ExtraHop Enables Real-Time IT Analytics at Groundbreaking Speed

February 18, 2015

New EH9100 Appliance Future-Proofs IT with 40 Gbps Real-Time Wire Data Analysis, Powering Rapid Insights for IT and Business Operations


SEATTLE, WA – February 18, 2015ExtraHop, the global leader in real-time wire data analytics for IT intelligence and business operations, today announced the release of the EH9100, an appliance that delivers real-time wire data analysis at a sustained 40 Gbps. In addition to industry-first throughput and transaction rates, the EH9100 boasts the industry's most compelling price-to-performance ratio, delivering more than four times the performance and functionality at one-fifth the cost of comparable offerings.

According to a recent survey by Enterprise Management Associates, nearly 65 percent of respondents have already deployed 10Gb or 40Gb Ethernet switches in their datacenters. Moreover, 60 percent of respondents said that they plan to deploy 40GbE or 100GbE switches in their datacenter within the next 12 months.

"Forty gigabit Ethernet continues to gain traction as enterprises scale up datacenters to support organizational growth, an increasing number of applications, and escalating data. Unfortunately, many packet capture-based monitoring technologies are far behind this curve, " said Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Management Associates. "With the EH9100, ExtraHop has positioned itself as a leader in monitoring for hyper-scale, giving operations teams the real-time analytics capacity they need to manage explosive datacenter traffic growth and workload density, while extracting maximum value from that data."

With the EH9100 appliance, enterprises have the speed and capacity they need to derive unparalleled IT and business insights from data at scale. Key capabilities of the EH9100 include the following:

  • Instantaneous insight delivered by real-time wire data analysis at a sustained 40 Gbps – the equivalent of approximately 422 terabytes of data per day.
  • The ability to transform up to four million packets per second into structured wire data and then analyze and visualize all transactions using the ExtraHop real-time stream processor.
  • SSL traffic analysis at a sustained bulk decryption rate of 40 Gbps with the capability to process 64,000 handshakes per second with 2048-bit RSA keys.
  • Analysis of up to 1.3 million HTTP transactions per second.
"Hyper-scale networks are no longer the exclusive domain of public cloud," said John Murphy, Executive VP & Founder at Advanced Systems Group, Inc. "As our enterprise customers start to look beyond 10GbE to 40GbE and 100GbE, they will need a monitoring solution capable of scaling to meet these exponentially faster speeds while providing always-on performance, security, and real-time business analysis. ExtraHop is the solution to this increasingly common challenge."

"At F5, my co-founder, Raja Mukerji, and I witnessed the transition from 100Mbps 'fast Ethernet' to gigabit. When we started ExtraHop in 2007, we did so recognizing the incredible challenges that would come as datacenter networks scaled beyond these speeds. We knew that legacy management tools were inappropriate for comprehensive real-time analysis and ill-equipped to help IT manage complex environments. Next-generation monitoring and analytic platforms would need to continuously push the envelope for scalability," said Jesse Rothstein, CEO, ExtraHop. "ExtraHop led the industry with a 10 Gbps appliance in 2010. We doubled performance in 2013 with the release of our 20 Gbps appliance. Now, we've doubled performance again with the EH9100, delivering visibility and insight at 40 Gbps scale."

To get started with ExtraHop, request your free-forever ExtraHop virtual appliance or watch the ExtraHop interactive online demo.

About ExtraHop

ExtraHop is the global leader in real-time wire data analytics. The ExtraHop Operational Intelligence platform analyzes all L2–L7 communications, including full bidirectional transactional payloads. This innovative approach provides the correlated, cross-tier visibility essential for network and application performance, availability, and security in today's complex and dynamic IT environments. The winner of numerous awards from Interop, TechTarget, and others, the ExtraHop platform scales up to 40 Gbps in a single appliance, deploys without agents, and delivers tangible value immediately upon deployment. Learn what we mean at http://www.extrahop.com/ or follow us on Twitter @ExtraHop.

Press Contacts
Rachel Pepple
ExtraHop Networks