Ixia Appoints Biz Dev Exec

Ixia appoints Maik Lankau as VP of business development and global alliances

February 21, 2008

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CALABASAS, Calif. -- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA - News), a leading, global provider of IP performance test systems, today announced that Maik Lankau has been joined the company as vice president, business development and global alliances. In this newly created role, Mr. Lankau will play a pivotal role in expanding Ixia’s IP leadership in the next generation network technologies by pursuing strategic business opportunities, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, alliances, joint ventures and licensing agreements.

Mr. Lankau is an experienced telecommunications executive having most recently served as senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Allied Telesis where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s public relations strategy, sales efforts, sales/service support organizations on a global scale. In this position, he spearheaded entry into the carrier market with a focus on fortifying company’s presence in the tier 2/3 emerging carrier market segment. He simultaneously served as chairman of the EMEA region. Mr. Lankau also held the position of vice president, global carrier sales, business development and operations – EMEA at Allied Telesis.

“Ixia is entering its third growth phase from start-up to public company and now on to being the marketshare leader in key addressable markets,” said Atul Bhatnagar, Ixia’s president and COO. “Maik’s role is crucial to our growth strategy. His proven track record in advancing companys’ strategic and tactical goals through new business development and the creation of mutually beneficial alliances makes him the perfect fit for this role.”

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA)

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