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Ixia's Market Leading Application Delivery Test Solution Used to Validate F5's High Performance VIPRION System

Interop demos illustrate the intelligence and capacity required to test and scale for next generation networks and applications (e.g., IPTV, VoIP, Triple Play)

Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), a leading, global provider of IP performance test systems, and F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that they will be jointly demonstrating F5®VIPRION® on-demand Application Delivery Controller (ADC) capabilities at Interop Las Vegas, April 27 - May 2. A demonstration showcasing high-volume web and video traffic performance will be available in Ixia's booth #2011. A demonstration in F5's booth #627 will focus on how enterprises can scale their application-delivery infrastructures with VIPRION, while reducing data center power consumption, rack space requirements, and management overhead.

Next generation data centers focus on consolidating services and integrating platforms to deliver improved performance and increased efficiency. F5's VIPRION is an advanced, modular hardware platform that delivers the industry's highest on-demand performance, with 36 Gbps of layer 7 throughput, 1 million connections per second, and 200,000 SSL transactions per second. Service providers and enterprises benefit from F5 delivering a complete, simplified, and powerful application-fluent infrastructure.

"Ixia's large-scale testing capability enabled us to increase our VIPRION test coverage and achieve our optimal goals, while reducing the overall amount of test equipment required," said Karen Jester, Senior Director of Product Management at F5.

Validating VIPRION's scalability requires a sophisticated and scalable test platform. Ixia's Application Delivery test solution, which is comprised of its XM12 hardware platform and its premier layer 7 IxLoad test application, delivers the industry's highest density 10 Gbps line-rate with layer 7 traffic. IxLoad uses real-world subscriber modeling to accurately simulate typical traffic patterns that flow through data centers. Ixia will use IxLoad and the XM12 chassis to demonstrate VIPRION's performance by generating high volumes of converged services traffic simultaneously, including HTTP, SSL, P2P, RTSP, and Microsoft SharePoint.

"Demonstrating F5's VIPRION ADC platform with Ixia's Application Delivery test solution was an opportunity we couldn't pass up," said Anupam Sahai, Vice President of Marketing at Ixia. "As applications continue to grow in complexity, ADCs become vital to data center operations and our realistic tests are being used to power the VIPRION performance demonstration at Interop."

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5 provides solutions that make applications secure, fast, and available for everyone. By adding intelligence and manageability into the network to offload applications and optimize the data storage layer, F5 extends the power of intelligent networking to all levels of application delivery. F5's extensible architecture intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability. Over 16,000 organizations and service providers worldwide trust F5 to keep their applications running. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices worldwide. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

About Ixia

Ixia is a leading provider of IP performance test systems and service verification platforms for IP-based infrastructure and services. Ixia's test systems are used by network and telephony equipment manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, service providers, governments, and enterprises to validate the capabilities and reliability of complex IP networks, devices, and applications. Ixia's triple play test systems address the growing need to test voice, video, and data services and network capability under real-world conditions.

For more information, contact Ixia at 26601 W. Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 871-1800, Fax: (818) 871-1805; Email: info@ixiacom.com or visit our website at http://www.ixiacom.com.

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