April 04, 2011 09:00 ET

Ixia, ICSA Labs, and SonicWALL to Hold Network Security Testing Day; Media Invited

Companies Working Together to Standardize Network Security Testing

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) is holding a Network Security Day in conjunction with ICSA Labs and SonicWALL, where it will test SonicWALL's SuperMassive E10800 Next Generation Firewall using the new IxLoad-Attack solution. The event will also feature a panel of industry experts and key representatives from all three companies, with discussion topics including the global cyber threat landscape, protecting the enterprise security perimeter, and best practices in holistic security testing.

Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT

Ixia iSimCity Proof-of-Concept Lab and Executive Briefing Center
3920 Freedom Circle, Suite 200
Santa Clara, CA

Network Security Testing Day @ iSimCity

This testing day, a first in a series designed to standardize network security testing, will demonstrate firewall performance at scale, offer presentations from security industry leaders, and answer questions such as:

  • What types of security devices and policies mechanisms are appropriate for my network?
  • How can I ensure that these security mechanisms work?
  • Should I buy one integrated network security appliance or multiple point products?
  • Is my enterprise protected against denial of service (DoS) attacks and malware?

Ixia, a leading supplier of converged network and application performance testing solutions for network equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies, provides high-performance test, emulation, and simulation technology to validate and measure the design and performance of a broad range of wired and wireless IP and 3G/LTE networking equipment.

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, offers third-party testing and certification of security products to measure product compliance, reliability and performance.

SonicWALL is a supplier of advanced intelligent network security and data protection solutions that adapt as organizations and threats evolve.


The rapidly evolving security threat landscape makes it essential to promote open, standards-based test methodologies as a means of ensuring continuous security across service provider and enterprise networks of all sizes. An essential part of any set of methodologies is ensuring that there is no unexpected drop of legitimate network traffic through security devices that are under attack. ICSA Labs and Ixia's goal is to develop open, standardized security effectiveness and performance assessment methodologies that provide rapid, highly accurate, and repeatable results. 

The tests are designed to demonstrate the effectiveness and performance of service provider and enterprise network security appliances under a range of vulnerability and DoS attacks and loads. Ixia's IxLoad-Attack will test SonicWALL's SuperMassive E10800 Next Generation Firewall with highly scalable and flexible attacks, as well as provide a reliable set of test measurements reflecting network security readiness. IxLoad-Attack features more than 6,000 unique vulnerability attacks that can be used with evasion techniques that mask the attacks. Combined with Ixia's test platform, massive amounts of legitimate and malicious traffic can be generated to stress the security of the network appliance.

Media are cordially invited to attend the event, and asked to RSVP to Kelly Maloit (contact information below) by April 6. For media unable to attend the event in person, a live video stream will be available at the following link: