From the Enterprise VoIP Experts

December 12, 2012

Ixia Releases IxNetwork 7.0 with a New User Interface for Network Topology Testing

By SIP Trunking Report Contributing Writer

Ixia, a source of converged IP network validation and network visibility solutions, recently released IxNetwork 7.0, described as being an "advanced solution for validating network infrastructure, capacity, scalability and convergence."

More specifically, IxNetwork helps service providers, enterprises and equipment manufacturers to conduct detailed network performance analysis through the creation of real-world protocols and network behavior.

Version 7.0 of IxNetwork boasts a number of significant new features, the most prominent of which is an intuitive user interface for network topology testing. This user interface includes new visual configuration elements, built-in multiprotocol support, statistics per device and session level, and control over topology, device range and session-level granularities.

“Network configurations are continuously becoming more complex, and being able to properly optimize these networks in order to ensure a reliable and secure end-user experience has become business-critical,” Dean Lee, director of the network infrastructure business for Ixia, said in a statement. "The visual configuration elements make it extremely easy to assess functionality, scale and performance, especially as networks converge into a single network infrastructure that is used to carry voice, video, data and wireless traffic.”

IxNetwork 7.0's integrated drill-down statistics allow for an accelerated topology debugging process, while dynamic monitoring of resources and continuous feedback assure the user that test runs aren't affected by computing resources.

Best of all, version 7.0 of IxNetwork boasts support for legacy versions, eliminating the need to recreate established test configurations.

Other features introduced in IxNetwork 7.0 include Xdensity 10GE SFP+ load module support, ImpairNet network impairment emulation, OpenFlow protocol emulation, TRILL L2MP/ECMP scenario testing, cloud performance and custom QuickTest, and automatic multicast tunneling.

Ixia is trusted by equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises and government agencies to design, verify and monitor wired, Wi-Fi and 3G/LTE equipment and networks. Earlier this year, the company's senior manager of marketing development, Joe Zeto, stated that without proper testing and measurement, carriers risk losing out on many of the benefits of 4G.

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Edited by Braden Becker