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Ixia unveils network security test tool for the cloud (February 09, 2011)

Ixia, a provider of converged IP network test products, this week unveiled IxLoad-Attack, a network vulnerability test tool.


February 9, 2011  


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Ixia, a provider of converged IP network test products, this week unveiled IxLoad-Attack, a network vulnerability test tool.

It recreates malicious traffic that exploits published vulnerabilities and generates Internet-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in a controlled environment.

IxLoad-Attack measures the performance of network security appliances validating that they effectively and accurately block attacks, while delivering high end-user quality of experience for mission-critical applications.

Security perimeter devices such as firewall, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), anti-virus, anti-spam and URL filters, and VPN gateways need constant update and configuration to provide up-to-date protection, the company said.