Stonesoft Uses BreakingPoint to Reduce Time-to-Test for 10-Gigabit Firewall and Intrusion Prevention Systems

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BreakingPoint announces that network security leader StoneSoft is using its testing tools to accelerate product development while reducing costs

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We are committed to providing our customers the best possible protection against real-life attacks, securing their information flow at all times and under all circumstances. Being able to test our product as realistically as possible is crucial for this to happen.

BreakingPoint announces that network security leader StoneSoft is using its testing tools to accelerate product development while reducing costs

Business relies on high-performance and secure networks that can adapt to the changing impact of new applications and threats. Network devices such as Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and firewalls are critical elements in the protection of a network and the continuity of business. Stonesoft, as the innovative developer of StoneGate Firewall/VPN, IPS and SSL VPN solutions, helps protect networks with sophisticated content-aware network security equipment. These devices use granular packet inspection and intelligent event correlation capabilities to protect the network while ensuring resilient connectivity.

To properly test content-aware network security equipment Stonesoft used BreakingPoint's:

  • Ability to test with realistic application traffic at 10 Gigabits per second and faster to validate the performance of its security solutions with confidence.
  • Out-of-the-box library of 3,700+ live security strikes and 60+ application protocols to enable realistic testing scenarios.
  • Flexible architecture comprised of three independent layers that work together, providing a testing environment that effectively enables a future-proof, field-upgradeable product.
  • Intuitive Adobe® Flash based user-interface and built-in test automation that can reduce time-to-test by 50% or more versus legacy test vendors.

BreakingPoint provides the only network equipment testing tools with the critical elements for content-aware testing; stateful application traffic blended with live security strikes and the ability to test at 10 Gigabits per second and faster.

Executive Commentary:
Klaus Majewski, Vice President of Marketing at Stonesoft, said, "We are committed to providing our customers the best possible protection against real-life attacks, securing their information flow at all times and under all circumstances. Being able to test our product as realistically as possible is crucial for this to happen."

Stephan Johnson, BreakingPoint Vice President of Sales, Europe, said, "Information flow is the cornerstone of business and with networks expanding and applications becoming more sophisticated, this also means greater need to prevent the flow of threatening network traffic. IPS and firewall devices continue to become smarter and more sophisticated; Stonesoft's StoneGate products are a terrific example of the power of content-aware network devices. However, the testing solutions used for these new-generation equipment must also be updated, not only for proper and realistic testing, but also in order to speed up the rate of development while reducing overall cost of test."

About Stonesoft Corporation:
Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) is an innovative provider of integrated network security and resilient connectivity solutions to secure the information flow of distributed organizations. Stonesoft customers include organizations with growing needs requiring advanced network security and always-on business connectivity.

The StoneGateā„¢ Platform unifies firewall, VPN, IPS and SSL VPN blending network security, end-to-end availability and award-winning load balancing into a centrally managed system for both physical and virtual environments. The key benefits of the StoneGate solutions include low TCO, excellent price-performance ratio and high ROI.

The StoneGate Management Center provides centralized management for StoneGate Firewall with VPN, IPS and SSL VPN. StoneGate Firewall and IPS work together to provide intelligent defense throughout the enterprise network while StoneGate SSL VPN provides enhanced security for mobile and remote use. The StoneGate Virtual Security Solutions protect the network and ensure resilient connectivity in virtual network environments.

Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation is a global company with corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and Americas headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.stonesoft.com and stoneblog.stonesoft.com.

About BreakingPoint:
BreakingPoint accelerates the development and testing of high performance content-aware network equipment with fast, accurate, responsive, and easy-to-use performance and security testing tools. BreakingPoint is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices and customers in Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

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