Xena Awards

Lightwave Innovation reviews 4.0 2021

Lightwave Innovation Award

2021

Chimera, Xena’s impairment emulation solution received a 4.0 score from Lightwave Innovation in the category of Lab/Production Test Equipment in 2021.

Chimera adds a valuable dimension to Xena’s Ethernet Traffic Generation & Analysis (TGA) solutions by giving test engineers a quick and easy way to measure multiple forms of latency and jitter up to 100Gbps seamlessly from within ValkyrieManager.

Key features for Chimera are:

  • True wire-speed impairment at 100Gbps (plus 50 / 40 /25 & 10Gbps)
  • Ease of use – Chimera is a stand-alone impairment tool that integrates seamlessly with Xena’s Valkyrie traffic generator letting you use the same SW to both generate and impair Ethernet traffic.
  • Highest port density in the industry – plus option to reserve individual port-pairs without blocking access to the others
  • Setting up custom impairment distributions is quick and simple
  • Chimera supports a broad range of impairments (latency/jitter, packet & port impairments, flexible distributions, BW shaping etc)
  • Powerful, easy-to-use automation & scripting options
  • A price point 50% below comparable hardware emulators

Lightwave innovation reviews Award 2020

Lightwave Innovation Award

2020

Vantage, Xena’s unique solution for Ethernet production line testing won a Lightwave Innovation Award for 2020.

Vantage delivers the functionality needed for testing devices in assembly-line environments – fast, robust, easy to use with the flexibility to support customer’s MES databases.

Vantage is a cost-efficient tool for quickly detecting performance issues and verifying the performance of new features before the devices leave the factory. It is used to test switches, NICs, routers, GPON devices, cable modems, EOC, power modems and so on.

Vantage is all about ease-of-use. The intuitive web-browser GUI gives quick access to powerful automation features that make it simple for production-line staff to conduct comprehensive testing with just a few minutes instruction – one click of a button is enough to execute complex sequences of testing and report generation.

Lightwave awarded Vantage a score of 3.5 out of 5.


Awards

Lightwave Innovation Award

2019

Safire, the Enterprise Firewall Performance Tester won a Lightwave Innovation Award for 2019.

Innovative product with a lot of promise. Appears to have a very targeted customer base in IT departments within mid to large enterprises, where it would likely see its greatest use and value.

The Safire NGFW Tester from Xena Networks is world’s first “no-fuss” next-generation firewall (NGFW) tester. Unlike complex and expensive lab-based Layer 4-7 test equipment, Safire is designed for enterprise IT managers looking to quickly and cost-effectively measure and document the performance of NGFWs using realistic traffic mixes. A browser-based application makes it easy to quickly measure the performance of NGFWs under realistic traffic conditions and generate a PDF containing all the results and key conclusions.

Lightwave awarded Safire the impressive score of 4.5 out of 5, indicating a “superb product that sets new standard for performance and provides groundbreaking and new technical milestones.”


Awards lightwave 2017

Lightwave Innovation Award

2017

Xena’s XAM (XenaAppMix) won a Lightwave Innovation Award for 2017.

XAM is “a superb product that sets new standard for performance and provides groundbreaking and new technical milestones”

XAM is used to validate the performance of devices and networks that handle stateful TCP/UDP traffic – firewalls, traffic shapers, routers, deep-packet inspection equipment, capture devices and more – by providing instant access to a large library of protocols and application traffic in pcap format so test engineers can quickly configure streams of traffic comprised of many “real-world” applications, using pre-defined and customizable mix templates.

Lightwave Innovation Award

2016

Xena’s M1CFP4QSFP28CXP Gigabit Ethernet Test Module won a Lightwave Innovation Award for 2016.

“Lightwave‘s review panel selected the unique tri-speed, triple media test module for its unique combination of functionality, flexibility and price/performance”.

XenaAppliance L2-7 Gigabit Ethernet Test System also earned a Lightwave Innovation Award for 2016.

“Lightwave awarded XenaAppliance a final score of 4 indicating a “superb product that sets new standard for performance and provides groundbreaking and new technical milestones”.

Frost & Sullivan – Global High Speed Ethernet Test Equipment Customer Value Leadership

2015

In 2015, Xena accepted its fourth consecutive accolade from Frost & Sullivan – “2015 Global High Speed Ethernet Test Equipment Customer Value Leadership “

“Xena Networks offers customers the best value for money with high-performance Gigabit Ethernet test solutions that make it easy for NEMs and network service providers to quickly and comprehensively evaluate network performance.”

Frost & Sullivan – Global Customer Value Leaders in T&M

2013

In 2013, Xena accepted its fourth consecutive accolade from Frost & Sullivan – “2013 Global Customer Value Leadership Award”

“The company has consistently offered some of the industry’s most cost-efficient test solutions, which are designed to offer maximum benefits at a competitive price. Xena offers strong capabilities, primarily, in Layer 2-3 testing, covering 1Gig, 10 Gig, 40 Gig and 100Gig of testing speeds.”

Frost & Sullivan – Global Customer Value Leaders in T&M

2013

In 2013, Xena accepted its fourth consecutive accolade from Frost & Sullivan – “2013 Global Customer Value Leadership Award”

“The company has consistently offered some of the industry’s most cost-efficient test solutions, which are designed to offer maximum benefits at a competitive price. Xena offers strong capabilities, primarily, in Layer 2-3 testing, covering 1Gig, 10 Gig, 40 Gig and 100Gig of testing speeds.”

Frost & Sullivan – Global Price-Performance Leaders in T&M

2012

In 2012, Xena accepted its third consecutive accolade from Frost & Sullivan – “Global Test Equipment Price Performance Value Leadership Award”.

“Xena continues to focus on innovation, new product launches and upgrades, and effective service delivery through customer centric business approach. Xena’s proven ability to develop, and deliver cost-effective products and solutions that effectively maintain a fine balance between cost and performance, positions the company in a unique place – wherein it is able to cater to a broad range of customers – from very small, medium sized to large organizations.”

Red Herring Global 100

2011

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the winners of the regional Top 100 contests in Asia, Europe and America. They focused on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration.

This assessment was set in perspective by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers

“Choosing the best out of the previous two years was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list from 1,100 potential companies down to 100 winners. Xena Networks should be extremely proud of its achievement; the Top 100 Global truly are the best of the best.”

Frost & Sullivan – Global Price-Performance Leadership

2011

The full name of this award sums up everything that Xena stands for – “2011 Global Gigabit Ethernet Test Equipment Price Performance Value Leadership Award”.

Winning this second accolade from Frost & Sullivan was a largely unexpected confirmation that we were on track to achieving our strategic goals.

According to Frost & Sullivan:

“Xena, by keeping in sync with the evolving trends of the Gigabit Ethernet test equipment market, is poised for growth with its cost-effective, feature-rich Ethernet testing solutions. The company has been consistently focusing on customer requirements, creating a fine balance between the price and performance of its Ethernet testing solutions.”

Other Awards

  • Red Herring Europe Top 100
  • Frost & Sullivan “2010 Global Gigabit Ethernet Test Equipment Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award”