Ixia Teams Up With Sourcefire to Maximize Network Protection and Harden the Security Posture of Global Enterprises

Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:30am EST

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Ixia Teams Up With Sourcefire to Maximize Network Protection and Harden the Security Posture of Global Enterprises

Sourcefire Next-Generation IPS and Anue NTO joint solution maximizes network protection by providing visibility into and halting new threats and vulnerabilities

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) today announced it has joined the Sourcefire Technology Partner Program. The joint solution uses Sourcefire Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems and the Ixia Anue Net Tool Optimizer® to provide IT organizations a dynamic approach to defending the network — one that uses awareness and automation to provide visibility and context while constantly adapting to new threats, new vulnerabilities and common network changes.

News highlights: Anue NTO and Sourcefire NGIPS protect data center networks:

  • Through the partnership, the Anue NTO provides the Sourcefire NGIPS with complete network visibility to maximize protection and security investments by aggregating, sharing and load balancing data from multiple network access points.
  • Sourcefire NGIPS sets a new standard for advanced threat protection, integrating real-time contextual awareness, intelligent security automation and unprecedented performance with industry-leading threat prevention effectiveness.
  • The combined solution integrates with Security Information and Event Management products to enable dynamic, adaptable threat response.


“Defending a complex network against ever-increasing advanced persistent threats is a growing challenge for global enterprises,” said John Delfeld, director, business development for Ixia Network Visibility Solutions. “In order to do this effectively, you need a technology solution that provides advanced threat protection and improves network visibility. With the Sourcefire NGIPS and Anue NTO combination, enterprises gain a highly scalable and adaptable security solution that will safeguard their networks from threats, vulnerabilities and common network changes.”

“Today’s sophisticated threat landscape demands security solutions that can scale with ever-increasing traffic bandwidth and proactively adapt to best protect customer data,” said Douglas Hurd, director of technical alliances at Sourcefire. “Through the Sourcefire Technology Partner Program, Ixia and Sourcefire are providing our customers with an integrated, intelligence-led approach to security that leverages the existing security infrastructure to combat targeted attacks.”

About Ixia

Ixia provides the industry’s most comprehensive converged IP network validation and network visibility solutions. Equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises and government agencies use Ixia solutions to design, verify and monitor a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/LTE equipment and networks. Ixia test solutions emulate realistic media-rich traffic and network conditions so that customers can optimize and validate the design, performance and security of their pre-deployment networks. Ixia intelligent network visibility solutions provide clarity into physical and virtual production networks for improved performance, security, resiliency and application delivery of cloud, data center and service provider networks. For more information, visit www.ixiacom.com.

About Sourcefire

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, is transforming the way global large- to mid-size organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. With solutions from a next-generation network security platform to advanced malware protection, Sourcefire provides customers with Agile Security® that is as dynamic as the real world it protects and the attackers against which it defends. Trusted for more than 10 years, Sourcefire has been consistently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership with numerous patents, world-class research, and award-winning technology. Today, the name Sourcefire has grown synonymous with innovation, security intelligence and agile end-to-end security protection. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit www.sourcefire.com.

Ixia Editorial Contact:
Andrea Zack, 512-821-6009

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