© 2014. All Rights Reserved.
Brian Monkman
Programs Manager, ICSA Labs
April 7, 2014
Scalable Performance Testing
How Spir...
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About ICSA Labs
Best Known For
Providing 3rd Party Assurance
– Through ISO-Accred...
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About Reservoir Labs
Founded in 1990
20 employee
– More then half hold a Ph.D. i...
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Reservoir Labs
ICSA Labs Test Engagement
Purpose of this test
– empirically measu...
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Reservoir Labs
ICSA Labs Test Engagement
Variables and domains used during this t...
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Test Environment
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Why Spirent
Provide purpose-built testing solutions that permit us to recreate a ...
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ICSA Presents: Scalable Performance Testing - How Spirent Makes That Possible

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@ICSA_Labs Brian Monkman discusses how he is working with Spirent's latest testing solution to help with #performance testing of #security devices at scale. This presentation was shared during #RSAC and #Interop 2014.

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ICSA Presents: Scalable Performance Testing - How Spirent Makes That Possible

  1. 1. © 2014. All Rights Reserved. Brian Monkman Programs Manager, ICSA Labs April 7, 2014 Scalable Performance Testing How Spirent Makes That Possible
  2. 2. 2 Copyright 2014 . All Rights Reserved. About ICSA Labs Best Known For Providing 3rd Party Assurance – Through ISO-Accredited Testing Testing Security Products ~25 Years Testing Since 1991 – Anti-virus Products – Network Firewalls – Etc. ISO Accredited – ISO 9001 & 17025 Seal of Approval Newest Initiatives Healthcare Testing – EHR & IHE USA Mobility Testing – Platform Security for Verizon Wireless – Enterprise Mobile Apps
  3. 3. 3 Copyright 2014 . All Rights Reserved. About Reservoir Labs Founded in 1990 20 employee – More then half hold a Ph.D. in either Engineering or Computer Science Significant work in “extreme scale” or “exascale” computing technologies Next generation security monitor Extends the state-of the art Bro analytics language Real-time threat detection and network monitoring solution Scalable to 100 Gbps and beyond R-Scope Network Security
  4. 4. 4 Copyright 2014 . All Rights Reserved. Reservoir Labs ICSA Labs Test Engagement Purpose of this test – empirically measure the performance of Reservoir Lab’s R-Scope appliance and consequently the bro software Performance definition – the percentage of HTTP transactions analyzed – A transaction consists of a single request packet (HTTP GET) and one or more response packets (HTTP 200 OK) – number of response packets is a function of the size of the HTML document that is included in the response Variables and domains used during this test – R-Scope variables »Number of analyzers (a) a = {4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32} »Number of forwarders (f) f = {4, 8} »*a + f must be <= 36
  5. 5. 5 Copyright 2014 . All Rights Reserved. Reservoir Labs ICSA Labs Test Engagement Variables and domains used during this test (continued) – HTTP Traffic Variables: »Payload size (p) p = {8kB, 16kB, 32kB, 64kB, 128kB, 256kB, 512kB, 1024kB} »Bandwidth (n) n = {100Mbps, 500Mbps, 1Gbps, 2Gbps} Variables and constraints create over 350 unique combinations – Number will grow as bandwidth ceiling increased Attempting to discover the optimal R-Scope configuration given the payload size and bandwidth – also interested in seeing how payload size impacts the performance of the R-Scope
  6. 6. 6 Copyright 2014 . All Rights Reserved. Test Environment
  7. 7. 7 Copyright 2014 . All Rights Reserved. Why Spirent Provide purpose-built testing solutions that permit us to recreate a mix of application traffic based on real applications Scalable and flexible Given the volume of tests and scenarios we need to execute scripting capabilities are required - Spirent delivers Ability to craft traffic mix from own pcaps
  8. 8. 8 Copyright 2014 . All Rights Reserved. www.icsalabs.com

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