SOURCE: BreakingPoint Systems

BreakingPoint Systems

May 11, 2011 09:12 ET

BreakingPoint Introduces Multicast Test Lab, Simulating Tens of Thousands of Concurrent Multicast Streams to Optimize Critical Communications and Data Networks

Dedicated Multicast Test Lab Helps Increase the Performance and Stability of Multimedia Services Critical to Financial Exchanges, IPTV, LTE/4G, Military Communications and More

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - BreakingPoint today unveiled new capabilities, including the addition of a dedicated Multicast Test Lab to its comprehensive, all-in-one product for IT resiliency testing. Multicast systems are relied upon to deliver video, voice and data for IPTV, financial exchanges, military communications and other multimedia content delivery networks. The new BreakingPoint Multicast Test Lab quickly simulates tens of thousands of concurrent subscribers receiving real-world multicast application traffic in order to measure the overall performance, latency and scalability of these systems.

The new capabilities, including the Multicast Test Lab, are available within all BreakingPoint products and services, and available 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
"IP multicast has allowed for faster and more efficient distribution of network traffic, much of which is critical to businesses," said Dennis Cox, CTO, BreakingPoint Systems. "While multicast has allowed for a more efficient use of network bandwidth, it can often become unreliable when faced with heavy usage or unique application traffic. The BreakingPoint Multicast Test Lab provides the insight businesses need when choosing equipment for a multicast environment, optimizing those infrastructures throughout their life cycles and rolling out new applications. Our single-screen lab interface provides this analysis while eliminating drawn-out and overly complex simulation environments that steal attention and resources from day-to-day business operations."

BreakingPoint multicast performance and security testing
The BreakingPoint Multicast Test Lab allows organizations to accurately measure the performance, security and stability of multicast services. This single-screen user interface allows:

  • Accurate modeling of multicast streams to test systems and emulate independent client and servers.
  • Detailed join/prune latency analysis to measure quality of experience, scalability and performance of multicast equipment.
  • Processing of communications with IGMP v1/v2/v3 languages and interoperability with standard multicast routing infrastructures such as PIM-DM, PIM-SM, DIDIR-PIM and SSM.

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.
  • LTE/4G Test Lab, a fully integrated single-screen configuration that allows service providers and network device manufacturers to rapidly simulate real-world Internet traffic through an LTE infrastructure.

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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