Ixia Simulates P2P

New IxLoad P2P solution validates effect of P2P traffic on multiplay networks and performance of application-aware devices

June 19, 2008

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CALABASAS, Calif. -- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading, global provider of IP performance test systems, today announced the industry’s most realistic and scalable simulation of peer-to-peer (P2P) service traffic. Ixia’s IxLoad™ P2P solution gives service providers the ability to validate the effect of P2P traffic on revenue-generating services at citywide scale. It also enables network equipment manufacturers to thoroughly test the accuracy and reliability of the detection and classification mechanisms of deep packet inspection (DPI)-capable, application-aware devices.

P2P traffic produces between 30 percent and 60 percent of worldwide Internet traffic and, as a result, can negatively impact the quality of experience (QoE) of mission-critical services such as voice and video. To track and manage P2P consumption of bandwidth, service providers rely on DPI-capable devices. DPI enables service providers to gain much better visibility into how subscribers are using broadband services, thus helping to determine what kind of new services should be offered in the future. Better visibility into the network also translates into improved performance, troubleshooting, and security monitoring. Ixia’s P2P solution, in conjunction with other multiprotocol emulations, can be used to validate the bandwidth management and QoS schemes deployed to ensure quality of experience (QoE) is optimized for all users on the network.

Isocore, a leading technology validation and certification laboratory, used Ixia’s P2P solution to validate quality of service (QoS) performance of 10 Gbps application-aware devices. Application-layer forwarding is a very complex and resource-intensive task, making it critical to validate performance at line rates up to 10 Gbps.

“The P2P emulation provided by IxLoad simplifies the creation of real world test environment for verifying inline DPI solutions,” said Rajiv Papneja, director of Isocore. “The intuitive user interface, coupled with the capability to emulate many P2P flows in addition to built-in set of libraries further simplifies the usage and test configurations.”

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA)

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