ExtraHop Networks Partners with F5 Networks to Improve Application Delivery and Network Monitoring

April 26, 2010

Global Partnership to Promote Tuning, Visibility, and Scaling of BIG-IP Implementations with ExtraHop's Application Delivery Assurance System

Seattle, Washington – April 26, 2010 — ExtraHop Networks, a leading provider of network-monitoring solutions that help ensure that business-critical transactions do not fail, today announced that it has entered an alliance with F5 Networks, the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. Through F5's Technology Alliance Program (TAP), the two companies will collaboratively market their solutions, work together on new joint solutions, and align field and channel partnership efforts around specific opportunities.

"ExtraHop's Application Delivery Assurance system is a perfect complement to F5's BIG-IP® product family," said Calvin Rowland, VP of Application Partner Programs at F5 Networks. "Especially for large data center environments, achieving visibility across the silos of networks, applications, databases, and storage arrays is mission-critical. The modern enterprise requires real-time transaction analysis across all of these layers, which is precisely what the ExtraHop system enables."

F5 customers can deploy the ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance system to improve capacity planning, test network designs, optimize performance with advanced tuning, and proactively identify hard-to-diagnose network issues. In addition, the ExtraHop system is an ideal solution for identifying candidates for optimization and acceleration, including WAN optimization, Web accelerators, and HTTP RAMCache.

"F5 Networks is one of the original pioneers in the application-delivery category and has an extensive global customer base. This partnership represents an exciting collaboration for our company as we broaden our distribution capabilities beyond the U.S. market," said Jesse Rothstein, CEO and co-founder of ExtraHop Networks. "The BIG-IP product family is a great success because it brings application fluency to networking, enabling network and application teams to improve and accelerate application delivery. Similarly, ExtraHop brings application fluency to network monitoring in order to accelerate troubleshooting and proactively identify any potential issues."

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5's flexible solution portfolio enables organizations to enhance IT agility and dynamically deliver application and data services that generate true business value. Global enterprise organizations, service and cloud providers, and Web 2.0 content providers trust F5 to keep their business moving forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com. F5 and BIG-IP are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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 no agents, configuration, or overhead. The privately held company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and funded by Madrona Venture Group and other private investors. For more information, go to www.extrahop.com.

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ExtraHop Networks