August 5, 2008

NetQoS Selects BreakingPoint for Realistic Layer 4-7 Testing at 10 Gigabit Per Second Speed

Peak network and application performance is a critical business driver that grows more challenging to monitor and maintain every day with the increasing amount of application traffic and faster network speeds. NetQoS(R) Inc., a leading provider of network and application performance management solutions, has chosen BreakingPoint's testing platform to test and validate the performance of its products as part of the company's quality assurance program. NetQoS is using BreakingPoint's ability to generate stateful application protocols at 10 Gigabits per second for realistic Layer 4-7 testing and to speed new releases to market.

 News Highlights A few of the reasons NetQoS selected BreakingPoint: -- Application Protocol Support: NetQoS products help large enterprises    and service providers monitor the performance of their networks,    including specific business critical application protocols such as    VoIP and FIX.  BreakingPoint supports a very large number of    applications, more than 50 protocols, including trading protocols,    voice and video, peer to peer, and other enterprise applications.    BreakingPoint provides these updates continuously and transparently    to users at no extra cost. -- Flexibility: As NetQoS products and needs evolve, BreakingPoint    products evolve in terms of realistic application traffic generation    and performance. BreakingPoint's architecture loosely couples the    application protocol and security layer with test management software    and high-performance hardware. Because these layers are not tied to a    hardware release schedule, no forklift upgrades are required. -- Ease of Use: The BreakingPoint system is ready to use within minutes    of deployment, testing a variety of devices using an authentic blend    of application traffic and live security strikes at speeds of    10 Gigabits per second. -- Performance: BreakingPoint's ability to test with realistic application    traffic at line speed enables NetQoS to validate the performance of its    network performance management solutions with confidence. 

Executive Commentary

Brian Osborne, Director of QA, NetQoS

"NetQoS products are used by many of the largest IT organizations in the world to monitor their global enterprise networks, where performance and reliability are vital. It is important that we have a reliable and accurate portrayal of how our products will work in extremely busy production networks. With BreakingPoint we get hard data that shows us how well our products are working. The requirements for performance testing have shifted dramatically over the past few years and BreakingPoint recognized this shift and delivered a product that is not only powerful, but extremely easy to use."

Des Wilson, CEO, BreakingPoint Systems

"Speed and accuracy are the cornerstones to valid testing of network equipment. Without realistic application traffic and the ability to simulate at speeds of 10 Gigabits per second, you don't have true performance numbers to share with your own customers and prospects. NetQoS monitors the performance of the largest networks in the world and we are delighted that they selected BreakingPoint to help test and validate their own solutions in real-world conditions and push the performance envelope even further."

About NetQoS Inc.

NetQoS provides network and application performance management software and services that improve application delivery across the world's most complex networks. More than 900 service providers, government agencies, and large enterprises -- including more than half of the Fortune 100 -- use the NetQoS Performance Center to monitor application service levels, troubleshoot problems quickly, and plan for change. Representative NetQoS customers include Chevron, Lockheed Martin, American Express, Hilton Hotels, Siemens, Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, NASA, and Barclays Global Investors. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NetQoS has R&D centers in Austin and Raleigh, N.C., and regional sales offices in London and Singapore. For more information, visit or call (877) 835-9575.

About BreakingPoint

BreakingPoint is the only company exclusively focused on application, performance, and security testing for content-aware devices. By delivering the industry's most accurate, fast, responsive and easy-to-use testing solutions, BreakingPoint helps network equipment manufacturers, services providers, and other organizations accelerate the development of high performance content-aware networks and network devices. BreakingPoint was founded in 2005 by engineers with deep experience developing high speed networking devices at companies such as NetWorth, NetSpeed, Cisco, TippingPoint, and 3Com. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices and customers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, and China. For more information, visit

 For Information Contact: Kyle Flaherty BreakingPoint Systems (512) 821-6059 Email Contact

SOURCE: BreakingPoint Systems