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Ixia Takes Three Top Honors in the 12th Annual 2017 IT World Awards

Posted 05/30/2017

Company Wins Gold for Executive of the Year; Security Software; and Network Intelligence

IT Awards 2017CALABASAS, CA—May 30, 2017 – Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, announced today that Network Products Guide, a leading technology research and advisory guide, has named Ixia chief marketing officer (CMO), Marie Hattar, Ixia Vision ONE™, and Ixia Developer™ Gold winners in the 12th Annual 2017 IT World Awards® in the categories of Executive of the Year, Security Software, and Network Intelligence, respectively.

The IT World Awards recognition program is an annual achievements program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices.  It encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology. Winners from all over the world will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, June 26, 2017 during the 2017 Silicon Valley United States (SVUS) Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco.

Winning the gold for Executive of the Year (500 - 2,499 Employees) is Marie Hattar, CMO at Ixia.  Hattar is responsible for Ixia’s brand and global marketing efforts, including solutions marketing, corporate marketing, field marketing, corporate communications, and partner marketing.  She drives Ixia’s corporate positioning, messaging, and communications to both internal and external audiences.

Ixia’s Vision ONE product, which won top honors for Network Intelligence (500 - 2,499 Employees), is a turnkey device that helps enable organizations maintain security as well as identify and resolve performance problems across physical and virtual infrastructures from a single platform.  Vision ONE helps organizations fight against threats hidden in encrypted traffic, while feeding the right data to the right forensic solution, without negatively impacting performance.

The Ixia Developer solution took the gold for Security Software (500 - 2,499 Employees).  An agile application performance and security resilience test tool, this unique solution helps developers find bugs early in the development cycle.  Ixia Developer features an integrated debugger that helps locate the primary source of defects.  It offers an easy-to-use, fast, and responsive web-based user interface that significantly reduces the time it takes to move from test configuration to actual packets on the network.

About NPG’s IT World Awards

As the IT industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. The Annual IT World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as CEO World Awards, Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. To learn more, visit

About Ixia

Ixia, recently acquired by Keysight Technologies, provides testing, visibility, and security solutions, strengthening applications across networks and cloud environments 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 and cloud environments to make their applications stronger. Learn more at

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost.  Keysight's solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments.  Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets.  Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at

Ixia, the Ixia logo, Vision ONE, and Ixia Developer 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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