ExtraHop Delivers IT Operational Intelligence for All

August 20, 2013

Free, Perpetually Licensed Discovery Edition Enables Businesses of All Sizes to Leverage Wire Data to Deliver End-to-End Visibility for IT


Note: The ExtraHop Discovery Edition is no longer under active development or maintenance, but current license-holders may continue to use all features described in this post.

SEATTLE, WA — August 20, 2013 ExtraHop, the provider of real-time IT operational intelligence driven by wire data analytics, today announced that it is bringing the power of ExtraHop's Context and Correlation Engine (CCE) to the masses with the latest version of the ExtraHop Discovery Edition, a free virtual appliance for IT operations analytics.

"Looking back over the past decade, the information-technology landscape has experienced tectonic shifts as megatrends such as cloud computing, virtualization, and mobility have added incredible complexity to enterprise datacenters," said Jesse Rothstein, CEO, ExtraHop Networks. "The one constant amid all the disruption has been wire data, and by mining it, we offer the complete cross-tier insight necessary to tackle complexity and drive greater efficiency and IT visibility. With our free Discovery Edition, we're giving every organization the power to tap into this critical resource."

The Discovery Edition, which leverages ExtraHop's sophisticated CCE architecture, enables IT teams to take a more proactive, strategic approach, with the following core benefits:

  • Real-time, correlated insight and analytics across network, database, middleware, and storage tiers
  • Automatic discovery, classification, and mapping of applications and servers while detecting additions and adapting to changes in dynamic environments
  • Viewing of protocol metrics and alerts by geographic region with a geomap, or visualization of devices and their dependencies with an application activity map
  • Installation of bundles that deliver additional correlated insight for specific applications such as Microsoft SharePoint
The Discovery Edition virtual appliance is now perpetually licensed and comes with a host of upgrades to deliver business-critical visibility into performance, availability, and security for organizations of all sizes. The system runs on VMware's free hypervisor and uses a high-speed packet forwarder or Switch Port Analyzer (SPAN) to access traffic. A greatly expanded list of protocol analysis modules now includes NAS and iSCSI for storage, Oracle, MySQL, Sybase, Informix, and Postgres for database. Other new features include 24 hours of look-back, 1Gbps of throughput, and device-level analysis for up to 1000 systems. Users can seamlessly upgrade to ExtraHop's EH1000v virtual appliance, which offers enhanced server-level drill-down and 30+ days of continuous look-back.

To download the Discovery Edition, visit the ExtraHop Discovery Edition page. For more information about jobs with ExtraHop, visit us at ExtraHop Careers.

About ExtraHop

ExtraHop provides the real-time operational intelligence required to make IT more agile and proactive. The world's best-run IT organizations use ExtraHop to manage more than half a million devices and monitor over a trillion transactions daily, including Adobe, Alaska Airlines, Concur, Expedia, and Microsoft. Winner of numerous innovation awards from Gartner, Interop, and others, the ExtraHop platform auto-discovers and auto-classifies all applications and systems out of the box, providing the correlated, real-time visibility essential for dynamic environments. The ExtraHop platform deploys without agents and delivers value immediately upon deployment, making it the most cost-effective solution on the market. Follow us on Twitter @ExtraHop.

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ExtraHop Networks