Xena VulcanBay simulates millions of real-world user environments to test and validate infrastructure, a single device, or an entire system.
Can your network and devices handle extreme TCP performance?
VulcanBay offers stateful end-to-end testing of network appliances such as switches, firewalls, routers, NAT routers, proxies, load-balancers, bandwidth shapers, and more. The platform is also suitable to characterise entire network infrastructure performance for TCP.
Developers of Ethernet-based network appliances can characterise their performance by measuring connection establishment and teardown rates, packet forwarding rate at large numbers of connections and identify performance bottlenecks. The platform is also ideal for rapid validation of performance or regression testing.
Developers of TCP-based application servers such as web- and FTP servers can measure TCP connection rates and verify robustness against TCP SYN attacks. HTTP get blasting can be used to verify web server performance and robustness.
TLS testing to find the right balance between security layer and network performance
The huge growth of web sites and applications using SSL/TLS encryption means their traffic must be decrypted to enable security devices to scan for the malware lurking inside. To evaluate new security devices and test configuration updates for existing appliances, you need to subject them – and your SSL decryption devices – to the real-life conditions in which they will need to excel.
VulcanBay provides native TLS traffic generation using up to date cipher suites and certificates to compare parameters such as handshake per second, concurrent TLS session, and TLS throughput. This adds real value for network owners and device manufacturers seeking to compare security setups to optimise the performance envelope of their network security devices.
VulcanBay’s key benefits include:
Stateful TCP traffic load generation with 24 million TCP connections
Scalable platform – software enabled upgrades
Supports dual-speed 1G, 2.5G, 5G, 10G, 25G & 40G SFP optical & copper Ethernet interfaces for L4-7
Configuration/tuning of Ethernet, IP & TCP header fields for advanced traffic scenarios
Stateful TCP connection blasting
HTTP get/put/head/post blasting
Wire-speed traffic capture with programmable filter and trigger criteria
Switched and routed network topologies, TCP proxy and NAT support
ValkyrieCLI – automated Command Line Interface (CLI) scripting from any scripting tool environment such as Tcl, Python, Perl, VBA, Ruby, Bash and Java.