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Ixia Expands Visibility Portfolio with Industry’s Most Modular, Very High Density, Network Tap

Posted 02/13/2017

New Ixia Flex Tap VHD Delivers Continuous Network Visibility to Help Ensure Availability of Security and Business Critical Applications

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2017-- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, today announced the latest addition to the industry’s largest portfolio of reliable network taps for monitoring live network traffic – Flex Tap™ VHD. Flex Tap VHD is the most modular, very high density fiber tap available, offering up to 36 taps in a 19 inch 1U space, to reduce IT costs while helping ensure availability of security and business critical applications.

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Ixia's Flex Tap™ VHD is the most modular, very high density fiber tap available. (Photo: Business Wire)

Network taps (test access points) are a key part of the access layer of a visibility architecture because they are an unobtrusive way to capture monitoring data. They offer comprehensive traffic visibility for network monitoring and security tools that do not introduce points of failure in the network.

Ixia has the largest variety of network taps on the market today, offering speeds from 1Gbps to 100Gbps, single and multi-mode, as well as different fiber types and support for Cisco bidirectional (BiDi) transceivers.

Ixia’s Flex Tap VHD is specifically designed to address two of the key challenges encountered by mid to large enterprises, as well as services providers:

  • Maintain Regulatory/Security Compliance: Support for a large number of fiber links enables customers to monitor and track data needed for reporting.
  • Maximize Existing IT Investment: Support for a wide variety of optical hardware enables customers to expand their security infrastructure without purchasing additional rack space.

Built using fiber-optics, Ixia Flex Taps provide permanent access to network traffic and allow total traffic visibility for network monitoring and security devices—without introducing costly bottlenecks or points of failure. Compatible with all protocols and monitoring devices, Ixia Flex Taps can be deployed at any inline connection on the network without increasing overhead or management workflows.

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

Ixia, the Ixia logo, and Flex Tap are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ixia in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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