ExtraHop Networks Named as Finalist in Two 2012 American Business Awards Categories

July 31, 2012

Company Recognized for Its Executive Leadership and Product Excellence


SEATTLE, WA July 31, 2012 ExtraHop Networks, the leading provider of network-based application performance management (APM) solutions, has been recognized in the 2012 American Business Awards for both its exemplary leadership team and groundbreaking technology. ExtraHop CEO Jesse Rothstein has been named a finalist in the prestigious awards' Executive of the Year category, and ExtraHop's Application Inspection Triggers (AI Triggers) technology has been selected as a finalist in the Best New Product or Service category.

Rothstein, who co-founded the company, specializes in designing high-performance networking products and was previously the chief architect for F5 Networks' BIG-IP v9 application delivery controller. Rothstein was selected as a finalist for the outstanding leadership he demonstrated throughout 2011, which included nearly doubling the total number of employees at ExtraHop, orchestrating an over-subscribed $14M Series-B financing round, expanding operations to the EMEA region, and overseeing six major product launches.

Among these new product developments was ExtraHop's AI Triggers technology, which was selected as a finalist for the 2012 American Business Awards in the Best New Product or Service category. AI Triggers technology has also been nominated for a People's Choice Stevie Award for Favorite New Products, the winner of which is determined by popular vote. AI Triggers technology was previously selected by Seattle Business Magazine for its 2011 Innovation of the Year award for being the first technology to empower IT personnel to create tailored, real-time performance monitoring metrics without performance agents or expensive outside consultants.

"The Stevies have been called the Oscars of American business, which is why we are extremely proud to be nominated for three of these venerable honors," said Rothstein. "These awards reflect the hard work that everyone at ExtraHop has put into revolutionizing APM. Working with such great talent every day is its own reward, and this kind of recognition makes it even better."

Each year, more than 2,800 entries are submitted for the Stevie American Business Awards from organizations of all sizes. These entries are made in virtually every category and industry and are reviewed by a judging panel consisting of more than 200 executives from across the country.

The recognition ExtraHop has received from the American Business Awards, whose winners will be announced at an awards banquet on Monday, September 17, is the latest of many accolades the company has received over the past several months. In addition to the Stevie finalist nominations, ExtraHop has recently been honored for its technical and corporate achievements by other organizations:

For further details, visit the official American Business Awards website. To vote for ExtraHop's AI Triggers technology as the People's Choice for Favorite New Products, enter short code N288C at http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com/default.cfm?sitetype=P.

For more information about ExtraHop Networks, visit www.extrahop.com.

About ExtraHop Networks

ExtraHop Networks is the 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, healthcare, 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.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

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