SOURCE: BreakingPoint Systems

BreakingPoint Systems

May 10, 2011 09:05 ET

BreakingPoint Adds Advanced Layer 2/3 Testing Functionality, Answering Customer Demand to Replace Legacy Vendors' Fragmented Tools With an All-in-One High-Performance Testing Solution

The New BitStream Test Lab Makes the BreakingPoint FireStorm CTM the Only All-in-One Device for Validating the Performance and Security of Low-Latency Networks, Mobile Infrastructures, Applications, Virtualized Data Centers and More

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Responding to market demand for a fully integrated IT resiliency testing solution, BreakingPoint today unveiled the BitStream Test Lab that adds advanced Layer 2/3 functionality to the BreakingPoint FireStorm CTM™. With the BitStream Test Lab, as well as the industry's highest-precision 10-nanosecond reporting, the BreakingPoint FireStorm CTM becomes the only fully integrated product capable of measuring and hardening the resiliency of the full range of enterprise IT infrastructure components, from devices and networks to applications and data centers.

Using this all-in-one device, organizations can now test and validate every element of their low latency environment using a blend of real application, attack and low-level Layer 2/3 traffic without licensing and cobbling together a myriad of complex testing tools. As with all BreakingPoint features, the new BitStream Test Lab and 10-nanosecond latency reporting will be available automatically as a free product update to BreakingPoint FireStorm CTM users under a current maintenance contract.

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Industry commentary: Start packing up those disparate legacy testing tools
"Our customers have consistently asked us for an all-in-one solution that would allow them to stop the antiquated approach of cobbling together legacy vendors' fragmented tools," said BreakingPoint CTO Dennis Cox. "Along with these cobbled-together tools, organizations would need to wade through complex licensing models, incomplete reporting and disjointed user interfaces. After adopting our intuitive and easy-to-use interface, our users demanded the same simplicity, sophistication and common sense across their entire range of testing requirements. With the addition of the BitStream Test Lab, our customers, and future users, now have an all-in-one IT testing solution and can start packing up those disparate legacy testing tools."

BreakingPoint BitStream capabilities and enhancements for Layer 2/3 performance testing
BitStream is a dedicated lab within the BreakingPoint FireStorm CTM for Layer 2/3 testing. BitStream incorporates load, functional and security testing using hundreds of stateful applications and thousands of security attacks. This test lab also enhances BreakingPoint's current OSPF, BGP and RIP security capabilities with application functional testing. Additional capabilities include:

  • Enhanced clock resolution at 10 nanoseconds, unsurpassed in the industry.
  • 10 Gigabits per second traffic generation with up to 256 concurrent streams per port, with any size packets and minimum legal interframe gap.
  • Updated packet capture engines that support up to 4GB of capture buffer per interface.
  • Performance and security functionality across both IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Wire-speed packet filtering, capture and latency measurement.
  • Tracking for all flows generated by an interface, at maximum frame rate at wire speed.
  • Complete reporting on traffic statistics and counters, extensive latency measurement, categorization, and real-time statistics.
  • UI and TCL interface support for all L2/L3 functionality, for integration into test automation environments and frameworks.

About BreakingPoint
As the standard for IT resiliency, BreakingPoint gives you advance insight into the performance, security and stability of applications, devices, networks and data centers under high-stress conditions. BreakingPoint's patented products are comprehensive, easy to use and highly scalable, simulating the behavior of millions of online and mobile application users as they work, shop, post, stream, talk, download, spread malware and steal data. By stressing each element of IT infrastructures under these real-world conditions, BreakingPoint quickly and accurately exposes previously impossible-to-detect stress fractures before they are exploited. Find it before they do, at

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