From the Security Experts

August 29, 2012

Ixia Avails High Port Density Solution for Shipping Industry

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Ixia has made available for shipment the BreakingPoint 20, a high port density solution.

Touted as the world’s first 20-port, 10GigE blade capable of creating stateful application and security traffic on a massive scale, the BreakingPoint 20 is used in any BreakingPoint chassis, providing up to 60 ports in a 4U device.

Company officials said a BreakingPoint 20 blade enables users to create true user behavior from more than 180 applications, 34,000 live security attacks and more. Moreover, it’s kept current with the latest applications and attacks through the Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) service.

“The BreakingPoint 20 is the most cost-effective solution for battle-testing the high-density products using the actual network traffic and user behavior seen in deployment,” said Dennis Cox, vice president for security and applications at Ixia.

This latest offering provides twenty 10GigE ports and 60 ports per 4U chassis. Company officials said that 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.

With the new BreakingPoint 20, companies can reduce time-to-test to minimize costs and accelerate development of next-generation network, security and data center devices. They can also “cost-effectively” perform complex, real-world simulations in order to evaluate, test and optimize application-aware devices, said company officials.

The newest Ixia offering enables companies to train and certify IT personnel to predict and prevent cyber attacks as well.

Ixia is a source of a comprehensive converged IP network validation and network visibility solutions. Equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises 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.

Earlier in June, the company introduced IxCatapult, designed to validate LTE small cell systems.

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Edited by Braden Becker