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Spirent TestCenter & Avalanche 3.90 Now Available
We're pleased to announce the latest releases for Spirent TestCenter and Avalanche, expanding our market-leading test capabilities. The 3.90 release adds many new features and functions including significant improvements in Avalanche usability and Spirent TestCenter time-to-test.
Spirent TestCenter 3.90 includes improvements in usability, enhancements to the Dynamic Protocol Generator functionality, and new protocol support in the Mobile Backhaul, Routing, Cloud and Data Center segments. This release also introduces a new 3U chassis, as well as HyperMetrics neXt fX and mX test modules designed for 40G and 100G testing. Click for more details
Avalanche 3.90 includes the Turbo HTTP performance feature; enhancements to SAPEE, the Action List Generator, and EZ Test; plus test start time improvements. Click for more details
Tested with Spirent
High-Performance Firewall Testing
Learn about how EANTC used Spirent Avalanche to validate Crossbeam's firewall performance for mobile networks, and the importance of securing the interface to the Internet from Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown.
View other videos on the Tested with Spirent YouTube channel.
Latest White Papers
Heavy Reading White Paper, The Emerging 100GE Network Era
Provides an update on major 100GE ecosystem developments, detailing to the service provider community how we are approaching the 100GE era at a quickening pace.
100G Ethernet: The Speed of Now
Reviews the challenges of testing IPv6 and 100G Ethernet, what changes with the new technology and what stays the same. Includes an overview of best-practice test methodologies for IPv6 and 100GE and the implications of selecting a test platform with the power to support those technologies.
Test Optimization for Today's Converged Infrastructure
Discusses infrastructure test challenges and the need for infrastructure test optimization (ITO). It includes a discussion of the benefits of ITO and a set of solutions that addresses this market.
The Votes Are In, Spirent Wins Test of Time Award
Spirent TestCenter, our flagship platform that revolutionized testing, won Test & Measurement World magazine's prestigious 2012 Test of Time Award, which recognizes a product that continues to provide state-of-the-art performance at least five years after its introduction. The award was based on votes from readers — a big "thank you" to our customers, readers and editors of Test & Measurement World magazine for this honor.
Spirent Recognized for Excellence in Cloud Computing
Spirent TestCenter Virtual and Spirent Avalanche Virtual received TMC's 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award for exemplifying innovation and excellence in the market. This latest Spirent accolade is testament to the company's solutions that improve performance, availability, security and scalability of cloud computing and data center networks.
Spirent Hailed as LTE Visionary
MobilityTech Zone, the leading source of information and news in mobile broadband industry recognized Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics mX for its innovative approach to advancing the future of mobile broadband.
Spirent Leads Market in Ethernet & Cloud Infrastructure Testing
Spirent has been named by Frost & Sullivan as the market share leader in the 1/10/40/100G Ethernet and Cloud infrastructure test equipment markets.
"Spirent's innovative approach to testing, focus on product enhancements, and capacity to utilize core competencies to tap untapped market potential, gives the company a competitive edge over other companies in the sector"
—Olga Yashkova, Frost & Sullivan Analyst
For more information, visit the Spirent Hall of Fame.
Knowledge Base - Next Generation Online Support
The new Spirent Knowledge Base (KB) on our Customer Service Center delivers tens of thousands of articles and solutions answering your questions about network analysis and measurement. The easy-to-use access helps you recover more precious time so you and your test and measurement teams can focus on making your business more successful.
If you have not taken advantage of the KB, improve your productivity by visiting http://support.spirent.com/
Connect with Spirent at Upcoming Events
Cisco Live, London
January 30th - February 3rd
MPLS EWC, Paris
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona
February 27th - March 1st
Cisco Innovating Test Conference, San Jose
Stay up to date. Get the latest tradeshow schedule here.
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Read the Latest Blog Posts
Creating an Industry-First Performance Test: Validating a "Super-Class" Platform
Crossbeam and Spirent recently partnered with EANTC, an internationally recognized independent test lab, and Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown to define and emulate the most realistic real-world conditions within mobile networks, and evaluate the performance of Crossbeam X80-S as a network security device under these demanding conditions. [Read full post]
Metrics for Network Performance
What do you look at to size a network solution, to make sure that it has adequate capacity for your network? What measurements should you focus on when evaluating the capacity of a component in a network? [Read full post]
Top Five Test Issues of the Mobile Internet Revolution
The mobile internet revolution builds on the evolution of several technologies, and beyond upgrades to the wireless access network, core and backhaul, it is also driving a wholesale upgrade—to IPv6 and 100GE. Subscribers' expectations are set by the fixed broadband experience. To meet their expectations for mobile broadband services, providers must deliver on performance, availability, scalability and security (PASS). [Read full post]
Press Releases and Media Coverage
For more press releases and media coverage, visit the Spirent News Room.