Arif Kareem


About Arif

Arif is the CEO and President at ExtraHop Networks. Arif holds over 30 years of experience formulating and executing business and operational strategies to accelerate growth in the enterprise and technology markets.

Before joining ExtraHop, Arif served as President of Fluke Networks. During his tenure, the company focused on troubleshooting and monitoring of enterprise IT environments, data centers, and cloud and Wi-Fi networks with on-premise and SaaS solutions. In his six years as president, Arif helped Fluke Networks increase revenue to more than $350 million while considerably increasing operating margins. Arif also realigned and expanded the company's product portfolio to provide greater visibility across networks and cloud applications, improve the end-user experience, and increase business value. Arif also oversaw the acquisition and integration of Air Magnet and ClearSight Networks.

Previously, Arif was Vice President and General Manager of Tektronix and Senior Vice President and General Manager at Radisys. He holds a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from the University of Oregon.

Posts by Arif Kareem

    • February 22, 2017
    • Posted in Company

    As CEO of ExtraHop, one of my favorite jobs is getting to share good news: this week, ExtraHop debuted as a Visionary in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics.

  • Like IT analytics, not all machine learning is created equal. There's a lot of hype out there, not to mention a bit of hysteria. Let me set the record straight. Just because a marketer calls it "Artificial Intelligence" doesn't mean it is.

  • Last week, the White House issued an executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and suspending all refugee admissions into the United States. We as an organization do not agree with this policy.

  • As the value of IT data as a business driver continues to gain hold, wire data is poised to be the next transformative source of insight for the enterprise.

  • The next IT revolution is happening at the layer that makes the Netflixes and Amazons of the world possible in the first place: your network.

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