Frost & Sullivan 2017 Global Network Packet Brokers Market Leadership Award

Frost and Sullivan NPB award


Ixia Network Packet Broker (NPB) solutions secured the 2017 Global Market Leadership Award from Frost and Sullivan through continuous focus on excellence in security, network monitoring, and performance.

Frost and Sullivan’s award recognizes Ixia’s leadership in demonstrating and delivering superior value to customers along with establishing differentiated competitive positioning to build a strong brand.

By providing high performance and superior visibility into the network, without any loss of data capture, Ixia NPBs have achieved such brand recognition in the end-to-end monitoring market that they are considered a one-stop-shop solution for service providers and enterprises.

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Better network visibility needs the highest performance hardware running the most intelligent data handling software. See how easy it is to deploy inline and out-of-band network visibility.

Architect Your Network For Growth And Visibility

When selecting a visibility solution, performance matters. Measure for yourself why Ixia is the industry leader in network packet broker performance.

4x Better Performance



8x Easier to Use

Zero Packet Loss

High Availability

Simultaneous Concurrent Features
Ixia Advantage: Performance


If you had a choice between one processor and two, which would you pick? Ixia network packet brokers have four times higher performance because we use a high performance FPGA to make sure you never drop a packet.

Ixia Advantage: Ease of Use


Would you rather program every connection one at a time or drag and drop them? What if one way was much faster and much less prone to mistakes? Find out how:


Ixia Advantage: Zero Packet Loss



Would you be worried if your network packet broker was dropping packets? You should put yours to the test because many customers are discovering their current visibility solution is not keeping up.

Ixia Advantage: High Availability


Will you still be protected if your security infrastructure suffers a temporary outage? Or be able to upgrade without service disruption? Make sure security and monitoring tools can recover from unexpected disruptions with the industry's fastest failover.


Ixia Advantage: Concurrent Features



You buy a full-featured network packet broker because of its rich feature set.  You should ensure that you can run simultaneous features since some packet brokers do not allow that.  Ixia network packet brokers give you the flexibility and choice to select and deploy the features you want and need. 


Inline Security

  • Inspect live traffic without risk to availability

  • Ensure continuous security with fast failover

  • Update security appliances without downtime

Diagram of Ixia Inline Security solution.


Inline Security Products:

Out-of-Band Monitoring

  • Give tools access to all relevant network traffic

  • Deliver data with speed and accuracy

  • Make changes easily, as often as you need

Diagram depicting out-of-band monitoring.

Out-of-Band Monitoring Products:

Network Visibility Use Cases

Once you see what a good network visibility solution can do, you will find there are lots of ways to implement them. While not all use cases will apply to every network configuration, every enterprise will benefit from a network architecture review.


Here are some general categories of visibility solutions:


  • Improve network security
  • Provide cost reduction capabilities
  • Speed up troubleshooting efforts
  • Improve network reliability
  • Remove network blind spots
  • Optimize network performance
  • Strengthen regulatory compliance initiatives

the ixia Security Fabric: The architecture powering Ixia Visibility

The Ixia Security Fabric™ uses context-awareness and security intelligence to deliver de-duplicated and highly relevant traffic to your inline and out-of-band security and monitoring tools. Powered by dual data processing engines, Security Fabric is the foundation for stronger inline and out-of-band security and monitoring deployments.

The Ixia Security Fabric provides complete data access, resilience, context-aware data processing, and security intelligence processing to ensure the right data gets to the right tools, even at high speeds.

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