Ixia was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California. The Company provides application performance and security resilience network test and network visibility solutions that validate, secure, and optimize businesses' physical and virtual networks. The Company has operations in EMEA and Asia Pacific region. It offers an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic, connected technologies and services. The Company uses direct sales force to market and sell its products and solutions and has number of ongoing programs to support the sale and distribution of products and solutions and to inform existing and potential customers, partners and distributors about the capabilities and benefits of systems. The Company serves network equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises and government agencies. The Company competes with network test and monitoring solution vendors such as Spirent Communications, Gigamon, Danaher, Aeroflex, JDS Uniphase, and NetScout.