Lightboard Video: The Silent Scream in Your Datacenter | ExtraHop

There's a silent scream somewhere on your network.

An application, server, or service is crying out in anguish and no one can hear it.

Eventually, you'll hear from a user who is impacted or someone who has found your data for sale on the dark web. At that point, the normal fire drill will ensue:

  • Performance - If it's a performance issue, the IT Operations team will have to find out what's the root cause by looking at various monitoring tools.
  • Security - If it's a security issue, the incident response team will go back and scour through logs to investigate the who, what, when, where, and how of the event.

This typical workflow is reactive and costly—everyone understands that. What's less appreciated is the fact that the tactical data needed to resolve or remediate these issues has a half-life. Nucleus Research found that tactical data loses half its value after just 30 minutes of an incident occurring.

Watch the video below to learn more about the half-life of data.

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