A growing number of organizations have chosen ExtraHop over Riverbed SteelCentral. You have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain by joining them!
1 A single, all-in-one platform
Unlike Riverbed's suite of tools, ExtraHop's platform offers incredibly fast time-to-value and low ongoing management costs. Deployment is as simple as providing a mirrored copy of your network traffic from a switch or router. The ExtraHop platform takes over from there, automatically discovering and classifying your applications and their dependencies. As your applications and environment change, ExtraHop automatically adapts with no manual tagging required.
2 Industry-leading scalability
A single ExtraHop appliance can analyze web, database, storage, and other tiers at up to a sustained 40Gbps—even when decrypting SSL at line rate—making it easy for you to support your environment with fewer appliances (and far less cost) vs. a typical Riverbed deployment.
3 3,000+ built-in metrics, unlimited programmability
Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse offers a paltry number of metrics, mostly spanning L2-L4. In contrast, ExtraHop boasts 3,000+ metrics out-of-the-box along with a programmable interface that enables you to define and implement your own custom metrics in minutes. ExtraHop's real-time analysis spans all major databases, web services, networked storage, Citrix ICA, and even custom protocols with Universal Payload Analysis.
4 A truly extensible platform
With Riverbed SteelCentral, you have a collection of products that perform a prescribed set of functions. In contrast, ExtraHop is a unified platform that you can easily extend to meet changing requirements. For instance, within 24 hours of the Shellshock news in September, the ExtraHop community had developed a bundle to detect and track Shellshock attempts over HTTP. Our community-driven forum hosts dozens of similar solutions. Read the ExtraHop Modules and Bundles datasheet.
5 Freedom to integrate and stream your data
ExtraHop believes that you ought to be able to do what you like with your data. That is why we enable customers to freely stream their data to third-party systems and non-proprietary data stores such as Elasticsearch and MongoDB for multidimensional analysis and correlation with other data sets. Read about ExtraHop's Open Data Stream.