Ixia (company)

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S&P 600 Component
Industry Computer networking
Wireless networking
Security testing
Network visibility
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 25 countries. Ixia is headquartered in Calabasas, California and has approximately 1750 employees worldwide.

Ixia's key customers include manufacturers of network equipment such as Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent,[1] service providers such as Verizon, 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] On August 21, 2014, the board named Bethany Mayer President and CEO. Mayer was also named to the board of directors. [6]

Historically an IP/Ethernet testing house, the acquisition of Catapult Communications in June 2009[7] 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.[8] Ixia further expanded its testing capabilities by acquiring Wi-Fi testing company VeriWave, Inc. in July, 2011.[9] 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,[10] a leading company in network security testing. Ixia continued its acquisitions by announcing the purchase of Net Optics[11] on October 29, 2013.

On January 30, 2017, Keysight Technologies Inc. agreed to buy Ixia for about $1.6 billion in all-cash, with the deal expected to close by October 2017.[12][13]

Tools and services[edit]

Ixia's 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 provides a wide range of testing, visibility and security solutions for enterprises and governments, service providers and network equipment manufacturers:


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