Critical threats to network security emerge with alarming frequency. With today's increased threat levels, the need for realistic assessment of security devices and systems is greater than ever. Viruses, worms, distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and other threats become more and more sophisticated and require a high level of confidence in a device's protection abilities.

EANTC will help your organization to answer the following questions, which will help determine your security posture readiness:

  • Does my security infrastructure provide acceptable performance for valid user traffic during an attack?
  • Will my deep-packet inspection, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and intrusion protection systems (IPS) systems defend the network against new threats as soon as they emerge?
  • Do my best-of-breed devices work well together?  Are the policies on each device synergistic or conflicting?
  • Can my network handle virus detection and spam filtering even under heavy loads?
  • Can my firewalls enforce policies and resist hackers with traditional and application-level inspections?
  • Can my devices resist DDoS attacks such as LAND; TearDrop; Ping of Death; SMURF attacks?  How about SYN, or Wonk floods?
  • How can I measure the tunnel capacity and performance of my Virtual Private Network (VPN)?
  • Can my devices handle extreme loads, and if not, do they fail open, letting all traffic through unchecked, or closed, where no traffic gets through?

Finding the answers to these questions is simply done by testing.
Testing your network security infrastructure, including deep-packet inspection products, IDS/IPS devices, next-generation firewalls, IPSec VPN concentrators, and SSL accelerators, would provide you answers to the above questions. Using the array of testing methodologies and years of experience EANTC can validate device and network capacity and performance before purchase decisions are made or the start of deployment, therefore, saving time, allocating resources wisely, and ensuring peace of mind in a malicious computing environment.