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Sarrel Group Standardizes Layer 4-7 Testing With BreakingPoint Systems

August 13, 2008

BreakingPoint Systems, the content-aware network and application testing company, today announced that Sarrel Group, an independent test lab for network devices and other IT solutions, will standardize its Layer 4-7 testing using BreakingPoint’s solutions. Sarrel Group’s state-of-the-art testing lab is tasked daily by technology vendors to validate the performance and security of network devices such as Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Firewalls, Unified Threat Management (UTM) devices, WAN Acceleration devices and more.

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Matt Sarrel, Founder and Executive Director, Sarrel Group

“During my decades in the technology industry I have used dozens of different network and security testing solutions, often at the same time in order to accomplish my task. BreakingPoint offers next-generation test tools that will provide us with a competitive advantage over labs using legacy test equipment and enable us to efficiently test the industry’s latest network equipment. BreakingPoint’s abilities to test with real application traffic, live security strikes and at line speed are obvious competitive advantages. However, their commitment to removing the complexity from testing through an easy-to-use management interface, out-of-the box access to applications and constant protocol and security strike updates is what truly differentiates them in this market.”

Dennis Cox, CTO, BreakingPoint Systems

“Test labs, whether independent or within a company, are obviously a critical element in the lifecycle of a network device. But for those of us who have been in the lab, we know that we are only as good as the testing tools available. We created BreakingPoint to introduce new testing technology, but also a new mindset into how intuitive testing should be. When we first spoke with the Sarrel Group they shared many of the same frustrations we had run into as network engineers. Using BreakingPoint’s testing solutions we can not only help them test more accurately but eliminate many of the barriers to test that once existed.”

Announcement Details

 --  Sarrel Group is migrating its layer 4 through 7 test methodologies to     the BreakingPoint platform in order to take advantage of its powerful multi-     protocol, high-throughput and live security attack capabilities. --  Sarrel Group provides testing and testing methodologies that are real-     world, reproducible, and rigorous. Sarrel Group evaluates technology     products and provides manufacturers with actionable technology analysis.     Their group of hands-on analysts also provides IT consulting and editorial     services such as reviewers' guides, white papers, and other custom     publishing sales and marketing collateral. --  BreakingPoint is setting the pace of innovation to effectively test     next-generation, content-aware equipment. The ability to simulate and test     the volume and complexity of today's business network goes far beyond the     traditional simulation of HTTP traffic. A true test of the performance and     security of a network or network device must combine authentic converged     business application traffic with live security threats. --  BreakingPoint is unique in its ability to test Deep Packet Inspection     (DPI) of network equipment at 10 Gigabits per second, which is essential     for content-aware devices such as Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Load     Balancers, Firewalls, VPN or WAN Optimization products.      

About Sarrel Group

Sarrel Group is a unique, full-service publishing and technical assessment company located in New York City. We evaluate, communicate and deploy leading-edge technologies. Sarrel Group helps our clients identify and correct technology problems in their products and applications by providing a wide range of testing services. Founded in 2005 by Matt Sarrel, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with 20 years of experience developing, implementing, and testing technology solutions and a well-known technology writer and speaker, Sarrel Group helps companies prepare for media reviews and develop powerful technical sales and marketing materials. For more information visit www.sarrelgroup.com.

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 tools, 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 www.breakingpointsystems.com.

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

SOURCE: BreakingPoint Systems




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