ExtraHop Breaks the Scalability Barrier with the Industry's First 10GbE Solution for True Application Visibility – ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance System v2.0

May 27, 2009

Next-Generation Application-Visibility Platform Enables Enterprises to Deliver Superior Application Performance and Lower IT Costs

SEATTLE, WA – May 27, 2009 — ExtraHop Networks, Inc., the first network-management company to deliver true application visibility, today announced the ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance system v2.0, the industry's first 10GbE solution for integrated network and application visibility, enabling the delivery of high-speed, high-performance applications via the network. With an extensive array of new features and capabilities, the ExtraHop system v2.0 brings unprecedented performance, visibility, and ease-of-use to network and application management, enabling IT to deliver more effective services with smaller teams while maximizing existing investments.

As the complexity of application environments increases over time with the adoption of service-oriented architectures, virtualization technologies, cloud services, and network storage, the job of keeping applications performing at peak levels has become increasingly difficult. Network and Application teams struggle with silo-based tools and endless blamestorms when it comes to troubleshooting, performance tuning, and capacity planning. Leveraging the ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance system v2.0, customers can gain greater insights into their entire application environment and achieve immediate ROI with reduced MTTR, greater efficiency, and improved application performance.

The ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance system v2.0 bridges the gap between Network and Application teams and provides a shared solution for holistically managing complex, large-scale application environments. With the 10 GbE platform, ExtraHop has broken the scalability barrier with a single solution that collects consumes, and correlates all data from L2-L7 to provide comprehensive insight and diagnostics, driving MTTR from weeks or days down to hours or minutes.

The ExtraHop system expedites troubleshooting and performance tuning to help smaller teams do more with less and get the most out of their IT infrastructure. "When we launched the ExtraHop system at the end of 2008, we were able to bring a new class of network- and application-management solution to the market that fits the customers' needs in delivering unparalleled visibility and ease-of-deployment," said Jesse Rothstein, CEO of ExtraHop Networks.

"The ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance system v2.0 raises the bar with our 10GbE platform. By giving IT organizations a solution that is designed to managed today's distributed, virtualized applications with minimal deployment time and unmatched scalability, we're providing a fresh alternative to traditional network-management tools. With the ExtraHop system v2.0, we're delivering proven value through faster troubleshooting and superior application results."

The ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance System v2.0 Delivers Unprecedented Performance, Visibility, and Ease-of-Use.

The ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance system v2.0 extends the existing ExtraHop platform in three dimensions: it delivers the scalability and performance required for high-traffic, large-scale environments; it provides enhanced visibility for Storage and LDAP systems; and it offers even greater ease-of-use for more out-of-the-box value to the customer.

Performance: The ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance system v2.0 is the industry's first 10GbE platform designed for the world's most demanding application environments:

  • 10Gbps throughput
  • Supports up to 3000 network devices
  • Analyzes tens of thousands of transactions simultaneously and in real time
  • Supports the world's most demanding, high-traffic environments

Visibility

The ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance system v2.0 delivers true application-level visibility for CIFS, iSCSI, and LDAP protocols, enabling the right levels of scalability, availability, and performance for enterprise storage systems and LDAP-based directory applications. ExtraHop Storage Module

  • Records transaction performance metrics and detailed error messages
  • Enables users to track slow or degraded file transfers down to individual files, identify excessive file locking, adjust WAN-Optimization strategies, and measure storage capacity needs
ExtraHop LDAP Module

  • Records transaction performance metrics and detailed error messages
  • Enables users to monitor local or upstream LDAP providers, identify SLA breaches, and troubleshoot LDAP performance issues

Ease-of-Use

With the ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance system v2.0, customers achieve even greater out-of-the-box value with new ease-of-use features: Dashboard Widgets

  • Highlight performance hotspots and showcase recent alerts
  • Enable users to create application-centric and role-specific dashboards targeted for specific teams
  • Easy to create and customize through web UI
Trend-Based Alerting

  • Automatically discovers and learns application- and network-performance trends
  • Proactively alerts on anomalous behavior to discover problems early
  • Pre-defined alert sets for common application and network environments, applied automatically
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About ExtraHop Networks

ExtraHop Networks, Inc. was founded in early 2007 by Jesse Rothstein and Raja Mukerji, engineering veterans from F5 Networks and architects of the BIG-IP v9 product. The company's pioneering Application Delivery Assurance system is the industry's first completely passive network appliance that provides application-level visibility with zero agents, configuration, or overhead. The privately held company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and funded by Madrona Venture Group and other private investors.

About Madrona Venture Group

Madrona (www.madrona.com) has been investing in early-stage technology companies in the Pacific Northwest since 1995 and has been privileged to play a role in some of the region's most successful technology ventures. The firm invests across the information technology spectrum including consumer Internet, commercial software and services, digital media and advertising, networking and infrastructure, and wireless. Madrona currently manages nearly $700 million and was an early investor in companies such as Amazon.com, Isilon Systems, World Wide Packets, iConclude, Farecast.com, and ShareBuilder.

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