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News Release

Ixia Unveils Architecture to Help Enterprises and Service Providers Eliminate Blind Spots

Network Visibility Architecture easily integrates into data centre and network environments
Released: 19th February 2014
Publisher: Ixia

London, UK — Feb. 19, 2014 — Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) introduced its Visibility Architecture that easily integrates into data centre environments to help enterprises and service providers achieve greater visibility into and performance for rapidly growing complex networks. The architecture helps eliminate blind spots and supports business agility by providing actionable insights into performance degradations and potential security issues as the network grows.

Network operators are under significant pressure to adapt to change faster than ever before. The rapid adoption of cloud, mobility, video, collaboration and big data is driving unprecedented network growth and complexity, which is compounded by new regulations and virtualisation of workloads and services, as well as security needs. In order to maintain network health and ensure a high-quality user experience, network operators need full visibility.

News highlights
With the recent acquisition of Net Optics, Ixia offers the industry’s most comprehensive network visibility product portfolio. This portfolio serves as the foundation of the new Visibility Architecture and includes network access solutions, network packet brokers, application and session visibility solutions, and an integrated management platform.

This portfolio provides enterprises and service providers with a single integrated resource to address all of their visibility needs. Ixia is the only company to offer this comprehensive and fully integrated Visibility Architecture that enables end-to-end visibility across the entire network, including mixed physical and virtual network environments. In addition, this architecture supports both passive monitoring and fail-safe inline security deployments.

The Ixia Visibility Architecture:

  • Helps eliminate blind spots in the network by getting the right information to the right tools at the right time, greatly improving performance, QoE and security.
  • Includes physical and virtual Taps, bypass switches and full-featured network packet brokers that solve network visibility needs from single-point solutions to large-scale enterprise and service provider network deployments.
  • Extends the life of existing IT tools investments and maximises the usefulness of the current tool capacity.
  • Easily integrates into automated and software defined data centre environments.
  • Provides network visibility that is scalable in every sense of the word — from product to portfolio to design to management and finally support.

Industry commentary
“In order to keep up with constant cycles of new application and service deployments, new use case demands, and relentless growth, network and IT organisations need deep, reliable and resilient visibility,” said Jim Frey, EMA’s Vice President of Research, Network Management. “By implementing solutions such as Ixia’s Visibility Architecture, network teams can be assured that they will have scalable, consistent access to the operational insights they need to make sure the network is secure, operating efficiently today and ready for tomorrow’s imminent changes.”

“As the networks continue to expand, IT organisations are faced with growing user expectations and increased pressures to provide a seamless user experience,” said Arlan Harris, Ixia’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Visibility Solutions. “With the Visibility Architecture in place, IT organisations can be confident that they have the insight needed to adjust to changing network requirements and react quickly to potential security threats, ensuring their network remains uncompromised.” 

About Ixia
Ixia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic, connected technologies and services. Through actionable insights that accelerate and secure application and service delivery, Ixia's customers benefit from faster time to market, optimized application performance and higher-quality deployments. Learn more at

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Published by: IT Analysis Communications Ltd.
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