Crossbeam to Demystify Cloud Security Performance Testing
BOXBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, today announced that it will co-host a series of workshops with testing leader Spirent Communications in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, Brazil. The workshops will guide network security professionals on how to effectively deploy security solutions within their networks while maintaining the high levels of performance required for their businesses.
“Today’s sophisticated security solutions offer great protection, but the problem vendors don’t like to share is the impact these solutions have on network performance,” said Rogerio de Campos Morais, general manager of Latin America at Crossbeam. “According to Crossbeam research, many security professionals simply choose to turn off security functionality to boost performance, while others are forced to make unplanned hardware purchases to maintain security and performance. The Crossbeam workshops are designed to help security professionals cut through the market confusion to demystify security performance and learn how to better gauge the capabilities of security solutions in order to reduce risk and avoid costly mistakes.”
What: In this workshop, Crossbeam will provide practical advice for network security engineers and architects involved in performance testing cloud and next-generation firewalls. Attendees will learn about the constellation of metrics that are important for defining network security in the real world. The session will include real-world test scenarios in which an X-Series platform and traditional security devices will be stressed with traffic loads to simulate real- world conditions. The demonstration will use the Spirent Studio solution running on a best-in-class Spirent TestCenter C100 platform. Spirent Studio has been designed to generate real application traffic for use in testing firewall, IPS and other upper- layer filtering technologies. Attendees will see first-hand how changes to security policies impact network performance, and will gain better insight into the factors they need to consider when evaluating and building a high-performance security infrastructure. When/Where: Workshops will be held from 4-7 p.m. BRT at the following locations: Sao Paulo: Aug. 29, 2012, at the Grand Hyatt hotel Rio de Janeiro: Sept. 12, 2012, at the Sheraton hotel Brasilia: Sept.19, 2012, at the Royal Tulip hotel Information: To register for one of these workshops, visit: http://www.crossbeam.com/technical-demo/. For more details on the security-versus-performance challenge, visit: http:// www.crossbeam.com/crossbeam-survey-reveals-that-it-security-personnel-are- making-dangerous-security-trade-offs-to-meet-business-demands/. For more details on how Crossbeam and Spirent partnered to define real-world security test methodologies within demanding mobile operator networks, visit: http:// www.crossbeam.com/crossbeam-and-spirent-partner-to-define-real-world- security-test-methodology-for-mobile-network-operators/.
Crossbeam Systems®, Inc. offers a proven approach to deploying network security that meets the extreme performance, scalability and reliability demands of large enterprises, service providers and government agencies. Its leading X-Series security platform offers an open, high-performance architecture that easily provisions and scales multiple best-in-class security applications to meet the ever-changing threat landscape. Companies rely on Crossbeam to intelligently manage risk, accelerate and maintain compliance, and protect their businesses from evolving threats. Crossbeam is headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., and has offices in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. More information is available at www.crossbeam.com.
About Spirent Communications plc
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test & measurement, offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud computing environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and global navigation satellite systems. For more information visit http://www.spirent.com/about-us/News_Room/About_Spirent_Communications_plc.aspx.
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