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									Editorial Contacts:
        Frank Zajaczkowski, Ixia, 818.871.1800,
        Lori Choi, Ixia, 818.444.2334,
        Greg Wood, Internet2, 202-331-5360,

  Ixia Joins with Internet2 to Aannounce Equipment Donation Program for
                           University Network Labs

        Internet Labs at More Than 40 Universities to Receive Donations of Ixia Traffic
                    Generation and Performance Analysis Test Equipment

CALABASAS, CA, August 19, 2002 - Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of high-speed,
multiport network performance analysis and optimization systems, joined with the Internet2
consortium in announcing plans for a new University Equipment Donation program. Ixia, an
industry sponsor of Internet2, will donate traffic generation and performance testing equipment
to more than 40 participating Internet2 universities and colleges during 2002, with additional
donations anticipated in 2003.

    “Testing is a fundamental step in the development of any new networking
   technology,” explained Guy Almes, chief engineer for Internet2. “In teaming with
   Ixia on this equipment donation program, Internet2 is assisting member universities
   to expand the breadth of their Internet research and development activities, as well as
   encourage hands-on testing and experimentation by students.”

As part of its commitment to furthering advancements in Internet research and development, Ixia
formed the Ixia University Partners Program (IxUPP). The University Equipment Donation
effort is part of the IxUPP and is offered in collaboration with Internet2. Through the IxUPP Ixia
also provides state-of-the-art hardware and software to several Ixia-sponsored university Test
Labs for their use in conducting interoperability and performance tests of Internet vendor-ware.
Current sponsored university test labs include: North Carolina State University’s Centennial
Networking Lab, the University of Florida’s Network Services Interoperability Lab, the
University of Hawaii’s Advanced Network Computing Lab, and the University of New
Hampshire’s Interoperability Lab, Weber State University, and Widener University. Product
discounts are also available to non-profit, academic institutions as part of the IxUPP.

   “The Ixia University Partner Program demonstrates Ixia’s commitment to
   universities and our belief that through expanding student and researchers’ access to
   quality test gear, we are contributing to the future Internet workforce and technology
   base,” explained Eran Karoly, Ixia’s vice president of marketing.

The initial phase of this program will include donation of IXIA 1600 chassis and Multilayer
Gigabit Ethernet cards to more than 40 universities and colleges. Applications for the current
round of donations are being accepted through September 6, 2002 on the Internet2 website at Criteria for selecting recipient universities include:
upcoming plans for testing of routers, switches or other Internet-related systems; requirements by
researchers for traffic generation, performance analysis, or protocol conformance testing
equipment; as well as use of the equipment in hands-on undergraduate or graduate student course
work. Shipment of equipment to recipient universities is expected to begin in late September

Over 190 universities and colleges in the United States are Internet2 members and will be
eligible for periodic donations of Internet test equipment and software by Ixia. Most of these
universities are classified as doctoral / research universities by the Carnegie Foundation’s
classification of higher education institutions and are actively involved in Internet related
research and development efforts.

About Ixia
Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) delivers powerful, distributed, multiport traffic generators, and
performance/conformance analyzers for wire-speed verification of optical networking
equipment, LAN, MAN, WAN multi-layer switches and routers, and sophisticated routing
protocols. Its products utilize a variety of interfaces - Packet Over SONET, BERT, 10 Gigabit
Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, and USB. Ixia’s network operations
applications address the industry’s growing requirements for a higher level of control over
network optimization, traffic engineering, traffic profiling, and security. Ixia’s analysis solutions
are distinguished by their accuracy, reliability, high port density, support for emerging protocol
standards, conformance adherence, and adaptability to the industry's constant evolution.

For more information, contact Ixia at 26601 W. Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 871-
1800, Fax: (818) 871-1805; Email: or visit our Web Site at

About Internet2(R)
Led by over 190 U.S. universities, working with industry and government, Internet2 is
developing and deploying advanced network applications and technologies for research and
higher education, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet. Internet2 recreates the
partnerships among academia, industry, and government that helped foster today's Internet in its
infancy. For more information about Internet2, see:


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