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Automotive Ethernet testing – Automation leaves no room for errors
Autonomous systems require automated processes, thus Spirent has developed an AUTOSAR ARXML file parser for the Spirent TestCenter software suite. This... read more
11/27/2017 8:05:48 AM - Jeff Warra
Tags: automotive ethernet testing

Are Millimeter Waves the Quarks for Self-Driving Cars?
5G will give a big boost to self-driving autonomous vehicles. Intel goes so far as to say that read more
8/15/2017 9:35:46 AM - Saul Einbinder
Tags: 5G, Wireless Networks, Connected Car, Millimeter Wave

Unlock the Potential of IoT with Network Virtualization
Two large shifts are altering the way network carriers operate:

1. IoT is bringing a wealth of new devices and traffic mixes to the... read more
5/15/2017 8:26:54 AM - Stephen Douglas

Best Practices for the Cyber-Security Aware Traveler
As a regular international traveler for both leisure and business, I am often amazed at the lack of attention travelers pay to network security, and the... read more
4/21/2017 7:23:38 AM - Drhuv Swarup

Is Your Network IoT Ready?
Networks are currently optimized for voice and internet services. But with IoT on the horizon, networking and testing demands will change... read more
4/12/2017 11:37:33 AM - Stephen Douglas

Validating 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO Performance Gain
The IEEE 802.11ac standard was introduced in two phases: Wave 1 and Wave 2. The IEEE ratified 802.11ac Wave 2 as a wireless local area network (WLAN)... read more
4/4/2017 10:29:43 AM - Liang Jin
Tags: networks, local wireless area network testing

Testing Safety-Critical Systems for Automotive: Harnessing Technology to Save Lives
I was recently speaking at the Automotive Ethernet Congress about robustness testing of automotive Ethernet networks as it pertains to conformance,... read more
4/3/2017 10:44:08 AM - Jeff Warra

Integrating Cellular IoT Modules Into a Device? Read This First
Today, it’s easy to slot cellular internet of things (IoT) capabilities into almost any device. But few designers and developers know how to test them... read more
3/28/2017 7:25:46 AM -

2016, Year of the Mobile Monkey
The year 2016 saw seismic events occurring in the mobile device industry, from a noticeable slowdown in smartphone sales, Windows and Blackberry phones’... read more
1/18/2017 7:44:45 AM - Diana Varga
Tags: Mobile Devices, Smart Phones, VoLTE

The Dark Side of Cloud Networking
Is your cloud ready to perform? The move from dedicated appliances to virtualized network functions is full of risk. Technical strategies such as CPU... read more
12/20/2016 10:47:17 AM - Todd Law
Tags: networks, DoS, CPU Pinning, Virtualization

Demonstrating How To Develop and Deploy IoT Solutions Quickly, Efficiently, and Without Limits
A big challenge for IoT developers is deciding exactly how to implement a solution. There are so many choices to be made about what standards and... read more
11/22/2016 10:28:16 AM - Anatoli Levine
Tags: Wireless, Internet of Things, IoT, Developer Tools

How Simulation Testing Helps Guarantee Safety and Performance of New High-Speed Network Systems in the Car
The car as entertainment console. The car as internet terminal. The car as autonomous travel appliance. Our concept of what a car is and what it does is... read more
10/25/2016 10:34:15 AM - Jeff Warra
Tags: high-speed network, simulation testing, latency

Ready? Get. Set. Virtualize!
Virtualized regression means the Device Under Test (DUT) and test tools are either VMs or containers that run on commodity servers with little to no... read more
9/8/2016 3:15:05 PM - Malathi Malla
Tags: Virtualization, VNF

Testing for Economic Impact: Using Quality of Experience
When we're testing for provisioning scale for a device under test candidate, what is the meaningful metric to measure? Traditional metrics such as... read more
8/25/2016 9:04:56 PM - Chris Chapman
Tags: QoE, Quality of Experience, Security Testing

How Team Testing in Spirent CyberFlood™ will Accelerate your Testing
In the real world, how do most people create a test case? In most instances, they open the tester GUI, configure the test, debug the test, run the test,... read more
8/25/2016 8:59:35 PM - Chris Chapman
Tags: Security, Network Testing, Security Testing

DoD Bug Bounty Program–A Formative Approach for Security Audits?
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has launched "read more
6/16/2016 12:17:21 PM - Tej Aulakh
Tags: Security Testing, Pentesting

Keep Your Test Automation Platform Up-to-Date
Every day there is something 'new' in the market, some new feature or device that will make things 'easier and better' to use. And although this is good... read more
6/15/2016 6:15:13 AM - Michael Lynge
Tags: automation, network testing

2016 Growing Cyber Security Trends
Over the past 20+ years I have been passionately running companies that help customers address the ever growing security needs. As our world become more... read more
3/29/2016 6:54:46 PM - John Weinschenk
Tags: Cyber Security

Making Test Automation a Byproduct of the Development Process
Given the pace at which products and solutions come to market, companies struggle to keep on schedule while accomplishing the testing needed to ensure a... read more
1/23/2016 11:16:30 AM - Michael Lynge
Tags: Test automation, Test case automation,

Scale Fail — The Dark Side of Online Ticket Sales
Unprecedented and simultaneous demand for Star Wars Episode VII: the Force Awakens® pre-sale tickets crashed numerous web servers for several movie... read more
11/23/2015 6:14:15 PM - Daryl Adams
Tags: Security

The Rise of Duqu 2.0: The Cyberespionage Advanced Persistent Threat Platform
A Little History
Duqu is a class of malware, commonly referred to as a worm, that is a standalone malicious program that may affect (or... read more
8/17/2015 7:48:34 AM - David DeSanto
Tags: Security, Ccybersecurity

NFV is used in the datacenter, service provider and any physical server. However, before replacing the core of the infrastructure or any part of it, the... read more
8/17/2015 7:32:54 AM - Pratap Ramamurthy
Tags: Network Impairments

Isn't Continuous Testing a Longevity Test Anti-pattern?
Accordingly to Jim Coplien: "an anti-pattern is something that looks like a good idea, but which backfires badly when applied." In DevOps context,... read more
8/17/2015 7:27:18 AM - Marc Hornbeek
Tags: Networking, Continuous Testing

4 Steps to Convert Your Laptop into a Network Testbed
Are you a developer writing software for virtual routers or NFV? Do you often have to wait in queue to get access to test beds? How much time would you... read more
5/4/2015 11:29:38 AM - Pratap Ramamurthy
Tags: Virtual Testing

How Spirent Tested Fortinet's FortiGate-3810D:100G Ethernet Data Center Firewall
Fortinet recently selected Spirent to independently validate the performance of one of its new Data Center firewall: the FortiGate-3810D. Fortinet has... read more
4/30/2015 11:54:26 AM - Arnaud Castaner

Spirent advocates open source movement with Linux Foundation
Open source is a phenomenon today, but not a new one! It's been around for over two decades when Linux project first started in 1991 and open source... read more
4/29/2015 2:19:28 PM - Malathi Malla
Tags: virtualization

Servicing the Connected Home Requires a Service Everywhere Strategy
Remember the last mile—that stretch of service the telecommunications, cable and Internet providers talked about providing to all their customers? That's... read more
4/29/2015 2:15:18 PM - Karen Emery
Tags: Ethernet Networking

10 SDN/NFV Trends You Should Follow Closely
1 - Everything as a service will dominate as software defined data-center initiatives mature.
More vendors and network equipment... read more
1/28/2015 5:24:38 PM - Iben Rodriguez
Tags: Virtualization

Why Monitoring and Testing is Essential for Banking IT
As a leader in your IT department, your end goal is to provide quality financial services to your end users and drive efficiencies that will make the... read more
12/5/2014 11:54:05 AM - Jacob Birmingham
Tags: Enterprise

Eleven Steps to Virtualize Your CI Test Environment
As more organizations take advantage of the flexibility and scalability of a cloud-based, OpenStack, Continuous Integration (CI) environment for... read more
12/5/2014 11:42:10 AM - Iben Rodriguez
Tags: Cloud computing; OpenStack

Three Reasons REST is Rocking the Foundations of Test Labs
One of the most exciting changes taking place in the world of lab automation is the massive amount of attention being given to REST APIs. For a decade or... read more
12/5/2014 10:58:59 AM - Todd Law
Tags: Test Automations

How to Protect Your Network Infrastructure From Shellshock
Recently, the media has been abuzz with Shellshock (also known as... read more
11/12/2014 10:38:23 AM - David DeSanto and Ankur Chadda
Tags: Security, Shellshock, Testing

Why Multipath Should Matter to You
The effects of multipath cannot be ignored as they can compromise the performance and accuracy of any receiver design. Put simply, multipath refers to the... read more
8/29/2014 10:30:06 AM - Rahul Gupta
Tags: Multipath, GNSS Simulator

How do you Choose a Third Party Test Partner?
The choice of a qualified test partner is critical. Employing a test partner who has a team of test experts in the field of data center testing is a key... read more
8/29/2014 10:23:26 AM - Glen Cory Jr.
Tags: Networking, Testing, Security, Network Performance, Cloud, Data Center Testing

What are the Advantages of Third Party Testing?
As Nemertes Research, vokes ITO (Infrastructure Test Optimization), and Gartner research notes, and numerous other sources observe, implementation of IT... read more
8/29/2014 10:17:15 AM - Glen Cory Jr.
Tags: Network Testing, Cloud, Data Center Testing

Are there Case Studies in DCN Testing Showing Best Practices?
When it comes to "the proof is in the pudding," it might be helpful to have an insight into the range of enterprises that were part of the original set of... read more
8/27/2014 11:09:44 AM - Glen Cory Jr.
Tags: Network Testing, Cloud, Data Center Testing

How Do You Identify Automation Needs For Manual Test Teams?
A manual test team conducts most of its testing directly from a written test plan or tests in an ad-hoc manner. Few if any automation solutions or... read more
8/26/2014 10:57:40 AM - Rick Emch
Tags: Network Testing, Test Automation

Why is PASS Methodology so Important in DCN Testing?
PASS ImageThe PASS Methodology Testing*–PASS is the industry's first holistic test methodology to validate the performance, availability, security and... read more
8/26/2014 10:45:03 AM - Glen Cory Jr.
Tags: Network Testing, Cloud, Data Center Testing

Why is Configuration Defect Testing so Important?
Configuration DefectA diverse array of component devices and applications in a unified architecture may cause network failure.

While... read more
8/25/2014 11:47:57 AM - Glen Cory Jr.
Tags: Network Testing, Cloud, Data Center Testing

Why Classify Test Environments Prior to Test Automation?
Not all test and lab automation solutions are similar. Test environments come in all shapes and sizes. Organizations have a broad range of testing needs.... read more
8/25/2014 11:22:14 AM - Rich Emch
Tags: Network Testing, Test Automation

Managing Enterprise Information Security with CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability): What Comes First?
Confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) is a model designed to guide policies for information security within an organization. In this context,... read more
8/25/2014 11:07:41 AM - Marc Meulensteen
Tags: Security, Data Encryption

Why is Scoping So Important to Test Automation Success?
A test lab is usually complex and comprised of a wide variety of equipment. Equipment may be shared by multiple users across a number of different test... read more
8/25/2014 10:55:32 AM - Rick Emch
Tags: Network Testing, Test Automation

Why is Network Failure Threshold Testing so Important?
Simply put, the network failure threshold is the point at which your network breaks under real-world applications and user bandwidth. So is it better to... read more
8/6/2014 9:26:20 PM - Glen Cory Jr.
Tags: Network Testing, Cloud, Data Center Testing

What are the Risks of Home Grown Test Automation Solutions?
Today's Quick Solutions can Create Long-Term Headaches

Making the right choice of a test automation strategy is critical to being... read more
8/6/2014 9:22:20 PM - Rick Emch
Tags: Network Testing, Test Automation

What are the Primary Goals of Test Automation?
Test automation, network test automation, lab automation, network testing, testing The need for a comprehensive system testing to assure reliable... read more
8/6/2014 9:13:27 PM - Rick Emch

Why is Vendor Performance Testing so Important?
As is the case with all marketing collateral, a company puts the best face on the product they want you to buy. In network equipment, part of that... read more
7/29/2014 10:03:33 PM - Glen Cory Jr.
Tags: Data Center Testing, Cloud

Managing Enterprise Information Security with CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability): What Comes First?
Confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) is a model designed to guide policies for information security within an organization. In this context,... read more
6/25/2014 1:34:55 PM - Marc Meulensteen
Tags: Security, Data Encryption

Best of Interop 2014 Winners Unveiled
I wanted to personally thank everyone who came out to Interop this past week and made the show such a great success. Although, I didn't win big at the... read more
4/22/2014 1:51:24 PM - Ankur Chadda
Tags: Security

Testing & Preventing Kinetic Cyber Attacks
Making sure the next worm doesn't burn down the house!

A new class of attacks—kinetic attacks—was recently demonstrated at read more
4/22/2014 1:25:01 PM - Chris Chapman
Tags: Security

NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond & Recover
I just came back from a great week at RSA. It was exciting to see how many customers stopped by our booth to inquire about the Cybersecurity Framework... read more
3/4/2014 1:56:54 PM - Victor Fernandez
Tags: CyberSecurity, Cyber Attacks, Security

The Cost of Cybercrime
It's almost daily that we hear about one company after another with a data security breach of some kind. As recently reported by The New York Times, the... read more
3/4/2014 1:51:49 PM - Marc Meulensteen
Tags: Security Testing, Cyber Security, Cyber Attacks

The Growing Challenges of Service Provider Security Breaches
In light of recent high-profile security breaches, new rules and regulations regarding breach reporting have been in the spotlight lately. While some... read more
3/4/2014 1:22:55 PM - Marc Meulensteen
Tags: Security Testing

The Growing Challenges of Service Provider Security Breaches
In light of recent high-profile security breaches, new rules and regulations regarding breach reporting have been in the spotlight lately. While some... read more
2/8/2014 12:24:53 PM - Marc Meulensteen
Tags: Security Testing

Testing is a Critical Success Factor in SDN and NFV Deployment
With the emergence of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), networks are becoming more agile and innovative than... read more
2/8/2014 12:19:00 PM -
Tags: SDN, OpenFlow

Testing the OFELIA Environment
Network Performanceread more
2/8/2014 12:12:21 PM - Steve Jarman
Tags: SDN, OpenFlow, Network Performance

Testing Your Network Against Malware
In the previous two blogs of our malware series, we discussed types of malware, how it spreads and questions every network manager should ask when testing... read more
9/18/2013 8:34:54 AM - Ankur Chadda
Tags: Data Center Testing, Security Testing

Ask the Right Questions When Testing for Malware
In our last blog "Preparing Yourself for a Malware Epidemic," we discussed the various types of malware and how they spread. In this blog, we'll discuss... read more
9/17/2013 2:02:12 PM - Ankur Chadda
Tags: Data Center Testing, Security Testing

Preparing Yourself for a Malware Epidemic
Data Center Testing, Security Testing, Malware Testing Malicious software, better known as "malware," describes a broad category of hostile software... read more
8/28/2013 2:49:43 PM - Ankur Chadda
Tags: Data Center Testing, Security Testing

Faster, cheaper, better-are you using ITO yet?
Infrastructure Test Optimization (ITO) first appeared a few years ago, and has attracted critical acclaim and a lot of strong advocates, but the full... read more
7/10/2013 8:44:11 AM - Ralph Joseph

The Evolution of Network Test Solutions
Remember the days when mainframe computers were hidden away in a locked "computer room", accessible only to the guy with the pocket protector? Many of you... read more
6/17/2013 9:15:57 AM - Tim Jefferson
Tags: Network Testing, Device Testing

Disruptive Change Coming to the Network, Driven by SDN and OpenFlow
Welcome to the first in my series of SDN blogs!

In the last decade, networks and networking technology have been evolving gradually—changes... read more
6/12/2013 10:30:11 AM - Rajesh Rajamani
Tags: OpenFlow

Dogfooding the Spirent Knowledge Base
In making the case for the Spirent Knowledge Base (KB) here at Spirent a few years ago, most of my arguments centered on how it would help our customers.... read more
3/20/2013 10:18:32 AM - Philip Joung

Sharing our Knowledge so you can Innovate Your Brain
Frequent visitors to the Spirent Customer Service Center may have noticed we introduced the Spirent Knowledge Base (KB) as a main component of the CSC... read more
3/13/2013 10:04:55 AM - Philip Joung

How to Scale Test Anti-Phishing Email Attacks Based on DMARC
An up-and-coming mail standard, Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC), is a proposed way of mitigating phishing attacks,... read more
3/8/2013 8:13:30 AM - Ankur Chadda
Tags: Security Testing

Fuzzing Testing for Enhanced Security
How do you test against security threats you don't know exist? In a previous blog we looked at how testing with signatures can be used to reduce known... read more
3/7/2013 1:19:28 PM - Ankur Chadda
Tags: Security Testing

Application-Aware Testing, Using Signature-Based Attacks
Like it or not, attackers are getting more sophisticated. A growing number of attacks can now be generated from the application level, creating new... read more
3/4/2013 12:11:37 PM - Ankur Chadda
Tags: Security Testing

Identifying Security Threats while under DDoS Attack
The first topic we will look at in the series of blogs on network security is Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS). As we've all seen, DDoS attacks come... read more
2/12/2013 2:48:25 PM - Ankur Chadda
Tags: Security Testing

Is Security Testing living up to its potential?
It's sobering to look at network security headlines today. One might come to the conclusion that little progress has been achieved in stopping security... read more
2/11/2013 10:09:09 AM - Ankur Chadda
Tags: Network Security

The Pitfalls of Manual Testing
Despite its complexities and drain on testing resources, manual lab configuration is still a go-to practice for many industry experts. However, service... read more
1/31/2013 9:52:30 AM - Ameya Barve
Tags: Network Testing, Test Automation

Network Testing: Insufficient Resource Visibility within the Test Environment
The efficiency of the testing process is dependent on the integration of a savvy testing team and a highly versatile testing solution. Each team member... read more
1/24/2013 8:42:44 AM - Ameya Barve
Tags: Network Testing, Test Automation

Testing in the Enterprise: How hard can it be?
You get a patch or an upgrade for your firewall from the vendor. They say it fixes that one problem that's been bugging you for the last few months. But... read more
1/23/2013 10:22:53 AM - Tim Jefferson
Tags: Network Testing,

Network Testing Professionals Gather: Next Generation Network Delivery Solutions
The Next Generation Network Delivery Solutions conference, hosted by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)... read more
1/22/2013 10:18:56 AM - Ameya Barve
Tags: Network Testing, Test Automation

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - A New Challenge for IT
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) presents a different operating model for the corporate IT department, bringing along both some nice benefits, and of course,... read more
1/16/2013 8:58:45 AM - Ankur Chadda

Top Networking Industry Trends for 2013
Although analysts track industry growth in multiple segments, it is difficult to forecast new technologies. The test experts at Spirent have a unique... read more
1/8/2013 10:11:33 AM - Spirent
Tags: OpenFlow, Data Center

Why We Didn't Implement Mean Opinion Score in Avalanche Adaptive Bitrate
Spirent has always been on the cutting-edge of video and audio testing. When the hot technology was Microsoft's MMS, we added that. When RTSP rose, we... read more
1/4/2013 10:39:21 AM - Arnaud Castaner
Tags: Avalanche, Mean Opinion Score (MOS)

NGN Delivery Solutions Conference 2012
I'm looking forward to the NGN Delivery Solutions 2012 event which will be held November 27-28 in London. Since Network Automation is one of the themes of... read more
11/26/2012 2:00:59 PM - Todd Law
Tags: Network Automation, Infrastructure Test Optimization

100G OpenFlow World Premiere at AusNOG
During this year's annual conference of the Australian Network Operators Group (AusNOG), Spirent and... read more
9/25/2012 7:57:37 PM - Jurrie Van Den Breekel
Tags: Openflow network

Campus Routers Facing New Demands
Enterprises everywhere, under pressure to improve productivity and save travel costs, make extensive use of Unified Communications capabilities such as... read more
6/15/2012 8:42:48 AM - Rajesh Rajamani
Tags: Routers

Spirent's 76th Anniversary
Adapted from an email by Laura Owens, Vice President of Human Resources, to Spirent employees.

Spirent Team,
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5/17/2012 2:34:09 PM - Spirent

Openflow Advances Networking and Test Requirements
Cloud computing and virtualization are expanding demands on the data center and are pushing the limits of scalability in network switching. The need for... read more
5/8/2012 2:54:12 PM - Jurrie Van Den Breekel

Testing High Availability in Switch Fabrics
The advent of cloud computing in data centers has precipitated the transition from Ethernet switches forming a network to fabrics consisting of multiple... read more
4/25/2012 2:27:27 PM - Jurrie Van Den Breekel

Low Latency, Multicast Scale & Microbursts- Arista Networks DCS-7508 Test
The cloud is looming. By 2014, Gartner expects 90 percent of personal consumer devices to have integrated cloud services and IDC predicts cloud computing... read more
4/4/2012 11:01:24 AM - Jurrie Van Den Breekel
Tags: Data Center

Why Automate?
Original article posted on the Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF) Blog.

My name is Todd Law, and I am the Vice-President of NTAF, as well... read more
3/12/2012 9:40:33 AM - Todd Law
Tags: Automation

Testing Data Center Fabrics for High Performance at Massive Scale
How do you test a data center switching fabric that scales exponentially beyond legacy platforms?

The implications go beyond the QA... read more
3/6/2012 1:55:56 PM - Jurrie Van Den Breekel
Tags: Data Center

Structuring a Real World Test for High Performance firewalls
Spirent and Crossbeam were recently part of a major collaboration to define and document a test methodology that could accurately assess the performance... read more
2/23/2012 8:57:02 AM - Ankur Chadda
Tags: Data Center

Creating an Industry-First Performance Test
By Gail Ferreira, Product Marketing Manager at Crossbeam, and Chris Chapman, Technical Marketing... read more
1/23/2012 12:05:11 PM - Chris Chapman
Tags: Avalanche

Top Five Test Issues of the Mobile Internet Revolution
I don't know if you've noticed, but there's a mobile internet revolution going on. The signs are all there: a rapid increase in the number of mobile... read more
12/9/2011 3:07:06 PM - Ross Cassan
Tags: IPv6

Avalanche 3.80 Features
The latest General Availability build of Avalanche (and Spirent TestCenter) has been released. I won't cover Spirent TestCenter, but for Avalanche, it's a... read more
11/9/2011 11:10:09 AM - Arnaud Castaner

Forced to Choose Between Network Protection and Business Productivity?
Enterprise networks are being attacked on multiple fronts—hacking, data breaches, and denial of service attacks—sometimes simultaneously. Are your IT... read more
9/1/2011 8:13:46 PM - Ankur Chadda
Tags: Network Security, Cyber Security

Spirent at VMworld 2011, Las Vegas
You can't go to an IT conference these days without hearing the buzzwords du jour, "cloud computing" and "virtualization." Despite all the hype and... read more
8/25/2011 9:51:21 AM - Grace Cheung
Tags: Virtualization

Sophos Mid-Year Threat Report
Sophos, a UK-based security company, released their read more
8/9/2011 9:09:02 AM - Arnaud Castaner
Tags: Cyber Security

The Video Tsunami
I attended Cisco Live yesterday morning in Simi Valley. I was able to watch live on my 63" Samsung Plasma the live broadcast from Las Vegas. It's better... read more
7/14/2011 10:22:13 PM - Alan Way

Are your IPV6 Defenses ready for World IPV6 Day?
World IPv6 day is nearly upon us and many networks are not ready to repel borders (hackers). As the world becomes more aware of IPv6, more people will try... read more
6/9/2011 2:27:15 PM - Alan Way
Tags: IPv6

What do Lady Gaga and Top Defense Contractors have in common?
Well, as you might have guessed, they both need to do a lot more network testing! Here are two recent news stories that highlight this:
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6/8/2011 1:54:29 PM - Brett Wolmarans
Tags: Network Security

Finding Avalanche Versions From Project Files
If you're a big Avalanche user, you've probably one day or... read more
4/30/2011 9:28:52 AM - Arnaud Castaner
Tags: Avalanche

Cyber Security: It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore
Several weeks ago, I received two disturbing emails, one from my airline points program (and no it wasn't an announcement that I've made my 1K for the... read more
4/21/2011 2:04:15 PM - Brett Wolmarans
Tags: Cyber Security, Network Security

How should enterprises prepare for IPv6?
IPv6 is suddenly hot news. Running out of Internet addresses has a suitably Armageddon sound to boost news headlines, and we are all sufficiently hooked... read more
4/12/2011 8:58:22 AM - Alan Way
Tags: IPv4, IPv6

Using Avalanche to test MAC Address Capacity of Stateful Network Devices
Using a lot of MAC addresses in an Avalanche test is something we see on a regular basis. This can be used for Network Access Control, RADIUS, 802.1x, or... read more
4/4/2011 11:16:06 AM - Arnaud Castaner
Tags: Network

The end of the Internet?
Were the Mayans correct in predicting the end of the world in 2012? Or did they get some mixed signals on the state of the Internet and the availability... read more
3/21/2011 5:13:28 PM - Alan Way
Tags: IPv4

Preparing for a Virtual Demo
I just spent a week getting ready for this advanced testing seminar. It's been a whirlwind of activity, mostly involved in getting my lab ready for the... read more
3/16/2011 7:54:22 PM - Brett Wolmarans
Tags: Virtualization

PASS: A Test Methodology for Cloud Services
While the terminology surrounding cloud services may be a bit cloudy itself, the goal is clear — to create the dynamic data center and infinite... read more
2/22/2011 9:58:24 AM - Michael Lynge
Tags: Cloud Computing

Leveraging Your Automation Infrastructure
Maybe it's possible to maintain a competitive feature set and release schedule without test automation, but I don't see how. These days, test case... read more
2/22/2011 8:24:19 AM - Andrew Armstrong
Tags: Automation

The Death of Best-Effort QoS Testing
Well, it's official. Testing exclusively with best-effort traffic is dead. Today, even the simplest network implements Quality of Service (QoS). Testing... read more
2/22/2011 8:09:47 AM - Chris Chapman
Tags: QoS

The 21st Century Workplace
Institutional resistance to working remotely (aka telecommuting, telework) continues to crumble. While the H1N1 virus may force the issue, it will merely... read more
2/21/2011 1:42:57 PM - Ankur Chadda
Tags: Workplace

Is Your Network Ready for Carrier Ethernet Interconnects
If you don't already know, network convergence is central to what's driving complexity in the communication networks of today. And despite technology,... read more
2/18/2011 9:09:09 AM - Sailaja Tennati
Tags: Ethernet

Testing Video over Carrier LDP/RSVP-TE MPLS
One of the great features of Spirent TestCenter is its ability to directly test services over structured Ethernet. This is critical to carriers because... read more
2/8/2011 9:03:09 AM - Chris Chapman
Tags: Ethernet, Router

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