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09/10/2013 - Spirent Avalanche Next Helps Application - Aware Networks Deliver Outstanding Performance, Security, and Scalability

New solution delivers unmatched security testing capabilities that save time and effort without compromising the quality of the test results Sunnyvale, California – (September 10, 2013) – Spirent Communications unveils Spirent Avalanche NEXT, a powerful, easy-to-use solution that tests the performance, scalability and security of today's application-aware network infrastructures by generating authentic traffic and attacks. Avalanche NEXT combines Spirent Avalanche's powerful performance testing with Spirent Studio's threats and application emulation capabilities to deliver unparalleled realism and comprehensive test coverage.

Product Highlights
With thousands of applications on the network and hundreds of updates every day on millions of devices, QA, engineering and IT teams are struggling to quickly and effectively test, validate and roll out application-aware systems and networks. To help address this challenge, Spirent Avalanche NEXT delivers:
  • An intuitive "drag, drop and click" based user interface that can be operated from a web-enabled device such as a tablet, making it easy to set-up and run tests cases. Test engineers can either run methodology-based tests from a browser or download the latest application profiles.
  • The industry's most expansive security test coverage with over 3,500 user scenarios and over 750 protocols that let engineers quickly and easily test with the latest and greatest applications and attacks—all with unparalleled realism and scalability.
  • Line rate stateful HTTP traffic for multiple 10G ports enables stress testing of high-scale security devices to find the limits in tracking connections and performance in the most extreme production scenarios
  • Over 7 Million connections per second which can recreate seasonal, weekly or special event user spike scenarios to verify how the device or network will react
  • Integrated protocol fuzzing for finding unknown or Zero Day vulnerabilities before they happen so the impact on security systems can be benchmarked and characterized
Executive Quotes
"The Avalanche NEXT interface brings accessibility, simplicity and power to application and security testing," said David Newman, Founder, Network Test. "It's available through any Web browser, making it accessible from virtually anywhere, from any system. The intuitive interface makes it easy to select from a wide range of enterprise applications. And although the new interface is simple and streamlined, it leverages all the power of the Avalanche and Studio Performance traffic generation engines."

"Avalanche NEXT offers product development and IT operations teams an advantage by helping them bring solutions and services to market quickly, with proven scalability, security and performance capabilities," said Jeff Schmitz, Chief Marketing Officer at Spirent Communications. "Unlike other products that continuously generate the same traffic, Avalanche NEXT provides multi-10 Gbps testing with authentic payloads based on actual application transactions and usage for realistic security, load and functional testing."

About Spirent Communications plc
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test & measurement, inspires innovation within development labs, networks and IT organizations to enable customers to deploy communications networks, services & applications, and devices that enrich life. Our extensive portfolio of solutions test data centers, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and global navigation satellite systems. With solutions used by more than 1,700 customers in 30 countries, the world’s largest equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprise and governments rely daily on Spirent to help ensure their success. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Spirent Communications has 1,300 employees worldwide.

Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT). The Company operates a Level 1 American Depositary Receipt ("ADR") program with each ADR representing four Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares. The ADRs trade in the US over-the-counter ("OTC") market under the symbol SPMYY and the CUSIP number is 84856M209. Spirent Communications' sales to the United States government are made through Spirent Federal Systems Inc (www.spirentfederal.com).

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