|[January 29, 2013]
New Spirent Axon Empowers Enterprises to Deploy IT Applications and Services Quickly and with Confidence
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Communications, the leader in testing networks, services and
devices, today announced the launch of Spirent (News - Alert) Axon, an
easy-to-use network and application testing platform that enables IT
professionals and network engineers to validate the performance of
applications, network devices and IT services. With Axon, enterprises
can deploy new applications and services faster while avoiding costly
Axon gives IT teams reliable and actionable results that can help them escape
the downward spiral of reactive fire-fighting and spend their time more
productively. Axon users can run tests in minutes to generate
and model realistic traffic scenarios that benchmark and validate the
performance of applications and network infrastructure. For example, now
when rolling out new services such as VoIP, video conferencing or email
upgrades, the IT team can deal with bandwidth bottlenecks, incorrect ACL
(access control list) configurations or performance choke points prior
to deployment avoiding extensive post-rollout troubleshoot and problem
solving. IT managers and network engineers now can have confidence that
their new services perform seamlessly from the start. Axon changes the
face of testing in many unique ways:
Intuitive: Axon makes testing as easy as using an mp3
player. Select a test from the pre-built library of test cases, build
a "playlist" of the traffic types to be tested and hit "play". Results
are delivered in seconds and in an easy-to-understand report.
Practical: With enterprise-ready test cases such as
end-to-end, site to site, enterprise and web app, and quality of
service (QoS) testing, Axon offers the right level of expertise on a
compact and portable appliance that fits in a single rack unit. Axon
can be controlled from any web-enabled device such as an iPad or other
Proactive: Axonmakes it easy to incorporate proactive
testing into everything. Now, enterprises can deploy new applications
and services faster while avoiding costly downtime.
Affordable: Axon packages high-performance testing
expertise into an affordable platform, making it accessible to IT
"IT teams know they need to incorporate proactive validation into their
daily activities, however sophisticated professional testing platforms
are typically out of reach for all but the largest IT organizations,"
said Tim Jefferson (News - Alert), general manager for Enterprise Solutions at Spirent.
"With the launch of Axon, IT professionals and network engineers now
have a solution that lets them find and fix problems before going live,
so they can deploy new applications and services more quickly and with
confidence. Axon gives customers more control over their network and
application deployment, helping them to focus on projects that drive
business value. "
"IT network and application testing is complex and can be intimidating,"
continued Jefferson. "Axon removes those barriers and makes robust
testing accessible to IT teams everywhere. With an extensive
best-practice test library, no technical expertise is required by the
user to perform tests. Axon delivers a solution that IT professionals
For more information on Spirent Axon and how it can help IT managers and
system integrators visit: www.axon.spirent.com.
About Spirent Communications (News - Alert) plc
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test &
measurement offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data
centers, cloud computing environments, high speed Ethernet networks and
services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and
global navigation satellite systems. For more information visit http://www.spirent.com/about-us/News_Room/About_Spirent_Communications_plc.aspx.
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