Ixia is a provider of application performance and security resilience network test and network visibility solutions. It's physical and virtual network application performance and security resilience solutions generate and receive data traffic at full line rate, the maximum rate that data traffic can be transmitted over a network medium. Systems a capable of emulating applications, such as transferring electronic mail, browsing the Internet, conveying voice and video information, managing databases, and establishing wireless calls. Visibility solutions allow to aggregate, regenerate, distribute, filter, and condition packets. In addition network test hardware platforms are offered with interchangeable interfaces combined with an architectures which enables the emulation of network users on scalable platforms, with a mixture of both network and application layer traffic.
Hardware platform consist of interchangeable interface cards, which fit into multi-slot chassis. The 12-slot Ixia chassis supports up to 192 Gigabit ports, 384-10GE ports, 48-40GE ports and 24-100 GE ports. The Company's interface cards provide the network interfaces and distributed processing resources needed for executing data, signaling, voice, video, and application testing for layers 1-7 of the network stack. The Company offers interface cards that operate at speeds of up to 400 gigabits per second. Certain of the Company's application and security load modules can recreate more than 35,000 attacks, including exploits, malware, denial of service (DoS), and mobile malware.
The Company offers software applications to address specific technologies. Software applications measure and analyze the performance, functionality, interoperability, service quality, and conformance of networks, network equipment and applications. The Company's technology-specific application test suites are focused on a range of application and security performance and conformance requirements across various protocols, interfaces and types of devices. These include automated and targeted delivery, functionality and performance test for technologies and devices including storage, video, voice, intelligent networks, specific applications, routing, switching, Wi-Fi, broadband, wireless, software defined networks and virtual networks and functions.