Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Spirent Intros Axon Network and App Testing Box

Spirent Communications introduced its "Axon" network and application testing platform for validating the performance of applications, network devices and IT services.

Spirent's Axon can be used to generate and model realistic traffic scenarios that benchmark and validate the performance of applications and network infrastructure.  For example, now when rolling out new services such as VoIP, video conferencing or email upgrades, the IT team can deal with bandwidth bottlenecks, incorrect ACL (access control list) configurations or performance choke points prior to deployment avoiding extensive post-rollout  troubleshoot and problem solving.  IT managers and network engineers now can have confidence that their new services perform seamlessly from the start. Axon changes the face of testing in many unique ways:

Spirent's Axon includes a pre-built library of test cases.  This enables the user to build a “playlist” of the traffic types to be tested.

“IT teams know they need to incorporate proactive validation into their daily activities, however sophisticated professional testing platforms are typically out of reach for all but the largest IT organizations,” said Tim Jefferson, general manager for Enterprise Solutions at Spirent.