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Ixia, a Keysight Business, Adds New TLS 1.3 Performance Testing Capabilities to CloudStorm Platform

June 11, 2018

  1. Introduction
  2. What is the customer problem?
  3. How does Keysight solution solve this problem?
  4. Key Features and Business Benefits
  5. Additional Information
  6. Related Information
Introduction

Ixia, a Keysight Business, introduces new TLS 1.3 support for the CloudStorm applications and security testing platform enabling customers to validate the functionality and performance of network devices working with the newly ratified TLS 1.3 protocol standard.

What is the customer problem?

TLS 1.3 is a major overhaul of the protocol standards that secures the world wide web from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). TLS 1.3 promises to make the web experience faster and more secure. However, TLS 1.3 introduces behavioral changes and challenges for network devices that perform tasks such as inspection, proxying, and load balancing. These issues require network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to perform comprehensive feature functionality and performance tests to ensure that their equipment supports TLS 1.3.

How does Keysight solution solve this problem?

CloudStorm offers NEMs, enterprises and data center operators unmatched encrypted application performance to assess the impact of TLS 1.3 at cloud-scale volumes. CloudStorm with TLS 1.3 support also enables data center operators and enterprises to test their security solutions to validate device performance with the new protocol accelerating the adoption of TLS 1.3.

Key Features and Business Benefits
  • Scalable TLS 1.3 client and server emulations help users validate the performance impact of new TLS 1.3 implementations
  • Supports several cipher types, curves and certificates enabling users to test and validate the best combinations for their business operations
  • Supports network device testing in various deployment modes like NAT, proxy and inspection modes to deliver a comprehensive end-to-end network security design and deployment validation
Additional Information

The feature will be available to all users who have a current Ixia hardware such as PerfectStorm or CloudStorm

  • 1U chassis, fixed form, capable of (2) speeds - 1G, 10G
  • Hot swap redundant power supplies and fans, available in AC and DC models
  • (48) 1G or (48) 10G SFP+ ports
  • 40Gbps of packet processing using PacketStack
  • Full featured aggregation, replication, filtering and load balancing
  • Tunneling for moving traffic across WAN or LAN, L2GRE termination and origination
About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world.  Keysight's solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

Related Information
Contacts:

Geri Lynne LaCombe, Americas
+1 303 662 4748
geri_lacombe@keysight.com

Magda Antone, Europe
+34 (93) 3434612
press.emea@keysight.com

Connie Wong, Asia
+852 3197-7818
connie-ky_wong@keysight.com