Ixia delivers first 200/100/50GE speed test capability for the K400 400GE QSFP-DD test system

Sydney, Australia – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, today announced that Ixia, a Keysight Business, is first to ship a 400GE test system with multi-rate 200/100/50GE speed options for the K400 400GE QSFP-DD load module family. These multi-rate speed options allow network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to test products at speeds based on the new IEEE 802.3cd draft standard and IEEE 802.3bs standard using the 400GE QSFP-DD module at 200GE, 100GE, and 50GE speeds, from a single port.

The demand for bandwidth intensive data centre services such as 4K video and 5G mobile network services is pushing data centre and network operators to equipment with the smallest footprint, lowest power consumption, and fastest electrical interfaces. As a result, network equipment manufacturers are moving from technology based on 28Gb/s electrical lanes with non-return-to-zero (NRZ) encoding to faster 56Gb/s electrical lanes with PAM4 encoding.
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Ixia, a Keysight Business, enables VMware NSX partners to accelerate testing and reduce certification time from months to weeks

Sydney, Australia – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Ixia, a Keysight Business, has collaborated with VMware to develop a solution that accelerates partner certification of network products to interoperate with the VMware NSX network virtualisation platform.

The solution uses Ixia’s IxNetwork to enable network equipment manufacturer (NEM) partners to self-certify their products with VMware NSX in a range of network topologies, helping them save significant costs while improving time-to-market.

VMware NSX delivers a completely new operational model for networking that forms the foundation of the Software-Defined Data Centre. The NSX platform supports any IP-based underlay hardware, and the VMware NSX Technology Partner Program provides support and certification for the integration of partners’ hardware switching and routing solutions with NSX. Ixia and VMware have worked together to develop and incorporate the required testing capabilities in the IxNetwork solution to facilitate the certification process for NEMs. Enterprises can then validate their network performance with the solution as well.
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Keysight Technologies releases 2017 annual corporate social responsibility report

Details a set of key impact goals that tangibly demonstrate Keysight’s commitment to help build a better planet

Sydney, Australia – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has released its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report detailing the company’s environmental, social, and governance initiatives worldwide.

“Recent trends indicate CSR is becoming increasingly critical to business success,” said Hamish Gray, senior vice president for Keysight. “This report provides details of our efforts while exemplifying our commitment to global communities in which we operate.”

In addition, Keysight has announced a set of key impact goals that tangibly demonstrate how the company helps to build a better planet. These goals support Keysight’s CSR vision, strategy and program by providing a set of measures that are a win for Keysight shareholders, customers, employees, the communities in which we live and work, and the planet.
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Ixia, a Keysight Business, and ReversingLabs deliver expanded threat coverage

New BreakingPoint daily ATI updates enable organisations to validate security posture with the latest, relevant threat vectors

Sydney, Australia – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Ixia, a Keysight Business, and ReversingLabs, a leading provider of threat intelligence solutions, have joined forces to deliver daily updates to the Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) coverage in BreakingPoint. Organisations can now validate their security posture with 20 times more relevant active threat vectors to minimise attack exposure and maximise attack readiness.

The security threat landscape reached new heights in 2017. Over the past year, new threats emerged in the form of cryptocurrency miners and the rapid spread of new malware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya according to Symantec’s 2018 Security Threat Report. McAfee Labs reported that the rates of new malware samples reached 4 per second in Q3 2017.
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Ixia, a Keysight Business, and Eastwind collaborate to deliver breach analytics of cloud network traffic

Eastwind Network Sensor for AWS, powered by Ixia’s CloudLens, offers seamless cloud-native data collection for improved visibility and security in the public cloud

Sydney, Australia – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, today announced that Ixia and Eastwind Networks, a provider of best-of-breed solutions in enterprise breach analytics and detection technology, joined forces to deliver Eastwind Network Sensor for AWS.  Powered by Keysight‘s Ixia CloudLens, the new solution offers elastic visibility and threat detection, as well as user and entity behavioral analytics to identify malicious activity, insider threats and data leakage within AWS.

Organizations continue to migrate to the public cloud. According to Cisco’s Global Cloud Index 2018[1], 73 percent of the cloud workloads and compute instances will be in public cloud data centers by 2021, up from 58 percent in 2016. As cloud deployments ramp up, the ease of configuring security tools must ramp up equally.
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Keysight’s Test Asset Optimisation Services saves CapEx and avoids downtime with utilisation and health monitoring

New Test Asset Optimisation Services dramatically improves return on test investment and decreases capital and operating expenses for equipment used in R&D and manufacturing

Sydney, Australia – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced Test Asset Optimisation Services, the industry’s first integrated solution that measures in real-time, asset true utilisation and health.

Keysight’s Test Asset Optimisation Services eliminate the need for companies to assign personnel to manually record when instruments are in use and making measurements. Test Asset Optimisation Services enables customers to dramatically improve return on investments by optimising capital and operating expenses to meet test demands in research and development through manufacturing.

Test budgets are often insufficient to fund projects, yet test departments are pressured to do more with less, which makes full transparency on test equipment critical. Keysight understands these pressures and is introducing Test Asset Optimisation Services to help companies move from just tracking their test equipment to gaining full control over their test equipment.
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Ixia extends CloudStorm with the first 25GE application delivery and network security testing for hyperscale data centres

IXIA LogoCloudStorm 25GE offers testing of converged multi-play services, application delivery, and network security platforms for hyperscale data centres, enterprises and network equipment manufacturers.

Sydney, Australia – Ixia, a Keysight Business and leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, announced CloudStorm 25GE, an extension of the award-winning CloudStorm network security test portfolio.  CloudStorm 25GE is the first cloud-scale, high density application delivery and network security test platform specially designed for hyperscale data centres, enterprises and network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) adopting 25-Gigabit technology to satisfy growing bandwidth demands while ensuring high-quality application delivery and mitigating security risks.

An all encrypted world may not be far away. According to Gartner, “through 2019, more than 80% of enterprises’ web traffic will be encrypted.”1 The scale of traffic continues to grow at an exponential rate along with the move to cloud architectures and growth of IoT. To keep pace, network equipment manufacturers must develop solutions to meet these growing requirements, and hyperscale data centre operators and enterprises are grappling with the need to strike the right balance between efficiency, performance and security.
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Ixia enables enterprises to leverage existing open network switches to celiver Network Packet Broker (NPB) functionality

IXIA LogoSydney, Australia Ixia, a Keysight Business and leading provider of network test, visibility and security solutions, announced its new Network Visibility Operating System (NVOS) solution, a software version of Ixia’s network packet broker (NPB) product that allows Ixia’s NPB’s patented, feature rich capabilities to run on open networking switches, such as those from Edgecore Networks.  NVOS embraces the movement of disaggregating software and hardware in software defined data center (SDDC) networks.

NPBs aggregate, filter, and load-balance network packet data to seamlessly and efficiently deliver that packet data to security, forensics, and performance management tools. Ixia’s NVOS is a software solution that transforms open switches into NPBs, providing rack and data center level visibility. It offers complete access to network packets to facilitate real-time visibility, insight, and security for high density hyperscale, microscale, and SDDC networks, even as they expand.

“New approaches for pervasive network visibility in web scale and software-defined data centers are enabling cloud service providers, telecom service providers and enterprises to gain deeper, valuable insights into network services using increasingly cost-effective and flexible approaches,” said Jeff Catlin, VP Technology, Edgecore Networks. “Edgecore is pleased to collaborate with Ixia, to enable customers to benefit from Ixia’s Network Visibility Operation System (NVOS) on Edgecore’s open networking switches, as a feature-rich and powerful visibility platform for these modern disaggregated cloud and telecom infrastructures.”
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Ixia’s BreakingPoint Cloud helps organisations validate end-to-end network security across all cloud environments

IXIA LogoSydney, Australia– Ixia, a Keysight Business and leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, announced BreakingPoint Cloud, a software as a service (SaaS) solution that safely models data breaches and threat vectors to deliver quantifiable evidence and immediate insight into the effectiveness of cloud-based data and application security, whether private, public, or hybrid.

Enterprises continue to move workloads to the cloud, while implementing a hybrid enterprise model in the interim. While the cloud offers unprecedented flexibility, it also expands the network perimeter and attack surface. Data is being sent to the cloud, worked on in the cloud, and stored in the cloud, and according to Forbes, cloud applications will account for 90 percent of worldwide mobile data traffic by 2019[1].  However, in a recent survey commissioned by Ixia, over 90 percent of respondents were concerned about data and application security in public clouds, while nearly 60 percent of respondents reported that public cloud environments make it more difficult to obtain visibility into data traffic[2].
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Ixia survey finds IT professionals worldwide concerned about maintaining data and application security in public and private cloud environments

IXIA LogoData privacy and compliance, security, and achieving full data visibility among top challenges for IT professionals with responsibility for cloud deployments

Sydney, Australia– Ixia, a Keysight Business and leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, announced research findings highlighting concerns of IT professionals worldwide in a new Cloud Security survey.

The survey, commissioned by Ixia and conducted by Dimensional Research, polled over 350 IT professionals in companies larger than 1,000 employees with primary responsibility for cloud deployments and management. Based on the survey results, over 90 percent of respondents are concerned about data and application security in public clouds while nearly 60 percent of respondents reported that public cloud environments make it more difficult to obtain visibility into data traffic.

“As cloud adoption grows, concerns are shifting from migration topics to security and data visibility topics in the cloud environment,” said Jeff Harris, chief marketing officer, Ixia. “Companies realise it is vital to have access to comprehensive cloud visibility solutions.  This survey highlights how much enterprises are concerned about data visibility in every public and private cloud they operate.”
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