|Traded as||NASDAQ: XXIA
S&P 600 Component
|Headquarters||26601 W. Agoura Drive
Calabasas, CA 91302
(President and CEO)
|Products||See product listing|
|Revenue||$464 million (2014)
$467 million (2013)
$412 million (2012)
$308 million (2011)
Number of employees
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, service providers such as Verizon, NTT and Deutsche Telekom, and many enterprises and government agencies.
Ixia was founded by Errol Ginsberg and Joel Weissberger in 1997. Atul Bhatnagar 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. On August 21, 2014, the board named Bethany Mayer President and CEO. Mayer was also named to the board of directors. 
Historically an IP/Ethernet testing house, the acquisition of Catapult Communications in June 2009 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. Ixia further expanded its testing capabilities by acquiring Wi-Fi testing company VeriWave, Inc. in July, 2011. 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, a leading company in network security testing. Ixia continued its acquisitions by announcing the purchase of Net Optics on October 29, 2013.
Tools and services
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 provides a wide range of testing, visibility and security solutions for enterprises and governments, service providers and network equipment manufacturers:
- Isocore and Ixia Validate Alcatel-Lucent 100 Gigabit Ethernet Service Routing
- Ixia and NTT Com Test a 100 Gbps Network Between Makuhari (Chiba) and Otemachi (Tokyo)
- Deutsche Telekom AG Migrates to Ixia's High-Density 10 GE Testing Solution
- Frost and Sullivan Movers & Shakers Interview with Atul Bhatnagar, CEO, Ixia
- "Resume Problems Cause Ixia CEO to Resign". Los Angeles Business Journal. 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2013-10-28.
- "Ixia Names Bethany Mayer President and Chief Executive Officer - WSJ.com". Wall Street Journal. 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
- Ixia Completes Acquisition of Wireless Test Vendor Catapult Communications
- Ixia to Buy Agilent Technologies' N2X Data Network Testing Product Line
- Ixia Completes Acquisition of Veriwave
- Ixia Completes Acquisition of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc.
- Ixia to Acquire Net Optics, Inc.
- Hufford, Austen (January 30, 2017), Keysight to Buy Ixia for About $1.6 Billion, New York City: Wall Street Journal, retrieved January 31, 2017
- http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ixia-m-a-keysight-tech-idUSKBN15E17F Reuters Deals