In the past, you’d have made sense of packets on the network by recording them and performing offline analysis of those stored packets. In the complex and hyper-dynamic environments we’re seeing today though, that approach doesn’t scale. And it results in data that only network experts can understand. So we went looking for a technology that could continuously transform this flood of packet data into structured wire data so that all IT teams could benefit.
We found ExtraHop, who believe that wire data is the ultimate source of truth. Since everything transacts on the wire, from raw packets to the payloads of all application transactions, by analyzing wire data for the web, VDI, database, middleware, storage and all other tiers, you can see how performance at those various tiers impacts service delivery.
ExtraHop’s innovative approach transforms unstructured packets into structured wire data, and presents that information – very importantly, in real-time – for all IT teams to explore and visualize. Their Next-Generation Technology reassembles packets into complete sessions and flows between devices, and then extracts key data from those L2-L7 application communications as they occur, serving as the most unbiased source of truth about the performance, effectiveness, and security of enterprise IT environments and providing an “outside-looking-in” view across the entire application delivery chain.