Ixia Partners with Empowered Networks to Provide Innovative Visibility and Test Portfolio

  Ixia Partners with Empowered Networks to Provide Innovative Visibility and
  Test Portfolio

 Canadian market benefits from Ixia’s broad solutions portfolio combined with
                  Empowered Networks’ expertise and support

Business Wire

CALABASAS, Calif. -- July 30, 2014

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) announced a partnership agreement with Empowered Networks,
a leading Canadian value-added reseller, to offer service providers,
enterprises and network equipment manufacturers more comprehensive and
complete solutions to address today's complex network requirements. With the
partnership, Empowered becomes an Ixia Elite Channel Partner in Canada
offering Ixia’s complete portfolio of industry-leading network visibility,
security test and network test solutions.

Empowered brings more than 16 years of experience and customer relationships
as a recognized leader in delivering world-class network testing and
visibility solutions to customers in Canada. By joining forces with Ixia as
part of its Channel Xcelerate program, Empowered will enable its customers to
test, assess and monitor their networks with the:

  *Network Visibility Architecture that includes network access solutions,
    network packet brokers, application and session visibility solutions and
    an integrated management platform.
  *Security Test solutions that allow organizations to assess network
    security performance and resiliency by testing and validating network and
    security devices with real-world application traffic and attacks.
  *Wireless and Wireline Network Test solutions and services that deliver the
    high scale and realism needed to test and validate the scale and
    performance of networks, devices and services.

Industry Commentary

“Empowered combines industry-leading products with our technical, engineering
and consulting expertise to provide the solutions our customers need,” said
Brian Hepburn, CEO of Empowered Networks. “By working with Ixia to provide the
industry’s broadest portfolio of network visibility and test solutions, our
customers gain access to the tools and actionable insights they need to
optimize and validate network performance and application delivery and the
value their network investments contribute to their business.”

“Demands on networks are increasing with business-critical applications taking
up more and more bandwidth and malicious attacks becoming a frequent
occurrence. Any network downtime or lost data can have very real business
implications,” said Lori Cornmesser, Vice President of Global Channel Sales at
Ixia. “We’re excited to team up with Empowered Networks to help provide its
customers with technology solutions, as well as in-depth knowledge and
support, to ensure that their networks work – every time and everywhere.”

About Empowered Networks

Empowered Networks^® is a specialized Systems Integrator, providing services
and solutions that leverage technology to empower your business. With a team
of over 70 technical professionals, we solve the toughest technical problems,
extend teams, recommend, deploy and integrate the right hardware and software,
and deliver unparalleled support to some of Canada’s most successful
enterprises in telecom, financial services, education, technology, and
government. A privately-held Canadian company headquartered in Toronto,
Empowered has offices in Moncton, Montréal, Ottawa, Waterloo, Calgary and
Vancouver. For more information, please call 1.877.325.1855 or visit
www.empowered.ca.

About Ixia

Ixia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia
helps 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 at
http://www.ixiacom.com.

Contact:

Ixia Contact:
Andrea Zack, +1-512-600-7140
azack@ixiacom.com
 
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