Ixia NTO 5236

Ixia NTO 5236

High-performance 10G visibility for network monitoring tools in all parts of a fiber network

The Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) 5236 intelligent network packet broker provides high-density performance and 10GE visibility for network monitoring tools in all parts of a fibre network. The 5236 offers up to 24 SFP/SFP+, four 10/100/1000 copper Ethernet ports, and the industry’s most advanced, easy-to-use, drag-and-drop control panel.

The NTO 5236 is available in a 10GE version or a 1GE fiber optic version. The NTO 5236 includes two module slots to allow the addition of up to four additional 10GE ports using the 5200 Series expansion modules. Modules are available for standard ports or as Advanced Feature Modules (AFMs) to support hardware-based advanced packet processing.

The NTO 5236 has the same drag-and-drop control panel that is used by the entire family of Ixia’s 5200 Series. This resource accommodates complete system configuration. Changes in monitoring requirements are handled easily and do not require network change board approval because no additional physical connections are required. Software updates and licensing are performed quickly and efficiently through the same control panel.

100% network visibility needs 100% packet processing


Network Packet Brokers (NPBs), also known as monitoring switches, improve performance and ROI by delivering complete visibility into physical and virtual networks. Ixia Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) NPBs add intelligence and advanced features that help optimize application performance and security resilience along with existing investments in monitoring tools.

Customers repeatedly choose NTO for its industry-best ease of use and unrivaled graphical user interface (GUI). Easy drag-and-drop operation and management saves valuable IT time and allows proof of concept (PoC) demonstrations to be conducted quickly to speed both purchasing and deployment cycles.

Highlights include:

  • Patented Automated Filtering Engine vastly simplifies definition and management of traffic filters and rules saving time and money
  • Industry-leading density (NTO 7300) with advanced processing
  • Quick and Easy Management that includes intuitive drag and drop technology to facilitate management and upgrades
  • Application-awareness and filtering capability with automatic recognition and filtering of 200+ applications through Ixia’s Application & Threat Intelligence Processor (ATIP)
  • End-to-end management of global visibility architecture with no CLI required
  • Wide range of deployment options


  • 1/10GE optical interface support
  • Copper interface support
  • Centralized filter templates
  • ZERO-loss packet processing
  • Extensive features (including de-duplication, packet trimming, protocol stripping, burst protection and time-stamping)
  • IT Automation control (RESTful API)

Physical Specifications

Size and Weight

  • 1U high 19 rack mountable enclosure
  • Dimensions: 17.5W x 19L x 1.75H (inches)
  • Weight: 15.5lb (7 kg)

Power AC

  • Input AC Voltage: 90-240 VAC RMS auto-switching
  • Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Nominal power requirement: 1.27A @ 110 VAC, 140W
  • Maximum power requirement: 3.2A @ 110 VAC, 353W
  • Heat/Power Dissipation: nominally 140Watts /478 BTU/hour

Power DC

  • Input DC Voltage: 12V DC
  • Nominal power requirement: 10A @ 12 VDC, 120W
  • Maximum power requirement: 25A @ 12 VDC, 300W

Operating Specifications


  • Operating temperature: 0 to 30 C
  • Operating humidity: 10 to 85%, noncondensing
  • Fans: Automatic temperature-controlled DC fans (right to left airflow)


European EMC

  • EN55022 2003 Class A (Emissions)
  • EN55024 1998 w/A2 (Immunity)
  • EN61000-3-2:2006 (Harmonics)
  • EN61000-3-3 1995 w/A2 (Flicker)

IEC/International EMC

  • IEC/EN 61000-4-2:2001 Electrostatic Discharge Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-3:2002 Radiated Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-4:2001 Transient/Burst Immunity
  • EN61000-3-3 1995 w/A2 (Flicker)
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-5:2001 Surge Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-6:2001 Conducted Radio Frequency Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-11:2004 Voltage Dips, Interruptions and Variations

RoHS Compliant

Included Accessories

  • AC power cord
  • USB flash drive with activation license key
  • Rack mount kit

Eliminating Visibility And Security Blind Spots


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