xStream 10


Specifications Performance

Hardware Throughput

  • 480Gbps; no packets dropped as long as monitor traffic does not exceed monitor port bandwidth


  • Cut-Through


  • Ultra-low latency of 650 nanoseconds, any packet size, any-port to any-port, any amount of regeneration and filtering (excluding aggregation head-of-line blocking delays)

Load Balancing

  • Flow coherent, hash-based, 5-tuple (SIP, DIP, SPORT, DPORT, protocol), 2-tuple (SIP+DIP) for GTP and other protocols, or other combinations of L2-L4 header fields including SMAC, DMAC, ethertype, and VLAN; out-of-band, inline, tool sharing; 10G-to-1G distribution; link-state awareness; Heartbeat monitoring of inline tool health; 1 to 20 independent load balance groups with up to 20 load-balanced outputs per group

High Availability

  • Two xStream devices can be connected together via network ports to form a high availability solution. Configuration and state are constantly synchronized between them.

Port Mapping

  • Aggregation, any number of ports; regeneration, any number of ports; any-to-any, any-to-many, many-to-any, and many-to-many; any port can be used as an input, an output, or both simultaneously
Key Features
  • Filtering increases efficiency and maximizes tool utilization by sending each tool only the traffic it needs.
  • Tool load balancing protects the investment in existing monitoring tools by splitting the load from 10G links to 1G and 10G tools.
  • Relieves oversubscribed tools through load balancing and packet slicing.
  • Aggregation of input traffic from multiple links.
  • Any-to-any, many-to-many port mapping.

Comprehensive security packet brokering for 10G networks, delivering filtering, aggregation, and load-balancing.

The Ixia xStream™ 10 is a network packet broker for monitoring high-speed network traffic in in-line networks, letting you share the network’s rapidly increasing traffic load among multiple tools. The need to record and inspect all traffic on high-volume 10G networks puts pressure on organizations to invest heavily in new tools, or risk oversubscribing their current tools.

Ixia xStream

Now, xStream 10 enables deployment of multiple tools in parallel, with traffic balanced between them. This approach allows you to use IPSs, firewalls, Web accelerators, and other inline tools more efficiently.