SOURCE: Empirix Inc.

January 17, 2007 08:05 ET

Juniper Networks Selects Empirix for NGN Testing

Leading NGN Vendor Chooses Empirix's Hammer Platform for Device Isolation and Performance Testing

BEDFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 17, 2007 -- Empirix® Inc., which helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence, today announced that Juniper Networks, a developer of carrier-class and enterprise routers and security platforms, has selected Empirix's Hammer testing solution for device isolation and performance testing. Juniper will use the Empirix solution to test its innovative product line to verify product functionality, reliability and scalability.

Juniper chose Empirix for its breadth of test coverage for infrastructure manufacturers, telecom application developers and service providers across the entire development and deployment lifecycle. "We required a complete load test solution to validate the performance and scalability requirements of our world-class carrier customers," said Naren Prabhu, Vice President at Juniper Networks. "In looking for this solution, we were hoping to avoid the high cost of installing and running numerous actual network elements from various vendors, which are not optimized for running and executing test scenarios. After a thorough search, we found Empirix's Hammer was the only solution capable of the necessary performance testing, while at the same time providing programming flexibility and functionality test capabilities."

The integrated Empirix solution Juniper selected for isolation testing includes:

-- Hammer DEX, a highly configurable device emulation platform for functional, interoperability and negative testing scenarios; and

-- Hammer NXT, a load test platform that combines carrier-class volumes of signaling and bearer traffic with comprehensive test capabilities, call generation of more than 150,000 simultaneous calls, and detailed analysis.

"Juniper is a recognized leader in its field, with a strong quality assurance culture," said Duane Sword, Vice President of Product Management at Empirix. "Juniper clearly understands what is required to meet the ever-increasing user expectations for NGN networks, while focusing on quality and availability requirements. We are proud to be working with them."

In 2006, research firm Frost & Sullivan released a new study on IMS Voice Testing and Monitoring that identified Empirix as the overall market share leader with its portfolio of Hammer testing and monitoring solutions. According to Frost & Sullivan's findings, Empirix had an estimated 25.7 percent share of the overall market for 2006. Frost & Sullivan expects the IMS voice testing and monitoring market to reach $297.6 million by 2008.

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Empirix helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence. We combine the industry's deepest knowledge of telecommunications and self-service applications with award-winning testing and monitoring solutions to ensure our customers realize the promise of their technology investments. Empirix is the only company with expertise that spans the evolution of these advanced technologies across multiple markets -- from testing in R&D labs through monitoring the end-user experience. For over a decade, thousands of quality-conscious network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises worldwide have trusted Empirix to reduce the time and cost of integrating new technologies into existing environments. Visit

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