Ixia, a Keysight Business, Enables China Mobile to Complete First 800GE Firewall Test

Ixia’s CloudStorm application and security test solution supports complex traffic testing at 800GE


SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 06, 2019

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that China Mobile completed the industry's first 800 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) firewall test with the award-winning CloudStorm test solution from Ixia, a Keysight Business. This enabled China Mobile to test the firewall at 800GE stateful traffic including bandwidth, connection per second and concurrent connections.

As operators evolve their infrastructures to support 5G and hyperscale data centers, it is necessary to validate that network equipment can support high Ethernet speeds, in addition to ensuring that firewalls can support applications and protect the infrastructure at massive scale such as 800GE.

"Network equipment manufacturers are introducing hardware designed to support 5G environments and hyperscale data centers while network operators need to ensure that the new equipment scales to unprecedented speeds, " said Raymond Xiu, general manager for Greater China at Keysight's Ixia Solutions Group. "One of the key steps in the move to these higher speeds is validating that the network equipment is capable of supporting complex traffic today and in the future. CloudStorm is the only solution that can supply the massive 800GE stateful traffic testbed necessary to support this type of testing. "

Ixia's CloudStorm 100GE Application and Security Test Load Module delivers unprecedented performance to service providers to test and validate the increased capacity, efficiency and resiliency of hyperscale cloud data centers and operator networks. CloudStorm 100GE enables:

  • massive-scale testing, under realistic traffic conditions, of critical elements in complex data centers and network infrastructure, including server applications, storage workloads and network security devices
  • testing 200G bi-directional traffic leveraging a Layer 4-7 100GE full line-rate interface for security and performance in complex traffic models; simulating 2.4 Terabits mixed application traffic as well as malicious traffic in 11U space.
  • multi speed testing (100/50/40/25/10GE) on a single port to increase return on investment
  • hardware-based Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) acceleration delivering 4X encryption performance and emulation of multi-terabit DDoS and botnet attacks to future-proof security solutions

With Ixia's Application and Threat Intelligence subscription, CloudStorm's malware database is updated every day while the applications and threat database is updated every two weeks.

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 $3.9B in fiscal year 2018. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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