Ixia at RSA branched out from the testing of just converged IP networks and devices and showed off its new test suite that validates the security of a wide range of devices including firewalls, VPN gateways, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and anti-virus and anti-spam solutions. Ixia's IxLoad-Attack security solutions are fully integrated with its test platforms, performing attacks in conjunction with full line-rate multiplay traffic -- exposing vulnerabilities that are only visible under stress.
Network equipment manufacturers can simultaneously validate the security and performance of their devices. Enterprises can ensure their network security on a continuous basis. Service providers can offer complete outsourced security services to enterprises of all sizes. IxLoad-Attack has a database of over 6,000 attacks and recreates malicious traffic that exploits published vulnerabilities, and generates Internet-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in a controlled environment.