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Ixia Shells Out $160 Million To Acquire Security Vendor BreakingPoint

Network testing vendor Ixia acquired BreakingPoint Systems for $160 million in cash, a move that brings Ixia the technology for identifying security threats on networks.

BreakingPoint posted $33.5 million in revenue in 2011 and is expected to grow 40 percent this year, according to Ixia. It also has a large global solution provider channel and serves enterprise, government and service provider customers as well as a number of network equipment vendors, including Cisco and Juniper.


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