Flexible Test Solutions for Network Equipment Manufacturers
RFC 2544 Benchmark Methodology
Verify the Performance of your Devices
Siama Systems’ RFC 2544 feature allows NEMs to verify the performance of their products using standard metrics and procedures. Our RFC 2544 testing capabilities measure throughput, latency, jitter and loss performance for both hardware and software based applications.
Decrease your Time-to-Market
Enterprise and Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are focused on leveraging SDN and NFV solutions for their next-generation networks. Networking vendors are virtualizing their solutions in response and time-to-market is critical to capture market share. Let Siama Systems help you reduce your development time and costs with our state-of-the-art test solutions. NEMs using Siama Systems’ test solutions can build test cases that focus on new feature sets for this emerging market.
A Single Platform for
Multiple Test Applications
Siama’s PROVA-X supports stacking configurations, allowing you to grow your test bed as your needs evolve. You can quickly load new applications on your PROVA appliance and configurations can be easily imported and exported with the click of a mouse. Our intuitive interface means your team spends less time learning how to configure test suites. Future applications will be made available on the PROVA platform, which include stateful TCP testing and Network Emulation and Impairment.
Benchmark Switching and Routing Devices
Benchmark the performance of your switch, router or VNF implementations using RFC 2544 test suites. These test suites measure throughput, loss, delay, jitter and permitted burst size of your devices. The results are automatically plotted in real-time and reports can be downloaded in PDF format with the click of a button.
Synthetic Traffic Generation
Use GENEM’s powerful synthetic traffic generation tools to emulate real-world traffic by combining multiple application streams into multiplexed flows. Create any type of packet and specify header values using our intuitive packet editor. Add hardware timestamps and sequence numbers to synthetic traffic to track performance of streams. Accurate stream rate control allows you to precisely throttle the rate of packet transmission on a test port for each stream independently.
Packet Capture and Playback
You can capture traffic on any of the test ports with the click of your mouse. A large 8GB onboard capture buffer can store a copy of received packets up to line rate. You can export the capture buffer and decode the contents using WireShark. You can also playback the capture at the rate it was captured or at full line rate. Upload pre-saved PCAP files to the PROVA and play them back on any test port.
GENEM uses Siama’s micro-scan™ engines in conjunction with Exit-Actions to emulate stateful traffic between the test appliance and a DUT. Emulate millions of TCP client connection requests to a server to verify the scalability of your implementations.
Network Emulation and Impairment
Emulate complex networks and systems by using GENEM’s network emulation capabilities. Artificially add latency, jitter and loss between traffic source and sink to simulate network conditions, including congestion and loss, to determine how your applications will behave.
Packet Filtering and Flow Monitoring
Use GENEM’s powerful micro-scan™ engines to inspect and filter packets based on fine granularity indicators for monitoring. Collect statistics on flows and micro-flows, applications or IP Address ranges. Capture flows or enable packet forwarding to send captures to a mass storage device.