Ixia (company)

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Industry Computer networking
Wireless networking
Headquarters 26601 W. Agoura Drive
Calabasas, CA 91302
United States
Area served
Key people
Bethany Mayer
(President and CEO)
Products See product listing
Revenue $464 million (2014)
$467 million (2013)
$412 million (2012)
$308 million (2011)
Number of employees
Website www.ixiacom.com

Ixia is a globally traded public company operating in around 30 countries. Ixia is headquartered in Calabasas, California and has around 1400 employees worldwide.

Ixia provides test systems and service verification platforms for wireless and wired infrastructures and services. Ixia’s test solutions are used to verify that converged IP networks operate reliably under load and are secure from threats. Ixia's key customers include manufacturers of network equipment such as Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent,[1] service providers such as NTT[2] and Deutsche Telekom,[3] and many enterprises and government agencies.


Ixia was founded by Errol Ginsberg and Joel Weissberger in 1997. Atul Bhatnagar[4] succeeded Ginsberg as President and CEO in 2007. On 19 March 2012 Ixia announced Victor Alston as President and Chief Executive Officer, with Ginsberg remaining Chairman of the Board and Chief Innovation Officer. On October 2013, Ixia announced Victor Alston's resignation as Chief Executive Officer, and he was replaced by Ginsberg as acting CEO.[5]

Historically an IP/Ethernet testing house, the acquisition of Catapult Communications in June 2009[6] established Ixia as a player in the wireless market. Ixia made a second significant acquisition in 2009, buying Agilent Technologies' N2X Data Networks Product Line for $44 million.[7] Ixia further expanded its testing capabilities by acquiring Wi-Fi testing company VeriWave, Inc. in July, 2011.[8] On 4 June 2012 Ixia announced the completion of the acquisition of Anue Systems, Inc., a leading developer of network visibility/tap aggregation solutions founded by Kevin Przybocki, Hemi Thaker, and Chip Webb. On August 24, 2012, the company announced another acquisition, BreakingPoint Systems,[9] a leading company in network security testing. Ixia continued its acquisitions in the network visibility/tap aggregation solutions by announcing the purchase of Net Optics[10] on October 29, 2013.

On August 21, 2014, the board named Bethany Mayer President and CEO. Mayer was also named to the board of directors.[11]

Tools and services[edit]

Ixia provides converged IP services testing solutions from the wireless edge to the Internet core. Ixia's award winning[12] test and simulation platforms are used by network equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies to design and validate a wide range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G networking equipment and networks.

Ixia Worldwide Headquarters, Calabasas, California

Ixia products and solutions are able to 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. Ixia provides a large range of products including:

Ixia XM12 and XM2 Chassis

Network Test Applications

IxNetwork - Network Test
IxLoad - Application Test
IxVeriWave - WiFi Test
IxChariot - Network Performance Test
IxCatapult - Wireless Network Test
MGTS - Signaling Test
Ixia Anue Network Emulators - Network Impairment Test
Ixia Anue 3500 - Synchronization Test
IxN2X - Infrastructure Test
IxVM - Virtual Network Test
IxANVL - Protocol Compliance Test
Test Conductor - Test Automation

Network Test Load Modules

Virtual Load Modules - Virtual Traffic Generation
IxVeriWave - WiFi Traffic Generation
40/100 Gigabit Ethernet - Ethernet Traffic Generation
10 Gigabit Ethernet - 10GE Traffic Generation
Gigabit Ethernet - Gigabit Traffic Generation
Fibre Channel - Fibre Channel Traffic Generation
ImpairNet - Traffic Impairment
POS - POS Traffic Generation
ATM - ATM Traffic Generation
E1/T1 - PSTN Traffic Generation
IxN2X - N2X Traffic Generation
IxCatapult - Wireless Traffic Generation

Network Test Chassis

WaveTest - 9- or 2-slot IxVeriWave Blade Chassis
XG12 - 12-Slot, 192/1GE, 384/10GE, 48/40GE, 24/100GE Ports
XM12 - 12-Slot, 192/1GE, 96/10GE, 12/40GE, 6/40GE Ports
XM2 - 2-Slot Portable, 32/1GE, 16/ 10GE, 1/40GE, 1/100GE Ports
400T - 4-Slot Portable Standard Form Factor
Ixia Anue Network Emulators - 10GE/100GE Compact PCI Chassis
Ixia Anue 3500 - 100M/1G/10G Ethernet, 1U Rack-Mount
IxCatapult - 18-slot cPCI, 10U Rackmount
Application Controller - 1U Test-Environment Manager

Network Security Products

PerfectStorm - High scale security and network testing
PerfectStorm ONE - Portable Enterprise scale security testing
FireStorm - High-Scale Security Testing
FireStorm ONE - Portable Security Testing
Storm - Application and Attack Traffic Generation at 40Gbit/s /4-Port 1GE
BreakingPoint 20 - Application and Attack Traffic Generation at 120Gbit/s/20-Port 10GE

Network Visibility Products Overview

5204 1Gb with 4x10Gb - 1G Network Monitoring Switch
5236 1/10Gb - 1G/10G Data Center Monitoring Switch
5273 1/10Gb, Carrier - 1G/10G Carrier Class Monitoring Switch
5288 10/40/100Gb - 10G/40G/100G Data Center Monitoring Switch
5293 10/40/100Gb, Carrier - 10G/40G/100G Carrier Class Network Monitoring Switch
Ixia Anue AFM Module - Advanced Traffic Filtering Modules
100 Gb Module - 100GE Network Visibility Module
NTO 5260 - High-Density Network Monitoring Switch Controller
NTO 5268 - High-Density Network Monitoring Switch Member
NTO 7300 - High-Density Network Monitoring Switch
GSC 7433 10Gb, Carrier - Mobile Network Monitoring and Load Balancing


Ixia's original logo, used until June 2013

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