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Ixia and LiveAction Deliver Real-Time Big Data Security Insights

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Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) and LiveAction, a leader in application-aware network performance management, announced their combined solution for innovative real-time big data collection, analysis and visualization. The joint solution arms IT with the reliable and accurate information it needs to quickly isolate and correct dangerous application performance issues and cyber security threats.

The combined solution gives administrators the ability to quickly identify the users, device types, operating systems and applications that generate excessive traffic or security threats and to isolate the data based on geographic domain. Armed with reliable and accurate real-time big data analytics, IT can quickly isolate and correct threatening issues. The solution can also share data so that the customer can get more return from their investment in legacy tools, in addition to leveraging the powerful capabilities of LiveAction.

Benefits of the joint solution include:

  • Deep packet inspection for rich application classification, geo-location and device details.
  • Efficient access to all enterprise traffic needed for analysis.
  • Reporting on which users, applications and device types generate excessive traffic.
  • Innovative visualization and real-time big data analytics for faster troubleshooting of application performance and cyber security threats.
  • ATI Processor shares data with LiveAction, as well as other tools, to protect customers’ legacy tool investments.

“Applications that are unknown to the network tools are blind spots, which can cause a broad range of performance and security issues, and the traditional piecemeal solutions don’t provide the insight needed,” said John K. Smith, CTO of LiveAction. “With the addition of Ixia’s IxFlow data to our Application Aware Network Performance Management solution, our customers now have the effective visibility and smart analysis that meets the challenges they face daily.”

Ixia’s Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Processor uses deep packet inspection to identify the unknown applications, as well as the geographic details and operating systems being used by the network devices. Using Ixia’s IxFlow, an enhanced NetFlow data feed, the detailed data is exported through the IPFIX protocol to LiveAction for analysis, which then reports the unique details in a rich variety of visualization formats.

About Ixia

Ixia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic connected technologies and services. Through actionable insights that accelerate and secure application and service delivery, Ixia’s customers benefit from faster time to market, optimized application performance and higher-quality deployments.

About LiveAction

LiveAction is an application centric software company combining network and application performance management with powerful visualization, analytics and control. Initially developed to aid the US Department of Defense in the operation of its networks, LiveAction’s software includes an innovative and interactive visual display with real-time big data analytics and deep control of network hardware. LiveAction is simplifying the network enabling easy troubleshooting with QoS control and WAN functionality developed through engineering partnerships with Cisco Systems. Learn more at

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