Download PDF version Contact company

ExtraHop announces Reveal(x) Summer 2018, setting the bar for Network Traffic Analytics at enterprise scale. This release includes capabilities designed to modernise enterprise security operations with critical asset behaviour analysis that instantly surfaces the highest-risk threats, even those hiding within encrypted traffic. With this high-fidelity insight, security operations teams can zero in on critical threat patterns and investigate down to the root cause in seconds, not days.

Between 2017 and 2018, threat dwell time in the enterprise increased to 101 days, according to FireEye's M-Trends 2018 Report. The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report noted, "In many cases, it's not even the organisation itself that spots the breach—it's often a third party, like law enforcement or a partner. Worst of all, many breaches are spotted by customers."

The Reveal(x) Summer 2018 release significantly reduces dwell time by highlighting late stage attack activities

Real-time visibility, high-fidelity insight

The Reveal(x) Summer 2018 release significantly reduces dwell time by highlighting late stage attack activities, shining light on the "darkspace" in the enterprise – the hard-to-reach areas of the network along the East-West corridor. Through comprehensive network traffic analytics, Reveal(x) delivers real-time visibility and high-fidelity insight into threats to your critical assets throughout the hybrid enterprise. The "headlines" dashboard prioritises speed and accuracy, eliminating the fake news fire drills from other tools by highlighting the highest-risk detections correlated with external and industry threat intelligence. Other key features in the Summer 2018 release include:

  • Need-to-Know Decryption: Respect for privacy is simple now that authorised threat hunters and forensic investigators can be given rights to look inside suspicious packets for authoritative evidence (including content and user information), while other analysts only see the detections and metadata insights gleaned from the decrypted traffic.
  • TLS 1.3 Support: As of 2017, forty-one percent of cyber attacks’ used encryption to evade detection, so the ability to detect threats within encrypted traffic is even more critical. With the release, Reveal(x) is the only solution that offers out-of-band decryption at up to 100 Gbps and supports the requirements of the TLS 1.3 protocol as well as decryption of perfect forward secrecy.
  • Network Privilege Escalation Detection: Reveal(x) identifies changes to behaviour that indicate an attacker has compromised a device, escalated access rights, and is using these higher privileges to explore and attack within the enterprise. Reveal(x) now infers escalation attempts on critical assets automatically based on changes in device behaviour, commands, and protocol use, enabling detection of attacks underway and allowing SecOps teams to contain them before damage is done.

Reveal(x) now automatically correlates device behaviour against peer devices for more precise assessment of anomalous behaviour

  • Peer Group Anomaly Detection: Reveal(x) now automatically correlates device behaviour against peer devices for more precise assessment of anomalous behaviour, leveraging auto-discovery and classification of critical assets. This strong outlier validation improves insider threat and compromised host detection and enriches Reveal(x) investigative workflows with critical asset context that helps SecOps collaborate with IT teams controlling endpoints and data centers.
  • Threat Feed Integration: The release ingests Structured Threat Information Expression (STIX) formatted threat intelligence that contains suspect URIs, hosts, or IP addresses, and highlights correlations with detections from network traffic. SecOps teams can use STIX feeds in Reveal(x) or a secondary feed can be added for depth of intelligence. Analysts can confirm details within the workflow via easy access to enriched data and more easily retrace attack interactions that involve external actors, including Command and Control and exfiltration activities.
  • Third Party Integrations: Enterprise Security Operations teams need to partner with other IT teams and their tools to accomplish evaluation, scoping, containment, and mitigation within approved processes. ExtraHop's REST APIs provide formal integrations for automated interaction with premier threat intelligence, investigation, and response platforms including Anomali, Palo Alto Networks, Phantom, ServiceNow, and Splunk. These two-way integrations inject definitive Reveal(x) insights and wire data into other tools and let Reveal(x) interact as part of investigation and response workflows, including forensic packet analysis.

At ExtraHop we've spent years developing technology that can analyse the entire network in real time"

 Reliable security infrastructure

"Today's threat actors are taking advantage of vast attack surfaces that extend across every endpoint from the branch office to the datacenter or the cloud and too often they operate unnoticed," said Jesse Rothstein, CTO and co-founder, ExtraHop. "At ExtraHop we've spent years developing technology that can analyse the entire network in real time – every critical asset and every transaction so that there are no blind spots. With Reveal(x) Summer 2018, we've applied that deep domain expertise to security operations, closing the visibility gap and surfacing the accurate, targeted information that allows SecOps teams to act quickly and with confidence."

"Security operations centers (SOCs) manage the business of security – maintaining a reliable security infrastructure, sorting through critical informational events and alerts, and working across the IT organisation to fix security problems," said Eric Ogren, Senior Analyst at 451 Research. "Network traffic analytics are poised to play a pivotal role in modernising security operations. ExtraHop Reveal(x) is a pioneer of this emerging market segment with the ability to deliver broad network visibility, prioritization of critical assets, and advanced behavioural analytics to reduce and possibly eliminate the dark space within the enterprise."

Share with LinkedIn Share with Twitter Share with Facebook Share with Facebook
Download PDF version Download PDF version

In case you missed it

What are the latest trends in perimeter security technology?
What are the latest trends in perimeter security technology?

Perimeter security is the first line of defence against intruders entering a business or premises. Traditionally associated with low-tech options such as fencing, the field of perimeter security has expanded in recent years and now encompasses a range of high-tech options. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the latest trends in perimeter security technology?

Secure access control is helping to shape the post-pandemic world
Secure access control is helping to shape the post-pandemic world

With the continued rolling back of COVID restrictions in the UK, there is a palpable sense of relief. A mixture of mass vaccinations, widespread testing, and track and tracing of the infection is helping to enable a healthy bounce back for businesses – with secure access control taking an important role in facilitating this. However, rather than just being a reaction to the wake of the pandemic, there is every sign that the economy, and consequently the security sector as well, are both rebuilding and reshaping for the long-term new normal. Prioritising Safety Already deemed an essential service even during the first wave of the pandemic, the security industry has of course taken a vital role in protecting people and property throughout the crisis. Now that venues in the UK are starting to reopen again, our services are key to occupancy management and ensuring that disease transmission is limited as far as possible. Access control is also key in reassuring people that their safety is a priority. Making the upgrade It’s all been about choosing the most suitable components and technology that already existed with a few “tweaks”  Businesses and organisations have a duty of care to their employees and the safety of visitors – so controlling access, employing lateral flow testing, and deploying suitable Track & Trace mechanisms are all key components. I think those outside our industry are surprised to learn that most of the technology being deployed and used hasn’t just magically developed since COVID appeared – it’s all been about choosing the most suitable components and technology that already existed albeit with a few development “tweaks” or adjustments for the situation at hand. This includes using or installing facial recognition readers rather than using fingerprint or contact tokens, it is swapping to automatic request to exit sensors instead of buttons; it is using powered secure doors rather than having people all grab the same handle. Using mobile credentials is also a key technology choice – why not use the highly secure, easy to manage, cost-effective, and of course contact-free benefits of this approach? Touchless solutions We have seen a clear shift in organisations looking to protect their staff and visitors. For instance, we have a big utility customer in Southeast Asia that has just replaced close to 200 sites using fingerprint readers with an additional facial recognition capability. We have also seen a big rise in demand for touchless request to exit sensors and Bluetooth Low Energy Readers for use with smartphone authentication. Working together Integration of security systems is of course nothing new, but in the post-pandemic or endemic age, it has perhaps never been more important. Installations need to be simple, straightforward, and rapid to help maintain safe distancing but also to ensure systems can be deployed as soon as they are needed. The world is changing and developing rapidly and there is simply no place for systems that don’t work with others or cause the end-user considerable cost and inconvenience to upgrade. This flexible delivery of security solutions perfectly matches the evolving and increasing demands of the market. It’s clear that end-users want systems that work well and can easily integrate with their existing systems – not only security but all the other business components which work in unison with each other over a shared network. Great opportunities ahead The recent work-from-home trend is also clearly changing the way organisations and businesses interact with the built environment. Lots of companies are downsizing, offices are being split up, there is lots of revitalisation and reuse of existing office space – all of which creates considerable opportunities for security providers. UK inflation more than doubled in April 2021 with unemployment figures dropping and the Pound rising in value There are also, in the UK at least, clear signs that the construction industry is rapidly growing again -with a forecast of 8% rebound and growth this year. UK inflation more than doubled in April 2021 with unemployment figures dropping and the Pound rising in value – all positive signs for UK-based security providers. Undoubtedly the highly successful UK vaccination rollout has helped considerably, but there are signs that the Eurozone looks set to improve considerably over the next few months as well. Using integrated access control Undoubtedly the pandemic has made security markets around the world more aware of the benefits of integrated access control in managing the needs of the new normal COVID endemic environment. For example, as a business, we have always had keen interest from the UK healthcare sector, but over the last 12 months, we have seen a big growth in previously modest international markets including Morocco, Kuwait, Bahrain, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand – all of which are very keen to adopt improved access control solutions. Learning the lessons Nobody would deny the last year or so has been unprecedentedly tough on everyone, as a society we have had to make huge changes and sacrifices. Governments, organisations, and businesses all need to be better prepared in the future, to understand the things that went wrong and those that were successful. However, there is a world beyond the immediate pandemic and its effects. Flexible working practices and the changes these will have to the way we live and work will undoubtedly present great opportunities for the security sector in helping the world evolve. The pandemic has been a wake-up call for many organisations with regards to their duty of care to employees – particularly when it comes to mental health and providing a sensible work/life balance. Where we work and the safety of these facilities has received far more scrutiny than before. Flexible security systems Integrated security solutions have a vital role to play in not only protecting the safety of people during the post-lockdown return to work but also in the evolution of the built environment and move towards smart cities - which inevitably will now need to consider greater flexibility in securing home working spaces rather than just traditional places of work. Importantly, powerful access control and integrated security systems need to be flexible to the uncertainties ahead. The COVID pandemic has shown that nothing can be considered certain, except the need for greater flexibility and resilience in the way we operate our professional and personal interactions.

Which security technologies will be useful in a post-pandemic world?
Which security technologies will be useful in a post-pandemic world?

In the past few weeks, the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel has brightened, providing new levels of hope that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Dare we now consider what life will be like after the pandemic is over? Considering the possible impact on our industry, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Which security technologies will be most useful in a post-pandemic world?