According to a 2016 report by the Ponemon Institute, the total cost of a data breach has increased by nearly 30 percent since 2013. In the United States, the average total cost of a data breach is over $7 million and rising. In order to keep ahead of the evolving threat landscape, organizations need to develop and implement solutions and strategies that reduce time-to-discovery and increase time to exfiltration - the moment when an incident becomes a breach.
ExtraHop security consultants have developed proven methodologies designed to put network traffic analytics to work protecting your business.
One of our critical security measures was tracking excessive logins, which we were doing by sending thousands of records per minute to our SIEM. Our ExtraHop consultant showed us how to use the platform to look at the same traffic and send just those clients who had more than five logins in a five minute period. This reduced our SIEM load by a significant margin percent.
Director of Security Large Financial Services Institution
ExtraHop information security pros have years of experience identifying and investigating anomalous behavior happening within your IT environment. Our threat hunting protocols leverage the East-West visibility delivered by the ExtraHop platform to identify threats across your environment, whether from external or internal actors. We stay up-to-date on all of the latest security vulnerabilities and attack vectors so we can identify incidents quickly before they can turn into a breach.
Compliance Auditing and Assurance
Most organizations rely on security policies such as firewall rules to ensure compliance, but few have a good way to determine if those rules and policies are being followed. Leveraging the observed visibility of the ExtraHop platform, our consultants deliver a complete audit and assessment of security policy compliance. Following the compliance audit, consultants develop customized reporting within the ExtraHop platform to monitor security policies on an ongoing basis, and to detect and alert on deviations.
Today's organizations rely on numerous tools, from SIEM systems to incident response solutions, to detect and respond to security events. Using the ExtraHop Open Data Stream and Open Data Context API, our consultants have developed a framework for integrating with your most critical security systems.
With Open Data Stream, we can integrate data from our network traffic analysis directly into your SIEM solution, delivering real-time observed visibility across your entire environment, from the cloud to the data center to the edge. Integration with ticket systems like ServiceNow and active quarantining tools ensure your team is immediately alerted to potential threats, allowing you to respond before an incident can become a breach.
ExtraHop consultants can also help your team leverage APIs and session tables to ingest data from other technologies like threat identification systems, bringing threat identification to the data center and the cloud.
With ExtraHop and the SIEM we've built around it, our security guys have—at most—two windows they need to look at. One tells them what's going on, the other one tells them what has gone down and how to fix it. My goal is always to be within four clicks of any incident.
Mike Sheward Principal Security Architect