How much of Arista Networks’ revenue comes from haram?

Arista Networks is a networking company that specializes in designing Multilayer Network Switches typically used in data centers, cloud computing, and high-frequency trading environments. 

Arista earns its revenue from the following segments:

  • Product Revenue:

Includes revenue generated from sales of Arista’s switching and routing products, as well as software licenses. These allow companies to transfer large amounts of data with low latency.    

  • Service Revenue:

Includes revenue generated from post-contract support which is typically sold alongside its products.

The contributions from each of Arista Networks’ revenue segments in their 2020 annual report were as follows:

Practical Islamic Finance concludes:

None of Arista Networks’ revenue comes from anything inherently haram.

Does Arista Networks rely on interest to operate?

Most Recent Quarter
Fiscal year
Fiscal year
Interest Expense $ $ $
Total Operating Expenses $ $2,023,298 $1,611,228
Interest Expense /
Total Operating Expenses
nan% 0.00% 0.00%
*Numbers in thousands, U.S. dollars

Practical Islamic Finance concludes:

While Riba is used, it is unclear if this reliance is systemic to the business model or temporary.

What is Arista Networks’ Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) impact?


In 2020, Arista networks reduced direct and indirect greenhouse emissions associated with purchasing electricity, heat, cooling, or steam by 10% from 2019. 

In addition, as of 2020, 34% of Arista Networks’ energy consumption comes from renewable sources.


Arista Networks has a Glassdoor rating of 4.2 out of 5.0 from over 600 current and previous employees compared to a 3.3 average for all other Glassdoor rated companies.


No notable governance highlights.

Practical Islamic Finance concludes:

Arista Networks has a net positive ESG impact.

Comfort Rating

From Arista’s business, financial, and ESG reviews, Practical Islamic Finance rates Arista Networks stock as:

Comfortable to invest in from a Halal perspective.


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