delighted that the ExtraHop Reveal(x) has been chosen by NCSoft to support its staff productivity and customer satisfaction while providing increased security. And with multiple locations around the world, our easy deployment and management features will make life a whole lot easier for NCSoft's IT team," said David Sajoto, Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific and Japan, ExtraHop. "Not only will our cloud intelligence continue to offer the highest levels of service for NCSoft's operation but the built-in AI capability will defend the organisation from unauthorised devices and rogue appliances while providing the company's IT managers with total visibility."

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