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
Implementing the Heartbleed Attack
Tudor Azoitei
April 9, 2014

Without a doubt, Apache and Nginx are the most widely-used web servers, implemented on an estimated 66% of public-facing websites. In enterprise-grade web sites, TLS is one of the most commonly-used schemes of protecting against attackers by achieving confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity between endpoints. 

In December 2011, an extension called Heartbeat was introduced in the TLS/DTLS protocol that serves as a keep-alive function without performing renegotiation. On April 7, 2014, a critical bug in the OpenSSL implementation of the Heartbeat extension was published in CVE-2014-0160.

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ATI Update 3.2.200892 Released to Strike Center
Eric Reeves
April 8, 2014

Ixia is pleased to announce the latest update (3.2.200892) for Ixia BreakingPoint’s ATI at its Strike Center hub.

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Tags: Network Security, Network Security Testing, Product R&D, Maximizing QA Resources, R&D Testing