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Ixia (XXIA) Enters into Distribution Agreement with Ingram Micro

Sep. 2, 2009 (Business Wire) — Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), a leading, global provider of IP performance test systems, today announced a strategic distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world’s largest technology distributor. Under this agreement, Ingram Micro will market and distribute Ixia’s IxChariot to its channel partners in the United States and Canada.

As companies’ networks and applications become increasingly complex, network performance becomes mission critical. Applications such as VoIP, video on demand, and intelligent enterprise applications introduce potential network bottlenecks that must be isolated and corrected. IxChariot is the industry’s leading test tool for simulating real-world applications to predict device and system performance under realistic load conditions.

“With over 6000 customers, IxChariot is the industry’s definitive standard for small-to-medium enterprise (SME) network testing,” said Atul Bhatnagar, president and CEO of Ixia. “Through Ingram Micro’s vast network, more system integrators and enterprises will be able to integrate this valuable tool into their IT networking arsenal.”

As the most flexible network assessment tool on the market, IxChariot has been used by enterprises and industry leading publications to stage numerous performance tests on networks such as wireless LANs, converged networks, and next-generation 3G networks. IxChariot has its own online user forum available at www.testtalk.net and sample test plans available at www.ixchariot.com.

“IxChariot is an excellent tool for both our resellers and their end-users,” said Eric Kohl, director, vendor management at Ingram Micro. “System integrators and VARs can use IxChariot for network assessment and planning as a value-added service to their customers, while enterprise customers can perform regular assessment and problem isolation for their networks and applications.”

About Ixia

Ixia is a leading supplier of test, measurement and service verification solutions to Internet equipment manufacturers, carriers, service providers, government agencies and enterprises. Ixia’s platform is used to test IP networking equipment of all types and sizes, with powerful and flexible test applications that handle the widest range of Internet usage – from routing and switching to converged applications traffic to validating the service quality of live networks and services. Ixia’s multiplay test solutions are acknowledged as the market leader – addressing the growing need to test voice, video, and data services and network capability under real-world conditions.

About Ingram Micro

As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves 150 countries and is the only broad-based global IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

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