SOURCE: BreakingPoint Systems

BreakingPoint Systems

May 06, 2011 08:04 ET

BreakingPoint to Demonstrate LTE/4G Test Lab at Interop 2011: Simulate the Behavior of Millions of Mobile Users From a Single Blade

Easy-to-Use LTE/4G Test Lab Cost-Effectively and Accurately Hardens and Optimizes the Resiliency of LTE/4G Network Infrastructures

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - BreakingPoint, the standard for IT resiliency, today unveiled new capabilities, including the world's first fully integrated, massively scalable solution for testing LTE/4G infrastructures. The BreakingPoint LTE Test Lab is the only fully integrated solution for generating massive-scale application and attack traffic over LTE infrastructures, from the handset and tower, through the backhaul Evolved Packet Core (EPC). By harnessing BreakingPoint's patented network processor technology, the BreakingPoint LTE Test Lab dramatically reduces the costs associated with generating LTE User Equipment (UE) to just pennies per mobile device.

The new capabilities, including the LTE Test Lab, are available within all BreakingPoint products and automatically for current customers. BreakingPoint's unsurpassed end-to-end functionality makes it possible for organizations to measure and harden the resiliency of the full range of enterprise IT infrastructure components -- devices, networks, applications, and data centers -- using a single, compact, and easy-to-use device.

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Industry commentary: BreakingPoint CTO and Co-founder Dennis Cox
"Global service providers are beginning to roll out LTE/4G networks, and users are now expecting a higher-performing mobile network experience," said BreakingPoint CTO Dennis Cox. "The impact of new users, applications, and high-bandwidth activity on the LTE infrastructure must be made clear to the service providers and to the network device manufacturers. The BreakingPoint LTE/4G Test Lab was created to simulate the exact behavior of mobile users, while taking only a few minutes to configure. In a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of traditional testing tools, you will have the data you need to roll out a high-performing and secure LTE infrastructure."

BreakingPoint LTE/4G performance and security validation
BreakingPoint users can cost-effectively and accurately harden the resiliency of LTE/4G network infrastructures as users download rich media content, Skype® with friends, purchase music, post photos on Facebook®, or unknowingly share the latest malware. The intuitive single-screen configuration allows service providers and network device manufacturers to rapidly produce real-world Internet traffic through an LTE infrastructure:

  • Emulation of key LTE network components, including UE, eNodeB, Mobility Management Entity (MME), and Service Gateway (SGW).
  • Simulation of 150+ applications over an LTE network, including AOL IM®, BlackBerry® Services, Encrypted BitTorrent™, FIX/FIXT, Google® Gmail, HTTP, HTTPS, IBM® DB2®, MAPI, Microsoft® CIFS/SMB, MSN® Nexus, Oracle®, PP Live, QQ IM, RADIUS, SIP, Skype, SMTP, VMware® VMotion™, Windows Live® Messenger, World of Warcraft®, Yahoo! ® Mail and Messenger, and many others
  • Evaluation of application-aware and DPI-capable devices in both 3G and LTE environments with support for GTPv1 and GTPv2.

Additional product functionality to be announced and demonstrated at Interop 2011 includes:

  • Data Center Resiliency Test Lab to measure and harden the performance, security, and stability of servers, virtualized servers, and application delivery infrastructures, including the automated and standardized BreakingPoint Data Center Resiliency Score.
  • Low-latency network validation with the ability to measure network latency down to 10-nanosecond resolution.
  • Massive-scale application load testing to measure the performance, stability, and capacity of applications.
  • Multicast Test Lab, a dedicated interface to help increase the performance and stability of services critical to financial exchanges, IPTV, LTE/4G, military communications, and more.

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 www.breakingpoint.com.

Contact Information

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    Evan Guthrie
    BreakingPoint Systems
    (512) 821-6000
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