Testing a security or content aware device is very different than testing traditional network equipment like switches and routers. The ability to create traffic that “emulates” not simply “simulates” traffic is the only way to understand the behavior since these devices look at the packet payload. Some test equipment will ‘simulate’ the payload with the same content over and over which doesn’t stress the device like if there was actual unique payload being sent. This ‘fake’ traffic will not only provide a false performance metric but more importantly a false sense of security potentially leaving your network vulnerable.
The Spirent Avalanche solution provides multi-10 Gbps capacity, security and performance testing for network infrastructures, Web application infrastructures and Triple Play services ensuring Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) for your customers.