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Ixia President and CEO, Bethany Mayer, Honored by California Diversity Council as One of 2016 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology

Posted 10/17/2016

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2016-- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, announced today that Bethany Mayer, president and chief executive officer (CEO), has been recognized by the California Diversity Council as one the 2016 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. This award honors women who are breaking barriers in the technology field and setting high standards for themselves and others.

Bethany Mayer, who took over as president and CEO in late 2014, has been a driving force behind the company’s continued expansion of its product portfolio beyond network testing and into the visibility and security solutions markets.

New solutions introduced under Mayer’s leadership include Vision ONE™, a turnkey device that enables organizations to maintain security as well as identify and resolve performance problems across physical and virtual infrastructures from a single platform; ThreatARMOR™, which blocks up to 80 percent of malicious traffic, including botnets and ransomware; and CloudLens™, an integrated cloud visibility platform that enables organizations to easily and quickly deploy a highly scalable traffic monitoring system spanning private, public, and hybrid cloud deployments.

“Women in the technology industry face many unique challenges that are often beyond their control,” said Dennis Kennedy, founder and chairman of the National Diversity Council. “Our goal is to inspire young women to face obstacles with confidence and believe that their dreams of being a leader in the technology industry are attainable.”

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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

Ixia, the Ixia logo, Vision ONE, ThreatARMOR, and CloudLens 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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