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Ixia Increases Fourth Quarter Guidance

  Ixia Increases Fourth Quarter Guidance

Business Wire

CALABASAS, Calif. -- January 14, 2013

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) today announced that it is revising its revenue guidance
range for the fourth quarter of 2012 and currently expects revenue to be in
the range of $123.5 million to $124.5 million, above its previously stated
guidance range of $118 million to $122 million. Ixia also indicated that it
expects fourth quarter combined revenue from its two recent acquisitions, Anue
Systems, Inc. (“Anue”) and BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. (“BreakingPoint”), to
be in the range of $30 to $31 million, compared with its previously stated
guidance of $26 to $28 million. Both GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per
share for the fourth quarter are expected to be at, or slightly above, the
high end of the previously given guidance.

“Ixia delivered an impressive fourth quarter with strong momentum across all
of our solutions,” commented Vic Alston, Ixia's president and chief executive
officer. “The integration of our Anue and BreakingPoint acquisitions is
tracking well and we are increasing our presence at enterprise and service
provider accounts.Ixia is well positioned to help these customers accelerate
and secure the delivery of applications over their mobile and data center
networks.”

Ixia will host a conference call on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.,
Eastern time, for analysts and investors to discuss its 2012 fourth quarter
and fiscal year results as well as its business outlook for the 2013 first
quarter. Open to the public, investors may access the call by dialing
678-825-8347. A live webcast of the conference call, along with supplemental
financial information, will be accessible from the "Investors" section of
Ixia's web site (www.ixiacom.com). Following the live webcast, an archived
version will be available in the "Investors" section on the Ixia web site for
90 days.

About Ixia

Ixia solutions deliver actionable insight through real-time monitoring,
real-world testing, and rapid assessment. This end-to-end visibility provides
organizations with a complete understanding into user behavior, security
vulnerabilities, network capacity, application performance, and IT resiliency.
From the lab to the network to the cloud, Ixia solutions enable its customers
to optimize networks and data centers to accelerate, secure, and scale
application delivery. For more information, visit www.ixiacom.com.

Safe Harbor under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

Certain statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements,
including, without limitation, statements regarding growth, profitability,
financial performance and future business. In some cases, such forward-looking
statements can be identified by terms such as may, will, should, expect, plan,
believe, estimate, predict or the like. Such statements reflect our current
intent, belief and expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties
that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed
or implied in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause future
results to differ materially from our current expectations include the risk
that the anticipated benefits and synergies of our recent acquisitions of Anue
Systems, Inc. and BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. will not be realized, changes in
the global economy, competition, consistency of orders from significant
customers, our success in developing and producing new products, market
acceptance of our products, war, terrorism, political unrest, natural
disasters and other circumstances that could, among other consequences, reduce
the demand for our products, disrupt our supply chain and/or impact the
delivery of our products. Such factors also include those identified in our
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and in our
other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake
no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of
new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:

Financial Contact:
The Blueshirt Group
Investor Relations
Maria Riley, 415-217-7722
or
Ixia
Tom Miller, 818-444-2325
Chief Financial Officer
tmiller@ixiacom.com
 
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