World VoIP NewsCompany EXFO introduces the highest capacity VoIP security testing solution
Company EXFO introduces the highest capacity VoIP security testing solution
EXFO Inc. declared the release of new dedicated software on the InterWatch R14 and QualityAssurer QA-604 platforms adding wireless, IMS and VoIP security gateways testing capabilities, which are crucial in the implementation of wireless and wire line network architectures such as IMS, femtocells and LTE.
Along with the current evolution of IP networks and wire line architectures such as IMS, femtocells and LTE, it is very frequently, when, for instance, VoIP users and subscribers are connecting to mobile operators' networks over non-trusted networks via broadband DSL or cable. Security gateways are implemented at the edge of the network and are taking care for secure access using IPSec tunnels. As the attachment of these security gateways could have a side effect on the quality of customer experience due to the performance overhead associated with enabling security, some radical solutions should be taken.
The security gateways should be checked in the dedicated lab before they are implemented, so as to ensure they meet capacity and performance expectations while ensuring a high-quality customer experience. The secure connection establishment rate, the maximum sustained secure connections and the performance overhead will have a negative impact on quality of user experience and should be rated in full scale.
"The challenge has been to understand the impact of security on subscriber quality of service as new network architectures such as femtocells and LTE are deployed," said Hannu Huttunen, EXFO's Vice-President--Wireless Division. "With EXFO's solution, the security impact on users' sessions can be accurately measured at high load, thus providing NEMs and NSPs the confidence that they are developing and deploying products and services that will exceed their subscribers' expectations."
"This new release also doubles the capacity of EXFO's platform from one million subscribers to over two million, all in a small 2U platform that is unmatched in the industry," said Alvin Francis, Product Management Director at EXFO Navtel Product Group. "This high capacity coupled with the high-performance IKEv2 and IPSec solution enables mobile operators to tackle the challenges of security and scalability while ensuring an excellent quality of experience for their customers."
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