Performance Comparison

ExtraHop vs. Riverbed and NetScout

The modern enterprise is tangled, dispersed, and constantly evolving. With real-time analytics and a simplified workflow backed by machine learning, ExtraHop delivers unprecedented visibility and immediate answers from Core to Edge to Cloud.

ExtraHop Riverbed NetScout
Sustained Throughput* 100 Gbps 20 Gbps 27 Gbps
Advanced Machine Learning
On-Premises, Virtual, and Cloud Deployments
Cloud Integrations (Azure, AWS)
Auto-Discovery and Classification Limited
Enterprise Protocols 70+ 20 30
Line-Rate SSL Decryption and TLS 1.3 Support
Indexed Transaction-Level Detail with Visual Search Queries
Extensibility (Custom Dashboards, Triggers, Open APIs) Yes Limited Limited
Integration Partners Open Architecture Closed Platform Limited

* full-stream reassembly, decryption, and full payload analysis before writing to disk


Faster Issue Identification




Reduction in Unplanned Downtime

See It In

An Open Architecture

Thanks to unmatched scalability, rapid programmability, and an ever-growing network of integration partners, we're confident no other platform is as prepared to help you stay ahead of the evolving demands of the digital economy. Meet new requirements, customize the solution, and stream your wire data to other platforms in real time.

Full-Payload Analysis

From users to files to executed commands, ExtraHop tells you what's happening in your environment—and, more importantly, why you should care. The ExtraHop platform supports over 70 protocols and performs transaction analysis, deep packet inspection, and more to give you the awareness you need to make data-driven decisions.

Investigation Automation

By applying advanced machine learning models to over 4,600 wire data metrics, ExtraHop delivers focused, precise behavioral analytics that help you rise above the noise of false alerts. ExtraHop automatically integrates detection and investigation so you can find answers quickly and automate response.

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ExtraHop's willingness to fully implement a POC and provide a highly technical team to work with us to tackle an immediate production issue put them ahead of Riverbed. While ExtraHop was focused on helping us find the issue and get us performing well again, Riverbed was focused solely on the sale with little regard to the performance issue crippling us.

Director of Network Services
Leading Global Entertainment Company

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics

There's A New Leader in NPMD

ExtraHop is the first vendor to move into the Leader quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics since its inception in 2014. We believe this reflects our innovation in the NPMD space as well as our commitment to uniting IT and Security professionals with complete visibility, real-time detection, and guided investigations that help your organization deliver performance and security from the inside out.

Read the Magic Quadrant report.

"We have always viewed the network as a powerful source of data and visibility that goes beyond just network operations ... We're putting the network to work to improve the performance of critical applications and rapidly detect and investigate security threats."

Arif Kareem, CEO, ExtraHop

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