ExtraHop Networks, Inc. is an enterprise technology company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. ExtraHop sells network appliances that perform real-time analysis of wire data for performance troubleshooting, security detection, optimization and tuning, and business analytics.
ExtraHop Networks has raised $6.6 million in funding from the Madrona Venture Group and other private investors including Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape, and Ben Horowitz, former CEO of Opsware. In May 2014, the company closed a $41 million Series C round led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). Other participants in this round included existing investors Meritech Capital Partners and Madrona Venture Group, as well as private investors including Sujal Patel, former CEO and founder of Isilon Systems. This round brought ExtraHop’s total venture funding to $61.6 million.
In December 2014, the company appointed John Matthews as Chief Information Officer. In July 2016, ExtraHop brought on Arif Kareem, former president of the Fluke Networks division of Fluke Corporation, as CEO with co-founder Jesse Rothstein moving into the CTO role.
The ExtraHop platform is a passive network appliance that uses a network tap or port mirroring to receive network traffic, and then performs real-time full-stream reassembly to extract application-level protocol metrics and other custom-specified information contained in the transaction payload. IT operations teams use this data to monitor the performance of the applications running on the network and detect anomalous behavior that could indicate a data breach, for example. The ExtraHop appliance can be deployed on-premises or in public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
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