April 2, 2012

Ixia's IxLoad-Attack Receives Security Industry's Global Excellence Award

Ixia(NASDAQ: XXIA), the leading global provider of converged IP and wireless network test solutions, announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named IxLoad-Attack™ – its network security validation solution – as a winner of the 2012 Global Excellence Awards in the Vulnerability Assessment, Remediation, and Management category. IxLoad-Attack was evaluated by a panel of over 50 industry experts, validating the importance of network operators’ need to find infrastructure vulnerabilities and weaknesses before they can be exploited on live networks – protecting customer data, financial holdings, and brand reputation.

IxLoad-Attack measures the performance of network security appliances and validates that they effectively and accurately block attacks, while delivering high end-user quality of experience for mission-critical applications. Customized, real-world network traffic provides the "good" reference traffic that security devices must forward without affecting customer quality of experience (QoE).  IxLoad-Attack is the only product that provides malicious traffic over both encrypted and non-encrypted links. It assesses security perimeter devices such as firewall intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), anti-virus filters, VPN gateways, and wireless security via generic tunneling protocol (GTP).

“IxLoad-Attack introduces a critical capability that network operators once lacked, and Info Security Products Guide’s recognition reaffirms its importance to the industry,” said Atul Bhatnagar, president and CEO of Ixia. “As the only product that provides malicious traffic over both encrypted and non-encrypted links, IxLoad-Attack is ahead of the curve when it comes to the best-of-the-best products that provide the highest security in vulnerability assessment.”

·     For more information on Ixia's security testing solution, see this page: http://www.ixiacom.com/solutions/testing_security/index.php

About Ixia
Ixia provides the industry’s most comprehensive converged IP testing solution – from the wireless edge to the Internet core. Network equipment manufacturersservice providersenterprises, 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 centerwireless and multiplay networks. For more information, visit www.ixiacom.com.

About Info Security Products Guide
Info Security Products Guide
 sponsors leading conferences and expos worldwide and plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and market research that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

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