SOURCE: BreakingPoint Systems

September 30, 2008 10:00 ET

BreakingPoint Announces Support for Microsoft Exchange Protocol MAPI, Critical for Authentic Network Equipment Testing

BreakingPoint's Growing List of Real Application Protocols for Use in Testing Network Equipment Adds Critical MAPI Protocol, Used by Microsoft® Outlook to Communicate With Microsoft® Exchange

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - September 30, 2008) - Used by hundreds of millions of people throughout the world, Microsoft® Exchange and Microsoft® Outlook are the default enterprise applications when it comes to electronic communication. Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook communicate via the Messaging Application Programming Interface or MAPI, a messaging protocol used in a variety of business and recreational applications. MAPI is a critical application for most global networks and the ability to test network devices with this protocol is important in understanding the performance and security of your infrastructure.

BreakingPoint provides native generation of realistic converged application traffic for complete Layer 2-7 testing. Currently supporting more than 60 application protocols, BreakingPoint's solutions enable testing with blended application traffic and security strikes at speeds of 20 Gigabits per second. This combination of features is necessary for proper testing of deep packet inspection (DPI) capable and content-aware network devices. BreakingPoint also provides its Custom Application Toolkit, an API for developing proprietary protocols, to augment their comprehensive set of natively supported applications.

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Des Wilson, BreakingPoint CEO commented:

"Email remains the most popular tool for online communication and MAPI is the dominant global protocol. Network engineers tasked with testing network equipment need the ability to test using realistic application traffic, including MAPI, P2P, IM and more. By supporting more than 60 application protocols out of the box, BreakingPoint makes it easy to realistically test and ultimately give network engineers the confidence that devices will perform reliably in a production environment."

About BreakingPoint

BreakingPoint provides the industry's fastest, most accurate, responsive and easy-to-use testing solutions, helping network equipment manufacturers, services providers, and enterprises accelerate development of high performance content-aware networks, network devices, and other equipment, while reducing R&D, QA and operating costs. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices and customers in Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, United Kingdom, United States and more. For more information, visit

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    Kyle Flaherty
    BreakingPoint Systems
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