Ixia ATI Update 3.1.217614
Frank Gifford
July 29, 2014

Ixia is pleased to announce the latest update (3.1.217614) for Ixia BreakingPoint’s ATI at its Strike Center hub.

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    Tags: Network Security, Network Security Testing, Product R&D, Maximizing QA Resources, R&D Testing
    Native Development in BlackBerry 10 for Custom IxChariot Endpoint
    Mihail Constantinescu
    July 25, 2014

    An essential part of what makes IxChariot great is its ability to run the Performance Endpoints on almost any device, from servers to mobile and embedded devices. Porting the Endpoint (written in native C code) to all these platforms, operating systems, and CPU architectures is an interesting challenge for the IxChariot team.

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    Tags: Application Performance, Application Load Testing, Network Performance
    Monthly Malware Update from Ixia’s ATI
    David Avery
    July 23, 2014

    The Ixia Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) program provides comprehensive and current application protocols and attacks. The company's simulation and testing platforms are kept current via this exclusive subscription service, which regularly pushes newly discovered attacks, malware, and other intelligence aggregated from proprietary research, strategic customer relationships, and carrier feeds. By delivering these exclusive capabilities, Ixia bridges the gap between IT testing, monitoring, and operations to deliver advance insight and protect highly dynamic converged and mobile networks, virtualized data centers, and applications.

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    Enterprise Network Test Part 1: Does Buying the “Industry Best” Mean Anything Anymore?
    Don Shin
    July 21, 2014

    Ask any IT manager how they make new security investment decisions. I bet I can tell you how they’ll answer most of the time: “We buy from the industry’s leaders,” or “We buy the best firewall solutions in the industry.” But in a world of one-of-a-kind application driven networks, with technologies that all respond uniquely to a specific network, does “industry-best” mean anything anymore?

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    Tags: Network Security, Network Security Testing
    Data Center Interconnect (DCI) using E-VPN and PBB-EVPN
    Kirit Bhamre
    July 21, 2014

    In my previous blog, I highlighted how VXLAN can help to connect data center sites. Leading networking vendors (like Cisco, Juniper, and Alcatel) are promoting another PBB-EVPN and EVPN technology to address challenges in data center area.

    Over the years, MPLS based L2VPN services have been proven and successfully deployed by the service providers and enterprise campuses. Initially it was deployed for fast switching, but due to its scalability, resiliency, and protocol-agnostic nature it became more successful across the network.

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    Tags: Data Center Optimization, Network Performance