In the networking world, the idea of having an extra hop in a network patch is generally not a good idea, as it typically implies more latency. But that's not the case for network visibility vendor ExtraHop, which today announced a new $41 million Series C round of funding.
To date, ExtraHop has raised a total of $61.6 million in funding to fuel its growth as a real-time wire data analytics vendor.
In a video interview with Enterprise Networking Planet, ExtraHop CEO Jesse Rothstein explains what his company's technology is all about and why it's different than simply running an open-source packet sniffer on a network.
"ExtraHop is a platform for wire data analysis," Rothstein said. "We allow people to extract intelligence from the wire data."
Rothstein explained that wire data includes everything from the data packets to the transactional payload that runs on a network.
Watch the full video interview with Jesse Rothstein, CEO of ExtraHop, below:
Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Enterprise Networking Planet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.