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We performed a comparison between Corelight and ExtraHop Reveal(x) based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Corelight vs. ExtraHop Reveal(x) Report (Updated: May 2024).
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"It is easy to deploy and easy to handle.""It's easy to create additional dashboards specific to supporting specific tasks.""It's an easy way for us to get visibility in a client's environment.""The most valuable feature is the embedded IDS from Suricata.""Corelight is easy to use."

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"The solution's ability to decrypt SSL traffic is its most valuable feature.""The solution works well for sending sensors.""We had useful information within the hour of deployment. The ability to trace back for historical analysis, as well as the behavioral analysis done with the security information, puts the user in a position to make an informed decision to mitigate the performance or security incidents. Regarding the security incidents, Reveal (x) is able to create incident cards that guide your teams through the incidents and gives you the option to delve into the transaction detail to potentially view payloads as well.""With ExtraHop Reveal(x), it gives me more visibility into the packets. It doesn't provide the entire packet capture, but it offers more information on how connections are made at the network layer. This can be helpful for detecting network attacks. Additionally, I really like the customizable dashboards and reports. The incident dashboard and alerts provide a good summary initially, and diving deeper into them gives more detailed information. It's also great for analyzing specific attacks and victim logs. The feature that tracks the full attack chain makes it easier to monitor the progress of attacks. Plus, it's connected to the app, which I find useful for certain tasks.""The most valuable features of ExtraHop Reveal(x) are the detection and alerting of network behavior and anomalies.""The security features of this solution are the most valuable.""The solution's initial setup process is easy.""It's a wire analytics tool. We use it for isolating and determining issues on our network or applications. It does a lot for crediting the network as opposed to discrediting the network. A lot of people come along and say that it's a network issue. It's always considered to be a network issue, but by using ExtraHop, we can quickly tell them that it's not a networking issue. It's something to do with your application or something at the other end. It could be a database issue. This tool gives us the ability to pinpoint with great accuracy the comings and goings on our network."

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"Machine learning could be a good improvement, but it's very costly.""Corelight hasn’t added features in a long time.""They can enhance the interface of the product. They can make it more interactive and also easier to use for feature access.""The solution’s architecture is complex and difficult to understand. There are multiple machines and VMs.""In the next release, building a graphical user interface would be helpful."

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"Agent management could certainly use some focus. It should also be a little bit easier to work with collections. We should be able to nest collections within collections. There should be better nesting.""Netflow - Processing Netflow can be cumbersome as it requires triggers to truly gain value and insight. This in turn can add a bit of load to the hardware. The focus of ExtraHop Reveal (x) is live packet data.""There is a little training online, but it'd be cool if ExtraHop provided certifications. CrowdStrike does elective training that gives you a certification as a Falcon administrator. It'd be nice to see ExtraHop have something like that""The solution's reporting part and GUI are areas with certain shortcomings where improvements are required.""ExtraHop Reveal(x) could improve by allowing a longer look back in the feature. Right now you have a limit of 30 days to look back on your activity. I've used Darktrace before, and they allow you the ability to play back events. This would be a good feature to have in ExtraHop Reveal(x).""The solution’s pricing could be improved.""I think the tuning capabilities could be improved. We're working on minimizing false positives. Apart from that, everything seems fine to me.""They used to have the ability to decode Citrix sign-on, setup, and tear down. Unfortunately, Citrix has stopped sharing that knowledge. Citrix has continued to change its model of processing, making it harder and harder to troubleshoot."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's a yearly fee and depends on what you are looking for."
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  • "I would rate the price a three out of five. It could be less expensive."
  • "I rate ExtraHop Reveal(x) six out of 10 for affordability. We pay for an annual license. It's always one of those trade-offs. You get a lot of value, but ExtraHop isn't exorbitantly priced. You can pay extra for additional features like the ability to decode HL7 traffic, which is crucial for EMR environments."
  • "The solution is based on an annual subscription model and is expensive."
  • "I rate the price of ExtraHop Reveal(x) a seven on a scale of one to ten, where one is a high price, and ten is a low price."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The two platforms take a fundamentally different approach to NDR. Corelight is limited to use cases that require the eventual forwarding of events and parsed data logs to a security team’s SIEM or… more »
    Top Answer:It's easy to create additional dashboards specific to supporting specific tasks.
    Top Answer:The solution is too expensive compared to others. If you have the technical knowledge, it's good. Corelight is a very big gap between you and others if you’re new.
    Top Answer:We just did an assessment for our 47 datacenters around North America. The top two enterprise-level network monitoring solutions were ExtraHop first, Riverbed SteelCenter second. Their negotiated cost… more »
    Top Answer:One I am looking closely at is AppNeta. They have an appliance that can digest the flow and do a better job than Netflow The other one we are using is ExtraHop.  This has both a Datacenter… more »
    Top Answer:With ExtraHop Reveal(x), it gives me more visibility into the packets. It doesn't provide the entire packet capture, but it offers more information on how connections are made at the network layer… more »
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    Also Known As
    Reveal(x), Revealx
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    Corelight is the most powerful network visibility solution for information security professionals. We provide real-time data that organizations use to understand, detect, and prevent cyber attacks. Our solution is built on Zeek, the powerful and widely-used open source monitoring framework.

    ExtraHop Reveal(x) is a highly effective network traffic analysis (NTA) solution that leverages a cloud-native architecture to empower organizations to overcome a world filled with increasingly sophisticated threats. It identifies 25% more threats than its competitors. Additionally, organizations that employ Reveal(x) say they resolve issues 77% percent faster than they would if they were using other similar solutions.

    ExtraHop Reveal(x) Benefits

    Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by choosing to deploy ExtraHop Reveal(x) include:

    • Total network visibility. Reveal(x) gives users the ability to view every component of their network and devices connected to it in real time. It can automatically recognize and classify the devices that are communicating across an organization’s network. These devices are scanned by powerful decryption software that reveals hidden threats and the details of critical transactions without compromising privacy or compliance rules. Organizations are given full East-West visibility across both physical data centers and cloud environments. Threats that are on the periphery are brought to the attention of the administrators tasked with watching out for them.
    • Identify threats in real time. Reveal(x) extracts more than 5,000 features from the L2-L7 security layers at any given time, feeds them into its machine learning engine, and presents them to its rule-based detection feature. These features make it possible for the solution to identify the most severe threats. Users can conduct a threat triage and address the threats that their system detects in the order of severity that these threats represent.
    • Ease of use. Users of Reveal(x) can easily make full use of its event remediation features without expending long periods of time learning them. Its workflows are designed so that administrators can go from a security event to the cause of the event in only a couple of clicks. What would normally take hours can be completed in moments.

    ExtraHop Reveal(x) Features

    • Integration suite. Reveal(x) enables users to utilize a robust suite of integrations. If users feel they are missing important capabilities, they can bolster their security feature toolbox with those offered by third-party solutions. Phantom, Splunk, and Palo Alto are three examples of solutions that Reveal(x) enables users to connect to in order to fill in a gap in their security capabilities.
    • Automated inventory. Reveal(x) automatically creates a detailed inventory of all of the devices that it discovers and classifies. This keeps an always up-to-date record of all of the devices that are communicating in a given network.

    • Machine learning. Reveal(x)’s real-time application analytics is driven by a machine learning engine. It detects anomalies in an organization’s network traffic, thus enabling users to keep ahead of any and all threats while reducing the number of false positives that administrators have to sort through.

    Reviews from Real Users

    ExtraHop Reveal(x) is a solution that stands out when compared to many other similar solutions. Two major advantages that it offers are its versatility and its ability to quickly identify the root cause of an application’s issues.

    John B., the senior monitoring engineer at a financial services firm, says, “It's useful for different teams in our organization. The cybersecurity team uses it because it has got great analytics for anomaly detection, malware detection, and ransomware. It's used by the networking people because it's great to be able to get the three-way handshake between systems to see how your network is doing. The microservices for DNS use it because they like to be able to see how their DNS services are operating and how many DNS requests are being rejected, denied, or dropped. Application people love it because it fully decrypts their traffic.

    Henry S., a systems engineer at LifePoint Health, writes, "When there are performance issues with an HTTP app, ExtraHop enables us to identify the causes within a few minutes. We can see what transactions are being impacted by something that may be happening within the server environment."

    Sample Customers
    Education First
    Wood County Hospital
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Construction Company7%
    Security Firm22%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Educational Organization11%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Corelight vs. ExtraHop Reveal(x)
    May 2024
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    Corelight is ranked 7th in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 5 reviews while ExtraHop Reveal(x) is ranked 5th in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 12 reviews. Corelight is rated 9.0, while ExtraHop Reveal(x) is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Corelight writes "An open-source solution that gave us insight into our clients' network traffic flow ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtraHop Reveal(x) writes "It helps you visualize how data moves across your network". Corelight is most compared with Darktrace, Vectra AI, Cisco Secure Network Analytics, Arista NDR and SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, whereas ExtraHop Reveal(x) is most compared with Darktrace, Vectra AI, Cisco Secure Network Analytics, Arista NDR and ExtraHop Reveal(x) 360. See our Corelight vs. ExtraHop Reveal(x) report.

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