Network Emulation & Validation Testing

Network Emulation & Validation Testing

Network Testing has been the foundation of Empowered's business for over 16 years.

As Ixia's Elite Channel Partner in Canada we provide sales and support for the full suite of Ixia's industry leading solutions, aimed at network equipment manufacturers, carriers & service providers, enterprises, and government agencies.

Ixia logoIxia is a leading supplier of converged network and application performance testing solutions for a broad range of IP and 3G/LTE networking equipment. Ixia's test and simulation platforms generate realistic, media-rich traffic to stress routers, switches, and converged network appliances, providing the most comprehensive solution for testing converged IP services from the wireless edge to the Internet core.

Emulation and Validation Solutions

Network Emulator II is a precision test instrument for 10GbE, 1GbE, and 100MbE Ethernet impairment. The device allows users to accurately emulate the real network conditions that occur over live production LAN/WAN networks. By emulating realistic and worst-case network conditions in the lab, users can validate and test performance of new hardware, protocols, and applications to prevent failures in production networks.


Key Testing Applications, Platforms & Load Modules

IxNetwork, IxANVL and IxN2X

IxLoad and BreakingPoint

XGS-HS, XGS-SD, XGS2 and XM2 chassis

Load Modules for 1 GbE, 10 GbE, 40/100 GbE and 400GbE

Network Emulation Solutions


Ixia's Testing Applications focus on network infrastructure, applications, security, mobility and more. For hardware platforms, Ixia offers a portable 2 slot chassis, and a 12 slot rack-mount chassis available in several flavours, plus several "appliance" platforms. Load modules provide different speeds, port counts and capabilities, to be leveraged with different testing applications.

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Virtual Testing for Cloud, SDN and NFV

Solution Overviews for Data Center / Cloud, Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

BreakingPoint™ VE Application & Security Resilience Testing


Virtualization is key in both testing and target environments, driven by strong trends and growth in SDN and NFV. IxVM is the foundation of your virtual development and testing environment. RackSim simulates large-scale Virtual Data Centers of servers, virtual assets, networks, and storage devices, in a single appliance.



Enterprise Network Assessment & Testing

IxChariot - Assess Performance, Pre-Deployment

IxChariot Pro - Active Status & Performance Monitoring

PerfectStormONE - Security, Performance & Resiliency Testing

IxChariot is the industry's leading test tool for simulating real-world applications under load, to assess performance and reliability over wired and wireless networks.

IxChariot Pro actively monitors service & performance, as operational monitoring for production and field, to measure & verify network infrastructure.

PerfectStorm ONE is a network test and assessment solution designed for Enterprise, that measures security resiliency, regression tests changes, and conducts proof-of-concept (POC) testing of new equipment, pre-purchase - all with "buy-only-what-you-need" licensing.


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Empowered - Your Experts in Network Testing

  • 18+ years of experience and customer relationships with Canada's leading Equipment Manufacturers, Service Providers, Enterprise & Government.
  • Unparalleled depth and breadth of experience as a specialist in Network Testing, for all network technologies, at any scale
  • Professional Services include: Test Plan Development, System Implementation, Integration & Automation, Training and EmpoweredCare Support


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