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Ixia, QualiSystems, and ONPATH Technologies Partner to Provide Complete Lab Automation Solution for Network Testing

Enables a Single, Automated Network Test Lab That Is Globally Accessible 24/7 (April 16, 2012)

CALABASAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/16/12 -- Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), the leading global provider of converged IP and wireless network test solutions, announced today that it has forged a strategic partnership with test automation industry leaders QualiSystems and ONPATH Technologies. The partnership offers users complete, integrated test lab automation, from network test and measurement equipment, lab topology control, lab re-cabling and reconfiguration, to resource tracking, schedule management, and analytic software. The combined solution addresses network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), service providers, enterprises, and government agencies needing lab consolidation that is globally accessible, centralized control of multi-vendor test gear, automation of manual testing, and off-hours testing for effective resource management.

Along with tightening budgets, the complexity of today's networks, applications, and services has fueled the need for more effective and efficient test solutions. By consolidating lab functions and automatically re-cabling the lab for each test, test lab managers can do much more within their existing budget. Ixia's Test Composer automation software effortlessly operates with QualiSystems and ONPATH products, offering Ixia customers quick access to a consolidated lab automation environment.

QualiSystem's TestShell™ software enables control over Ixia test equipment and other resources in the lab, simplifying reconfiguration of devices as necessary to execute each test. With its embedded integration and control over ONPATH physical layer switches, the combined solution enables extensive, global lab management, topology creation, test bed and device under test (DUT) provisioning, and full-blown test automation. This high level of integration and control with "push button" ease accelerates productivity and increases overall lab performance.

With Ixia's Test Composer and test solutions, customers needing a single-source solution automation test package are able to upgrade to include QualiSystems and ONPATH.

ONPATH Technologies, will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, April 18 at 1:00PM EDT "Test Lab Automation for Tomorrow: IT Testing Complexity - Simplified." The webinar will feature Roger Hine, Principal Engineer at LabPath Automation, and the panelist discussion will include Jim Smith, Ixia's Vice President of Marketing, Brian McCann, CEO of ONPATH Technologies, and Lior Koriat, CEO of QualiSystems.

"Ixia is working aggressively to provide our customers with the breadth and depth of test solutions they require," said Jim Smith, VP of Marketing at Ixia. "Test automation can be a competitive game changer for our customers, bringing time-to-market advantages, productivity gains, and CapEx savings. Our partnership with QualiSystems and ONPATH brings the right systems together to provide the high-level of control and automation necessary to handle the complexity of today's networks."

"ONPATH is excited to partner with these leading companies to deliver automated lab connectivity that enables customers to increase testing productivity and optimize their budgets," said Gene Litt, VP of Marketing for ONPATH. "Ixia's industry-leading test platforms and world-class support put them in a unique position to help customers accelerate the adoption of this turn-key test automation solution."

"QualiSystems is proud to collaborate with industry-leading vendors," said Eitan Lavie, VP of Product Management and Marketing for QualiSystems. "By offering a complete hardware and software solution for test lab automation, we bring higher value to existing customers, especially in large scale testing and network labs."


About Ixia
Ixia provides the industry's most comprehensive converged IP testing solution -- from the wireless edge to the Internet core. Network equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies use Ixia's industry-leading test and simulation platforms to design and validate a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/LTE networking equipment and networks. Ixia's solutions create real-world conditions by emulating a full range of high-scaling networking protocols and generating media-rich application traffic to validate performance, conformance and security of cloud, core, data center, wireless and multiplay networks. For more information, visit www.ixiacom.com.

About QualiSystems
QualiSystems is a leading provider of Enterprise software solutions for Lab Management, Device Provisioning and Test Automation that drive innovation, efficiency and ROI. QualiSystems' TestShell™ Framework is used in the networking and storage environment to manage and drive large scale testing labs. The framework enables engineers to optimize lab performance and increase testing coverage while expanding equipment utilization, reducing setup time and accelerating testing. QualiSystems' solutions were already proven as an industry-critical solution in North America, APAC, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.qualisystems.com.

About ONPATH Technologies
ONPATH Technologies is the leading provider of scalable connectivity and monitoring solutions for high-performance networks. With a history spanning over 25 years, ONPATH is a spin-out of Brocade Communications' physical layer switch business. ONPATH's Universal Connectivity System™ and HorizON™ Software deliver an advanced platform that automates and secures data center and test infrastructure to help network managers conserve time, increase utilization, and save money compared to manual patching or complex mesh switching architectures. For more information, visit www.onpathtech.com.

Ixia and the Ixia four-petal logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Ixia. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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