Optimizing Cybersecurity and Traffic Flow

To ensure that your cybersecurity infrastructure is solid, it must be tested in an environment that reproduces the complexity and scale of the production network in bandwidth, traffic type and number of transactions, users, sessions, ports, tunnels, and VLANs. If your test system can not deliver this level of realism, you can not have the assurance that the system will perform in a real network.

Do you know the answers to these 9 questions for your device or network?
  • Will my deep-packet inspection (DPI), intrusion detection system (IDS), and intrusion protection system (IPS) defend the network against new threats as soon as they emerge?
  • Does my security infrastructure provide acceptable performance for valid user traffic during an attack?
  • Do my best-of-breed devices work well together-are the policies synergistic or conflicting?
  • Can my network handle virus detection and spam filtering even under heavy loads?
  • Can my firewalls enforce policies and resist hackers with traditional and application-level inspections?
  • Can my devices resist DDoS attacks?
  • How can I measure the tunnel capacity and performance of my IP Sec VPN?
  • Can my devices handle extreme loads?
  • Does my system fail open, letting all traffic through unchecked, or closed, where no traffic gets through?
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Article: Battle-hardened Systems Needed for Cyber Warfare
While secure systems stop information from falling to the wrong hands, they need to be tested exhaustively to stop users turning to faster, yet insecure, public networks, says Daryl Cornelius, director of enterprise at Spirent Communications
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What are the Key Cybersecurity Issues for Government Agencies?

Firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) are the first line of defense against unauthorized entry into a network that threatens continuity of operations.

The escalating number of threats, vast number of IP or user dialogs, and the demands on network processing combine to challenge agencies trying to secure their networks.

Spirent Solves Your Critical Test Challenges.

Spirent helps government agencies ensure that cybersecurity devices can counter network threats by providing tools that drastically reduce the tasks of researching, recreating and testing vulnerabilities. These include injecting actual hostile traffic into a cybersecurity device while testing the effect on application traffic. We not only test cybersecurity devices, but the vulnerabilities of each element of the network, yielding the following benefits:
  • High performance with full realism
  • Blend valid and attack traffic down to the user level
  • Fully reproducible testing, even with complex customer scenarios
  • Single-pass testing with advanced debugging
  • In-depth port, user, session and protocol forensics
Testing Cybersecurity is a complex task made easy by Spirent. With full user realism generation and analysis-even under extreme load-the user can test the effectiveness and Quality of Experience (QoE) of each and every simulated user.

Why Test Cybersecurity with Spirent?
  • Recreates hundreds of stateless and stateful attacks (firewalls, IDS, IPS, switches, routers, network management, IPSec, VPNs, video, VoIP and data protocols)
  • Support of IPv6 protocols
  • Constant updates on latest threats
  • Diagnostic assessment and reporting to manage risks
  • Used worldwide in public cybersecurity tests of firewalls, IDS/IPS, SSL, VPNs

  A majority of government agencies turn to Spirent
  to verify firewalls and cybersecurity devices
  perform to their capacity

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