June 17, 2008 14:08 ET

NSS Labs Announces Webcast Series on High-Speed Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) Testing

Webcasts to Present Fundamentals of Evaluating DPI Product Performance and Security Using Realistic Layer 4-7 Testing Techniques

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - NSS Labs announced today details for an upcoming webcast series entitled "High-Speed Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) Testing." Most organizations lack the testing tools and methodologies to properly evaluate the DPI functionality of network devices under the demanding network conditions in which they will be deployed. This series of three webcasts presented by the experts at NSS Labs will cover the fundamentals of testing network equipment performance and security using the right combination of methodologies, realistic application traffic, security exploits, and 10 Gigabit+ performance.

High-Speed Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) Testing Webcast Series

Each of the following webcasts will be broadcast at 10 am Pacific/1:00 pm Eastern:

  -- July 16, 2008: Performance Testing Your DPI Product

  -- August 20, 2008: Validating Secure DPI Product Effectiveness with
     Evasion Techniques

  -- September 17, 2008: Making Network Equipment Testing Real

  -- Speakers:

     -- Bob Walder, CTO and Founder of NSS Labs and leading authority on
        network equipment testing and network security. Mr. Walder has been
        at the cutting edge of new technology and has invested much of his
        time in advising on, testing and certifying a range of security
        products on behalf of end user organizations, vendors and
        certification bodies.

     -- Vik Phatak, Chairman and CEO of NSS Labs, is an intrusion
        prevention pioneer and one of the Information Security industry's
        foremost thought leaders on vulnerability management and threat

  -- Registration:

About NSS Labs

Founded in 1991, NSS Labs is the globally recognized leader in independent security and performance testing and certification. NSS Labs performs the most comprehensive, high-performance security validation in the industry. Our proven methodologies reflect real-world traffic and usage conditions, helping information security professionals understand how products will work in their environments. NSS Labs is a participating organization in the PCI Security Standards Council, and is solely responsible for its test criteria, methodologies and reports. Clients include brand names like IBM, Cisco, Juniper Networks, SourceFire, McAfee, Fortinet, Radware, TippingPoint, and Third Brigade. For more information, visit:

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