ExtraHop Boosts Cybersecurity for Austria's Largest Electricity Producer

VERBUND uses ExtraHop Reveal(x) as the Foundation of its Security Operations Center

LONDON – JUNE 2, 2021 – ExtraHop, the leader in cloud-native network detection and response (NDR), today announced that VERBUND is using ExtraHop® Reveal(x)™. VERBUND selected ExtraHop Reveal(x) to serve as the foundation of its recently consolidated security operations center (SOC) that provides unified security monitoring and controls across the organisation.

VERBUND is Austria's leading utility company, covering approximately 40% of the country's electricity generation, and is one of the largest producers of hydro power in Europe. Following a review of their cybersecurity strategy in 2018, VERBUND decided to implement a more centralised SOC with NDR at its core. After evaluating several NDR solutions, VERBUND selected ExtraHop Reveal(x) for its real-time detection and strong investigation capabilities that could scale as the organisation's operations grew.

ExtraHop Reveal(x) provides what the VERBUND security team describes as "unprecedented" visibility. This visibility, when paired with a highly integrated workflow, significantly improves the VERBUND team's ability to track down suspicious activity, including that associated with advanced threats like zero day exploits, and respond quickly with greater precision.

"ExtraHop gives us a holistic view of any situation and the ability to understand how each event impacts all the connected systems. This is a major advantage for us," said Florian-Sebastian Prack, Project Manager SOC and OT Security Specialist at VERBUND.

Prack continued, saying "Some of the other systems rely just on metadata and extensive training, whereas ExtraHop is able to quickly give insights and then allow us to easily drill down to find specific items that the other systems were simply unable to uncover. It also gives visibility into SSL/TLS 1.3-encrypted traffic without compromising data privacy–a major consideration of VERBUND."

A detailed case study of the implementation of ExtraHop Reveal(x) at VERBUND is available here.

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