Running on Faith—The Risk of Inadequate Network Testing

Create Test Realism with Tools, Methodologies, and Expertise

The Risk of Inadequate Network TestingThe roster of enterprises that have suffered costly and damaging lawsuits as a result of outages or security breaches would be shorter had those organizations invested in testing a vital, mission-critical foundation of the modern enterprise, the network infrastructure.

Best-practices enterprise network testing includes discovering performance limitations and validating vendor claims during acquisition, performing the due diligence of proof-of-concept for network designs or upgrades, and planning for headroom and growth as requirements change.

However, inadequate testing is worse than no testing at all, as it creates a blind spot, a false sense of security. There are three elements of effective testing, the kind of testing that protects an organization from unpleasant and costly surprises: Proper tools, methodologies, and expertise. These three elements create test realism, which is essential for meaningful test results.


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