Spirent CyberFlood Advanced Mixed Traffic
Advanced Mixed Traffic can perform Web application testing including Web services, ERP and CRM applications with extended application testing capabilities to support cookie, session ID, dynamic link, automatic follow redirect, additional header, think time, variable think time and variable assignment.
The new CyberFlood Advanced Mixed Traffic brings new levels of advanced L4-7 testing capabilities to Spirent’s flagship security and performance assessment solution. The Advanced Mixed Traffic feature set is modeled on powerful functionality that has been available on Spirent’s Avalanche solution. Now web-based these advanced functions allow users to make custom and highly configurable tests and assessments quickly and easily.
Advanced Mixed Traffic provides the use of user action lists that allow test assessments to be created which will walk through a set of user application interactions for HTTP, HTTP/2, HTTP/3, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, FTP, DNS over TLS and HTTPS protocols (additional protocol support will be added in future releases).Additionally, users can mix action list-oriented traffic with the database of CyberFlood TestCloud scenarios, creating comprehensive real-world load traffic conditions.
The configurability of action lists allows for assessments to be two-armed where CyberFlood acts as both client and server, or one-arm testing where CyberFlood acts as emulated clients to assess actual services – such as web applications, email services and more.
Advanced Mixed Traffic can perform Web application testing including Web services, ERP and CRM applications with extended application testing capabilities to support cookie, session ID, dynamic link, automatic follow redirect, additional header, think time, variable think time and variable assignment The action list capability in CyberFlood Advanced Mixed Traffic provides a modern interface making it easier for the creation, editing and modification of comprehensive test plans.
Advanced Mixed Traffic allows for variable parametrization allowing for different application operands for URL strings, authentication and many other protocol settings allowing for dynamic application assessments.
Users have control over network subnetting emulation and can map specific protocols to subnets allowing the segmentation of network load traffic. IP addresses can be entered or DHCP can be used to populate IP addresses from available DHCP services to create tests that align directly with the user’s environment. Virtual routers can also be employed to add emulated router hops on the client and or the server side creating exacting emulated network topologies.
Advanced Mixed Traffic provides other use cases including media testing and service verification from the user’s point of view with realistic voice calling, HTTP Adaptive Bitrate, and simulated Internet data traffic using static IP address or IP address, including support for VLAN and Stacked VLANs (i.e., Q-in-Q).