In August 2012, Ixia purchased BreakingPoint Systems of Austin, TX and its security testing and network optimization products. The company was founded in 2005 and developed a patented solution for giving engineers insight into the performance of their security infrastructure while under malicious attacks. 

Today, this innovative technology is incorporated in Ixia solutions for network simulation and testing. Ixia’s expanded testing portfolio includes:

  • BreakingPoint simulation software lets you validate the security posture of your networks with real applications and a complete range of threat vectors.
  • BreakingPoint VE is the virtual edition of BreakingPoint, for quick deployment and flexible scaling across geo-diverse, enterprise-wide networks.
  • BreakingPoint QuickTest offers turnkey performance and security testing to accelerate deployment and reduce the learning curve. 
  • BreakingPoint on AWS is a cloud-based edition of BreakingPoint to validate your cloud applications and security.
  • BreakingPoint Cloud for Microsoft Azure DDoS Protection Validation lets you validate your security monitoring with breach and attack simulation.


Ixia acquired BreakingPoint Systems in 2012