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

Find out in this report how the two Network Detection and Response (NDR) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed ExtraHop Reveal(x) vs. NetWitness XDR Report (Updated: May 2024).
772,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"ExtraHop Reveal(x) is one of the tools that works out of the box when it comes to threat hunting.""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.""The security features of this solution are the most valuable.""Reveal X integrates seamlessly with CrowdStrike. If you see something sketchy on the network, you can quarantine devices through ExtraHop and it'll push to the CrowdStrike server.""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.""Setting up the solution is relatively easy.""The solution works well for sending sensors.""The solution's initial setup process is easy."

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"It is stable. We have been using it for some time, without any issues.""The most valuable feature is the way it captures the traffic, and it contains every detail of the communication.""Ability to isolate the machine when there are malicious files.""It helps our security team respond more accurately when there are threats, then we get less false positives or negatives.""NetWitness Endpoint's most valuable features are its interoperability across many different operating systems and the ease of pivoting from network to endpoint via a single console.""They have recently updated the features and the most valuable ones are the instant threat response, ease of use, web interface, integration, and easy access. RSA NetWitness Endpoint is very compatible with other solutions and technologies. However, they do not rely on third-party solutions and have most features built-in.""Technical support is knowledgeable.""The stability of the RSA NetWitness Endpoint is very good."

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Cons
"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 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.""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 is expensive and gets more expensive if a company needs to scale it.""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.""The solution should include more support protocols."

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"Threat detection could be better.""The threat intelligence could improve in RSA NetWitness Endpoint.""The solution is modular, for example you can buy the RSA ePack, which you buy as a module is not part of the conduit solution. They could include it and have it as an all-in-one solution.""RSA NetWitness Network could improve on integration with non-native application integration.""The solution lacks a reporting engine.""The initial setup requires a high level of skill.""I would like to see Security Orchestration and Response Automation (SOAR) integration.""The integration of the solution needs to be improved. The dashboard needs lots of updates as well. In the next release, we would like to see advanced fraud detection features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "With RSA, there is flexibility in choosing the service, products, and the range that meets your requirement, as well as they are flexible in terms of pricing."
  • "They can easily adjust if you have the requirements which are required. If you have a budget cut or a budget constraint, they can bend."
  • "It is highly scalable. It can be bought based on your requirements."
  • "I do not have any opinion on the pricing or licensing of the product."
  • "The cost depends on the number of endpoints that you want to monitor, but it is not expensive."
  • "It is an expensive product."
  • "The price of the solution depends on the environment. If the environment is large then it will cost more. However, the larger the environment with more endpoints, you will receive an increased discount. If the environment is very small, then you might think it is expensive. It is always better to buy in bulk to receive a discount. The minimum number of assets is usually 500, with discounts on 1000 and 2000."
  • "The pricing is not very economical. It is a quite costly product for India. One thing is that when you purchase it, you have to purchase a module separately."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:Technical support is knowledgeable.
    Top Answer:The solution is expensive. I'd rate it at a one or two out of five. They need to adjust it to keep up with the competition. I cannot speak to the exact pricing of the product.
    Top Answer:I have no real complaints about the solution. Threat detection could be better. They need to enhance their threat intelligence feeds. We would like to have more IOCs or more trade intelligence to not… more »
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    Also Known As
    Reveal(x), Revealx
    RSA ECAT, NetWitness Network
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    Overview

    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."

    Using a centralized combination of network and endpoint analysis, behavioral analysis, data science techniques and threat intelligence, NetWitness XDR helps analysts detect and resolve known and unknown attacks while automating and orchestrating the incident response lifecycle. With these capabilities on one platform, security teams can collapse disparate tools and data into a powerful, blazingly fast user interface.

    Sample Customers
    Wood County Hospital
    ADP, Ameritas, Partners Healthcare
    Top Industries
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    Security Firm22%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Educational Organization11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business59%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise18%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    ExtraHop Reveal(x) vs. NetWitness XDR
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about ExtraHop Reveal(x) vs. NetWitness XDR and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    ExtraHop Reveal(x) is ranked 5th in Network Detection and Response (NDR) with 12 reviews while NetWitness XDR is ranked 9th in Network Detection and Response (NDR) with 15 reviews. ExtraHop Reveal(x) is rated 8.6, while NetWitness XDR is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ExtraHop Reveal(x) writes "It helps you visualize how data moves across your network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetWitness XDR writes "Beneficial single unified dashboard, good native application integration, and high availability". ExtraHop Reveal(x) is most compared with Darktrace, Vectra AI, Corelight, Cisco Secure Network Analytics and Lumu, whereas NetWitness XDR is most compared with Darktrace, CrowdStrike Falcon, SentinelOne Singularity Complete, Vectra AI and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. See our ExtraHop Reveal(x) vs. NetWitness XDR report.

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