Testing software major Spirent Communications has introduced CyberFlood, a testing solution to validate the security, performance and scalability of app-aware infrastructures from enterprise to carrier-grade network capacity.
The testing solution claims to be an easy-to-use, comprehensive platform suitable for complex testing scenarios.
With the solution, the users can address security and performance concerns and can test address their unique environments by emulating realistic traffic volume, threats, and attack scenarios including fuzzing, malware, and DDoS attacks.
“Proactive and solid testing methodologies should take into consideration the four variables that cohesively function together to produce reliable test results. These are performance, availability, security and scale. CyberFlood was developed specifically to address all four of these critical areas,” said the release.
CyberFlood claims to be faster, repeatable, and offer accurate testing, with all testing activities visible at-a-glance on the dashboard, while conducting and completing tests.
The solution is useful for IT, QA and engineering to test, validate and roll out their app-aware devices and infrastructures, including sharing of test configurations, test results and test devices including physical appliances, modules and virtual endpoints. The fully extensible solution also allows users to easily adjust to test parameters to create unique attack patterns and finely tuned application mixes to test and stress security devices.
“CyberFlood differentiates itself on security. An example would be its Advanced Malware offering. This new offering provides thousands of new malware samples per month including zero-day malware allowing you to find the holes in your threat landscape,” said David DeSanto, director, Products and Threat Research of Spirent Communications.
CyberFlood can aid various industries to validate their services, devices and infrastructures today as well as prepare for the future, claims the release. The software solution comes with features like fuzzing, DDoS Attacks,Malware, Spirent TestCloud etc.
CyberFlood’s SmartMutation technology combines two common fuzzing techniques, generation-based and mutation-based, into a single fuzzing strategy, claiming to offer depth and breadth in fuzzing.
The solution also joins legitimate or normal traffic with DDoS attack traffic to confirm that the solution mitigates appropriately without inadvertently impacting legitimate users, with real-time statistics provided to measure both user experience and security mitigation.
With 700 percent increase in the number of malware programs, in the previous five years, the Malware offering, with thousands of new malware added each month including zero-day malware, provides customers a cutting-edge advantage in validating their security stance.
Also, Spirent TestCloud contains thousands of current applications and attacks as well as other subscribed content to keep the testing library up-to-date with the latest and most relevant content, and to generate real application traffic with true state and authentic payloads based on actual usage for realistic security, load, and functional testing.
“Proactive and solid testing methodologies should take into consideration the four variables that cohesively function together to produce reliable test results. These are performance, availability, security and scale. CyberFlood was developed specifically to address all four of these critical areas,” said John Weinschenk, General Manager, Enterprise and Application Security, Spirent.
The solution will be on demo at in booth #1065 at Black Hat USA 2016 in Las Vegas, NV August 3-4, 2016.
Spirent saw its revenue falling to $213.5m from $218.7m in the January to June period, with the revenue growth attributed to strong demand for telecommunications infrastructure in China, while Europe, Middle East and Africa saw flat growth, revealed the company.
The company also revealed that it will target investments in high-speed Ethernet, cloud and virtualisation, 4G and 5G mobile networks and security.