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Ixia Unveils Latest NEBS Level 3 Certified Network Monitoring Solution
Ixia (News - Alert), a provider of converged IP network validation and network monitoring solutions, announced the launch of a carrier-grade, high-density, 40 Gbps network monitoring switch that is NEBS Level 3 certified for operation in mission-critical telecommunications environments.
The Anue NTO 5293 was tested and NEBS Level 3 certified by MET Laboratories (News - Alert), a leading NEBS test lab. The new Anue Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) 5293 is the latest solution to achieve NEBS Level 3 certification. It helps telecommunications, service providers and large enterprise customers improve data center productivity by connecting multiple monitoring tools to a large number of 40GbE, 10GbE and 1GbE interfaces.
The NEBS Level 3 certified network monitoring solution complements Ixia’s comprehensive portfolio of network monitoring switches designed to provide increased visibility into telecommunications and service provider networks, such as 4G LTE (News - Alert).
Ixia Anue NTO 5293 helps network engineers address the challenges associated with network monitoring and testing of complex networks with limited visibility access points.
With its ability to aggregate data from multiple network access points, Anue NTO 5293 delivers critical network traffic to the essential monitoring tools, helping network operators gain increased network visibility to deliver better business performance.
“As the mobile networks become more complex, the need for carrier-grade network monitoring switches continues to grow,” said Iain Gillott, founder and president of iGR, in a statement. “NEBS Level 3 certification is critical in telecommunications, especially as the mobile operators deploy 4G LTE network technologies and services.”
With NEBS Level 3 certification, Anue NTO 5293 is suitable for operating under extreme environments required to meet strict specifications for fire suppression, thermal margin testing, vibration resistance, airflow patterns, acoustic limits, failover and partial operational requirements, failure severity levels, RF emissions and tolerances, and testing/certification requirements.
“NEBS Level 3 certification is a very strict test regimen for the most demanding telecom environments,” said Troy Franklin, director of MET’s Environmental & Energy Laboratory, in a statement. “For example, the test environment includes failover and partial operational requirements, RF emissions and tolerances, and the testing of airflow patterns.”
In addition to Anue NTO 5293, Ixia offers Anue NTO 5273, a high-availability network monitoring switch designed to help service providers meet the increased bandwidth demands created by rapidly growing mobile and video content traffic. Also, its advanced packet processing capabilities enhance the ability to aggregate, replicate and filter network monitoring traffic.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli