Keysight Technologies announced significant platform additions to Ixia’s network, application and security test portfolio that includes IxNetwork, IxLoad, and BreakingPoint.
Ixia enhanced its IxOS common test platform to enable users to run the chassis management interface on an IPv6 or dual-stack network. The company also simplified the platform with auto-discovery and bulk updates, chassis chaining across Windows/Linux and an enhanced multi-user experience in shared testbeds. A new quick response (QR) code feature presents details about the test system with a scan from a mobile device for convenient asset management.
IxNetwork enables network equipment manufacturers, service providers, and enterprises to perform Layer 2-3 network performance testing. Users can now run the same rigorous tests from anywhere, at any time, through a new HTML5 web user interface. The light-weight UI simplifies the user workflow, enables collaboration, offers flexible deployment and addresses security concerns with Windows-based applications.
IxLoad provides scalable multiplay service emulations to validate application delivery platforms to help service providers and enterprises optimize end-users’ quality of experience (QoE). IxLoad now offers complete support for TLS 1.3 including symmetric pre-shared key (PSK) and zero round-trip time (0-RTT) for comprehensive TLS 1.3 validation. IxLoad tests video delivery services to validate the scale and QoE of streaming over the new Quick UDP internet connections. IxLoad VE enables testing of application delivery networks and service chaining in virtual environments by simplifying test topologies and increasing performance including rapid validation of VNFs and rapid deployment of NFV architectures running in private and public clouds (Azure and AWS).
Offering seven times the TLS test performance than the previous version, the BreakingPoint application and network security testing solution, combined with CloudStorm, enables customers to validate performance and security efficacy of TLS inspection devices with mixed applications and cyber threats cloaked in TLS. The solution also supports the use of REST API and API browsers to improve automation and build robust DevOps testing practices for validation of updates, as well as change management. BreakingPoint Virtual Edition (VE) is now supported on Azure and AWS, enabling organizations to tackle cloud migration with confidence and optimize costs by testing their cloud performance and security prior to deployment.