The partnership provides the industry’s first test packs for evaluation and testing of network devices and infrastructures

CALABASAS, CA — October 28, 2014 —Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) announced a partnership with NSS Labs, a leading information security research and advisory company, to provide customers with the tools and knowledge needed to test and validate network security in their labs. In combination with Ixia’s award-winning security solutions, the new NSS Test Packs provide enterprises and equipment manufacturers the ability to find network security issues and failures in their own labs prior to deployment, saving time and costs.

Network security test cycles, in pre-deployment enterprise networks and in equipment manufacturer R&D, are critical to ensuring the resiliency of enterprise networks and the corresponding networking equipment. However, the traditional test cycles can be lengthy and expensive. Using Ixia’s security solutions along with the NSS Test Packs, enterprises and equipment manufacturers now have a streamlined way to benefit from the gold standard of testing to evaluate and test products for performance, resiliency and efficacy.

News Highlights

Ixia’s support for the NSS Test Packs provides customers both the expertise of what test methodologies are needed to ensure network infrastructure security and the technology solution needed to perform the tests. This combination helps customers speed time to market and use critical resources on their products – not on test development and cycles.

By using this joint solution and the initial Intrusion Prevention System and Next Generation Firewall test methodologies:

  • Enterprises can now execute their own testing using the same proven methodologies used by NSS Labs to assess security, performance and resiliency in their network environments.
  • Network equipment manufacturers can gain actionable insight on issues and test failure in their labs prior to the product shipping.
  • Global service providers can test and verify that their large-scale and bandwidth heavy data centers are protected against attacks from today’s complex and evolving security landscape.

Industry Commentary

“The core competencies of Ixia’s security solutions coupled with our testing know-how, provides a level of assurance for companies looking to manage risk against a backdrop where threats are constantly evolving,” said Vikram Phatak, CEO of NSS Labs. “By partnering with Ixia, our testing expertise and procedures can now be implemented by a wider range of businesses to ensure their investments are ready to go to market at a much lower cost.”

“When conducting security testing, organizations need a fool-proof methodology to spend time and money efficiently without compromising the performance of the test implementation,” said Fred Kost, Vice President of Security Solutions Marketing for Ixia. “Ixia’s partnership with NSS Labs extends our security test capabilities to allow enterprises to test in their environment. These test packs enable a broader set of potential customers to incorporate continuous testing into their processes and better ensure the resiliency of their networks.”

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