Ixia Prevents DDoS Attacks

Ixia introduces IxAttack application to help prevent crippling Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks

April 24, 2002

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CALABASAS, Calif. -- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of high-speed, multiport network performance analysis systems introduced today IxAttack, a wire-speed Distributed Denial Of Service (DoS) attack generation application.DDoS attacks are malicious acts intended to tie up Internet servers, networking facilities, such as routers and gateways, and end user client machines. These attacks are designed to hinder networking devices from performing their normal function. Although DoS attacks may be targeted at any networking device, most attacks are aimed at servers since these devices are more visible, and crippling them affects all client machines utilizing them. "Service providers, content providers, and application service providers, all face the risk of having their networking devices severely affected by DoS Attacks,” said Eran Karoly, vice president of marketing for Ixia, "Until today there was no practical way of testing the resiliency of networking devices against such attacks. With the introduction of Ixia’s wire-speed DDoS attack generation application, providers can now simulate a variety of DoS attacks against their network devices at full wire speed, thus emulating a real-life DoS attack.”Ixia

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