Spirent provides Avalanche testing solution to Check Point

Telecom Lead America: Check Point has tapped Spirent’s
security solution to test the performance and scalability of the 61000 Security

The Check Point 61000 security system is a multi-bladed
hardware platform for enterprise data centers, telecommunications carriers and
cloud service providers.


Testing a high performance system that can scale up to
1Tbps of firewall throughput with support for 70 million concurrent connections
and 600,000 sessions per second requires an equally high performance testing
solution,” said Fred Kost, head of product marketing at Check Point Software


Check Point has selected Spirent Avalanche to test the
61000 Security System. The system provides customers with the security and
scale needed to meet the most demanding enterprise and service provider needs.


Spirent Avalanche is capable of testing NAT, IPS and
logging, and included a mixture of traffic sources such as HTTP, DNS, and SMTP.


With cloud computing, data center environments are
becoming massive, so firewalls need to be able to scale effectively, while
being able to handle signature-based attacks that are growing in
sophistication,” said Jeff Schmitz, vice president of product marketing at
Spirent Communications.


Spirent Avalanche’s capabilities include security,
capacity and performance testing for optimal quality of service (QoS).


Additionally, the testing solution is capable of doing
insertion of realistic user behaviors that tests reflect real-world usage.


The Avalanche appliance makes real-time statistics
available through a reporting tool that provides instant data across all
testing protocols.


Spirent Communications launches Spirent TestCenter C100


Recently, Spirent Communications launched Spirent
TestCenter C100, a test appliance platform that enables carriers, enterprises
and equipment manufacturers to validate that their terabit, application-aware
networks deliver the required performance, availability and security at


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