InterNetwork Inc. Puts a PPPoX on Tester

InterNetwork releases smartTest 2.3.1, enabling application layer traffic over PPPoX for testing of access and aggregation devices

June 10, 2003

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SAN FRANCISCO -- interNetwork, a leading provider of software-based real traffic load testing solutions for Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEMs) and carriers, today announced the release of smartTest™ 2.3.1. smartTest™ is the only testing solution on the market today that passes application layer traffic over PPPoX to fully emulate end-users, allowing device and network performance to be tested under real-world conditions. New features include the unique ability to remotely run pre-configured tests from a laptop and a detailed, user-customizable reporting engine, to quickly configure real-time test scenarios within a customer’s environment.

smartTest™ helps NEMs and carriers safeguard investments, optimize ROI and assure the highest quality of service performance by letting users perform real traffic load testing that stress devices exactly as they are to be used in the field. smartTest™ helps providers and manufacturers produce better equipment and services by recreating ever-changing network and end-user scenarios as they add new features, new devices and greater traffic volumes.

The industry’s only seamlessly integrated solution that can simultaneously test across Layers 2-7 with stateful and bi-directional traffic, smartTest™ lets users obtain the exact metrics required to deploy high-quality services, efficiently and cost effectively. The solution features the industry’s most extensive protocol coverage, including DHCP over ATM and L2TP, enabling application layer traffic over PPPoX for testing of access and aggregation devices.

"In working closely with carriers and equipment providers worldwide during the past three years, it became apparent that testing over PPPoX with real traffic was absolutely essential to deliver higher quality services such as Video, MP3 and VPN, and that packet blasting techniques alone do not accurately represent product or service quality in the real world," says Sterling Pratz, interNetwork Vice President. “Encapsulating Application (Layer 7) content within Network (Layer 2 & 3) protocols brings real-world scenarios to the entire test environment, from users logging on to bank accounts via DSL or Broadband, to users downloading MP3 music and games from HTTP sites."

interNetwork Inc.

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