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Ixia Again Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN®’s 2016 Partner Program Guide

Posted 04/28/2016

Annual guide recognizes the industry’s best channel partner programs

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2016-- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, announced today it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, 2016 Partner Program Guide, for the second year in a row. This annual guide is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

To determine the 2016 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’s application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.

Ixia’s Channel Xcelerate™ Partner Program enables reseller partners to deliver end-to-end solutions for making their customers’ applications and network security stronger while increasing the value and scope of virtually every sale. Having achieved strong market momentum since Channel Xcelerate’s formal launch in April 2014, the program now includes more than 500 resellers worldwide actively transacting across Ixia’s broad portfolio of network visibility, security, and test solutions. In addition, the program provides enablement tools and specialization ratings that help partners brand and differentiate their offerings based on proven expertise.

“This ongoing recognition by CRN is strong validation for Ixia’s growing momentum and investment in our channel partners,” said Lori Cornmesser, Vice President of Global Channel Sales at Ixia. “We’re honored to have such a premier global roster of partners, and are looking forward to expanding our portfolio of channel-ready solutions and world-class tools to help drive new and bigger deals.”

The 2016 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ppg2016.

“Solution providers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor with the right technologies and the right channel approach can mean the difference between successful adoption of a new technology or business model and an awkward, unnecessarily difficult integration,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings recognize the best channel programs available in the market today and serve as a valuable resource for solution providers looking for the right fit.”

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Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) provides testing, visibility, and security solutions, strengthening applications across physical and virtual networks for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks to make their applications stronger. Learn more at www.ixiacom.com.

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