Ixia Helps Huawei Validate Their Latest Super Core Router
Michael Githens
April 17, 2014

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solution provider recently had the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) perform an independent performance validation on their newly announced 1T line card for their NE5000E core router. EANTC has a long standing relationship with the Ixia Marketing Lab Program and knew that they could count on the Ixia Xcellon hardware family as well as the IxNetwork software to execute the tests required for this validation.

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Tags: Data Center Performance, Data Center Optimization, Network Performance
Is Your SDN Solution Ready for Rate-Limiting and QOS Traffic Engineering Functionality?
Kirit Bhamre
April 17, 2014

As software defined networking gradually makes its way into data center networks, the end users’ expectation are that it must meet or exceed the benefits offered by traditional networks. So, how can OpenFlow be used to perform rate limiting and QoS traffic engineering?

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Tags: Data Center Performance, Network Performance, SDN Openflow Solution
Ixia’s Visibility Solutions are Clear of Heartbleed Bug!
David Avery
April 14, 2014

Everyone from blogs to mass media has been discussing the now infamous Heartbleed bug that compromised OpenSSL. Ixia is happy to report that we’ve completed a review of all Ixia Network Visibility Solutions products (including Ixia, Anue, NetOptics, and TradeView brands), and confirmed that no current products or software versions are affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability – with the exception of NetOptics Phantom Tap. Phantom Tap users should contact Ixia support for upgrade software and instructions.

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Tags: Network Security, Network Security Testing
IxOS 6.22 EA and IxNetwork 7.22 EA are released!
David Avery
April 10, 2014

Ixia is pleased to announce the release of IxOS 6.62 EA and IxNetwork 7.22 EA. IxOS 6.62 EA and IxNetwork 7.22 EA are an "Early Adopter", pre-RT release.  Certain other Ixia products have not been fully qualified with this release.

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Tags: Network Performance, Product R&D, Maximizing QA Resources, R&D Testing
ICS and SCADA: A New Window of Vulnerability
Fred Kost
April 9, 2014

There is quite a buzz these days about Microsoft’s end-of-support announcement for Windows XP. Attackers have been exploiting Windows for a long time, and organizations have become proficient in patching windows on a monthly cadence. If one were to study the data, we might find that pizza deliveries are higher around patch Tuesday than any other Tuesday in a month. What we don’t hear as much about is the vulnerabilities that might exist not in Windows, but in the software that runs critical infrastructure.

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Tags: Cyber Range Deployment, Network Security, Network Security Testing