Tarrant Regional Water District Mitigates Risk and Enhances Cybersecurity with ExtraHop
Network vulnerabilities uncovered and resolved
Rapid troubleshooting with dependency mapping of apps
Easy proof of regulatory compliance for security audits
When Adam Boldin joined TRWD, they lacked the resources for robust network visibility and had no dedicated in-house security team. His arrival also coincided with an executive mandate to boost the security of the district's IT infrastructure. He said, "There really wasn't much information beyond being able to see the physical network locations: We had a lot of work to do."
To establish an accurate baseline across the organization's complex infrastructure—including TRWD's homegrown applications for monitoring water services—Boldin focused on identifying a network detection and response (NDR) solution that could deliver what he needed.
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Network Architect, Tarrant Regional Water District
Boldin had already extensively compared NDR vendors in a previous role. He said, "ExtraHop was doing things that nobody else could do, and it was perfect for TRWD."
Before fully adopting Reveal(x), TRWD worked with ExtraHop Professional Services to start establishing a network traffic baseline. ExtraHop also helped TRWD consolidate key metrics from multiple data streams into a single dashboard.
When it came time to fully adopt Reveal(x), the migration proved to be easy, with minimal workflow disruptions. Boldin said, "A remote support engineer took over. When I next logged in, all of our data and dashboards had been perfectly migrated."
The district's critical applications and data centers are configured to have continuous packet monitoring, with retention policies based on business and operational priorities. On average, TRWD feeds 10 gigabits of data per second into Reveal(x). Reveal(x) retains this information for up to 60 days to facilitate full PCAP analysis whenever needed. ExtraHop's dependency mapping capabilities enabled the servers running custom water monitoring applications to be enrolled into a dedicated device group.