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Cisco Live 2011 Keynote: Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco, and Sean Curtis use the Spirent TestCenter to simulate a live network environment. They oversubscribe the Cisco network with real traffic to demonstrate its performance. [View the Demo]
Tested with Spirent - Alcatel-Lucent's FP3 400G Silicon: Ross Cassan goes on site with Alcatel-Lucent's Sr. Director, Houman Modarres, to discuss ALU's new 400 Gbps network processor, the FP3. [Watch the Video]
Infrastructure Test Optimization:
Helping Engineering Leaders Sleep Better at Night
Wednesday September 21, 2011
12:00PM US Eastern Time / 9:00AM US Pacific Time
Delivering a quality product within a tight deadline keeps many engineering and test leaders awake at night.
The solution: mitigating risk by linking business requirements to the quality process early on and tracing those requirements throughout development.
Infrastructure Test Optimization (ITO) provides the path needed to drive innovation, gain a competitive advantage and deliver quality products to market on time. With ITO, organizations benefit from greater test coverage, improved collaboration and more efficient use of resources.
Join IBM Rational, Spirent and independent analyst firm voke as they share best practices on ITO. Identify opportunities for your organization to maximize test efficiency, mitigate risk and meet customer requirements. And be on your way to a good night's sleep.
Cyber Security for Virtual and Cloud Environments
The two critical steps toward securing virtual and cloud environments.
Spirent will be taking part in EANTC's Interoperability demo proving Carrier Ethernet innovations. Working with the leading vendors, Spirent's solutions will be used to validate interoperability for Managed Services & Transports, Synchronization, MPLS-TP and tests involving Resiliency and Redundancy. [More information]
MPLS is a key enabler for service providers as they migrate to an IP infrastructure. Spirent will work with the leading vendors as part of ISOCORE's Interoperability demo of various MPLS implementations. Spirent will also be presenting a technical session titled, "Putting IP/Ethernet Mobile Backhaul Resiliency and Performance to the Test." [More Information]
The need to test has never been greater as networks transition to Ethernet and 4G devices. Spirent will present its latest solutions from mobile device testing, to network equipment testing and network monitoring. Be sure to stop by Spirent's booth (#1325) to learn more. [More information]
The global Alan Way Seminar series continues, with public seminars during September in Vancouver and Dublin and October in Beijing and Shanghai. [More information]
Alan will also be speaking at the IPv6 Summit in Melbourne, Australia on October 18th.
By David Newman, Network World
FlexNetwork Architecture Delivers Higher Speed, Lower Downtime With HP IRF Technology
HP commissioned Network Test to assess the performance of Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF), a method of virtualizing data center switch fabrics for enhanced bandwidth and availability. On multiple large-scale test beds, IRF outperformed existing redundancy mechanisms such as the spanning tree protocol (STP) and the virtual routing redundancy protocol (VRRP). [Read More]
Palo Alto PA-5060 is one fast firewall
Palo Alto's new firewall delivered performance 10 times faster than when we tested in 2008, and came close to its rated capacity of 20Gbps in firewall-only mode, according to our exclusive Clear Choice testing. Of course, there is always a tradeoff between security and performance. In the case of Palo Alto's PA-5060, it all depends on what features you turn on and off. [Read more]
Powerful stuff: New Cisco switch delivers 60 watts to the desktop
New line cards for the Catalyst 4500 switches support Universal Power Over Ethernet (UPoE), a means of supplying up to 60 watts per switch port. That's enough to power all devices in a cubicle, including a 23-inch monitor, thin-client computer and webcam-equipped IP phone. We lit up all that gear in this exclusive Clear Choice test, and also examined performance and features of a new Supervisor 7-E management module and an energy-efficient Ethernet line card that drops power consumption when idle. [Read more]
Forced to Choose Between Network Protection and Business Productivity? Think Again.
Enterprise networks are being attacked on multiple fronts—hacking, data breaches, and denial of service attacks—sometimes simultaneously. To effectively stop attacks on the network, many IT departments increase their network security, often at the cost of reducing access to legitimate traffic and end users. However, the key to successful data center and cloud infrastructure security deployment is maximizing network security without compromising performance. [Read more]
Sophos Mid-Year Threat Report
Sophos, a UK-based security company, recently released their Mid-Year Top Threats Report, which focuses on major IT security threats that their researchers have found. The numbers they give are frightening—although not surprising for anyone keeping an eye on the state of security. Sophos has seen 150,000 malware samples every day and an increase of the web as a vector for threats, like malicious URLs. In fact, a new web threat is detected every 4.5 seconds. [Read more]
Alcatel-Lucent Tests World's First 400G Network Processor with Spirent's High Speed Ethernet Test Solution
Alcatel-Lucent selected Spirent Communications solution to test the performance of its new FP3 400G network processor in advance of its commercial introduction.
Spirent Tests Multi-Vendor Shortest Path Bridging Interoperability
Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Huawei, Solana Networks and Spirent Communications today announced that they have completed the industry's first large-scale, multi-vendor interoperability test leveraging IEEE 802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) technology.
Corero Selects Spirent for Security Testing
Corero Network Security has selected Spirent Communications' security testing solutions to ensure that its Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Defense Systems are prepared to address the multi-dimensional cyber security challenges of businesses.
Spirent Selected to Test IT Infrastructure of South Korea's Sejong City
South Korea's Telecommunications Technology Association Picks Spirent Test Solutions to Benchmark Network Performance across Sejong City.
Spirent Joins Symmetricom's SyncWorld™ Ecosystem Program
Spirent and Symmetricom to Address Critical Timing, Synchronization Issues Associated with Ethernet Mobile Backhaul.
Spirent Tests 100G Ethernet at Japan's Largest Internet Exchange Provider
Internet Multifeed Co. Uses Spirent TestCenter in Country's First 100G Ethernet Internet Exchange Point Interoperability Test.
Chunghwa Telecom Selects Spirent for Cloud Security Testing
Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories (CHTTL), the research and development arm of Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's largest network operator, clearly understands the need to ensure secure and reliable cloud services, and is relying on solutions from Spirent Communications to help validate the security of its cloud computing centers.
Spirent Receives Best of Interop Tokyo Award
Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics mX 40/100G Ethernet Module Recognized for Increasing Test Port Density and Advanced Functionality.