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.

“Flexible test solutions are necessary to develop higher speed, multi-rate, high density Ethernet products for the leaders in the data centre space,” said Sunil Kalidindi, vice president product management, at Keysight’s Ixia Solutions Group. “Network devices such as routers, switches and servers must be able to operate at all new speeds in the IEEE 802.3cd draft specification and IEEE 802.3bs on most, or all, ports on their devices.”

56Gb/s technology is at the forefront of Ethernet speed evolution—moving from legacy 25GE, 50GE, and 100GE (based on 28Gbs technology) to the new 200GE, 100GE, and 50GE interfaces expected to come to market this year. The Ixia K400 QSFP-DD load module is the only shipping test solution that can validate these technologies using 400GE-port fan-out media to deliver a future-proof platform for testing 400GE, 200GE, 100GE, or 50GE multi-speed or single-speed network devices.

About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor, and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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.

“Ixia has a strong reputation in network protocol and performance testing, and working with them has enabled VMware to significantly streamline the certification process for NSX partners,” stated Umesh Mahajan, Vice President and General Manager of the NSX Platform at VMware. “The IxNetwork solution provides the performance and flexibility crucial to enabling our partners to interoperate with NSX in diverse customer environments. Ixia has been able to deliver a solution that we can use in our own labs, and be offered to our partners for deployment in their labs for new and ongoing certification testing in their own labs. We are pleased to be working with Ixia as we enhance the value of the NSX ecosystem.”

IxNetwork provides VMware NSX partners advanced capabilities including Ixia’s new Open vSwitch Database (OVSDB) Emulation. OVSDB is a management protocol for SDN environments used by the NSX controller to create hardware VXLAN Tunnel End Points (VTEP), and VXLAN encapsulation and de-encapsulation. Ixia’s OVSDB Emulation eliminates the need for complex server infrastructure during testing.

“Ixia and VMware have collaborated to accelerate the self-certification network equipment manufacturers need to interoperate with VMware NSX,” stated Scott Westlake, vice president of Business Development at Ixia Solutions Group, a Keysight Business. “Using IxNetwork, the NSX testing verifies control and data plane interoperability and performance, and provides optional scale testing during the development and certification phase. It offers NEM partners and enterprises the ability to test without the need to create very large, complex, and expensive server environments, improving their certification and accelerating their time-to-market.”

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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.

By the end of fiscal year 2020, Keysight expects to:

  • Commit more than $1 billion in value to strengthen communities through efforts in philanthropic giving, employee volunteerism, community sponsorships, and university engagement programs.
  • Engage 570,000 students and future engineers in STEM education, using tools such as the Keysight After School program, community education events, and through student access to donated/discounted solutions at universities.
  • Recognize $2 million in cost avoidance, 10 percent energy conservation and 15 percent water conservation per our fiscal year 2015 baseline with efforts focused on natural resource conservation and efficiency.
  • Ensure no material negative impacts to P&L or to institutional investment levels through ethical operations and governance, ensuring no impact in our ability to deliver solutions that help connect and secure the world.

Gray also commented, “Keysight has achieved significant progress toward these goals. While building a better planet has always been a part of Keysight’s DNA, these measures provide a beacon that drives our efforts, acknowledges our progress, and supports stakeholder expectations in this space.”

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world.  Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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.

“The ability to quickly detect and respond to today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape has never been more important,” said Mario Vuksan, Founder and CEO at ReversingLabs. “Our effort with Ixia is a great example of how ReversingLabs authoritative File Intelligence Service can support unique solutions that help customers continuously assess their security posture quickly and efficiently.”

The Ixia BreakingPoint test platform simulates real-world legitimate traffic, distributed denial of service (DDoS), exploits, malware, and fuzzing to validate an organisation’s security infrastructure. Offering a cloud update service, BreakingPoint enables organisations to search, select, install, and uninstall threat packages to efficiently manage disk space and operationalise their security assessment with automation. In addition, the new threat packages updated every weekday allow users to test specific and relevant domains including financial, healthcare, retail, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) with the most recent attacks.

“Organisations must be prepared to protect themselves from the daily onslaught of attacks,” said Sunil Kalidindi, vice president of product management at Ixia. “We are proud to join with ReversingLabs to deliver 20 times expanded malware coverage than before. By simulating new attacks security operations teams can understand the impact of a new risk before it happens.

The BreakingPoint ATI update service is available to BreakingPoint customers with an active ATI subscription. The feature is enabled for all new customers.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor, and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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.

“More and more enterprises rely on the cloud to run their businesses, and visibility into these environments is essential to security,” said Paul Kraus, CEO, Eastwind Networks. “Until now, cloud security was complicated. But integrating CloudLens for visibility and Eastwind Breach Analytics, security teams can easily become a business enabler, not an obstacle.”

Eastwind Network Sensor for AWS, powered by Keysight‘s Ixia CloudLens is the first security product to tightly integrate delivery of cloud network traffic via CloudLens with Eastwind Breach Analytics to provide complete visibility across networks to address an organization’s changing attack surface. By embedding CloudLens into customers’ cloud deployments with the Eastwind solution, users gain:

  • Intelligence: a clearer picture of what’s happening across an organization‘s cloud infrastructure
  • Insight: into which threats and threat actors are active and posing risk
  • Integrated response and incident data: to more effectively identify and remediate threats and breaches

“In this age of a continuously evolving threat landscape, it has become even more important for your monitoring platform to evolve, even in the public cloud,” said Scott Westlake, vice president of alliances at Keysight’s Ixia Solutions Group. “The unique combination of SaaS-based CloudLens – innovating around public cloud visibility – and Eastwind Breach Analytics – innovating for holistic security – delivers a solution to help our customers secure their public cloud in this rapidly changing environment.”

Eastwind Network Sensor for AWS, powered by CloudLens is available on AWS.

Eastwind technology is powered by the Eastwind Breach Analytics Cloud. This powerful breach detection solution enables analysts to hunt, analyze and visualize all activity relevant to a digital threat or breach. The Breach Analytics Cloud further integrates a comprehensive array of deployment sensors and applications to gather telemetry from all areas of cyber terrain, including traditional networks, virtual environments, cloud, and all users on and off premises. The result is the security context needed across an entire enterprise to accelerate incident response and forensics.

Ixia CloudLens provides comprehensive visibility across cloud environments—public, private, and hybrid clouds, and is the first to be delivered as a pure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. CloudLens was designed from the ground up to retain the benefits of the cloud – elastic scale, flexibility, and agility, while enabling security, analytics, and forensics tools to acquire the needed data, whether the tool is in a private data center or public cloud.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world.  Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

References

[1] The Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI)

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.

Keysight’s integrated services enables customers to unlock hidden costs with real-time test-asset utilisation, equipment health status, and overall recommendations on areas for savings. Providing actionable transparency on multi-brand test assets, enables companies to make informed decisions on current and future procurement.

An integral part of Test Asset Optimisation Services is PathWave Asset Advisor software, which is available cloud-hosted or on-premises. PathWave Asset Advisor software tracks and controls test assets, monitors utilisation and health of selected assets, and allows loan pool capabilities for targeted assets.

The cloud-hosted PathWave Asset Advisor software is available in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud, offering customers fast, and up-to -date functionality as well as reliable and secure web access to manage their assets. As a cloud-hosted solution, it eliminates the time and costs associated with IT network administration and data storage overhead.

The on-premise solution of PathWave Asset Advisor software resides on a server and behind the companies’ firewall. It operates in a standalone mode, with all the essential features for importing and exporting information.

Test Asset Optimisation Services is an integrated approach that improves return on test investment in three steps.

1. See. Track assets to see where they are and manage their compliance with Track and Control Services, enabling customers to:
• Keep track of multi-brand test assets across labs, locations, and users.
• Reduce time spent on physical inventory counts and compliance audits.
• Easily track the movement of crucial instruments using active and passive technologies.

2. Know. Monitor test equipment to determine physical condition and true utilisation with Utilisation and Health Services, enabling customers to:
• Increase utilisation of tests assets across users, programs, and departments.
• Identify unhealthy instruments and remedy the situation before it causes broader problems.
• Fund new technology investments with value captured from underutilised assets.

3. Optimise. Share equipment across teams to optimise your test assets by using real-time, actionable information with Loan Pool Services enabling customers to:
• Avoid CapEx spending on tests assets by optimising, standardising, or sharing across R&D labs and manufacturing operations.
• Eliminate aging or underutilised equipment and reduce OpEx costs for maintenance, taxes, insurance, and overhead.
• Leverage the residual market value of aging instruments through trade-in, upgrade, and disposal.

Analog Devices, Inc. Pilots Keysight PathWave Asset Advisor
Analog Devices, Inc (ADI), a world leader in the design and manufacturing of analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing integrated circuits piloted PathWave Asset Advisor. True utilisation data enabled them to identify an underutilised asset that they traded in to purchase a new instrument. In addition, real-time health data provided by PathWave prevented an instrument malfunction.

“We were impressed how quickly ADI was able to make decisions and take action once they had the data from PathWave Asset Advisor,” said Eric Taylor, vice president, Managed Services Division, Keysight Technologies. “We live in a fast-paced world and decisions need to be made quickly and accurately. Following a three-step disciplined process of tracking, monitoring utilisation and health, and sharing asset across teams can dramatically reduce capital and operating expenses, and improve return on test investment.”

Learn more about Test Asset Optimisation Services
Keysight is offering a free assessment on how its Test Asset Optimisation Services can unlock hidden costs. Additional product information is available at www.keysight.com/find/AssetOptimisation. A backgrounder is available at www.keysight.com/find/AssetOptimization-backgrounder and images are located at www.keysight.com/find/AssetOptimizaton-images.

About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com  

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.

CloudStorm 25GE is a new platform for testing converged multi-play services, application delivery, and network security.  It helps NEMs shorten their development cycles, as well as enterprises and data centre operators to mitigate security risks and deliver high end-user application performance.

“The growth of encryption combined with the development of greater Ethernet speeds requires test solutions that can support this evolution,” said Sunil Kalidindi, vice president of product management at Ixia. “The 25GE support on the CloudStorm platform offers network equipment manufacturers, enterprises and hyperscale data centre operators the single unified verification tool they need to ensure that they can validate the performance of their products, services and infrastructure and serve their customers now and in the future.”

Built on an innovative architecture that allows concurrent generation of large-scale DDoS traffic and complex application emulation, and with embedded SSL hardware offload resources, CloudStorm delivers:

  • Line-rate SSL, DDoS, and mix of applications to help data centre operators benchmark 25G-capable new-generation servers and network security architectures.
  • Cloud-scale Layer 4-7 application performance with fully integrated L2/3 stateless traffic support, for exercising the systems under test in real world conditions, enabling customers to easily identify performance and interoperability issues.
  • High-performance encryption and compression support with hardware offload, ready for benchmark cloud-scale volume of SSL traffic.
  • Multi-rate support to future-proof investment — 100/50/40/25/10GE on a single port – to decrease capital expenditures, simplify management and reduce data centre and pre-deployment lab costs for space, cooling and electricity.

CloudStorm is supported by Ixia’s BreakingPoint and IxLoad test solutions for application delivery and security resiliency testing.

[1] Gartner, “Predicts 2017: Network and Gateway Security,” Lawrence Orans, 13 December 2016.

About Ixia

Ixia, a Keysight Business (NYSE:KEYS), provides testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen networks and cloud environments for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers organizations trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks and cloud environments. Learn more at www.ixiacom.com.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight’s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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.”

NVOS delivers control, coverage, and performance to help protect and improve crucial networking, data center, and cloud business assets on open networking switches being adopted in the marketplace, delivering the following customer benefits:

  • Flexibility
    • Easily download and install on certified open networking switches
    • Activate capabilities as needed
    • Control costs by separating software and hardware
  • Total visibility
    • Supports top-of-the-rack aggregation at the required throughput to help eliminate blind spots
    • Offers aggregation, replication, load balancing, and source port labeling
    • Works seamlessly with Ixia’s Vision ONE and Vision 7300 network packet brokers
  • Ease-of use
    • Point-and-click web-interface offers an intuitive network-to-tools layout, enabling users to easily translate to real-life physical configurations
    • Three stages of filtering: ingress, dynamic, and egress; naturally providing a built-in capability for AND/OR logic, and simplifying configuration of complex Boolean filtering rules
    • Automatically resolves overlapping rules with Ixia’s patented filter compiler technology

“IT management will appreciate the flexibility of Ixia’s NVOS,” says Recep Ozdag, Vice President of Product Management at Ixia. “Customers can build a data-center of any size by leveraging existing hardware or the hardware solution of their choice, which is ideal for creating an efficient and cost-effective IT operation.”

Ixia’s Security Fabric Powers Visibility

Ixia’s NVOS, on an open switch, can be used as a standalone device, much like a Ixia’s Vision Edge network packet brokers, or as part of Ixia’s robust Security Fabric solution when combined with the company’s turnkey Vision ONE or Vision 7300 network packet brokers. This combination creates a powerful visibility engine that delivers the right traffic to the right security and monitoring tools, while enabling customers to leverage Ixia’s advanced visibility intelligence features such as deduplication, packet trimming, application filtering, SSL decryption and encryption, and more.

Ixia continues to drive innovations in network visibility

Ixia Visibility Solutions provide real-time, end-to-end visibility, insight, and security into physical, virtual, SDN, and NFV networks, delivering the control, coverage and performance in a seamless fashion to help protect and improve crucial networking, data center, and cloud business assets. The company offers a wide range of advanced network visibility solutions, including network packet brokers to help ensure every security and monitoring tool sees exactly the data it needs, as well as a real-time application and threat intelligence subscription, network Taps, and bypass switches that help maximize resiliency and minimize downtime during deployment.

About Ixia

Ixia, a Keysight Business (NYSE:KEYS), provides testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen networks and cloud environments for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers organizations trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks and cloud environments. Learn more at www.ixiacom.com.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight’s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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].

“Enterprises need to leverage the cloud for a variety of good business reasons, but they want to know their data and applications are safe and secure,” stated Sunil Kalidindi, vice president of product management at Ixia, a Keysight Business.  “BreakingPoint Cloud is a proactive, risk assessment solution for public cloud and on-premise and hybrid networks that uses data-driven evidence to help customers ensure that their security controls are continuously working at optimum capacity, and can mitigate the latest breaches.”

BreakingPoint Cloud helps organisations optimise their security processes and procedures to “detect, react, and improve,” with realistic attack simulations that enable customers to take a proactive approach to data and application security, while enhancing the skillset of security personnel and streamlining processes for improved efficiency. The BreakingPoint Cloud platform is built to go beyond simulating non-volumetric attacks, enabling customers to validate DDoS mitigation solutions as well.

Powered by a high assurance threat intelligence feed provided Ixia’s Application Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Center, BreakingPoint Cloud delivers the actionable intelligence needed to help eliminate security misconfigurations, understand the impact of a new risk before it happens, and provide evidence to support security audits.

Ixia’s ATI Research Center has been performing advanced security research for well over a decade, providing intelligence updates to customers around the globe. BreakingPoint Cloud leverages this network testing experience to assess the effectiveness of hybrid IT security.

About Ixia

Ixia, a Keysight Business (NYSE:KEYS), provides testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen networks and cloud environments for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers organizations trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks and cloud environments. Learn more at www.ixiacom.com.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight’s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

References

[1] https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2015/09/27/roundup-of-cloud-computing-forecasts-and-market-estimates-q3-update-2015/#196c87702308

[2] Thttps://www.ixiacom.com/system/files/private/2017-11/Ixia-V-WP-lack-visibility-drives-public-cloud-security-risk.pdf

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.”

Key Findings of the survey include:

  • 88 percent experienced a business related issue from a lack of visibility into public cloud data traffic.
  • The top three challenges companies experience due to lack of visibility into their public cloud data include:
    • troubleshooting application performance issues,
    • troubleshooting network performance issues and application outages, and
    • rapid response resolving security alerts and network outages.
  • The top three priorities for organisations with public cloud environments include:
    • securing data and applications,
    • satisfying compliance requirements, and
    • increasing cloud expertise.
  • 87 percent suffered downtime of an hour or more during their last network outage, which according to Gartner, can cost a company as much as $5,600 for each minute, as well as impact customer satisfaction.
  • 99 percent confirm that scalability is key for cloud monitoring solutions.

Download the full Cloud survey findings here: https://www.ixiacom.com/system/files/private/2017-11/Ixia-V-WP-lack-visibility-drives-public-cloud-security-risk.pdf

About Ixia

Ixia, a Keysight Business (NYSE:KEYS), provides testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen networks and cloud environments for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers organizations trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks and cloud environments. Learn more at www.ixiacom.com.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight’s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

 

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