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Ixia Partners with Empowered Networks to Provide Innovative Visibility and Test Portfolio

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) announced a partnership agreement with Empowered Networks, a leading Canadian value-added reseller, to offer service providers, enterprises and network equipment manufacturers more comprehensive and complete solutions to address today's complex network requirements. With the partnership, Empowered becomes an Ixia Elite Channel Partner in Canada offering Ixia’s complete portfolio of industry-leading network visibility, security test and network test solutions.

Empowered brings more than 16 years of experience and customer relationships as a recognized leader in delivering world-class network testing and visibility solutions to customers in Canada. By joining forces with Ixia as part of its Channel Xcelerate program, Empowered will enable its customers to test, assess and monitor their networks with the:

  • Network Visibility Architecture that includes network access solutions, network packet brokers, application and session visibility solutions and an integrated management platform.
  • Security Test solutions that allow organizations to assess network security performance and resiliency by testing and validating network and security devices with real-world application traffic and attacks.
  • Wireless and Wireline Network Test solutions and services that deliver the high scale and realism needed to test and validate the scale and performance of networks, devices and services.

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“Empowered combines industry-leading products with our technical, engineering and consulting expertise to provide the solutions our customers need,” said Brian Hepburn, CEO of Empowered Networks. “By working with Ixia to provide the industry’s broadest portfolio of network visibility and test solutions, our customers gain access to the tools and actionable insights they need to optimize and validate network performance and application delivery and the value their network investments contribute to their business.”

“Demands on networks are increasing with business-critical applications taking up more and more bandwidth and malicious attacks becoming a frequent occurrence. Any network downtime or lost data can have very real business implications,” said Lori Cornmesser, Vice President of Global Channel Sales at Ixia. “We’re excited to team up with Empowered Networks to help provide its customers with technology solutions, as well as in-depth knowledge and support, to ensure that their networks work – every time and everywhere.”

About Empowered Networks

Empowered Networks® is a specialized Systems Integrator, providing services and solutions that leverage technology to empower your business. With a team of over 70 technical professionals, we solve the toughest technical problems, extend teams, recommend, deploy and integrate the right hardware and software, and deliver unparalleled support to some of Canada’s most successful enterprises in telecom, financial services, education, technology, and government. A privately-held Canadian company headquartered in Toronto, Empowered has offices in Moncton, Montréal, Ottawa, Waterloo, Calgary and Vancouver. For more information, please call 1.877.325.1855 or visit www.empowered.ca.

About Ixia

Ixia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic, connected technologies and services. Through actionable insights that accelerate and secure application and service delivery, Ixia's customers benefit from faster time to market, optimized application performance and higher-quality deployments. Learn more at http://www.ixiacom.com.

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