Ixia enhances network assessment, monitoring platform with new Wi-Fi capabilities

Network testing, visibility, and security solutions provider Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) has introduced new Wi-Fi readiness capabilities that have been added to the company´s network assessment and monitoring platform Hawkeye, the company said.

Ixia´s Hawkeye, which proactively generates and analyzes synthetic network and application traffic to assess how applications and services will perform, now includes proactive monitoring of Wi-Fi readiness. Expanded coverage in Hawkeye spans wide area networks (WAN), local area networks (LAN) virtual private networks (VPN) and cloud access to wireless LAN (WLAN) architectures. As a result, Hawkeye can validate that complex business-critical services over Wi-Fi are available 24×7.

Hawkeye simulates application traffic and sends key performance metrics to a central console enabling IT professionals to easily detect, diagnose, and fix network performance issues before they impact end users. Hawkeye also includes a cloud option that can be run with the central console, hosted from a single site or data center, and accessed publicly by teams at multiple locations.

Hawkeye is a key component of Ixia´s growing network visibility portfolio which includes network taps for access to security and management devices, network packet brokers for amplified security and efficient monitoring, and bypass switches for automated failover protection.

Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks to make their applications stronger.