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Intrusion Detection System

Expand network visibility

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Enhanced detection coverage with high-fidelity network signatures integrated into RevealX NDR.

ExtraHop IDS is the next evolution of intrusion detection technology. Harnessing network data and tens of thousands of high-fidelity network signatures, ExtraHop IDS provides high-risk CVE exploit identification, contextualized alerts, and full-spectrum investigation workflows. ExtraHop IDS analyzes both east-west and north-south traffic with enhanced decryption capabilities, and can better address compliance requirements set by PCI DSS, HIPAA, NIST, and more.

Deeper Detection

  • Real-time detections of known exploits with tens of thousands of curated signatures.
  • High-fidelity detections curated by the ExtraHop Threat Research team.
  • Detect known threats in encrypted network traffic and have east-west visibility.

Strengthened Response

  • Enhanced response capabilities with integrated Reveal(x) workflows.
  • Advanced triage with integrated risk scoring, correlation, and investigation.
  • Native and turnkey integrations with CrowdStrike, Splunk, and other leading security providers.

Reduce Compliance Risk and Resources

  • Deploy and manage physical and virtual IDS sensors from the same Reveal(x) NDR platform.
  • Automated cloud updates including health and rule updates for sensors with restricted access.
  • Stay ahead of security governance and compliance requirements from PCI DSS, NIST, and more.


Common Pitfalls of Standalone IDS

Securing the perimeter has become increasingly difficult

BYOD, remote and hybrid work, IoT devices, multi-cloud environments, and third party services have blurred the edges of the traditional network perimeter, yet these devices, workloads, and environments must be accounted for to reduce cyber risk. Legacy IDS solutions were built on a traditional network model where the focus was on monitoring the separation of internal and external networks.

According to the 2023 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, external actors were responsible for 83% of breaches.


Next-Gen IDS offers critical capabilities

Critical CapabilityExtraHop IDSLegacy IDS
Critical CVE exploit detection
Protocol abuse
Static threshold rules
Application ID
Insider threat detection
East-west visibility
Cloud enabled
Full spectrum investigation
Virtual sensors

By combining ExtraHop RevealX with ExtraHop IDS, customers looking to retire legacy IDS systems will be able to make the leap to modern NDR defense capabilities without weakening their compliance posture or losing the capabilities IDS has provided over the years.

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Automated security workflows

Standalone IDS stops at alerts, leaving time-strapped analysts searching for root cause with other investigation tools. ExtraHop IDS offers full-spectrum attack detection and investigation by blending cloud-scale ML with rule-based insights to expose and contain threats in the network.

Security Hygiene
Incident Response
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Known threats
No capabilities
No capabilities
ExtraHop IDS
Passive asset inventory
Known threats Unknown threats
90 days of traffic lookback Threat briefings Correlated attacker timeline
Continuous PCAP evidence repository

Expand network visibility and security with Next-Gen IDS

Expose hidden threats

Detect threats other tools miss and fill coverage gaps left by EDR, SIEM, and logs with RevealX. Gain the network intelligence you need with complete visibility, real-time detection, and rapid investigation.

  • Detect threats 83% faster.
  • Investigate to ground truth in 3 clicks or fewer.
  • Reduce time to resolve by 87%.
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Network Detection and Response (NDR)

RevealX NDR

Unleash the power of network visibility and AI for real-time detection, rapid investigation, and intelligent response for any threat.

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