ExtraHop Networks Named an Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Innovator by Leading Industry Analyst Firm

January 5, 2012

ExtraHop's Holistic Network-Based View, Deep Visibility, and Zero-Impact Deployment Is Driving Innovation in the APM Market


SEATTLE, WA – January 5, 2012ExtraHop Networks, a leading provider of network-based application performance management (APM) solutions, today announced its inclusion in the December 2011 Gartner report, "APM Innovators: Driving APM Technology and Delivery Evolution." Authored by Gartner Research Vice President Will Cappelli and Gartner Research Director Jonah Kowall, the report examines seven innovative companies that APM decision-makers should take into consideration.

Unlike other offerings, ExtraHop's APM solution provides a comprehensive, network-based view of application performance spanning the network, web, database, and storage tiers, including auxiliary services such as storage, DNS, and directory services. The ExtraHop system correlates performance behavior across these components and isolates any problems within this context. With the ExtraHop system, IT teams receive proactive early-warning alerts and correlated, cross-tier visibility that helps them to detect and fix small problems before they turn into disasters.

"APM is evolving in response to four central market requirements: the emergence of rich, multilayered and hard-to-instrument environments from which applications are being accessed, the increasing use of infrastructure and platform cloud services to undergird applications, the need to manage application stacks with industry-specific architectures, and the increasing volume and complexity of application performance datasets," said analysts Cappelli and Kowall in the report.

"Recognizing the speed at which IT is changing, we have architected our solution to handle increasing complexity, growing amounts of data, fast-changing applications, and evolving infrastructure environments," said Jesse Rothstein, ExtraHop co-founder and CEO. "As IT continues to progress, companies will require an APM solution that is equipped to identify, analyze, and locate performance-impacting issues without manual configuration and fragile instrumentation. Next-generation APM solutions need to provide complete, real-time visibility from L2–L7, across tiers, while never interfering with the systems they are monitoring. As recognized by Gartner, our customers in a range of industries have already found that the ExtraHop system can help them to ensure exceptional application performance."

The report "APM Innovators: Driving APM Technology and Delivery Evolution" is available to Gartner clients by visiting the following link: http://www.gartner.com/id=1882117.

About ExtraHop Networks

ExtraHop Networks is a leading provider of network-based application performance management (APM) solutions. The ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance system performs the fastest and deepest analysis in the industry, achieving real-time transaction monitoring at speeds up to a sustained 10Gbps in a single appliance and application-level visibility with no agents, configuration, or overhead. The ExtraHop system quickly auto-discovers and auto-classifies applications and devices, delivering immediate value out of the box. ExtraHop Networks provides award-winning solutions to companies across a wide range of industries, including ecommerce, communications, and financial services. The privately held company was founded in 2007 by Jesse Rothstein and Raja Mukerji, engineering veterans from F5 Networks and architects of the BIG-IP v9 product. Follow us on Twitter @ExtraHop. For more information, visit www.extrahop.com.

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