Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spirent Introduces Next-gen Test Appliance Platform

Spirent Communications introduced its next-generation test appliance platform for terabit, application-aware networks. The new Spirent TestCenter C100 is powered by a multi-core architecture with hardware-assisted application, mobility and encryption acceleration.

The Spirent C100 platform delivers a range of test coverage, including testing of app-aware carrier Ethernet devices, next-generation firewalls, mobile and Wi-Fi networks, and video and content delivery networks (CDN) with deep packet inspection (DPI) and app-aware policy controls. Spirent rates the C100 at double the performance compared with previous generations of test solutions.

For example, when testing application security, Spirent C100 is capable of generating more than 80Gbps of real application traffic and 90 million simultaneous TCP connections. For mobility testing, Spirent C100 emulates millions of subscribers with realistic busy-hour call/data models combining application traffic and complex 2G/3G/LTE and Wi-Fi mobility scenarios. For security application performance, the solution realistically emulates thousands of vulnerabilities and attacks, as well as thousands of IPsec tunnels and multi-10Gbps of encrypted traffic, to accurately determine the impact of smartphone applications on the network and whether the threat exposes secure business services.

“Our customers are under intense pressure to deliver a new generation of secure, application-aware mobile and cloud networks,�? said Patrick Johnson, senior director of product marketing at Spirent. “Spirent C100 advances Spirent TestCenter’s performance architecture and is built from the ground up to ensure that test engineers have testing resources that are ready to validate the performance and scale of modern networks.�?

Spirent C100 is available now for the Avalanche, Landslide and Studio test solutions.