Press Release

Ixia Announces CloudLens Platform to Deliver Visibility Across Private, Public, and Hybrid Clouds

Posted 05/09/2016

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2016-- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, today announced CloudLens™, a platform consisting of existing Ixia solutions and planned products that will integrate network visibility across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. Combining the power of Ixia's virtual network taps, packet and application flow filtering, Netflow with advanced application identification and geographic location, SSL decryption, and industry-leading deduplication capabilities, Ixia’s CloudLens platform provides service providers, cloud providers, and enterprises with unprecedented insight into network traffic in both physical and virtualized environments.

Hyperscale deployments are characterized by continuous configuration changes based on demand. While resource pooling and elastic scale are part of the cloud value proposition, the ability to monitor virtual traffic flows at the same scale has been limited. Ixia’s CloudLens platform will provide the framework for virtual taps and data filtering to meet the elastic demands of cloud customers in a multi-tenant self-serve model. Using products in the CloudLens platform, users will be able to deploy a highly scalable traffic monitoring system in a matter of minutes, not hours or days.

The CloudLens platform is expected to include products with powerful embedded automation capabilities that enable virtual taps and analysis tools to automatically shift to changes in demand or failures without the need for operator in-the-loop actions. Virtualizing the analysis tools directly in the customer’s cloud will also provide a significant bandwidth saving option to customers who do not want to tunnel their virtual data back to centralized physical analysis tools.

“The CloudLens platform is a game changer for cloud deployments,” said Zeus Kerravala of ZK Research. “The ability to deliver a network data collection system supporting security and monitoring across cloud environments is significant considering the differences in these environments. Ixia is creating a framework that does not rely on provider specific hypervisor environments.”

Today, the CloudLens platform supports OpenStack KVM, VMWare ESXi, and NSX, and is expected to support Microsoft Hyper-V later this quarter. The CloudLens platform offers multiple tapping products, and its tunneling functionality includes GRE, VLAN, and ERSPAN. In addition, the CloudLens platform will offer comprehensive flexibility for deployments in private, public, and hybrid clouds.

The CloudLens platform incorporates several previously released Ixia visibility solutions specifically designed for cloud environments, which form a strong foundation for its evolution. These include the Virtualization Tap™ solution for network access to cloud traffic, the Application and Threat Intelligence Processor™ (ATIP™) for actionable insight into network activities, and the IxFlow® App for Splunk® Enterprise, which integrates ATIP with the Splunk Enterprise and provides the ability to visualize and analyze user, device, and application behaviors. The CloudLens platform also includes Ixia’s Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO™) software for seamless, single-pane-of-glass visibility into hybrid cloud deployments.

“The CloudLens platform is a true reflection of what Ixia is well recognized for in the industry, which is combining technology innovation with solutions that address real-world network challenges,” stated Dennis Cox, Chief Product Officer at Ixia. “We are committed to addressing those challenges, and will continue to innovate, leveraging our years of experience, to deliver unprecedented visibility across all cloud environments.”

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Certain statements made in this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements including, without limitation, statements regarding: planned products for Ixia’s CloudLens platform; the framework for virtual taps and data filtering to be provided by the CloudLens platform to meet the elastic demands of cloud customers; users' abilities to deploy a highly scalable traffic monitoring system; the expectation that products in the CloudLens platform will include powerful embedded automation capabilities; the creation of a framework that does not rely on provider specific hypervisor environments; the expectation that the CloudLens platform will support Microsoft Hyper-V later this quarter; the expectation that the CloudLens platform will offer comprehensive flexibility for deployments in private, public, and hybrid clouds; and Ixia’s plan to continue to innovate and deliver unprecedented visibility across cloud environments. In some cases, such forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "would," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "project," "predict," "potential," or the like. These statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, as well as other factors, may cause our future results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements include, among others: our success in developing, producing, and introducing new products for the CloudLens platform, and new features and functionality for products in the CloudLens platform, in a timely manner or at all; market acceptance of our products and the features and functionality thereof; whether our expectations regarding the transition to cloud-based environments are realized; our success in leveraging our intellectual property portfolio, expertise, and market opportunities; our success in keeping pace with the rapid technological changes that characterize our market; our success in developing new sales channels and customers; the intellectual property rights of other parties; competition; changes in the global economy and in market conditions; consistency of orders from significant customers; and war, terrorism, political unrest, natural disasters, cybersecurity attacks, and other circumstances that could, among other consequences, reduce the demand for our products, disrupt our supply chain, and/or impact the delivery of our products. The factors that may cause future results to differ materially from our current expectations also include, without limitation, the risks identified in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

About Ixia

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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