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Spirent First to Incorporate NetSecOPEN Test Suite into Security and Performance Testing Platform

SAN JOSE, Calif., MAY 21, 2019 – Spirent Communications plc (LSE:SPT), the trusted provider of test, measurement, assurance, and analytics solutions for next-generation devices and networks, today announced that it has fully incorporated the NetSecOPEN test suite into its CyberFlood testing platform. The new built-in capabilities provide CyberFlood users with the ability to easily perform assessments of their security systems using the full breadth of NetSecOPEN’s open network security test standard methodologies.

NetSecOPEN is a vendor-independent standards body that brings together leading testing solutions vendors, security vendors, and testing labs to develop transparent, open, and public standards-based cybersecurity performance testing. Spirent Communications joined NetSecOPEN as a founding member in 2017 and has played an important role in developing the organization’s open testing standard for next-generation firewalls (NGFW). 

Spirent’s CyberFlood is the first assessment solution to integrate all current NetSecOPEN tests. With this latest version, users can easily access NetSecOPEN’s standards-based methodologies to assess and validate how deployment-ready security solutions impact network performance. These methodologies cover a wide range of use cases, including enterprise perimeter security mix traffic, cybersecurity assessment with pre-defined attack and malware scenarios, and a growing set of primary performance tests for bandwidth and capacity based on fully open and transparent standards. 

“The combination of CyberFlood and NetSecOPEN enables every enterprise to adopt an open-standards approach to infrastructure security assessments,” said Jurrie van den Breekel, vice president, business development and product management, Spirent Communications. “With CyberFlood’s NetSecOPEN tests, users can immediately see the impact on performance, while optimizing infrastructure security policies. 

Spirent CyberFlood is a powerful, easy-to-use test solution enabling enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers to gauge the security, performance, scalability, and efficacy of their application-aware network infrastructures. Unlike test solutions that merely simulate or mimic attacks, CyberFlood emulates hacker, malware and attack behavior using realistic and up-to-date attack components - including malicious payloads seen in the real world - to provide a highly accurate security evaluation of an organization’s networks and devices.

Brian Monkman, executive director of NetSecOPEN said: “Incorporating the NetSecOPEN test suite into Spirent’s CyberFlood is a great step forward for the industry and brings us closer to full, cross-industry adoption of a truly open standard for apples-to-apples performance testing of security solutions. Now CyberFlood puts our specification of realistic, repeatable testing into the hands of enterprise organizations, labs, and vendors.”

CyberFlood version 19.1.2, featuring the expanded NetSecOPEN test suite as a standard component, is available now.

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