The acquisition of BreakingPoint enables Ixia to provide an end-to-end solution that monitors, tests, and optimizes converged networks. BreakingPoint is a leader in security testing. On 4 June 2012 Ixia announced the completion of the acquisition of Anue Systems, Inc. (“Anue”), a leading developer of network visibility solutions. Bandwidth-heavy trends like mobility, virtualization, bring-your-own device policies and pervasive video are straining corporate networks, as most systems can tell you. The current threat landscape is changing everything -- from the way we conduct business, to how we protect data and secure infrastructures, to the ways we train cyber warriors," said Vic Alston, Ixia's president and chief executive officer. BreakingPoint delivers the only products capable of battle-testing IT infrastructures, training cyber warriors, tuning systems and policies, and transforming security processes to be proactive and effective. BreakingPoint bridges the gap between IT testing, monitoring and operations, delivering advance insight to harden highly dynamic converged and mobile networks, virtualized data centers and applications.
A web report noted nearly half of enterprise networks to become obsolete by 2016? Keeping up to date is a must as the landscape changes. A published report also found that companies are taking risks by pushing technology assets to their limits, since two-thirds of all devices assessed by Dimension Data in 2011 had at least one known security vulnerability, says Van Deusen. Four of the 10 most prevalent security vulnerabilities were new, according to the findings, while three earned a "high severity" rating and one a "critical" rating. Van Deusen says the findings underscore how important it is for organizations to ensure that their patch-management processes are comprehensive and that they screen for security vulnerabilities regularly. "Maybe they have a policy in place, but they haven't actively gone back and evaluated whether theThe most significant finding was the trend toward mobility, he says. "Our prediction is that 802.11 penetration will be greater than 50% next year. As we continue this evolution and client consumerization is putting more pressure on moving from wired to wireless, we're seeing a more rapid move from 802.11b/g/a networks to new standard, 802.11n networks, which were existing Wi-Fi networks that didn't support video and high-bandwidth trends that is the requirement now,'' he says. "As IT organizations are consuming more [bandwidth] quickly, they need to support the continued trend toward 802.11n standard." TESTING TESTING Testing LTE and WI/FI