Crossbeam to Host Cloud Security Performance Testing Workshop in ChicagoFree Workshop to Provide Practical How-To for Network Security Professionals Seeking to Understand Performance Testing Methodologies and Best Practices
October 11, 2012
Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, today announced that it will host a technical workshop in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Hosted in partnership with Network Test, an independent benchmarking and network design consultancy, and Spirent Communications, a global leader in test and measurement, the workshop will demystify cloud security performance testing and provide best practices for evaluating network security requirements through a live demonstration using the Crossbeam X80-S platform.
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"This technical workshop will tap the insights and expertise of security testing industry experts, along with a live demonstration using the X-Series platform to simulate real-world network security conditions," said Peter Doggart, senior director of global marketing for Crossbeam. "We've found that security professionals are looking for this type of practical know-how and guidance, as they are tasked with the increasingly difficult challenge of deploying scalable, flexible security architectures that can support their move to high-performance data center architectures and private and public clouds."
What: In this workshop, attendees will have the chance to hear David Newman, founder of Network Test and a member of Network World's Lab Test Alliance, discuss real-world testing challenges and how to successfully design a test that includes the full range of requirements that impact security performance. Newman will define the metrics that are most critical for security testing and will give an overview of important trends and best practices that he is seeing in the industry today.
The workshop will also include a live performance test of a Crossbeam X-Series platform using the Spirent Studio solution on Spirent's TestCenter C100, a unified platform that enables best-in-class testing of application performance, mobility and security. The performance test will mimic real-world network conditions as they are put through the X-Series platform with modern security features fully enabled. Attendees will also see a live scaling demonstration using Crossbeam's flagship X80-S platform, illustrating how customers can better adapt to changes in their security requirements.
When/Where: Thursday, October 18, 2012, at the Westin O'Hare Hotel from 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. CDT.
Information: To register for this technical workshop, please visit: http://www.crossbeam.com/chicago-tech-demo/
For more information about upcoming Crossbeam events in other cities, please visit: http://www.crossbeam.com/news-events/events/
About Crossbeam Crossbeam Systems®, Inc. offers a proven approach to deploying network security that meets the extreme performance, scalability and reliability demands of large enterprises, service providers and government agencies. Its leading X-Series security platform offers an open, high-performance architecture that easily provisions and scales multiple best-in-class security applications to meet the ever-changing threat landscape. Companies rely on Crossbeam to intelligently manage risk, accelerate and maintain compliance, and protect their businesses from evolving threats. Crossbeam is headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., and has offices in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. More information is available at www.crossbeam.com.
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