ExtraHop Networks Wins Two First-Place Technology Accolades at the 2012 American Business Awards

September 19, 2012

ExtraHop's Application Inspection Triggers Wins Gold Stevie® Award for Best New Networking Product and People's Choice Award for Favorite Computer Hardware


SEATTLE, WA — September 19, 2012 — ExtraHop Networks, the leading provider of network-based application performance management (APM) solutions, received two major accolades at the 10th‑annual American Business Awards (ABAs), honoring the company for its commitment to technology innovation. ExtraHop's Application Inspection Triggers (AI Triggers) technology was recognized for enabling peerless, custom APM functionality with a gold Stevie award for Best New Networking Product. Runners-up included NetScout Systems and Actiontec Electronics. AI Triggers also won a People's Choice Stevie Award for Favorite Computer Hardware.

The 2012 Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 270 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year. The People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products are a feature of The American Business Awards in which the general public can vote for their favorite new products and services of the year. More than 98,000 votes were cast in 30 product categories in this year's vote. All new products and services honored in the ABA's new product categories were included in the People's Choice voting.

"ExtraHop has been disrupting the status quo with their steady flow of innovation in network-based APM," said Jim Frey, Managing Research Director, Enterprise Management Associates. "Assuring application performance is incredibly complex in today's dynamic enterprise IT environments. Organizations need to be able to tailor real-time performance monitoring metrics on the fly, without having to wait for updates from their vendors or their application development teams. ExtraHop's AI Triggers feature gives IT Operations teams that ability, and represents another unique aspect of the ExtraHop solution."

Since its launch in May of 2011, ExtraHop's AI Triggers technology has won high praise and numerous awards from prominent organizations and industry influencers. Enthusiasts value AI Triggers' revolutionary ability to empower IT personnel to customize the performance monitoring of business-critical applications without the overhead and deployment headaches of agent-based technologies.

As a framework for real-time analysis based on scriptable event processing at the application-protocol level, ExtraHop's AI Triggers is the only technology that enables IT personnel to perform sophisticated analysis and define additional metrics for their specific environment without assistance from vendors. With AI Triggers, IT teams can address some of the toughest challenges of ensuring application performance in dynamic environments:

  • Monitor database performance in real time without the overhead of database profilers
  • Record transaction-level metrics for log-analysis systems
  • Perform deterministic, multi-tier correlation to trace specific front-end transactions across tiers
  • Segregate performance metrics by client device
  • Track unauthorized access to sensitive documents and folders in a network-attached storage (NAS) system
"Our AI Triggers technology puts IT organizations back in the driver's seat, giving them visibility and control over the performance of numerous complex applications," said ExtraHop's Jesse Rothstein, who also won a bronze trophy for Executive of the Year at The American Business Awards. "This level of recognition for our flexible and cost-effective APM solution is very exciting, especially now as we're expanding our technologies and product offerings. We're continuing our mission to deliver new and better solutions for IT Operations teams worldwide."

If you're interested in joining the ExtraHop team to help build enterprise technology breakthroughs, visit http://www.extrahop.com/company/jobs/.

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, 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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