Ixia Upgrade IxANVL Testing Tool

Calabasas-based Ixia said today that it has upgraded its IxANVL Conformance Testing tool, adding Microsoft Windows automation support and new protocols. The company said that it now supports testing of Metro Ethernet MEF9, MPLS VPN protocols, and SIP for Voice over IP. The new tool also now supports both Linux and Windows for controlling the solution. SIP is the protocol used by most Voice-over-IP providers, and is an industry standard used to allow for interoperability between VoIP software. MPLS is used in creating private networks. Ixia develops Ethernet and other testing tools used by manufacturers and service providers to verify their equipment and infrastructure.