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11/04/2014 - Spirent Accelerates Innovation in the Cloud with REST APIs

REST API for Spirent TestCenter Enhances Testing in Virtual Environments

Sunnyvale, California – (November 4, 2014) – Spirent Communications today announced the general availability of REST API for Spirent TestCenter. The introduction of a REST interface marks an industry first for Layer 2-3 test equipment, enhances the use of Spirent TestCenter in virtual environments, and delivers unprecedented flexibility for diverse automation environments.

The broader software industry has evolved to embrace more flexible and efficient technologies. Specifically, REST, or Representational State Transfer, has become the dominant architectural style in the software industry as applications migrate to cloud environments and mobile devices. From an automation perspective, REST APIs have also become the dominant model with more than 7,000 published APIs . REST APIs allow test equipment to easily be orchestrated with devices under test and other service components to rapidly deliver test solutions.

"The networking industry is rapidly moving towards REST APIs," said Dr. Todd Law, vice president of the Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF) and product manager at Spirent Communications. "It's natural that we should provide a REST API for Spirent TestCenter, the industry's leading L2-3 test platform. It's an excellent fit for our customers developing virtual solutions in the NFV and SDN spaces, and underpins our strategy to be flexible and fit into diverse customer test labs."

"Customers who automate their test environments typically use Tcl or sometimes Perl to write scripts for their automation, but the basic paradigm hasn't changed much over 15 years. Since REST is where developers are headed en masse, we are confident that the future of network test automation also lies with REST," added Law.

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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