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October 17, 2012
Ixia Showcases BreakingPoint's Capabilities during Cyber Endeavor Program
By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor
During the Pacific Endeavor at Cyber Endeavor, an interoperability cyber war exercise for military communication systems, Ixia’s (News - Alert) BreakingPoint cyber range solutions was used by participating nations to improve communication performance and cyber network defenses in the Pacific theater.
Ixia explained that its BreakingPoint allows organizations to establish an ongoing security and performance testing regimen. Without this advance insight and actionable security intelligence, even the most sophisticated networks and data centers fail to ensure business continuity in the face of crippling cyber attacks and dynamic application conditions.
The Pacific Endeavor 2012 at Cyber Endeavor enacted a global systematic cyber war for live battle-testing and training. Participating nations reportedly divided themselves as Green, Red and Blue teams.
The teams used BreakingPoint solutions to simulate real-world cyber attack scenario along with the behavior pattern of millions of users and leveraged the solutions’ features to improve performance, harden defenses, validate methodologies and train next-generation cyber warriors to keep communications intact at times of attack during these exercises.
Gregory Fresnais, international director of business development for EMEA and APAC at Ixia commented, “Hardening cyber security defenses and training military personnel to become cyber warriors demands the types of exercises led by Pacific Endeavor at Cyber Endeavor. Pacific Endeavor allowed the Ixia BreakingPoint cyber range solutions, along with our highly experienced cyber range team, to quickly create the exact conditions needed to battle test infrastructure and people and transform them both to be resilient in the face of attack. At the end of the exercises we were able to provide the participants an understanding of the current threat landscape and knowledge on how to better defend and protect their networks and cyber domains.”
Ixia BreakingPoint makes use of patented innovation to deliver a pragmatic solution for arming and training cyber warriors. The cyber range solutions are fitted with advanced features that can eliminate the barriers that once prevented the widespread deployment of cyber ranges for arming and training cyber warriors.
Edited by Brooke Neuman
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