Ixia Updates WLAN Tester

Ixia announced the release of IxWLAN 6.00, its station emulator for testing WiFi devices and networks

March 31, 2006

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CALABASAS, Calif. -- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA - News), a leading, global provider of IP performance test systems, announced today the release of IxWLAN(TM) 6.00, its station emulator for testing Wi-Fi® devices and networks. Together with Ixia's family of testing products, the IxWLAN product enables enterprises, wireless ISPs, and device manufacturers to verify the real-world capability of today's Wi-Fi devices and networks to support high-value applications, including Voice over Wi-Fi networks and differentiated services based on secure network authentication.

IxWLAN supports a full range of protocols to comprehensively test the security infrastructure of an enterprise Wi-Fi network. IxWLAN 6.00 introduces testing of roaming capabilities, verifying not only the success or failure of a roam, but also providing detailed metrics that measure roam delays and packet losses. Additionally, IxWLAN 6.00 extends 802.11i security features into roaming, verifying the ability of an Access Point to expedite the connection when a user moves from one Access Point to another while maintaining security using cached keys. This feature is critical in newer deployments, such as Voice over Wi-Fi networks, to ensure that a network will not drop calls, and that it will not compromise the end users' privacy. IxWLAN 6.00's support for multiple SSIDs, configurable on a station-by-station basis, allows an equipment manufacturer or enterprise to verify that appropriate connectivity is provided when differentiated network services are delivered, and that a new Access Point will handle the necessary security and reliability requirements.

Combined with Ixia's family of testing hardware and software, IxWLAN allows enterprises to verify all stages of a Wi-Fi network deployment, from initial connection to the wired network through full testing of application capability and scalability, all while ensuring that the deployment adheres to critical security standards. IxWLAN can be used in conjunction with Ixia's IxChariot® application, the industry's leading tool for emulating real-world applications, to test the functionality of the Wi-Fi network, confirming that it will meet business requirements when put into service. IxWLAN also works seamlessly with other Ixia test applications, such as Ixia's IxLoad(TM) application, which accurately assesses the performance of networks under high traffic load; and Ixia's IxVoice(TM) application, which tests call setup in a Wi-Fi network. Automated performance, scalability, and functional analysis of system behavior can be assessed using Ixia's IxScriptMate(TM) application, which provides a rich suite of pre-built tests based on industry standard RFCs and individual customer requirements.

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