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Table of Contents
Ixia Solutions............................................................................................................................. 2
Broadband Access and Services Testing.............................................................................. 3
Router and Switch Testing...................................................................................................... 4
Carrier Ethernet Testing.......................................................................................................... 6
IPv6 Testing............................................................................................................................... 8
MPLS Testing........................................................................................................................... 10
Voice Testing.............................................................................................................................11
Multiplay Network Testing..................................................................................................... 13
Security Testing...................................................................................................................... 15
Wireless Network Testing.......................................................................................................17
Production Network Visibility............................................................................................... 19
Wi-Fi Testing............................................................................................................................ 21
Protocol Conformance Testing.............................................................................................24
IP Network Assessment........................................................................................................26
Data Center/Cloud Testing.....................................................................................................28
Ixia Products............................................................................................................................30
Ixia Test Automation............................................................................................................... 31
Ixia Test Platforms..................................................................................................................32
IxN2X Platforms......................................................................................................................34
IxVeriwave Platforms.............................................................................................................36
Ixia Anue Network Visibility Platforms................................................................................38
Ixia Anue Test and Measurement Platforms.......................................................................40
Ixia Breakingpoint Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI)........................................... 41
Ixia BreakingPoint Security Platforms................................................................................42
Ixia Global Support..................................................................................................................44
Ixia Professional Services.....................................................................................................45
Ixia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia provides the industry’s most comprehensive

converged IP network test, assessment, and monitoring solutions. Enterprises, equipment manufacturers, service providers,

and government agencies use Ixia’s solutions to design, verify, and monitor a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/LTE

equipment and networks.

Ixia’s solutions emulate realistic media-rich traffic and network conditions so that customers can optimize and validate the

design, performance, and security of their pre-deployment and production networks.

Ixia helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic connected technologies

and services. Through actionable insights that accelerate and secure application and service delivery, Ixia’s customers benefit

from faster time-to-market, optimized application performance, and higher-quality deployments.

Mobile phones, home routers, enterprise switches, and • Major network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and
Internet core routers are a vital part of everyday life. The telecommunications equipment manufacturers (TEMs)
reliability, performance, and security of devices, networks, that use Ixia solutions to get to market faster with
and the Internet as a whole depend on exhaustive testing more reliable products, compete more effectively with
at multiple stages in the product life cycle. This starts with validated performance specifications, and sell into
design, prototyping, integration, and manufacturing, and more organizations with tested product interoperability
ends with deployment and live-network maintenance.
• Most service providers that use Ixia solutions to
Through all of these stages, Ixia’s test, assessment, and develop network designs, evaluate new components,
visibility solutions help people design, validate, and monitor verify new technologies, and validate pre-deployment
just about any data communications equipment, proocol, to ensure compatibility, guarantee service quality and
technology, or standard. performance, and reduce CAPEX. By monitoring and
troubleshooting live networks, Ixia solutions validate
Founded in 1997, Ixia is an international, public company with network reliability and increase customer satisfaction
more than 1,200 employees. Operating in worldwide, Ixia’s – efforts that reduce customer churn
customers include:
• Data center operators and network engineers that
• Enterprises and government agencies that use Ixia use Ixia’s visibility solutions can tackle the challenge
solutions to implement and verify network security, of monitoring and testing high-performance, complex
measure true network performance, and bring reliable networks with limited-visibility access points. By
services online faster, while provisioning data centers aggregating data from multiple network access points,
and internal networks without wasteful overcapacity. Ixia’s visibility products deliver critical network traffic to
essential monitoring tools and as a result, give network
operators a competitive business advantage over networks
without these capabilities.

“What made this test achievable for us


was the ease of use of the Ixia test
equipment…”
– Lindsay Newell,
VP Marketing, IP Division, Alcatel-Lucent
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Ixia Solutions

Scenarios for Success

As you continue to browse this document, you’ll see specific scenarios that describe testing, security, and visibility

challenges and how Ixia can help you overcome them. We have built our business by helping our customers solve very

specific problems, while at the same time enabling a flexible chassis/load module/application approach that can cost-

effectively evolve with their needs. We know that your success drives our success. Join our ever-growing customer base of

successful service providers, NEMs/TEMs, enterprises, government agencies, data center operators, and cloud providers.

Higher-Speed Ethernet The Xcellon-Flex™ Combo 10/40 Accelerated Performance


load module provides the ultimate in test capabilities for
Ixia is the leading provider of test solutions for higher- combined 10GE and 40GE systems. Multiple CPU cores and
speed Ethernet components, devices, and systems. memory are combined to provide high-scaling layer 4-7
testing.
Ixia Xcellon-Lava interfaces provide:

• Comprehensive physical through application, layer 1-7,


measurement and analysis
Available Load Module
• BERT testing for physical layer verification Dual-speed, load module,
LAVAAP40/100GE2P CFP MSA interfaces, full
• PCS lane features to verify IEEE-802.3ba-2010™ performance L1-3 support
operation Dual-speed, load module,
LAVAAP40/100GE2RP CFP MSA interfaces and full
featured L1-3 data plane support
• Full set of 40GE, 100GE, and combined-speed test
interfaces 40GE + 100GE, dual-speed, CFP
HSE40/100GETSP1 MSA interface
• Support for CFP and QSFP+ interfaces 40GE + 100GE, dual-speed, data
HSE40/100GETSPR1 plane only, CFP MSA interface
• Error injection and detection 16-port 10GE SFP+ and 4-port
Xcellon-Flex Combo 40GE QSFP+ interface, 48
10/40GE AP
Ixia Xcellon-Lava modules generate and analyze line rate ports per chassis
traffic, with up to 1 million unique flows per port. 4 port 40GE QSFP+ interfaces,
Xcellon-Flex 4x40GE
Key performance metrics include: 48 ports per chassis
HSE40GETSP1-01 40GE, CFP MSA interface
• Real-time latency
HSE40GEQSFP-01 40GE QSFP interface
• Inter-arrival time HSE100GETSP1-01 100GE, CFP MSA interface

• Packet loss

• Data integrity

• Sequence checking

• Packet capture

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Broadband Access and Services Testing

Content Servers IP/MPLS Core Edge/Access Home Network

Encoder

VoD
Core Edge/Access BNG/B-RAS Aggregation Access Node Residential
Server Content
Router Router (L2) Switch (DSLAM or Gateway
Router PON OLT)
System

Internet
Internet

PSTN SoftSwitch VoD Server

Scenario

“Broadband” describes high-speed Internet access for • Can my network support IPv4/IPv6 subscribers and
end customers, via wireless, cable, or DSL. Broadband services, while maintaining SLAs?
requires numerous protocols and devices to work together
seamlessly to provide reliable customer Internet access, Ixia is a market leader for broadband testing solutions.
especially when rolling out new services that consume Network equipment manufacturers and service providers
larger and larger amounts of bandwidth. Without sufficient meet the challenges of broadband deployment and
testing of broadband network protocols, equipment, and maintenance using Ixia’s award-winning solutions that
network topologies, business will suffer due to unreliable ensure performance, conformance, and scalability.
customer access.
Suggested Applications and Platforms
Testing services over broadband access is a critical IxExplorer Line-rate packet generation and capture
factor in providing excellent quality of experience (QoE) with full control of traffic contents.
to end-users, whether they are enterprises, providers, or
IxNetwork and Full layer 2/3 testing with optional wire-
individual customers. Coupled with this, the impending IxN2X™ rate traffic generation and protocols:
switchover to IPv6 to accommodate the loss of IPv4 • PPPv4/v6/Dual-Stack PPP (PPPoE,
address space requires that networks run both IPv4 and PPPoEoA, PPPoA), L2TPv2, ANCP,
IPv6 seamlessly in order to mitigate the transition risks. DHCPv4/v6, DS Lite, 6rd, IGMP/MLD,
*802.1x, *Cisco and HP Web-Auth,
*Cisco NAC
Ixia Solutions *only supported on IxNetwork
IxAutomate Pre-built benchmark tests for PPP
Ixia specializes in testing network components and
topologies, helping to ensure broadband reliability. Ixia’s IxANVL Protocol conformation testing with:
platform emulates network protocols and simulates • PPP, L2TP, DHCPv4/v6, 802.1x
network devices to help answer critical questions, such as:
IxLoad L4-7 services testing over broadband
access
• Does my broadband implementation conform to
XG12 Chassis 12-slot high-performance chassis, with
industry standards? optional load modules:
• Xcellon-Flex – 16-port 10GE SFP+,
• Does my ANCP implementation allow full monitoring of up to 128 ports per chassis
my network topology and state? • LSM1000XMVDC – 16-port 1GE Dual-
Phy, up to 192 ports per chassis
• Can my BRAS, LAC, or LNS scale and still meet QoS IxN2X 4-slot high-performance chassis with
objectives? Hardware optional load modules for SONET/SDH,
POS, ATM, Ethernet, and Frame Relay
• Can I test and verify service-level agreements (SLAs)? Ixia Control global threat intelligence at
BreakingPoint Internet-scale to create massive, high
fidelity simulation and testing conditions
• Is my network able to handle subscriber session for battle-testing infrastructures,
flapping? devices, applications, and people.

3
Router and Switch Testing

Scenario Millions of traffic flows can be easily customized to stress


and track data plane performance.
Networks and network devices are becoming increasingly
complex. Enterprise expansion, data center convergence, Subscriber modeling simulates user communities that
and new service deployments require that diversified match the behavior of city-size groups using multiplay
networking technologies and devices operate together services such as web, e-mail, FTP, peer-to-peer (P2P),
seamlessly. voice over IP (VoIP), and video. Ixia’s testing capabilities
scale to stress the largest and most powerful networking
Remote locations and changeover from dedicated circuits devices.
have multiplied the use of layer 2 and 3 virtual private
networks (L2VPN and L3VPNs). VPNs both protect Ixia load modules, consisting of multiple test ports, provide
sensitive information and provide virtual network security network interfaces of all types. Our mainstay Ethernet
using authentication and encryption. interfaces operate over the full range from 10Mbps through
10, 40, and 100Gbps speeds. In addition, asynchronous
The flexibility, pervasiveness, and availability of low-cost transfer mode (ATM) and packet over SONET (POS)
switches have given rise to Carrier Ethernet. Making interfaces are available. Line-rate traffic is generated
Carrier Ethernet a viable alternative to router-based to characterize the performance and reliability of data
networks and requiring a number of new protocols forwarding.
and techniques. (Carrier Ethernet testing is separately
discussed on page 5.) To test complex scenarios, Ixia’s solutions:

As multiple, special-purpose networks converge to a single • Model millions of services with deterministic traffic
network carrying voice, video, data, and wireless traffic, it profiles
is critical that device manufacturers verify the scalability,
stability, and performance of their switches and routers. • Define different rate-controllable traffic profiles on a
per-service basis
Service providers must carry multiplay services on a
single IP network in order to offer increasingly popular • Validate SLAs through dynamic modification of traffic
applications such as YouTube, Facebook, and peer-to- profiles
peer exchange. The demand for larger capacity and more
services increases the complexity and scale of modern • Produce service- and subscriber-level statistics
networks and devices. Providers must validate service
differentiation based on configured quality of service (QoS) Full simulation of authenticated, large-scale broadband
policies and SLAs, as well as determine the service impact network communities is supported with web-based, 802.1x,
on existing network structures from new applications. network access control (NAC), and other authentication
mechanisms. Encapsulations, including PPP, L2TP, and
Within the data center, local area network (LAN) and IPsec are likewise available for exercising broadband
storage area network (SAN) traffic have traditionally used access concentrators.
separate Ethernet and fibre channel networks. Cost-
effective 10GE networks have provided the economic Use IxNetwork and IxN2X GUIs to easily configure complex
incentive to combine these networks using a new layer 2/3 VPN topology simulations. Tests scale to stress
generation of data center bridging (DCB) components, the performance of the most powerful border gateway
including fibre channel over Ethernet (FCoE) switches and protocol (BGP)- and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS)-
SANs. capable routers. Each central processing unit (CPU)-
equipped test port advertises hundreds of label distribution
Ixia Solutions protocol (LDP) sessions and thousands of forwarding
equivalence classes (FECs), as well as hundreds of VPN
Ixia’s solutions comprehensively test the interoperabil- sessions and thousands of VPN routes. Wire-speed traffic
ity, performance, and scale of networking devices. Ixia’s can be generated over the VPN topology to simultaneously
IxNetwork and IxN2X test applications offer the industry’s test data and control planes.
most comprehensive test solution for functional and per-
formance testing by emulating routing, switching, MPLS, IP
multicast, broadband, and authentication protocols.

Ixia test ports accurately emulate an Internet-scale


networking environment containing thousands of routers
and switches and millions of routes and reachable hosts.

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Router and Switch Testing

VPN1 VPN5
Multiple
sub-interfaces Simulated
Service Provider Network
Site 1 Site 2
(OSPF or IS-IS)
CE
CE
VPN2 PE
VPN5
Site 1
CE Site 2
CE
VPN3
Simulated
Test port Customer Edge
Site 1 Test port Routers
CE
LSP Tunnel
VPN4 P P
PE

LSP Tunnel
Site 1
CE
Unicast Traffic P
VPN5

Site 1 CE PE PE
VPN1
VPN3

VPN6 Site 2
Site 2
CE CE Simulated CE
Site 1 Simulated Customer Edge
Adjacent Routers
Customer Edge VPN2 VPN4
Routers
Site 2 Site 2
CE CE

Routing and Switching Protocol Emulation Ixia test applications are perfect for both interactive
test development and automated execution. Easy-to-use
Technology Protocols
graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and wizards help you
Routing RIP, RIPng, OSPFv2/v3, ISISv4/v6, create complex emulations and traffic. Aggregated, per-
EIGRP, EIGRPv6, BGP4+, BGP+ user, per-VLAN, and per-VPN statistics quickly identify any
MPLS RSVP-TE, RSVP-TE P2MP, LDP, failure or diminished service. The event scheduler provides
PWE, L3 MPLS VPN, 6PE, GMPLS, powerful GUI-based automation, and its ScriptGen tool
MPLS-OAM offers an easy, one-click GUI-to-script automation solution.
VPLS VPLS-LDP, VPLS-BGP A number of integrated tests provide standards-based test
High availability BFD methodologies. Both IxNetwork and IxN2X supply full-
featured APIs for automated testing.
IP multicast IGMPv1/v2/v3, MLDv1/v2, PIM-SM/
SSM, PIM-BSR, Multicast VPN,
VPNv6, MSDP
Suggested Applications and Platforms
Switching STP/RSTP/MSTP, PVST+, RPVST+,
Link Aggregation (LACP) IxNetwork Full layer 2/3 switch and router testing,
and IxN2X with optional protocols:
Broadband ANCP, PPPoX, DHCPv4/v6, client/ • Routing protocols
server, L2TPv2, RADIUS Attributes • Broadband testing
for L2TP • Application traffic over routes
Authentication 802.1x, WebAuth, Cisco NAC XG12 Chassis 12-slot high-performance chassis, with
Traffic Ethernet, IPv4, IPv6, VLAN, MPLS optional load modules:
multi-label, L2/L3 MPLS, VPN, VPLS, • Xcellon-Flex AP – 16-port 10GE SFP+
6VPE, Multicast, Multicast VPN and 4-port 40GE QSFP+
• Xcellon-Flex – 16-port 10GE SFP+
• Xcellon-Flex FE – 4-port 40GE
QSFP+
• LSM1000XMVDC – 16-port 1GE Dual-
Phy
IxN2X 4-slot high-performance chassis with
Hardware optional load modules for SONET/SDH,
POS, ATM, Ethernet, and frame relay

5
Carrier Ethernet Testing

Ixia Ports CFM Ixia Ports

OAM OAM

E Line Service
Residential Access

E LAN Service

Business Access
Metro Core Metro
Network Network Network

Scenario Ixia Solutions

Carrier Ethernet services are growing rapidly, driven by Ixia’s MEF conformance tests verify both Carrier Ethernet
next-generation VPN services and mobile backhaul. A conformance requirements and network performance.
suite of protocols is required to achieve carrier-grade IxANVL has a widest coverage of Carrier Ethernet and MEF
scale, reliability, and management. Carrier Ethernet conformance in the industry. Ixia emulation functionality
requires the use of Ethernet at the user-to-network tests common Carrier Ethernet routing protocols, including
interface (UNI) and can be delivered via a variety of metro MPLS, layer 2 switching, and PBB-TE.
and core technologies, including an Internet protocol (IP)/
MPLS core. Ixia’s solutions include support for IEEE 802.3ah, IEEE
802.1ag, and ITU-T Y.1731.
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) has defined technical
specifications to advance the development and deployment
of Carrier Ethernet services. Use Protocol
Routing MPLS, VPLS, BFD (bidirectional
• MEF 9 outlines conformance-oriented service testing forwarding detection)
and is the basis for performance tests
Switching QinQ (802.1ad), PBB-TE (802.1Qay)
PBB/MAC-in-MAC (802.1ah)
• MEF 14 defines testing of performance service RSTP/MSTP, LACP, MVRP/MMRP
attributes, including QoS functional requirements VLAN (802.1Q)
Management Ethernet OAM (802.3ah)
• MEF 21, 24, and 25 constitute a test suite for UNI type Service OAM (ITU-T Y.1731)
2, including link OAM, E-LMI, service OAM, protection, E-LMI (MEF 16)
enhanced UNI attributes and L2CP handling
Timing 1588v2 (IEEE)
The MEF specifications allow carriers to deliver services Synchronous Ethernet (ITU-T)
CES (MEF18)
using any underlying technologies. The table lists the
protocols used for routing, switching, and network
management.

As the demand for Carrier Ethernet E-Line and E-LAN


services continues to grow, so does the need for fault
management. Ethernet operation, administration, and
maintenance (OAM) covers Ethernet link monitoring and
diagnosis. Ethernet connectivity fault management (CFM)
defines protocols that monitor end-to-end services.

6
Carrier Ethernet Testing

Suggested Applications and Platforms


IxANVL Protocol conformance testing, with:
• MEF9, MEF21, MEF24, and MEF25
conformance suites
• PBB, 802.1Q, and MVRP/MMRP
conformance suites
IxAutomate Prebuilt tests for network testing of all
types, including:
• MEF14 test suite
• Metro performance test suite
• STP/RSTP/MSTP test suite
IxNetwork Full layer 2/3 testing, with emulation of:
• Link OAM (802.3ah), Service OAM -
IEEE 802.1ag, ITU-T Y.1731
• QinQ, PBB/PBB-TE, STP/RSTP/
MSTP, LACP
IxN2X Full layer 2/3 testing, with:
• MEF9, MEF14, and MEF21
conformance tests
• Link OAM (802.3ah) emulation
• Service OAM - IEEE 802.1ag, ITU-T
Y.1731 emulation
• STP/RSTP/MSTP, LACP, 1588v2,
SyncE emulation, PBB, QinQ
XG12 Chassis 12-slot high-performance chassis, with
optional load modules:
• Xcellon-Flex – 16-port 10GE SFP+,
up to 128 ports per chassis
• LSM1000XMVDC – 16-port 1GE
Dual-Phy, up to 192 ports per
chassis
IxN2X 4-slot high-performance chassis with
Hardware optional load modules for SONET/SDH,
POS, ATM, Ethernet, and frame relay
Ixia Control global threat intelligence at
BreakingPoint Internet-scale to create massive, high
fidelity simulation and testing conditions
for battle-testing infrastructures,
devices, applications, and people.
Network Anue Network Emulators precisely
Impairment emulate real-world network impairment
Emulation conditions in the lab, for the test and
validation of your network-based
products, applications, and services prior
to deployment.
Anue 3500 The Anue 3500 is an intuitive test
case driven solution that validates
the performance of synchronization
services and Carrier Ethernet functions
required by next generation carrier grade
Ethernet/IP based networks.

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IPv6 Testing

IPv6 Tunnel
IPv6 CE CE IPv4/IPv6
Network Network

IPv6/IPv4 Tunnel

IPv6 IPv4/IPv6
Network CE CE Network

PE PE

P P

IPv6/GRE Tunnel

P P
CE
PE PE IPv4/IPv6
IPv4/IPv6 Broadband
CE Access
Wireless Access

IP/MPLS Core
Wireless
Broadband
IPv4/IPv6
Broadband
IPv4/IPv6 CE CE Access
Wireless Access

Scenario • Can my system correctly assign and scale IPv4 and


IPv6 addresses for Internet access?
IPv4 addresses are exhausted and the change over to IPv6
is occurring now. Given the extent to which IPv4 addresses • Is my system capable of ensuring QoS for both IPv4
are embedded in networks and applications, IPv4 and IPv6 and IPv6 traffic for increasing subscribers and load?
addresses will coexist for decades. Upgraded network
architectures need to support IPv4 and IPv6 technologies, • Are my tunneling and translation implementations
the associated transition/translation mechanisms, and robust?
scale to accommodate a significant increase in clients and
services. • What is my network address translation (NAT) table
capacity and forwarding performance?
IPv6 testing requires emulating the full range of protocols
used in today’s IPv4, IPv6, and transitional dual-stack • How is application responsiveness and performance
networks, as well as fully stressing the data plane and impacted when transition or translation mechanisms
associated tunneling/translation implementations of each are pushed to their limits?
device.
• Is my dual-stack core network capable of supporting
Ixia Solutions the increased load of mixed IPv4/IPv6 routing?

Ixia’s IPv6 Transition Readiness Kit equips NEMs and


service providers with test plans and tools to fully evaluate
the readiness of each device, system, or end-to-end
network. Testing will answer critical questions such as:

8
IPv6 Testing

Suggested Applications and Platforms


IxNetwork and Full layer 2/3 switch and router testing,
IxN2X with optional traffic generation and
protocols:
• Routing – BGP4/BGP4+, OSPFv2/
OSPFv3, ISISv4/ISISv6, RIP/RIPng,
PIM-SM/SSMv4, PIM-SM/SSMv6
• Broadband access – PPPv4/v6/
dual-stack PPP, DHCPv4 client/
server, DHCPv6 client/server,
PPPv4/PPPv6/dual-stack PPP over
L2TPv2 LAC and LNS, IGMP/MLD,
IPv6 stateless autoconfiguration, DS
Lite, 6rd
IxANVL Protocol conformance testing, with:
• Routing – RIP, RIPng, OSPFv2/v3,
ISISv4/v6, BGP-4, BGP4+
• MPLS – RSVP-TE, RSVP-TE P2MP,
LDP, VPWS/PWE3, VPLS-LDP,
VPLS-BGP, L3 MPLS VPN, 6VPE
• IP multicast – IGMPv1/v2/v3,
MLDv1/v2, PIM-SM/SSMv4/v6,
PIM-BSR
• Switching – STP/RSTP, MSTP, link
aggregation (LACP)
• Broadband – PPPoX, DHCPv4
client/server, DHCPv6 client/server,
L2TPv2
XG12 Chassis 12-slot high-performance chassis, with
optional load modules:
• Xdensity™ 32-port, 10GE SFP+
• Xcellon-Flex AP – 16-port 10GE
SFP+ and 4-port 40GE QSFP+
• Xcellon-Flex FE – 4-port 40GE
QSFP+
• Xcellon-Flex – 16-port 10GE SFP+
• LSM1000XMVDC – 16-port 1GE
dual-Phy
• NGY 8-port – 10GE with XFP, SFP+,
and 10G Base-T interfaces
IxN2X 4-slot high-performance chassis with
Hardware optional load modules for SONET/SDH,
POS, ATM, Ethernet, and frame relay
Ixia Test the performance, security, and
BreakingPoint stability of devices and systems under
dual-stack conditions using real-world
application traffic on both IPv4 and IPv6

9
MPLS Testing

Cell Site
Edge Router
Gateway
BNG
Edge Ethernet BRAS
Home Router Aggregation Core Router
Mobile Backhaul
Gateway Switch
DSLAM
MSAN
Edge Core Content Servers
Broadband Access Router
Aggregation
CPE
CPE

Business Access

MPLS

Scenario • Are MPLS-TP features working properly? Can I


interoperate with other vendors?
Driven by massive growth in data traffic, service providers
are moving toward a single packet network infrastructure • Does my device conform to the latest MPLS-related
that supports multiple services at lower operational costs. standards?

Success and familiarity with MPLS in the core is driving • Does MPLS traffic engineering provide sub-50ms
service providers to deploy it into non-core network recovery?
services such as access, aggregation, and backhaul
networks supporting broadband, business, and mobility Suggested Applications and Platforms
services. NEMs are responding by implementing new IxNetwork Full layer 2/3 switch and router testing,
MPLS features into their core network products; as well and IxN2X with integrated traffic generation and
as adding MPLS features to existing non-core network optional protocols and features, including:
devices, such as digital subscriber line access multiplexers • Routing and switching protocols
(DSLAMs) and cell site gateways. • MPLS protocols
• MPLS-TP protocols and features
(supported on IxNetwork only)
Additionally, with MPLS-transport profile (MPLS-TP) • VPLS protocols
an industry standard is emerging to enable connection- • IP multicast protocols
oriented packet transport to meet the growing demand. • High availability
MPLS is under active development with new mechanisms • IPv4/IPv6 traffic generation
and applications emerging from the standards bodies, IxANVL Protocol conformance testing, with:
continually increasing its popularity. • RIP/NG, OSPFv2/v3, BGP4/4+,
ISISv4/v6, VRRP
• LDP, RSVP-TE, MPLS, PWE3, L2
As MPLS-based technologies and services continue to VPN, L3 VPN, VPLS, LSP-Ping, VCCV,
evolve, deploy, and increase in scale, the test challenges mLDP
become increasingly more complex. Ixia continues to
XG12 Chassis 12-slot high-performance chassis, with
provide the most comprehensive test capability for optional load modules:
validating the MPLS infrastructure and the services it • Xcellon-Flex AP – 16-port 10GE SFP+
supports. and 4-port 40GE QSFP+
• Xcellon-Flex FE – 4-port 40GE
Ixia Solutions QSFP+
• Xcellon-Flex – 16-port 10GE SFP+
• LSM1000XMVDC – 16-port 1GE Dual-
Ixia helps answer critical MPLS questions, such as: Phy
IxN2X 4-slot high-performance chassis with
• Can my device or network reliably deliver, Hardware optional load modules for SONET/SDH,
simultaneously, multiple MPLS-based VPN services - POS, ATM, Ethernet, and frame relay
L2, L3 (unicast, multicast)?
Network Anue Network Emulators precisely
Impairment emulate real-world network impairment
• Does my device maintain thousands of MPLS tunnels Emulation conditions in the lab, for the test and
and pseudowires with the required level of forwarding validation of your network-based
performance? products, applications, and services prior
to deployment.
10
Voice Testing

Residential Application
Layer Call
Gateway Manager
MGCP

External Networks
Session
SIP
Border
Application
Media Controller
Servers
Gateway
Core Network

Business

Scenario Ixia Solutions

Voice over IP (VoIP) is a major component of service The IxANVL SIP suite tests the conformance of devices to
providers’ consumer and business offerings. Modern session initiation protocol (SIP) protocols.
deployments now call for millions of simultaneous
VoIP endpoints. NEMs, carriers, service providers, and IxLoad VoIP is the perfect tool for functional, performance,
enterprises must create and deploy next-generation and stability testing of voice devices and networks prior to
hardware to handle growing VoIP demands, and need deployment.
testing options that can simulate large volumes of real-
world voice traffic. Ixia BreakingPoint offers very high capacity (tens of
thousands of concurrent users) VoIP calling capacity and
Although VoIP connections have a low bandwidth extensive configurability.
requirement, they are very sensitive to latency and jitter.
Care must be taken to enforce appropriate QoS policies Ixia supports video and data protocols in addition to VoIP –
for voice traffic, balanced with the QoS requirements making it perfect for testing a wide variety of components,
associated with video and data services. Authentication, including:
authorization, and accounting (AAA), IP multimedia
subsystem (IMS), and other support services are required • SIP proxies and registrars
to support VoIP call initiation and accounting.
• MGCP and H.248 media gateways and media gateway
controllers

• H.323 gatekeepers

• Call agents and call managers

• Session border controllers (SBCs) and application-


layer gateways (ALGs)

• Multiplay delivery networks

• VoIP services in NGN and IMS architectures

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Voice Testing

IxLoad includes features essential for full VoIP Suggested Applications and Platforms
protocol testing: IxANVL Protocol conformance testing, with:
• SIP conformance suite
• Very large-scale operation – emulating more than 1
million subscribers per chassis IxLoad Full layer 4-7 testing, with options for:
• SIP, H.323, MGCP, H.248, SCCP
• RTP/RTCP/SRTP
• Realistic, complex call flows • Audio, video, fax, instant messaging
IxChariot Live network testing, with:
• Flexible test-case creation through state machine and • SIP call emulation
message content control
XG12 Chassis 12 slot high performance chassis, with
optional load modules:
• Broad audio CODEC support: G.711 A-Law, G.711 µ-Law, • Xcellon-Ultra™ NP – 12-port
G.729 A/B, G.726, G.723.1, and iLBC 1GE, with special RTP emulation
firmware
• Support for H.264 CODEC media: video-conferencing Ixia Harden and optimize IP contact centers
BreakingPoint by providing massive-scale, high-fidelity
• Full user authentication and registration parameters simulation and testing conditions

Network Anue Network Emulators precisely


• Link layer and security protocols Impairment emulate real-world network impairment
Emulation conditions in the lab, for the test and
• Library of prebuilt test cases validation of your network-based
products, applications, and services
• Capture/replay can be used to test other protocols prior to deployment.

IxLoad provides extensive statistics, including per-call


predictive mean opinion score (MOS), average and per-flow
statistics, VQM, PESQ, and ladder diagrams with a built-in
protocol analyzer and media decoder.

IxLoad’s VoIP capabilities, combined with T1/E1 modules,


validate and stress public switched telephone network
(PSTN)-capable devices. IxLoad’s PSTN test solution
pushes the limits of convergent telephony systems by
sending generic PSTN call flow and media streaming
messages across the TDM interfaces.

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Multiplay Network Testing

Scenario Multiplay Application Emulation


Protocol Options
Media convergence is fueling the growth and complexity
of today’s IP networks. To effectively compete, service Data HTTP (1.0,1.1), SSLv2, SSLv3, TLSv1,
FTP, TFTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, RTSP,
providers must deliver differentiated multiplay services, RTP/UDP, RTP/TCP, Telnet, SSH, CIFS,
including VoIP, P2P, gaming, IPTV, streaming media, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, RADIUS
high-speed Internet, and mobile services over converged
Peer-to-Peer BitTorrent, eDonkey
networks. There are numerous challenges associated
with delivery of multiplay services due to the different
characteristics of voice, video, and data traffic: Stateful Replay Application replay
VoIP SIP, RTP, H.323, MGCP, H.248/MEGACO,
• Voice traffic consumes fairly low bandwidth, but is SCCP/Skinny
highly sensitive to network jitter
Video Multicast TV and video on demand
IGMPv2, IGMPv3
• Video services require a steady stream of high RTSP, RTP/UDP, RTP/TCP
bandwidth traffic, and are severely impacted by packet MPEG2, MPEG4/H.264
reordering and loss Video quality analysis for IPTB, VOD
Adobe Flash player (RTMP, RTMPT)
Microsoft Silverlight player
• Data services such as web browsing, file transfer, and Apple HLS
other end-user interactive applications have varying
requirements
Ixia Solutions
Proper QoS provisioning, performance analysis, and The requirements for testing application-aware devices
capacity planning are key requirements for ensuring a are complex and resource-intensive. Devices need to
successful service rollout and sustained growth. be exercised beyond their limits to ensure optimum
functionality, performance, availability, and reliability.
Today’s data center networks support a complex
application delivery infrastructure that must recognize, Ixia’s IxLoad is the industry’s most scalable and integrated
prioritize, and manage application traffic with differentiated solution for converged multiplay service delivery testing.
classes of service. The emergence of integrated service It is an ideal solution for assessing the performance of
routers (ISRs), application-aware firewalls, server load application-aware DPI-capable devices.
balancers, wide-area network (WAN) accelerators,
and devices that use deep-packet inspection (DPI) IxLoad delivers multiplay service emulation in a single
enable service providers to deliver superior application testbed, including IPTV/VoD, VoIP, P2P, web, FTP,
performance and security while improving user QoE. streaming, and e-mail as described in the table to left. Ixia’s
platform delivers ultra-high performance that scales to
Equipment vendors need a comprehensive test solution millions of subscribers. Subscriber modeling accomplishes
for validating the functional capabilities, performance, and true traffic testing by emulating dynamic user community
scalability of their next-generation hardware platforms. behavior. Generate per-subscriber QoE analysis on key
Enterprises and service providers face similar challenges metrics, including video and audio quality, channel change
as they attempt to ensure that their networks can deliver times, application latency, and response times.
on performance and availability requirements, while
maintaining proper QoS for all mission-critical data, voice, IxLoad supports AAA/RADIUS services, DNS, DHCP,
and video traffic. and LDAP to assess critical infrastructure components.
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) and vulnerability
attack traffic generation is used to validate the impact of
malicious traffic on multiplay services.

IxLoad emulates subscribers with a complete mix of


multiplay traffic, measures the scalability of the converged
service delivery infrastructure, validates the impact of
peer-to-peer (P2P) on revenue-generating services, such
as IPTV and VoIP, and ensures QoE on a per-subscriber
and/or per-service basis.

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Multiplay Network Testing

Ixia Server Emulation

Device or
System Under Test
(DUT/SUT)

The Ixia BreakingPoint, IxNetwork, and IxN2X solutions Suggested Applications and Platforms
also compliment IxLoad’s functionality.
IxLoad Full layer 4-7 multiplay network testing,
with optional protocols:
IxLoad enables application performance testing using: • Data protocols
• Peer-to-peer protocols
• Realistic stateful emulation of application services • Stateful replay
• Voice over IP protocols
• Video protocols
• Application replay to record and replay stateful
transactions to test devices that handle emerging and IxNetwork and Full layer 2/3 switch and router testing,
proprietary protocols IxN2X with optional protocols:
• Routing protocols
• Integrated broadband access
• QoE detective for granular instant insight into per- protocol emulation with service
user, per-IP and per-VLAN issues traffic generation testing
• Application traffic over routes
IxNetwork provides wire-rate traffic generation with XG12 Chassis 12-slot high-performance chassis, with
service modeling that builds realistic, dynamically- optional load modules:
controllable data-plane traffic. IxNetwork offers the • Xcellon-Ultra NP – 12-port 1GE
that can be aggregated to a single
industry’s best test solution for functional and performance 10GE port for ultra-high bandwidth
testing by using comprehensive emulation for routing, stateful application traffic
switching, MPLS, IP multicast, broadband, authentication,
Xcellon Ultra • Xcellon-Ultra XT – very-high
Carrier Ethernet, and DCB protocols. XT/XTS performance application traffic to
80Gbps
The Ixia IxN2X multiservice test solution is designed to test • Xcellon-Ultra XTS – very-high
IP forwarding devices such as routers and switches that performance with IPsec encryption
deliver video, VoIP, data services and business VPNs. It is to 40Gbps
used in “out-of-service” lab environments to test network Ixia Control global threat intelligence at
components at real-world scale, prior to their deployment BreakingPoint Internet-scale to create massive, high
fidelity simulation and testing conditions
in live networks. for battle-testing infrastructures,
devices, applications, and people.
BreakingPoint offers robust CIFS and web application
Network Anue Network Emulators precisely
testing capabilities for WAN acceleration. Impairment emulate real-world network impairment
Emulation conditions in the lab, for the test and
validation of your network-based
products, applications, and services
prior to deployment.

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Security Testing

Target
Initiated Attack

Security

External
Internet
Network

Malware, Vulnerabilities, and Exploits Attacker Protected Networks


Initiated Attack

Scenario • IDS systems notify administrators of possible


breaches, whereas IPS systems block access, often by
Network security is a top concern of every enterprise. programming the firewall.
Each computer with access to the Internet or offering a
service to the Internet must be protected from security • URL filtering – preventing access to suspect web sites.
threats. By the end of 2011, the average total cost of a data These devices watch all web, FTP, and other access
breach for medium to large size enterprises is $8.4M (up and prevent access to sites on a vendor-supplied list.
39% from the previous year).1
• Anti-malware, anti-spam gateways – prevent malware
Malware security attacks take many forms: viruses, from entering the enterprise. These similar functions
worms, trojans, rootkits, spyware and malicious adware, look at the content of e-mail, web, FTP, and other data
and scareware. These attacks often succeed with the entering the enterprise. This type of prevention is
cooperation of computer users – through e-mail, web often also present on individual computer systems.
pages, FTP transfers, instant messaging, peer-to-peer file
sharing, online games, and careless software installation. • Data loss prevention (DLP) gateways – prevent
Other attacks happen just by virtue of being connected to valuable data from leaving the enterprise. This
the Internet: denial of service attacks against company appliance inspects traffic exiting the enterprise, looking
sites, vulnerability attacks against web, email, FTP, and for proprietary or improper data sent by deliberate
other services and password-login attacks. user action or as a result of malware attacks.

In addition to user education, enterprises use a variety Many of these functions are now combined into a single
of network security devices to protect their sites and appliance, called a unified threat management (UTM)
services. These include: system, on a next-generation firewall.

• Firewalls – the first of the security devices. They serve Ixia Solutions
to filter access to a network based on IP addresses and
protocols. Modern advances in DPI now allow firewalls Ixia offers a complete network test and assessment
to filter based on internal protocols and contents. product that measures security:

• VPN gateways – used to provide secure access to • Effectiveness – the ability to detect and prevent all
remote employees and partners. These devices use forms of attacks.
IPsec encryption to protect traffic from trusted sites.
• Accuracy – the ability to accurately perform its
• Intrusion detection/prevention (IDS/IPS) systems function, without significant “false-positive” results.
– protection against hacking. These sophisticated
devices recognize a wide range of unusual network • Performance – the ability to enforce security
usage, looking for indications of misuse. mechanisms while maintaining acceptable network
performance. Security enforcement mechanisms must
continue to pass good” traffic even under the most
aggressive attacks.
1
Navigant, Information Security & Data Breach Report, 2012

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Security Testing

Both IxLoad-Attack and the Ixia BreakingPoint Actionable In conjunction with Ixia’s hardware and other test
Threat Intelligence (ATI) service provide comprehensive applications, Ixia offers a complete test solution for
service and support program for optimizing and hardening network devices that provide functions other than security.
the resiliency of IT infrastructures, including product
updates, authentic application protocols, real-world Ixia’s IxLoad-IPsec is designed to measure the performance
security attacks, and responsive support responsive of VPN gateways that are used to connect organizations’
support: multiple sites and to connect remote users to corporate
networks. IPsec is likewise used in 3G and 4G networks
• Known vulnerabilities – 38K+ known security to protect communications between handsets and internal
vulnerabilities, organized by type are available. Attacks wireless gateways.
are updated frequently to stay current with hacker
activity. IxLoad-IPsec tests performance of VPN gateways of all
types in several ways:
• Attack evasions – attacks are frequently masked by
use of packet fragmentation and other sophisticated • Connections – how many site-to-site and user
techniques. Ixia applies evasions to known vulnerability connections can be concurrently supported
to increase effectiveness testing.
• Connection rate – how rapidly can new connections be
• Massive DDoS attacks – simulate distributed denial of established
service (DDoS) and Botnet attacks to measure cyber
infrastructure resiliency. Ixia uses Ixia test ports’ • Throughput – what is the maximum data rate that a
customized logic and scale to mount very large-scale gateway can sustain
DDoS attacks.
• Interoperability – can the gateway support the
• Encryption – IPsec encryption is used in two ways. numerous encryption and authentication protocols in
Encryption with “good” traffic serves to measure VPN use today
gateway throughput. Encryption with “attack” traffic
tests security effectiveness and accuracy for attacks Suggested Applications and Platforms
delivered over secure connections. IxLoad-Attack Full network security testing with plug-
ins for known vulnerability attacks and
• Multiplay traffic – sends real-world, stateful traffic to DDoS.
measure security appliance performance. This means that IxLoad-IPsec IPsec encryption for good and attack
the true, realistic performance, including QoE, of security traffic.
mechanisms can be measured – not just raw throughput. IxLoad A highly-scalable, integrated test
solution for assessing the performance
of multiplay networks and devices.
Feature Options IxLoad offers a wide variety of DDoS
attacks, used in conjunction with other
Known vulnerabilities • Tens of thousands of triple-play tests.
known vulnerabilities
• Over 180 simulated IxANVL The industry standard for automated
applications network/protocol validation. Developers
• Bi-directional application and manufacturers of networking
• Evasion techniques equipment and Internet devices rely on
IxANVL to validate protocol compliance
DDoS • 20+ attack types and interoperability.
• Virtually unlimited scale
IxNetwork Characterizes the performance and
Encryption • IPsec scalability of routers and switches.
• SSL/TLS IxNetwork includes the facilities for
Multiplay traffic • Data testing the authentication protocols
• Voice associated with 802.1x, PPP, and NAC.
• Video Ixia Control global threat intelligence at
• City-scale subscribers BreakingPoint Internet-scale to create massive, high
• QoE measurements fidelity simulation and testing conditions
for battle-testing infrastructures,
devices, applications, and people.
Network Anue Network Emulators precisely
Impairment emulate real-world network impairment
Emulation conditions in the lab, for the test and
validation of your network-based
products, applications, and services
prior to deployment.
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Wireless Network Testing

Scenario • Optimize network design and system test in the lab

Long-term Evolution (LTE) is the fastest-growing • Debug problems occurring on the deployed network
mobile technology of all time. With subscriber numbers
and network traffic from smartphones and media-rich • Streamline change as new devices, firmware
applications exploding worldwide, evolving 4G deployments upgrades, and other changes are introduced
present mobile operators and infrastructure equipment
providers with complex new challenges as they transition Optimizing for the Long-Term
from 2G and 3G networks.
In deploying modern LTE access networks, optimizing the
Faced with rampant change, mobile service and equipment performance of evolved node B (eNodeB) base stations
providers must be fully confident in the performance, and “small cell” low-power access points proves essential.
scalability, security, mobility, and interoperability of their In the evolved packet core (EPC), operators now also
products and services. Most failures occur at high scale must cope with dramatic spikes in signaling traffic that
or under extreme conditions, and the risks of rolling can overwhelm infrastructures and increase the risk of
out devices, networks, and services without conducting network outages and billing errors.
comprehensive testing beforehand are tremendous.
Mobile network operators and infrastructure equipment
Vendors and network operators need an efficient means manufacturers will continue to invest hundreds of millions
of prototyping live networks in the lab on a metro/city each year to deliver and deploy scalable, resilient LTE
scale to validate performance under load. End-to-end, infrastructures. To ensure the success of new products
pre-deployment service validation should include closely and services, the ability to support and deliver converged
modeling the services the live network will carry using voice, data, and video services based on guaranteed quality
real application traffic and measuring the QoE users will must first be validated.
receive.
Ixia’s breakthrough wireless test solutions and deep
Proactively stressing networks and components in the wireless expertise help vendors and mobile operators to
lab prior to live deployment addresses today’s toughest develop and implement best practices for existing and
challenges: emerging wireless technologies in the most cost-effective
and efficient manner.
• Increased capacity requirements in both the access
(base stations) and core networks Ixia Solutions
• Improved performance requirements –throughput, Ixia provides the industry’s most comprehensive wireless
lower latency, etc.— for increasing video traffic and test portfolio, encompassing both deep functional testing
data-hungry applications and high-scale capacity and performance testing across
multiple technology generations. Equipment manufacturers
• Higher QoE expectations among customers – voice and mobile operators rely on Ixia’s solutions to fulfill their
quality and video quality entire wireless testing needs. Our industry-leading test
capabilities cover wireless access and wireless core,
• New business models and tiered rate plans that including the 3G packet core, 3G circuit switched core,
maximize revenue 3G radio access network, LTE access, LTE evolved packet
core, IMS, and SS7/PSTN interconnect.
• Security threats increasing in number and complexity
Ixia Device Emulations
With many networks involving equipment from multiple DUT Emulated Nodes
vendors, specific configurations and traffic mixes must eNode B UE, eNode B, MME, SGW
be modeled in order to benchmark scalability, avoid
bottlenecks, and ensure security. Lifecycle testing is MME HSS, eNode B, SGW, MME
required to: SGW MME, eNode B, PDN-GW
PDN-GW SGW, PCRF, SGW, IP Core
• Evaluate scalability and breaking points of individual
devices and configurations Network UE, IP Core

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Wireless Network Testing

Radio Access Network Evolved Packet Core Packet Data Network

Internet
LTE

3G

2G

Control User Plane

Ixia’s wireless solutions are best of breed for: Suggested Applications and Platforms
IxCatapult Full wireless protocol testing for:
• Complete end-to-end testing from the wireless edge to • LTE, 3G, and 2G wireless edge
the Internet core components
• Enhanced packet core components
• Traffic and subscriber scalability and capacity planning IxLoad Full layer 4-7 testing, with protocol
emulation for:
• Real-world subscriber modeling • Data protocols
• Peer-to-peer protocols
• Voice over IP protocols
• Quality of experience measurements • Video protocols
IxCatapult • m500 main chassis plus interface
• Multi-UE emulation Chassis cards for central computation and
connections
• t600 and sector cards for LTE
multi-UE emulation
• r10 chassis for LTE radio frequency
bands
XG12 Chassis 12-slot high-performance chassis, with
optional load modules:
Xcellon-Ultra NP – 12-port 1GE that can
be aggregated to a single 10GE port
Ixia All-in-one LTE/4G/3G test lab to
BreakingPoint validate the performance, security,
and stability of mobile networks and
equipment using real-world behavior of
millions of mobile users
Network Anue Network Emulators precisely
Impairment emulate real-world network impairment
Emulation conditions in the lab, for the test and
validation of your network-based
products, applications, and services
prior to deployment.

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Production Network Visibility

Ixia’s Anue Solutions

IDS/IPS Forensic Recorder DLP The Ixia Anue Net Tool Optimizer™ (NTO) provides complete
network visibility into physical and virtual networks,
improves network security, and optimizes monitoring tool
Share
Full efficiency. Ixia’s patented filtering technology and industry-
leading, easy-to-use control panel help network engineers
Traffic Network minimize network downtime and maximize return on
View monitoring tool investment.
Protocol Analyzer
Aggregate, Filter
and De-dupe • With its unique, patented filtering and de-duplication
Access Traffic technology, the NTO delivers the most robust feature
Application Monitor
set available in network monitoring switches.

• First 40GE and highest-density 10GE solution.

• Automation to develop monitoring systems.

• Robust packet de-duplication.

SPAN SPAN TAP SPAN • Dynamic three-stage filtering eliminates rule creation
Data Center Network headaches and errors.

• Access control feature allows for security, compliance,


Scenario and control.

When it comes to network monitoring, the ongoing Improved Data Center Performance
challenge for network engineers is the need for greater
visibility into network traffic, while faced with limited • Full network visibility – Consistently send all the
monitoring tools, a shortage of TAP and SPAN ports, and right data to the right tools by matching multiple filter
an ever-shrinking IT budget. criteria so that you can eliminate dropped packets due
to overlapping filter conflicts.
Enterprise network operators are facing multiple
challenges as user demands place larger and larger • Automated response technology – Instantly re-route
stresses on network performance and resources. They traffic to monitoring tools based on suspicious activity
need the right tools to gain visibility into traffic patterns so that you can reduce time and cost of human
and network usage. They must scale as the network intervention to remediate network problems.
grows by purchasing only the needed number of ports and
features to more-effectively manage IT investment. They Suggested Platforms
must consistently send all the right data to the right tools NTO 5293 Carrier-Grade • NEBS level 1 certified
-- matching multiple filter criteria -- to eliminate dropped • 16 40GE ports or up to
packets. They must instantly re-route traffic to monitoring 64 10GE ports
tools based on suspicious activity to reduce the time and NTO 5288 High-Density • Up to 64 10GE ports
cost of human intervention to remediate network problems. 40G • Offers an efficient and
scalable solution to
Meanwhile, network traffic is growing at unprecedented monitor 1, 10, and 40GE
rates while network security breaches and compliance NTO 5273 High- • Designed for
issues become increasingly important. Availability, Carrier Class telecommunication and
cable service providers
• NEBS level 3 certified
Operators must simultaneously distribute network traffic
to several monitoring tools to fully use network bandwidth NTO 5236 Enterprise • 10GE visibility for fibre
and boost the efficiency of monitoring tools. Class network monitoring tools
• Up to 24 SFP/SFP+
Ethernet ports
They also must increase monitoring tool performance by
NTO 5204 Small • Ideal in the lower-speed
eliminating unnecessary data before it reaches the tool in Enterprise portions of the network
order to more easily adhere to compliance standards and
generate more accurate tool statistics.

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Production Network Visibility

Internet Ixia Anue


Net Tool
OptimizerTM
Optimum Level

Network Performance Monitor

Intrusion Detection System

App Performance Monitor


Network

Network Data Recorder

Network Analyzer

Server Farm

• Load balancing – Distribute monitoring traffic to Easiest To Use


several analysis tools so that you can fully use
network bandwidth and boost the efficiency of your • Ixia’s Anue Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) is powered by a
monitoring tools, even if they are lagging the network user-friendly, drag-and-drop interface that allows you
in bandwidth. to easily connect monitoring tools to appropriate SPAN
and TAP ports with the simple click of a mouse.
• Sophisticated filtering and de-duplication – Increase
monitoring tool performance by eliminating • The NTO handles the advanced configuration behind
unnecessary data before it reaches the tool so that you the scenes, freeing the IT team to focus on other
can more-easily adhere to compliance standards and responsibilities.
generate more accurate tool statistics.
Simplified Management
Competitive Business Advantage
• Create network connections and filters by using in
• Scale as you grow by purchasing only the number the intuitive GUI so that you can aggregate, filter, and
of ports and features needed so that you can more- distribute network traffic to monitoring tools with a
effectively manage your IT investment. few clicks of the mouse and virtually eliminate the
need to rewire equipment.
• Drive your business forward with the highest port
density solution with NEBS certification — the gold- • Restrict access to specific filters, ports, or monitoring
standard for reliability in demanding telecommunication tools by delivering improved access control
network environments. management to meet compliance and regulatory
requirements.
• Share expertise across the organization by using
pre-approved filters so that you can leverage the • From within the NTO, monitor key SNMP statistics
knowledge of your technical experts and reuse filter from any network management system so that you can
templates for common filtering scenarios. view and report on key information such as the amount
of traffic each tool receives and instant notification of
oversubscribed tools.

• Accommodate your organization’s increasing need for


more IP addresses by easily accessing the NTO using
IPv4 or IPv6 addresses.

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Wi-Fi Testing

Hop 3

Portal AP Secondary Route


Gateway Backhaul Link Mesh AP

Hop 1

Primary Route
Backhaul Link

Hop 2

Wired LAN

Scenario Equipment manufacturers, service providers, and users


alike need actionable insight into performance if they’re
Once used mainly for low-priority data, today’s Wi-Fi to thrive in today’s highly competitive market. This means
networks carry real-time, multimedia traffic in consumer, validating:
service provider, and enterprise network environments
worldwide. Mobile clients continue to grow in both • Mobility: performance while roaming from and
numbers and complexity of application usage, with Wi-Fi between APs
supporting voice, video, unified messaging, medical patient
monitoring, pubic hotspots, cloud-based services, and • Interoperability with other clients and WLAN
the offload of real-time data transactions from over-taxed infrastructure equipment
cellular networks.
• Performance /Quality of Experience (QoE) from the
With Wi-Fi evolving from a “nice to have” to a primary end-user perspective
network medium, poor performance now places brand
reputation, profitability models, customer satisfaction, and • Scalability
even lives at risk. Today’s wireless LANs (WLANs), Wi-Fi-
enabled devices, and mobile applications must deliver Assessments should begin by obtaining baseline
unprecedented quality, reliability, and security—without performance measurements and progress to load testing
fail—to mitigate these risks and fully leverage mobility. to simulate realistic live network environments. The quality
Wi-Fi needs to become “carrier grade.” of the user experience should be measured in metrics
relevant to each individual application—voice, data, video,
Each critical component of the dynamic WLAN ecosystem etc.—in the presence of diverse client and traffic mixes.
must be tested, assessed, and optimized throughout the
product or service lifecycle: Wi-Fi continues to evolve to meet demand. Next-generation
802.11ac-compliant infrastructures are emerging, promising
• Enterprise and service provider access points (APs) much higher speeds and capacities. To fully leverage this
integral technology into the future, product roadmaps, site
• WLAN controllers assessments, and performance optimization strategies
must encompass 802.11ac and even more dramatic change.
• Wi-Fi-enabled client devices (laptops, smartphones,
printers, scanners, healthcare monitors, etc.)

• Live deployed WLANs and future upgrades

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Wi-Fi Testing

Vertical Market Profiles


Residential College Retail Center Office Gov’t/Law Enforcement Airport

XRay Machine Emails Scanners Emails Emergency Emails


Infusion Sets Music Cash Registers VoWLAN Calls Music
VoWLAN Phones Videos Inventory Printers VoWLAN

Ixia Solution • Traffic generation for emulating realistic network and


environmental conditions and simulating variables
The industry’s premier Wi-Fi test solution, Ixia’s such as distance, roaming, and interference
IxVeriWave represents the gold standard in evaluating
Wi-Fi performance and site readiness. The world’s leading • Test automation allowing hundreds of tests to be run
WLAN infrastructure and mobile device manufacturers, and repeated quickly, unattended
service providers, system integrators, and enterprises
use IxVeriWave to measure and optimize performance, • Performance analysis used to assess QoE,
reliability, and scalability throughout the product/service interoperability, and scalability, and rapidly pinpoint
lifecycle. and remediate potential problem areas

Employing a client-centric, user-focused model, IxVeriWave • Breakthrough site assessment that eclipses traditional
delivers: site “surveys” to measure a facility’s true readiness for
mobility, inform vendor selection and network design,
• A lab-to-field solution addressing the needs of product and assess future changes
design, development, and deployment in live networks.
IxVeriWave enables real-world deployments to be • Testing as a Service (TaaS) evaluations by veteran
reproduced in test and QA labs, and powerful site Wi-Fi test experts
assessments and “what if” testing to be conducted in
live production networks

22
Wi-Fi Testing

IxVeriWave validates the maximum performance for WLAN Ixia test systems and services deliver the powerful
networks, devices, and applications in the real world analytics needed to harden new product designs, reduce
and helps gauge the impact of ongoing changes. A wide time to market, and speed identification of potential issues.
array of load modules and test suites address specific Major business benefits include:
assessment needs such as:
• Improved product quality
• QoE from the end-user perspective
• Increased efficiency and reduced test costs
• Client interoperability
• Expanded test coverage with repeatable, large-scale,
• VoIP QoS real-world test scenarios impossible to create by other
means
• Large-scale roaming
• Successful product launches and deployments out of
• SDTV/HDTV wireless video the gate

• Dynamic Frequency selection (DFS) compliance IxVeriWave is used throughout the WLAN ecosystem to
test 802.11n and legacy access points, and controllers, and
• Industry-specific deployment scenarios: healthcare, mobile devices. Ixia also leads the industry with innovative
retail, education, etc. and comprehensive 802.11ac test solutions needed to make
next-generation Wi-Fi networks a reality.

WLAN Infrastructure

Ixia Ports

IxVeriWave

Mobile Devices Live Network Deployments

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Protocol Conformance Testing

Multicast Source Multicast Router Multicast Router

Device Under Test

Multicast Router

Scenario IxANVL offers an easy-to-use GUI and flexible test-


automation capabilities. As shown in the table to right,
Today’s communications protocols are complex. Every IxANVL offers a broad range of protocol libraries and
day, new protocol specifications, RFCs, and enhancements utilities.
are published by standards organizations such as the
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and International IxANVL runs on any PC using Linux or Windows, equipped
Telecommunication Union - Telecommunication with an Ethernet network interface card (NIC). IxANVL can
Standardization Sector (ITU-T). Service providers must also be used with Ixia’s platform interfaces. This makes a
be sure that the devices they deploy perform correctly. wide range of interfaces available: 10/100/1G/10G Ethernet,
Network equipment manufacturers seek to ensure ATM, serial, async, T1/E1, and POS.
that their products conform to industry standards and
interoperate successfully with other vendors’ products. IxANVL’s tests are used to determine whether a device’s
protocol implementation meets specifications, how well
Protocol conformance testing is a very intensive task with a device handles traffic from non-complying network
hundreds, if not thousands, of test cases that must be components, and the effect of new features on existing
frequently executed. Conformance test tools accelerate software, through regression testing.
time to market by reducing the time taken to design,
prototype, integrate, and test.

Early conformance testing ensures higher product-quality.


This quality has a significant payoff – problems found after
deployment can cost 100 times more to fix than those found
in the lab. Security loopholes and vulnerabilities resulting
from erroneous protocol implementations can damage a
company’s reputation and incur legal liability.

Ixia Solutions

Ixia’s IxANVL (Automated Network Validation Library) is


the industry standard and fifteen-year leader for automated
network protocol validation. Developers and manufacturers
of networking equipment and Internet devices rely on
IxANVL to validate protocol compliance and interoperability.

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Protocol Conformance Testing

Suggested Applications and Platforms


IxANVL Comprehensive protocol conformance
testing
PC Standard Ethernet-equipped PC computer
with Windows or Linux
XG12 Chassis 12-slot high-performance chassis, with
optional load modules:
• LSM1000XMVDC – 16-port 1G
Ethernet load module
• LSM10GXM8 – 8-port 10G Ethernet
load module

Family Conformance Tests


Routing RIP/NG, OSPFv2/v3, BGP4/4+,
ISISv4/v6, VRRP
MPLS LDP, RSVP-TE, MPLS, PWE3, L2 VPN, L3
VPN, VPLS, LSP-Ping, VCCV, mLDP
Multicast IGMPv2/v3, MLDv1/v2, PIM-SMv4/v6,
PIM-DM, DVMRP, IGMP/MLD snooping
Carrier MEF9, Ethernet CFM/OAM, service OAM,
Ethernet PBB MEF OAM/ELMI/service OAM, G8031
High BFD, OSPF-GR
Availability
IP IPv4, DHCPv4/v6, ICMP, IPv6, IPv6CP,
ICMPv6, NDP, AutoConfig, PMTU, GRE,
GPT, IPv6ov4
TCP TCP core, TCP advanced, TCP high
performance
Data Center FIP, FCoE, FCF, DCBX

Bridging STP, RSTP, MSTP, VLAN, GRE, QinQ


EAPOL(802.1x), PPP, MLPPP, IPCP, LACP,
(802.1ad), LLDP
Layer 4-7 HTTP, telnet
Security L2TPsec, IPsecv4/v6, IKEv1/v2
Voice SIP
Storage iSCSI
Mobile IP Home agent, correspondent node,
mobile node
Broadband PPP, PPTP, L2TP, ANCP, PPPoX, LACP

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IP Network Assessment

Data Center Data Center

Branch Office Branch Office

Internet

=IxChariot Endpoint

Scenario IxChariot can be used for any size network, and is capable
of simulating hundreds of supplied protocols across
VoIP, unicast and multicast video, multicast streaming thousands of network endpoints. IxChariot assesses the
media, peer-to-peer applications, application-based QoS performance characteristics of any application running in
policies, enterprise application traffic – all of these uses a wired or wireless network. Using sophisticated traffic
and elements of today’s enterprise networks are constantly patterns with optional QoS, IxChariot measures throughput,
evolving, making it difficult to anticipate network behavior. jitter, packet loss, end-to-end delay, MOS, and MDI.

As networks and applications grow in size and complexity, IxChariot’s Endpoint Discovery feature and Test Factory
maintaining network performance becomes mission- component easily manage large-scale, dynamic network
critical. New applications introduce potential network tests. Discovery Server finds and catalogs endpoints
bottlenecks that must be quickly identified and corrected. by working closely with VMware™ and XenServer™ in
With the frequency of network changes, the flexibility and virtualized environments. Test Factory quickly creates
availability of network assessment tools is essential. complex test scenarios from the endpoint catalog.

Ixia Solutions IxProfile™ is a dedicated application that automatically


creates traffic generation scripts based on captured data
With IxChariot™, Ixia provides high-precision analysis of traffic. It provides a comprehensive solution for networks
application performance across network backbones. Thin with proprietary protocols.
endpoint clients that run on most computer operating
systems are deployed at key nodes within a network. A
mixture of real-world traffic profiles, including multiplay
services, is used to characterize network behavior.

When problems are reported, tests are run from central


management points, such as the network operations
center, and results analyzed to identify network bottlenecks
and degraded services.

WAN links can be tested to verify key metrics such as


latency, failover time, packet loss, and throughput. Network
devices can be put to the test so that new services are
deployed with confidence.

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IP Network Assessment

Sample of IxChariot Supported Protocols


Topic Supported Protocols
Management Citrix and Microsoft Remote Desktop
Database Oracle, SAP, and SQL Server
E-mail Microsoft Exchange, POP, and Lotus
Notes
Peer-to-peer Kazaa, BitTorrent
IM, Online RealMedia, NetMeeting
meeting AIM, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo
Messenger
Data HTTP, FTP, DNS, NNTP, POP, Telnet

Suggested Applications and Platforms


IxChariot Network assessment software with test
scripts for more than 170 protocols, plus:
• Discovery Server - discovers and
catalogs IxChariot endpoints
• Test Factory - automatically builds
complex test scenarios
IxProfile Captures and generates test scripts for
proprietary protocols
Test Supplied software endpoints for a wide
endpoints variety of operating systems, including:
• Microsoft Windows, including Vista
and Windows 7
• Windows CE/Mobile, including WM5/
WM6
• Linux, including Embedded Linux
• Sun Solaris
• IBM
• Novell Netware
• Unix
• Ixia load modules

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Data Center/Cloud Testing

Scenario tools that can test in the context of an end-to-end


environment, measuring performance of virtual
The adoption of cloud computing is being driven by the switches, firewalls, and servers, as well as generate a
proliferation of rich Internet applications, anywhere diverse set of client-server, server-server, and server-
broadband access, and infrastructure elasticity enabled storage application traffic originating from both within
by virtualization. As consumers and enterprises become and outside of virtual machines
more dependent on services and applications running in
the cloud, network performance becomes a key metric to • End-to-end service delivery – measurement of end-to-
ensuring end-user QoE and key SLA requirements are met. end transactional latencies and application throughput
across voice, video, and data applications is essential
To match increasing demand while minimizing CAPEX to ascertaining the collective impact that data center
and OPEX, data centers must provide state-of-the-art storage, network, and compute infrastructures have on
services while lowering cost, power consumption, and end user QoE
design complexity. Blade servers supporting virtual
machines (VMs) have become standard due to their ability • Security – the increasing use of virtualized cloud
to more-easily control computing resource allocation. On infrastructures in enterprise and service provider
the networking front, LAN/SAN convergence, fueled by data centers introduces unforeseen security issues
economical availability of 10GE networks, is significantly that require comprehensive and continuous testing to
reducing both complexity and cost. 40GE and 100GE detect and overcome
networks are starting to find their home in, and between,
data centers. • Higher speed Ethernet – rapid expansion of intra- and
inter-data center Ethernet traffic means that 40 and
Proper handling of Ethernet traffic, categorized as north- 100GE interfaces will need to be tested
south traffic between clients and servers or east-west
traffic between components of a distributed application, is Ixia Solutions
critical to data center performance – requiring a variety of
testing techniques. Individual components, sub-systems, Ixia’s applications delivers scalable converged data center
and the data center as a whole must be thoroughly tested emulation and integrated traffic generation/wizard for
to ensure dependable capacity, flexible performance, performance testing of data center switches and converged
reliable operation, and high security. Thorough and robust network adapters (CNAs). Combined with the 32-port
testing is the only way to ensure if a network’s evolution Xdensity 10G solution and FCoE/FC interfaces, Ixia offers
to cloud-based infrastructure is properly provisioned, and a complete data center cloud simulation to validate switch
provides high QoS and QoE to its users. throughput and low-latency performance.

Each area has specialized testing requirements: Ixia’s solutions address the testing challenges of
application-aware devices and service-delivery
• Data center compute/server infrastructure – as infrastructures. IxLoad supports an extensive library
enterprises migrate their data and applications to the of multi-play protocols, realistic subscriber modeling
cloud and leverage virtualized server infrastructures,
it is essential to measure application performance
through all stages – on-premise physical
servers, virtual machines, and eventually a
fully-hosted cloud
Internet
Virtualized
Servers
• Network infrastructure and
storage – the convergence of
LAN and SAN traffic requires
Classic Ethernet
a multi-level testing approach,
from the storage network
fibre channel over Ethernet
networks – to the Ethernet
switching infrastructure – to
the convergence of the two
with lossless Ethernet
FCoE Switch
• Virtualization – assessing data Storage Area Network Lossless Ethernet

center virtual infrastructure


elasticity and capacity requires

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Data Center/Cloud Testing

capabilities, and the industry’s highest application scale for Suggested Applications and Platforms
assessing DUT/SUT performance and end-user QoE. IxExplorer Line-rate packet generation and capture
with full control of traffic contents
Ixia’s IxLoad-Attack validates network security appliances
IxNetwork Full layer 2/3 testing, with protocol
– determining that they effectively and accurately block emulation for:
malicious attacks while delivering high end-user QoE for • Fibre channel over Ethernet
mission-critical applications. • Data center Ethernet
• Lossless Ethernet protocols
Ixia BreakingPoint addresses the application controller, IxAutomate Prebuilt tests for network testing of all
application delivery, and DPI requirements and key types, including:
differentiators through the emulation of hundreds of • Fibre channel over Ethernet
• Data center Ethernet
applications, live malware and user behavior.
IxLoad Highly-scalable full layer 4-7
Ixia Virtualized Testing performance testing for application
delivery infrastructure (add secuity
testing with IxLoad-Attack); with
Ixia’s IxVM is a family of products to validate the protocol emulation for:
performance of virtual and physical data center • Data protocols
infrastructures. It offers a unified product portfolio with the • Peer-to-peer protocols
flexibility and breadth of applications required to assess • VoIP protocols
• Video protocols
the impact of virtualization across the data center. IxVM
measures individual server performance, VM performance, IxVM Virtualized versions of Ixia test
applications, including:
the latency and throughput of virtual switches, and • IxExplorer/VM – interactive packet
the effect of different operating systems on system generation and capture
performance. IxVM virtual ports provide a software-based • IxNetwork/VM – layer 2/3 testing
version of Ixia’s traditional hardware ports. These ports • IxLoad/VM – layer 4-7 testing
are easy to deploy in a virtual environment, and allow quick XG12 Chassis 12-slot high-performance chassis, with
scaling and test configuration changes. optional load modules:
• Xcellon-Ultra NP – Twelve 1GE
ports that can be aggregated to a
Ixia’s virtualization testing solution offers a user-friendly single 10GE port
interface to virtual ports management, which supports • Xcellon-Flex AP – 16-port 10GE
asset discovery through integration with popular SFP+ and 4-port 40GE QSFP+
virtualization platforms. The solution tests: • Xcellon-Flex FE – 4-port 40GE
QSFP+
• Xcellon-Flex – high-density 10GE,
• Virtualized server capacity up to 128 ports per chassis
• Xdensity – High-density 32-port,
• Service scalability and elasticity 10GE interfaces optimized for large-
scale data-plane testing
• Virtualized switching and firewall performance • LM1000XMVDC – high-density
1GE, up to 192 ports per chassis;
designed for data center protocols
• Virtual desktop infrastructure • Xcellon-Lava 40GE/100GE –
40Gbps and 100Gbps load modules
• Virtual or physical devices with a realistic mixture of Native Fibre Native fibre channel load module:
application and data storage traffic using stateful L4-7 Channel Load • Industry’s highest density 2/4/8G
traffic generation Module FC test solution
• Tracks and analyzes up to 1 million
• IP protocol functionality and convergence in virtual flows per port
• Sophisticated testing starting from
environments, including QoS, VM migration, VLAN FC-1
leakage, and IGMP group join/leave latencies using
Ixia Stress data center/cloud infrastructures
L2-3 protocol emulation and traffic BreakingPoint using peak application user load from
Solutions hundreds of applications to configure
• I/O storage for CNA manufacturers virtualized environments for optimal
performance and capacity
Network Anue Network Emulators precisely
Impairment emulate real-world network impairment
Emulation conditions in the lab, for the test and
validation of your network-based
products, applications, and services
prior to deployment.

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Ixia Products

Ixia’s industry-leading test, security, and visibility applications and hardware provide our customers

with test platforms that deliver unparalleled power and flexibility. They execute a full range of data,

signaling, voice, video, and application testing. Ixia is the leader in 1, 10, 40, 100Gbps and fibre channel

test interfaces, as well as high-volume wireless device testing.

Ixia Test Applications Test Conductor is a complete regression harness that is


compatible with key Ixia test tools.
IxNetwork tests complex routing, switching, and FCoE
topologies by emulating a wide range of routing protocols, IxExplorer provides access to all Ixia hardware
along with authentication and broadband encapsulations. functionality. Direct control over Ixia’s powerful stream
Powerful traffic generation tools for any type of layer 2/3 engines is available to generate and capture any data.
testing.
IxChariot simulates real-world applications to predict
IxN2X tests complex routing and switching topologies device and system performance under realistic load
across the IP/MPLS core, carrier edge, and broadband conditions. IxChariot simulates hundreds of protocols
access networks. Powerful traffic generation and analysis across thousands of network endpoints.
capabilities for any type of layer 2/3 testing.
IxProfile automatically creates traffic generation scripts
IxLoad tests layer 4-7 multiplay networks and devices based on captured data traffic to provide a comprehensive
through emulation of Internet protocols. All common data, solution for networks with proprietary protocols.
voice, and video protocols are supported.
GEM, XGEM, and ImpairNet enable users to test products
IxCatapult is a complete testing solution for wireless edge and services against the delay, impairment, and bandwidth
and core networks, covering LTE, 3G, UMTS, and IMS conditions that occur on real production Ethernet networks.
technologies. A wide range of features, line speeds, and protocols are
supported to meet your current and future needs.
IxVM validates the performance of virtual and physical data
center infrastructures.

IxVeriWave is a complete testing solution for wireless


technologies, validating pre- and post-deployment
performance, conformance, and capacity.
“With Ixia, we are able to test hardware and software
IxAutomate is an automation engine for Ixia tests that before deployment. It’s paid off for us — we no longer have
includes a wide range of pre-built tests for layer 2 - 7 any problems with network performance and reliability
testing, including many industry-standard RFC tests and when we deploy new hardware and software.”
converged FCoE and Ethernet performance tests. –Eric Douglas,
Vice President of Engineering,
Ixia’s Anue Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO) suite of network Deltacom
monitoring switches equips network engineers to meet
the growing challenge of testing, assessing and monitoring “Ixia’s solutions are ideal for emulating the necessary real-
complex, high-performance networks with limited access world traffic models to fully validate the functionality and
points. performance of new LTE access devices.”
–Ton van Kampen,
Ixia BreakingPoint Actionable Security Intelligence (ASI) VP Sales and Marketing,
creates the same malicious and recreational traffic your MindTree Wireless
network must withstand making it the only product capable
of real-world network security testing. “With Ixia, we are able to test the interoperability,
performance, and features of 100 Gbps gear, allowing us to
IxLoad-Attack offers security and robustness testing for move forward in the development of next generation ultra-
application servers and networking devices. A number of high speed network service offerings in compliance with
protocol suites are available for most Internet applications. IEEE802.3ba specifications.”
–Mr. Kohei Kitade,
IP Network Department of Network Business Division,
NTT Communications
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Ixia Test Automation

Scenario
Ixia Test Composer
Ixia Test Conductor
Test engineers face numerous challenges today: shorter
test cycles, higher-performing devices, and more complex Test Physical Layer Device
testing scenarios. Furthermore, the complexity and Automation
and Regression
Switch Under Test

performance of these devices is driving up the capital


expenditure required to equip test labs.
Ixia Test
Even as pressure mounts to bring high-quality products Equipment
Ixia Test
to market quickly, budgets are being cut and resources Solutions
are unavailable to handle the demand. Test managers are
looking for ways to increase the use of their equipment, Third-party
Test Equipment
along with the productivity of their team.

Test automation is a key step toward creating products


with high quality, minimal expense, guaranteed
interoperability, and quick time-to-market. Automation
solutions must support: options for integrating multiple testing technologies into a
unified test automation system, thus helping you maximize
• Multivendor test labs – integrating test equipment from your CAPEX equipment and reduce your OPEX expenses.
multiple vendors
Suggested Applications and Platforms
• Home-grown automation – building and maintaining
Test Composer An easy-to-use, multi-session, multi-
in-house test automation tools vendor solution for test authoring.
Available options include:
• Lab setup time – setting up and breaking down test • Test Composer Value Pack Bundle
configurations – provides all the necessary tools to
automate DUT configuration, results
validation, and report generation
• Team collaboration – among QA teams located around • Test Application Plug-ins –
the world, operating around the clock automation support for a wide
variety of test applications
• Results analysis - quickly review the results of a test including IxNetwork, IxN2X, IxLoad,
and troubleshoot failing tests IxAutomate, IxChariot, IxCatapult
MGTS™, and IxExpore; as well as
third-party vendor test tools
Ixia Test Automation Solutions
Test Conductor Complete automation and regression
framework, supporting many Ixia and
Ixia provides the most automatable test products in the third-party test applications. Available
industry. IxNetwork’s Macro Recorder, for example, options include:
provides click-thru test automation without scripting. It • Starter Bundle – perfect as an
works by simply capturing user clicks in the IxNetwork introduction to automation
• IxLoad Lab Bundle – designed for
GUI and instantly transforms them into Test Composer IxLoad automation
commands that you can replay repeatedly as desired. Test • L2/3 Lab Bundle - designed for
Composer also has an intuitive capture/edit/replay feature layer 2/3 router performance and
for interacting with devices under test through their native conformance testing
interfaces. • Layer 2-7 5-User Bundle - complete
automation package for a small- to
medium-sized test automation lab
Additionally, all Ixia applications come with Tcl APIs. Ixia’s • Layer 2-7 10-User Bundle -
unique ScriptGen feature uses these API’s to produce Tcl complete automation package for a
scripts that recreate the GUI-based test configurations. large-scale test lab
Ixia’s Test Conductor is a full-featured automation • Jumpstart Implementation Service -
professional, customized jumpstart
and regression framework for Ixia and third-party test training; recommended with all Test
applications. Tight integration with Ixia applications enables Conductor packages
you to automate native test configurations quickly, easily,
and inexpensively without the need for any scripting. Test
Conductor also provides a powerful interface to manage
and schedule tests, and analyze the results of the tests.
Test Conductor’s open APIs provide a wide range of

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Ixia Test Platforms

Ixia offers a set of four interoperable


platform families:

• Ixia standard chassis and interfaces

• IxN2X chassis and interfaces

• IxCatapult chassis and cards

• IxVeriWave chassis and cards

Although each chassis is designed to operate in


conjunction with specific test applications, many platform
elements operate cooperatively.

Ixia Platform

Ixia’s test platform distinguishes itself in a number of ways:

• Single platform for layer 2-7

• Ultra-high density and scalability

• Multiuser operation

• Full range of Ethernet interfaces from 10Mbps to


100Gbps

• Hot swap XG12

The following chassis are available:

Chassis Usage
XG12 Highest port density and performance in
the industry, the 10U-height XG12 holds
12 XM form-factor load modules
XM2 A 3U height portable chassis with 2 XM
load module slots
XM2
400Tv2 The ultimate in portability, supporting
four standard form-factor load modules
AFD1/2 Chassis used to synchronize chassis
worldwide using GPS and IRIG-B

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Ixia Test Platforms

Ixia XM form-factor load modules offer the ultimate in Xcellon appliances and load modules
density in performance. The key load modules are:

Family Usage
NGY 8 port 10GE with XFP, SFP+, and Xcellon-Flex AP 10/40 Combo
10GBase-T interfaces
FUSION L2-3 load modules:
• LSM10GXM8NG/4NG, 8 and 4-port
10GE with XFP interfaces
• LSM1000XMVDC16NG, 16-port 1GE
Dual-PHY interfaces
L4-7 load module: Xcellon-Flex 4-port 40GE QSFP+
• Xcellon-Ultra NG, 12-port 1GE Dual-
PHY/1-port 10GE XFP interfaces load module
Xcellon™ Xcellon-Flex 16-port 10GE SFP+ and
4-port 40GE QSFP+ combination load
module
• High-density 10GE test ports and
high-scaling protocol emulation
Xcellon-Ultra NP
• Scalable layer 2-7 application
performance testing within XM
Chassis
Xcellon-Ultra XT/XTS Xcellon-Lava load module
• Optimized for generating ultra-high
performance application traffic and
high volume of encrypted traffic
Xdensity™ High-density 32-port, 10GE interfaces
optimized for large-scale data plane
testing
FCMGXM Native fibre channel load module
XMVDC16 16 port 10/100/1000 Mbps copper/fiber
Ethernet
Xcellon-Lava Higher-speed Ethernet: Industry’s highest-density 1Gbps and
• 40Gbps, CFP 10Gbps load modules
• 40Gbps, QSFP+
• 100Gbps, CFP
• Switchable 40/100Gbps, CFP

Standard form-factor load modules, used in the 400Tv2,


offer 10/100/1000 Mbps, 10Gbps, Fibre Channel, OC-3c/
OC12c ATM/POS, and OC-48c/OC-192c POS interfaces. FCMGXM8S Fibre Channel load module
Standard form-factor load modules may be used in XM
chassis with an adapter card.

Xdensity load module

400Tv2

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IxN2X Platforms

IxN2X Platform

The FUSION program – launched when Ixia acquired IxN2X


from Agilent Technologies – allows the IxN2X application to
run on IxN2X hardware and on Ixia’s XM-series hardware,
providing easy integration of test platforms. New high-
density 1GE and 10GE FUSION load modules support both
the IxN2X application, as well as Ixia’s IxNetwork and
IxLoad applications, enabling broader test coverage and
excellent ROI.

The IxN2X platforms feature:

• Hot swap

• Multi-user operation

• Daisy-chaining up to 60 chassis, time synchronized to 10ns


IxN2X 4-slot
• Hundreds of test ports available in one system

Three IxN2X chassis are available:

Chassis Usage
2-slot Provides a convenient platform for testing
scenarios where portability or small size is
a factor
4-slot A small, flexible platform that can be either
mounted in a standard 19” rack or stacked
on a bench top
4-slot with A version of the 4-slot chassis able to
BITS/MTS synchronize the transmit clock on all the
clock IxN2X test cards using BITS or MTS

IxN2X interfaces are shown in the table below. IxN2X 2-slot

Family Interfaces
SONET/ OC-3/12/48/192
SDH
POS OC-3c through OC-768c
ATM OC-3c/OC-12c
Ethernet 10 Mbps through 100GE
Frame Relay OC-3c to OC-48c

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IxN2X Platforms

IxCatapult Platform

The IxCatapult platforms, specifically designed to test


wireless technologies, are used by the IxCatapult test
application. The IxCatapult main chassis is the central
computation and interface chassis for wireless component
testing. The m500 chassis is shown in the figure below,
and the p400 and p250 chassis are smaller-scale
alternatives. Multiple chassis may be used at the same
time for larger-scale tests or larger user communities.
IxCatapult maximizes your CAPEX expenditure with a
multi-user environment, allowing multiple test preparation
and test execution sessions to proceed at the same
time. Separate cards fulfill computational and interface
technologies.

Interfaces
Gigabit 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet and 1000 BASE-T/SX
Ethernet
J1/E1/T1
Structured STM-1 m500

OC-1/OC-3/OC-12/STM-1/STM-3

One or more t600 chassis are used for multi-UE LTE


testing. Six cards are used to test each LTE sector:

Card Usage
PQ3 Provides the main control, script download,
Processor UE configuration and RLC/MAC operation
CPRI
DSP A dedicated card that ensures high-
t600
performance PHY level processing,
providing PHY functionality, MIMO support
and signal processing
FPGA Four cards provide communications routing
and input/output processing
RF
r10

IxCatapult platforms

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IxVeriwave Platforms

System Under Test


Ethernet

Access Point

Host
RF WLAN Switch

WaveTest 90

IxVeriWave Platform VeriWave Traffic


Generation
WaveTest is a powerful traffic generator/analyzer
capable of generating thousands of independent client Monitoring
sessions, each representing a unique user of the System (WT90)
network. It offers native IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n interfaces
as well as 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet interfaces. Using
WaveTest, network traffic is accurately, repeatedly, and
precisely created. WaveTest offers unique insight into the RF Management
functionality, quality, and performance of the device or
network under test. Unit
RF MANAGEMENT UNIT ETHERNET
CONFIG
ETHERNET

1 2 3 4

Supports up to 9 WaveBlades with a


WaveTest 90 combined capacity of 18,000 individual
WLAN clients (STAs)
Wireless Client
Supports up to 2 WaveBlades with a
WaveTest 20 combined capacity of 4000 individual Test Bench
WLAN clients (STAs)

IxVeriWave’s WaveBlade series provides a state-of- Patch


the-art and an industry-first test product to evaluate Panels
the functionality and performance of WLAN networking
products. Designed for testing network infrastructure
devices, including consumer access points (APs) and Client Isolation
reference designs, enterprise/carrier- grade access points
and controllers, and entire WLAN networks, the WaveBlade
Enclosure
integrates both traffic generation/analysis and multi-path
channel emulation capabilities on a single platform.

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IxVeriwave Platforms

802.11n 4-port 4-port 1-port


1-port
3x3 MIMO 802.11 a/b/g Ethernet Ethernet
High-power
& 802.11n SISO
802.11 a/b/g
& 802.11n SISO

4/1 RJ45 ports for testing Ethernet network infrastructure


WaveBlade Ethernet devices such as APs, broadband home gateway, controllers,
(WBE1104, WBE1101) switches, and routers

WaveBlade Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g 1/4/1 ports for testing wireless LAN network infrastructure
and 802.11n SISO devices including enterprise and consumer APs and controllers,
(WBW1101, WBW1104, as well as wireless-enabled client devices such as PCs, dual-
WBW1101P) mode phones, patient monitors, and scanner

1 port for testing network 802.11n 1x1, 2x2, and 3x3 MIMO
WaveBlade Wi-Fi 802.11n infrastructure devices, including consumer APs and reference
MIMO (WBW2000) designs, enterprise/carrier-grade APs and controllers, and entire WT20
WLAN networks

The WaveBlade Wi-Fi line-cards fit into IxVeriWave’s WT90


and WT20 chassis and interworks seamlessly with the
WaveBlade Ethernet line-cards. They provide the essential
tools necessary to complete various types of testing,
ranging from functional testing at the AP-level to scale-
testing a large infrastructure network.

WaveChamber provides an RF-isolated environment small RF Isolation


enough to support rack-mount and desktop use, yet large Chamber
enough to house most access points. Bulkhead-mounted
connections for RF cabling, filtered 10/100/1000Mbps A small, rack-mountable
Ethernet, and console ports make interfacing to any AP WaveChamber 1000 configuration to minimize space
quick and easy. WaveChamber includes a fan and front- requirements
to-back airflow for adequate cooling, whether used on the Designed to house large multi-
WaveChamber 1100
bench-top or stacked in high-density racks. radio and outdoor APs
Easily accommodates various
WaveChamber 2000 types of 802.11n APs

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Ixia Anue Network Visibility Platforms

Ixia’s Anue Net Tool Optimizer™ 5200 Series • Manage NTO access with existing TACACS+ User/
Group account information and granular access control
Enterprise and carrier-class network monitoring switches
that simplify the management of complex networks and • Create filter templates quickly and standardize traffic
dynamic data centers. For ultimate control with a quick to monitoring tools across the enterprise
startup time, they include the most robust functionality in
the industry, along with the easiest to use drag-and-drop • Instantly see filtering configuration
control panel.
The need for speed – enables the monitoring of high-
Highlights of the Net Tool Optimizer™ (NTO) speed networks at 10GE, 40GE, and beyond.

• Easily distribute network traffic to critical monitoring The need for a “big picture” – provides complete visibility
tools with an intuitive drag-and-drop control panel of the network for thorough and accurate monitoring.

• Monitor 1GE, 10GE, and 40GE networks with existing The need for the right data – delivers exactly the right
1GE and 10GE tools, reducing cost, and complexity data needed for analysis and helps eliminate tool overload
caused by unnecessary data.
• Automatically re-route network traffic to specific
monitoring tools based on suspicious activity or pre- The need to optimize – allows you to get the most of
defined network scenarios monitoring-tool investment by using each tool to its fullest
potential.
• Automatically load balance network traffic
across multiple tools when monitoring tools are The need for security – provides controlled access to
oversubscribed sensitive information inside the data center.

• Improve tool bandwidth by eliminating redundant data The need to maximize IT staff productivity and improve
packets generated from SPAN ports before they reach data center ROI – reduces troubleshooting time by up to 78
monitoring tools percent and minimizes data center downtime.

• Boost monitoring tool performance by trimming NTO sits between network SPANs and TAPS and network
payloads from packets before they arrive at the monitoring tools to aggregate, replicate, filter, and
monitoring tool de-duplicate network traffic.

• Remotely view and manage network monitoring NTO ensures that each monitoring tool gets exactly the
topology without stepping into the wiring closet right data needed for analysis, improving monitoring
tool performance and protecting your monitoring tool
• Monitor the NTO’s SNMP statistics from your network investment.
management system
Tools that benefit the most from the NTO include:

• Security (IDS/IPS)

• Data recorders

• Packet analysis/sniffers

• Application performance monitors

• VoIP analyzers

• Data loss prevention

• Compliance auditors

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Ixia Anue Network Visibility Platforms

5293 High-Availability, High-Density 40GE

The Ixia Anue 5293 Net Tool Optimizer™ (NTO) is the


industry’s first and only carrier-grade, high-density, 40GE
network monitoring switch. It facilitates visibility into the
packet network by efficiently connecting multiple network
monitoring tools to a large number ports. The 5293 NTO
is NEBS level 1 certified and has a 640GE, non-blocking
backplane for up to 16 40GE ports or up to 64 10GE ports
in a 2-RU chassis.

5288 High-Density 10GE/40GE

The Ixia Anue 5288 NTO is a high-density solution


designed for large and complex data centers. The 5288
provides up to 64 10GE ports and offers an efficient
and scalable solution to monitor 1GE, 10GE, and 40GE
links while minimizing data center footprint and power
consumption.

5273 High-Availability, Carrier Class

The Ixia Anue 5273 NTO is a carrier class, high-availability


network monitoring switch designed for telecommunication
and cable service providers. This fully-NEBS-level-3-
certified device, helps our customers meet the increased
bandwidth demands created by rapidly-growing mobile and
video content traffic.

5236 Enterprise Class

The Ixia Anue 5236 NTO network monitoring switch


provides high-performance 10GE visibility for network
monitoring tools in all parts of a fiber network. The 5236
offers up to 24 SFP/SFP+ Ethernet ports and the industry’s
most advanced, easy-to-use, drag-and-drop control panel.

5204 Small Enterprise

The Ixia Anue 5204 NTO network monitoring switch is an


entry-level, cost-effective solution for copper networks that
predominantly require 1GE visibility for network monitoring
tools. It is ideal in the lower-speed portions of the network,
such as the access layers, or where a large number of 1GE
monitoring tools need access to network traffic.

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Ixia Anue Test and Measurement Platforms

Ixia Anue Test and Measurement Solutions Anue Network Emulators are essential for characterizing
and validating the real-world performance and end-
TrueNetwork™ technology – unique to Anue solutions – user quality of experience (QoE) you expect from your
enables our test and measurement products to recreate networked applications, disaster recovery, data center
real-world network conditions in the lab with the most migration, and multimedia service solutions.
accurate and repeatable results possible. Using the simple,
intuitive interface, you can configure network impairment 3500
conditions for Ethernet, SONET/SDH, Fibre Channel, OTN, The Ixia Anue 3500 is an intuitive test-case-driven
or CPRI networks. solution that you can use to validate the performance of
synchronization services and Carrier Ethernet functions
In order to uncover and resolve issues before they required by next-generation carrier-grade Ethernet/
negatively impact your real production network, it is crucial IP-based networks.
that you test before deployment under the most realistic
and repeatable network conditions possible. With the Anue 3500, test and development engineers
at any level can quickly and easily verify compliance to
Network Emulators international standards-based requirements with real-time
Ixia’s Anue Network Emulators precisely emulate real- graphed analysis and automatic pass/fail results. The Anue
world network impairment condition in the lab, for the 3500 provides real-world testing of technologies including
test and validation of your network-based products, synchronous Ethernet (SyncE), IEEE 1588, PTP, circuit
applications and services prior to deployment. With an emulation services (CES, IETF SAToP, IETF CESoPSN,
industry unique field-programmable gate array (FPGA) ITU-T Y.1413), MPLS-TP, and Carrier Ethernet OAM.
based platform, Anue Network Emulators deliver the most
realistic and repeatable test results possible.
Benefits:
• Realistic and repeatable network
impairment conditions in your lab
• Improved productivity and time-to-test
• Increased reliability of your network,
reducing support costs
• Precisely reproduce and quickly
resolve issues occurring in the field
Ixia Anue • IEEE 1588/PTP and circuit emulation
3500 • Ethernet OAM and protection
switching
Test Interfaces:
• 100M/1GE Ethernet RJ45, 1GE
Ethernet optical SFP, 10GE Ethernet
optical SFP+, E1 RJ48C, T1 RJ48C,
2.048MHz BNC, 10MHz BNC, 25MHz
BNC, 62.5MHz BNC, 125MHz BNC,
1PPS BNC
Benefits:
• Discover true performance during
development vs. deployment
• Avoid costly deployment failures
• Increase user satisfaction and
adoption when deploying new services
• Test using industry-standard network
models
Ixia Anue • Troubleshoot field performance
Network problems by recreating your precise
Emulators network in the lab
Test Interfaces:
• Ethernet: 10Mbps – 10Gbps
• SONET/SDH: OC-3/STM-1 through OC-
192/STM-64
• Fibre Channel: 1Gbps – 10Gbps
• OTN: OTU1 - OTU2e
• CPRI: 614.4Mbps - 2,357.6Mbps

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Ixia Breakingpoint Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI)

Ixia BreakingPoint Application and Threat We don’t license our security attacks from other vendors:
Intelligence (ATI) our award-winning staff of application and security
researchers provides timely updates, ensuring we deliver
BreakingPoint products expose previously impossible- the industry’s most complete security updates. Currently
to-detect vulnerabilities and weaknesses in applications, we provide:
devices, networks, and data centers before they can
adversely affect IT operations. • 4,500+ security strikes and 100+ evasion techniques

Every BreakingPoint product is designed for speed, • 38K+ pieces of live malware, including mobile
realism, and ease of use. A key aspect of the design is malware, which can be launched through multiple
the BreakingPoint Application and Threat Intelligence transports, including HTTP, SMTP, POP, and IMAP, and
(ATI) Program, a responsive and all-inclusive service embedded within popular file types such as .doc, .pdf,
and support program. Our team of dedicated application .ppt, and .xls
and security researchers provides everything you need
for thorough measurement of the performance, security, • Microsoft® Tuesday coverage
and stability of IT infrastructures, including access
to all application protocols, security attacks, product • SYN flood attacks with more than 1million connections
enhancements, and full service and support. In one per second
comprehensive program, you can tap into the resources
and expertise you need to keep your simulations current • The ability to direct attacks at networking devices or
and realistic. The ATI Program includes all of the following: target servers

Frequent Application Protocol Updates. With a current ATI • Application-layer fuzzing to detect previously unknown
Program agreement, you are assured of the most realistic vulnerabilities
simulation conditions possible with access to the latest
applications. The BreakingPoint ATI team uses advanced Convenient Technical Support Options. Ixia offers a range
surveillance techniques and methodologies to identify, of responsive support options to ATI Program customers.
capture, and rapidly-deliver the emergent business, You can get answers to questions and requests, including
consumer, and malicious applications you need to conduct phone-based, email, and online support. Experienced
meaningful and thorough performance and security technical representatives are available Monday through
validation. Consistent with BreakingPoint’s all-inclusive Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm central time. Or you can bypass
approach, your ATI Program account gives you automatic phone support and submit your service requests online.
access to all newly-released protocols, software fixes, Open a new request or update and check the status of
operating system updates, and other resource downloads. existing requests via email at your convenience.

Evergreen Application Protocols. Content-aware network Authorized Technical Support Contacts. As an ATI
and security devices are at a severe disadvantage if they Program customer, you may designate people within your
are not tested using the most current versions of the organization who are authorized to submit an unlimited
most popular application protocols. The BreakingPoint number of service requests to our support technicians. If
Evergreen Applications program addresses this need desired, Ixia will designate a support specialist to serve as
by providing ever-current versions of popular Web and your single point of contact for requests. This expert will
network applications for validating deep packet inspection become familiar with your environment and facilitate the
(DPI), lawful intercept (LI), and data loss prevention (DLP) delivery of solutions that meet your needs.
products.
Professional Services Engagements. ATI Program
Updates from the Industry’s Top Security Researchers. customers have free access to all web-based tutorials and
Security threats are constantly evolving, with new may also purchase on-site technical training. Our expert
vulnerabilities discovered each day. Your simulation consultants are available on a contract basis to review your
conditions must reflect the latest security threats so that simulation and measurement plans and ensure that they
you can ensure your equipment will perform reliably and are current, rigorous, and comprehensive. Our Professional
protect your infrastructure from the most advanced and Services staff can also visit your site to address your most
malicious traffic. Our team of experts does the research pressing issues and questions or oversee critical projects.
for you by identifying and generating security attacks that
meet your needs.

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Ixia BreakingPoint Security Platforms

BreakingPoint Test and Simulation Devices Stay current. Stay protected.

Cyber attackers are constantly evolving their mode of Test and simulation conditions must reflect the latest
assault as they target sensitive data, financial assets, and security threats and applications so that you can ensure
operations. At the same time networks are under the strain your equipment and systems will perform reliably and
of ever growing dynamic applications and user behavior. protect networks from the most advanced and malicious
The traditional approach of simply reacting to attacks and traffic. BreakingPoint does the research for you by
traffic evolution is costing organizations and governments identifying and generating security attacks and application
billions. The only way to stay one step ahead is to protocols that keep you current. BreakingPoint ATI
predict the impact before it happens. Only BreakingPoint provide updates on a regular basis, ensuring delivery
Actionable Security Intelligence (ASI) provides global of the industry’s most complete application and threat
visibility into emerging threats and applications, along with intelligence, including 160+ stateful application protocols
insight into the resiliency of your IT infrastructure under and 38,000 security strikes, evasion techniques, and live
operationally relevant conditions and malicious attack. malware and mobile malware.

BreakingPoint ASI protects enterprises, service providers, BreakingPoint ATI also provides periodic feature updates,
and government agencies worldwide by providing global including all-in-one test labs, performance upgrades, and
visibility into emerging threats, and actionable insight to the latest management tools. And all ATI subscription
harden and maintain resilient defenses. With the exclusive customers receive a full range of support options,
ability to create and control global threat and application discounts on technical training, and consultation on
intelligence at Internet-scale, BreakingPoint delivers the your test plans to ensure they are current, rigorous, and
only platforms capable of battle-testing IT infrastructures, comprehensive.
training cyber warriors, tuning systems and policies,
and transforming security processes to be proactive and
effective. BreakingPoint’s easy-to-use and comprehensive
Actionable Security Intelligence offering includes:

• Create — Application and Threat Intelligence

• Control — Simulation and Testing Platforms

• Transform — People, Process, and Technology

The BreakingPoint Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI)


program provides comprehensive and current application
protocols and attacks for BreakingPoint platforms. The
company’s simulation and testing platforms are kept
current via this exclusive subscription service, which
regularly pushes newly discovered attacks, malware, and
other intelligence aggregated from proprietary research,
strategic customer relationships, and carrier feeds. By
delivering these exclusive capabilities, BreakingPoint
bridges the gap between IT testing, monitoring, and
operations to deliver advance insight and protect highly
dynamic converged and mobile networks, virtualized data
centers, and applications.

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Ixia BreakingPoint Security Platforms

BreakingPoint FireStorm

The BreakingPoint FireStorm™ takes performance and


realism to an unsurpassed level. With the ability to capture
current global threats and applications and control them at
Internet-scale, the BreakingPoint FireStorm allows you to
subject the world’s largest infrastructures to high fidelity
simulations in order to harden and optimize your devices,
systems, applications, and people. The BreakingPoint
FireStorm is the industry’s only solution capable of
creating blended application traffic and current security
attacks at 120 Gigabits per second (Gbps) with the load of
90 million concurrent wired and wireless users.

BreakingPoint Storm

The BreakingPoint Storm™ captures and controls global


threat and application intelligence for cost-effective
simulation and testing of IT infrastructures. The compact
3-slot BreakingPoint Storm™ creates real-world,
high-stress conditions and user behavior to provide
organizations the insight to battle-test IT infrastructures,
train cyber warriors, tune systems and policies, and
transform security processes to be proactive and effective.

BreakingPoint 20

BreakingPoint 20, the world’s highest port density solution,


capable of creating massive-scale online behavior from
more than 180 applications and 34,000 live security
attacks. Providing twenty 10GE ports and 60 ports per
4U chassis, the BreakingPoint 20 combines the high
performance, realism, and large port densities needed by
the large-scale development and testing labs of equipment
manufacturers and carriers. The BreakingPoint 20 is
the perfect solution for any organization challenged by
introducing sophisticated, real-world application and
security testing to support numerous concurrent users,
tests, or port pairs.

FireStorm ONE

The BreakingPoint FireStorm ONE™ is a portable and


ultra-compact massive-scale performance and security
testing solution. This unique combination of portability and
performance allows any organization to perform massive-
scale performance and security testing anywhere at any
time, using the exact application, attack, and load behavior
needed to optimize and harden any IT infrastructure.

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Ixia Global Support

• Access expert automation advice and script


debugging assistance for your engineers

• Protect your Ixia test system investment and minimize


downtime with full-service hardware repair (RMA) and
rapid on-site interchange of field-replaceable hardware
modules

• Maximize the return on your Ixia solutions investment


through access to the latest software releases with all
the new features, enhancements, and patches

• Access full support materials online at any time to


find answers and solutions in our extensive knowledge
base, download the latest software releases, manage
licensing, and access the latest product documentation
We understand that you must deliver higher-quality, higher- and release notes
performing products and services to market faster than
ever before. Ixia’s global support team is committed to • Upgrade to higher levels of support with our premium
helping you successfully achieve these more-demanding support service, which offers many additional benefits
business requirements. that include expedited hardware repair, increased
access and proactive support, customized support
Key benefits and services we provide as part of your active plans, and quarterly reporting
Ixia product support include:
The global support team is your advocate within Ixia and
• Get best-practices advice and quick resolution of key to getting the most from your testing platform. They
product issues by accessing our technology and work seamlessly with your Ixia field sales managers,
product experts in global support centers strategically system engineers, and all other Ixia teams, to ensure that
located across APAC, EMEA, and North America, you get what you need, when you need it to be successful.
through whatever method best suits your team—via
phone, e-mail, or online

• Gain direct hands-on assistance and local-language


support through field support teams in many regions

• Obtain proactive assistance with your team’s ramp up


on new Ixia products and features

• Maximize the capability and productivity of your Ixia


products to test new scenarios

• Reduce risk to your critical projects and time to


market through fast, expert support and managed
escalation process to ensure responsive issue
resolution

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Ixia Professional Services

• Test automation – enables you to perform cost-


effective, efficient, and repeatable lifecycle testing that
enables you to deliver top-quality products. Automation
speeds testing from days to hours and helps you meet
shipping and deployment deadlines.

• Strategic placement – integration of testing into


service delivery release lifecycle.

Industry-Leading Testing Resident Expertise

• Testing solution experts – with your resources at a


premium, Ixia can provide you with critical access to
trained experts to assist on urgent and late product
development testing, customer proof-of-concepts,
Enriching Your Test-Solution Experience real-world solution demonstrations, and test lab setup,
development, and on-going maturation.
Service providers and enterprises frequently have neither
the background nor the expertise to properly evaluate • Jumpstart training – provides personalized, on-site
the performance and interoperability of the multi-vendor training. We take two days to introduce your team to
devices and systems that make up their network. Ixia products, followed by three days focusing on using
Ixia products for your testing requirements. You’ll
Although critical to successful launches, testing is often receive specific use examples that can be replicated
downplayed and frequently back-ended in project plans. for future projects.
Even when testing needs are accommodated, sufficient
priority is often not given to test automation and full
integration of testing into the service-delivery lifecycle IxTest – Testing as a Service (TaaS)
process. When proper testing is overlooked, performance
and QoS suffer. Test automation and integration into a • Provides efficient, robust, and cost effective testing
service-delivery lifecycle are keys to ensuring quality, services to your organization
performance, and efficient time to market.
• Packages industry-standard test plans, reports, and
The Ixia professional services team of highly-experienced methodologies that can be applied to various aspects
testing experts is here to help you achieve the optimal of an infrastructures’ lifecycle
testing solution for your unique requirements. We
understand that fast results will drive project success. • Addresses the needs of QA labs and IT departments,
From project management, best-practice recommendations, as well as pre- and post-production networks and
and training, to full testing and automation services, we systems for carriers, enterprises, and NEMs
have a robust set of service options that you can combine
or use independently. • Bundles solutions (hardware, software, and services)
to leverage our testing expertise along with our best-
Comprehensive Integrated Test Solutions of-market testing products

• Project management – an experienced Ixia project


manager manages your test effort from start to
finish. All aspects of a proper QA process -- test plan
development, personnel and equipment allocation, test
development, automation, regression and reporting --
are actively monitored and documented.

• Test process optimization – solutions targeted to your


specific test needs help you get the most out of your
Ixia test equipment and applications. We help you focus
on what, when, and where to test, and include trend
analysis.

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Contact Ixia Today

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