SOURCE: BreakingPoint Systems

June 25, 2008 08:15 ET

BreakingPoint Toolkit First to Allow Native Generation of Stateful Proprietary Application Traffic for Real-World Performance Testing of Next-Generation Network Devices

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - BreakingPoint Systems, Inc., the content-aware network and application testing company, today released the BreakingPoint Custom Network Application Protocol Toolkit. The toolkit allows users to natively generate stateful application traffic from proprietary apps and integrate the traffic with BreakingPoint's testing platform to validate the effects of proprietary application traffic on high performance network devices. Network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and service providers, for the first time, can test network equipment with proprietary application protocols, simulating traffic at speeds of 10 Gigabits per second on a single interface and scaling up to 160 Gigabits per second.

Elisabeth Rainge, Program Director, IDC

"NEMs and service providers testing next generation equipment must generate a realistic mix of business, recreational, malicious, and proprietary application traffic at ever increasing speeds. BreakingPoint support for simulation of proprietary application traffic is an important step towards addressing the growing application-oriented and content-aware network test challenges."

Dennis Cox, CTO & founder, BreakingPoint Systems

"From the start, BreakingPoint's architecture and our ability to define custom application protocols have allowed us to build the industry's largest portfolio of application protocols and security attacks. Using our technological advantage we have now taken it a step further and opened our extensible testing platform to enable customers to test as many applications as they need. Giving our users a toolkit to create their own network application protocols means they quickly adapt their testing to the most realistic conditions possible for early validation of performance and reliability and ultimately the ability to deliver new equipment to market faster."

Overview of Features & Benefits

--  Legacy test vendors have been unable to meet the application traffic
    needs of NEMs and service providers due to their locked-down architecture.
    BreakingPoint solutions are architected in three independent layers that
    work together to simulate realistic applications and are updated with new
    application protocols on a weekly basis. Enabling the BreakingPoint Custom
    Network Application Protocol Toolkit takes this extensibility a step
    further, opening the platform to any application traffic.
--  BreakingPoint products generate realistic application traffic from
    more than 50 common application protocols such as CIFS/SMB, Postgres, DB2,
    and peer-to-peer (P2P) applications. This traffic can be converged with
    traffic from more than 3,500 security strikes for the industry's most
    realistic and scalable network equipment testing solution.
--  Using the BreakingPoint Custom Network Application Protocol Toolkit,
    customers integrate custom applications to run on BreakingPoint's hardware
    in a matter of hours. They can then simulate converged stateful application
    traffic with live security strikes to determine the effects of realistic
    traffic on network equipment.
--  Custom developed application protocols can be emulated, enhanced and
    integrated with BreakingPoint's library of 50+ application protocols and
    3,500+ security strikes to test network devices in a truly realistic
--  BreakingPoint's Custom Network Application Protocol Toolkit is now
    available to BreakingPoint users as an upgrade to existing maintenance

About BreakingPoint

BreakingPoint is the only company exclusively focused on application, performance, and security testing for content-aware devices. By delivering the industry's most accurate, fast, responsive and easy-to-use testing tools, BreakingPoint helps network equipment manufacturers, services providers, and other organizations accelerate the development of high performance content-aware networks and network devices. BreakingPoint was founded in 2005 by engineers with deep experience developing high speed networking devices at companies such as NetWorth, NetSpeed, Cisco, TippingPoint, and 3Com. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices and customers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, and China. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • For Information Contact:
    Kyle Flaherty
    BreakingPoint Systems
    (512) 821-6059
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