The Need for Product Testing

Ixia's Favier on Measuring Security Products' Capabilities
When considering security products, companies need to run test scenarios to make certain the product can handle their type of traffic, says Ixia's Richard Favier.

For example, if an organization is attempting to select a new firewall, Favier says, "what we do is create all of the traffic scenarios that are appropriate for their use case and run a series of tests, which would give them the specific data to enable them to make an informed decision."

In an interview at the Infosecurity Europe 2014 conference in London, Favier discusses:

  • The need for testing and validation all the way from layer 1 to layer 7;
  • How organizations can use appliance-based solutions.

Favier is the director of sales for Ixia in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Previously, he worked at BreakingPoint Systems and Mu Security.

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