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Ixia, a Keysight Business, Enables Organizations to Quickly Assess Cybersecurity Readiness

BreakingPoint QuickTest delivers pre-packaged test suites to rapidly evaluate the performance and effectiveness of security devices and networks


SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 10, 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 BreakingPoint QuickTest, which enables organizations to quickly evaluate the performance and security of devices and networks to assess their cybersecurity readiness.

Today's IT departments struggle against increasing network security threats while suffering from a cybersecurity skills shortage. According to Jon Oltsik, principal analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, "more than half of organizations report a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills." (1) The lack of testing expertise creates opportunities for vulnerabilities in IT environments.

"Organizations are under pressure to make the right security investments to ensure their networks and applications are secure. This pressure, combined with the shortage of expert resources, forces organizations to compromise on the quality of their security testing," said Sunil Kalidindi, vice president of product management at Ixia, a Keysight Business. "BreakingPoint QuickTest offers users all the power of BreakingPoint in pre-packaged test methodologies with expert analysis capabilities. This groundbreaking innovation enables organizations to optimize the speed of their cybersecurity testing without compromise."

BreakingPoint QuickTest offers concise and actionable test scores for rapid result analysis, and complete automation for continuous assessment. Test suites include:

  • Performance: to measure system performance while handling various types of application traffic mixes that include encrypted traffic
  • NetSecOPEN: to validate the device or system against NetSecOPEN standardized tests, industry guidelines and best practices for testing modern network security infrastructure including firewall, next generation firewall (NGFW), intrusion protection system (IPS), and threat detection solutions and services
  • Encryption Performance: to measure the system performance of TLS inspection devices or networks, while handling traffic encrypted using various types of ciphers and key sizes
  • Security: to validate the effectiveness of a security device or system in mitigating attacks and breach attempts while maintaining traffic continuity

BreakingPoint QuickTest is powered by threat intelligence provided by Ixia's Application Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Center, a globally distributed team of dedicated cybersecurity professionals that monitor and analyze the ever-evolving indicators that could threaten the security of IT networks worldwide. Ixia's ATI Research Center has been performing advanced security research for over a decade, providing intelligence updates to customers around the globe.

Sample BreakingPoint QuickTest scenarios with images are available here.

(1) Source: ESG Research Report, 2019 Technology Spending Intentions Survey, February 2019.

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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