February 06, 2012 07:00 ET

Test & Measurement World Awards Ixia With Best in Test

Recognized for IxLoad-Attack's Innovation in Testing Network Security Appliances to Effectively and Accurately Block Attacks

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2012) - Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), the leading global provider of converged IP and wireless network test solutions, today announced that Test & Measurement World has awarded its IxLoad-Attack with a 2012 Best in Test award in the "Optical and Network Test" category. IxLoad-Attack was selected from among its competitors by Test & Measurement World's editors and its readers for its innovation in testing network security appliances for network equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises and governments.

IxLoad-Attack measures the performance of network security appliances by determining whether they effectively and accurately block attacks while delivering high end-user quality of experience for mission-critical applications. IxLoad-Attack recreates malicious traffic that exploits published vulnerabilities and generates Internet-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in a controlled environment. It is the only product that generates malicious traffic over both encrypted and non-encrypted links, provides complete end-to-end testing of large-load multiplay traffic, and includes automatic biweekly updates.

"This recognition further validates the critical industry need for IxLoad-Attack, and we are honored that it is at the forefront of test products for mission-critical applications," said Atul Bhatnagar, president and CEO of Ixia. "As networks become increasingly sophisticated, network security becomes more difficult to manage. IxLoad-Attack offers innumerable benefits to network equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and governments that must ensure their networks are safe before deployment."

Ixia will be exhibiting and demonstrating its IxLoad-Attack solution at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA, February 28 - March 1, Booth #2545 and at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 27 - March 1, Hall 1, Stand 1E47.

About Ixia
Ixia provides the industry's most comprehensive converged IP testing solution - from the wireless edge to the Internet core. Network equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies use Ixia's industry-leading test and simulation platforms to design and validate a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/LTE networking equipment and networks. Ixia's solutions create real-world conditions by emulating a full range of high-scaling networking protocols and generating media-rich application traffic to validate performance, conformance, and security of cloud, core, data center, wireless, and multiplay networks. For more information, visit

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