Ixia’s Unmatched Scalability Ensures Application Performance and Security Resiliency

  Ixia’s Unmatched Scalability Ensures Application Performance and Security

    New PerfectStorm™ platform validates applications, security, storage,
networking, voice and video in today’s data center at near terabit performance

Business Wire

CALABASAS, Calif. -- October 10, 2013

Ixia(Nasdaq:XXIA) enables the high performance of modern data centers, with a
fraction of the previously required resources, with its new PerfectStorm™
validation and testing platform. As complex applications and virtualization
continue to increase data center infrastructure risks, PerfectStorm, within a
single chassis, mitigates against these risks by generating real application
and malicious traffic at scales of nearly one terabit. PerfectStorm also
scales to handle high session rates, supporting 24 million connections per a
second and up to 720 million concurrent sessions, similar to the nearly every
person in Europe initiating an Internet search.

Enterprises, service providers, data center operators and network equipment
manufacturers delivering mission-critical applications are deploying complex,
leading-edge technologies to help keep pace with increasing business and
end-user requirements. This, along with the need for flexible scalability,
means organizations need to validate the data center infrastructure to ensure
it will perform and remain secure under peak loads without overstressing
finite resources.

News Highlights

Data center operators and network equipment manufacturers demand systems that
perform at the levels required to test and ensure the resiliency of the data
center infrastructure. The PerfectStorm platform is the only system that
provides modular scalability, achieving near terabit levels of mixed
application and malicious traffic to securely test all elements of today’s
complex data centers, including server applications, storage workloads and
networking elements.

In a single 11U chassis, PerfectStorm enables comprehensive data center
validation by seamlessly unifying the IxLoad and BreakingPoint software
applications into a single system to deliver:

  *Unprecedented data center testing performance with nearly a terabit of
    traffic equaling 720 million concurrent TCP sessions at 24 million
    sessions per second.
  *960 Gbps of blended application traffic, including over 200 application
    protocols and over 35,000 malicious attacks, to validate every element of
    the data center with confidence, including applications, security,
    storage, networking, voice and video, at any scale with a single platform.
  *The industry’s highest performance density solution available, delivering
    in an 11U form factor the performance that requires over 25 feet of rack
    space from the competition, reducing data center costs for space, cooling
    and electricity.
  *Actionable insight to understand how networks will react based on
    real-world assessment of any data center infrastructure weaknesses.
  *Support for the latest high-density connectivity options with 8x10Gbps and
    2x40Gbps interfaces per blade, which will enable rapid data center
    adoption while not taking up entire racks of space in the data center.
  *Easy-to-set-up-and–use management of the high-scale and multi-user system.

Industry commentary

“We pride ourselves on providing customers with network security solutions
that deliver outstanding performance and protection in the most demanding
networking environments in the world, and Ixia has consistently helped us meet
that goal – both in R&D and customer proof of concepts,” said John Maddison,
Vice President of Marketing for Fortinet. “Ixia’s actionable insight into
performance and security has helped customers realize the benefit of
Fortinet’s solutions. With the new PerfectStorm product, our customers will
benefit from the knowledge that Fortinet security products are tested and
validated under the most demanding real world conditions."

“Today’s data centers are incredibly complex, and successfully navigating new
technologies and features comes at the risk of costly downtime,” said Jeff
Wilson, Principal Analyst for Infonetics Research. “Data center operators and
equipment manufacturers need to make sure infrastructure refresh cycles are
both efficient and effective, and Ixia’s PerfectStorm platform helps with this
by providing the realism of mixed application and malicious traffic with the
scale needed for any size network.”

About Ixia

Ixiadevelops amazing products so its customers can connect the
world.Ixiahelps 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

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