Ixia’s BreakingPoint Cloud Helps Companies Validate End-to-End Network Security Across all Cloud Environments

Ixia, the network testing, visibility, and security vendor, has announced BreakingPoint Cloud, a SaaS solution that safely models data breaches and threat vectors to deliver quantifiable evidence and insights into the effectiveness of organizations’ cloud-based data and application security, whether private, public or hybrid.

Enterprises continue to move workloads to the cloud for its flexibility, but it also expands the network perimeter and attack surface.  A new Ixia survey* of 350 IT professionals responsible for cloud deployments and management showed how concerned enterprises are about security in their public and private clouds:

  • Over 90% are concerned about maintaining data and application security in their public clouds
  • 60% said public clouds make it more difficult to get visibility into data traffic
  • 88% had experienced a business related issue from a lack of visibility into public cloud traffic
  • 87% suffered downtime of an hour or more during their last network outage, costing thousands of dollars per minute

The survey also found that the top three challenges enterprises experience due to lack of visibility into their public cloud data include: troubleshooting application performance issues, troubleshooting network performance issues and application outages, and rapid response resolving security alerts, and network outages.

“Enterprises need to leverage the cloud for a variety of good business reasons, but they want to know their data and applications are safe and secure,” stated Sunil Kalidindi, vice president of product management at Ixia.  “BreakingPoint Cloud is a proactive, risk assessment solution for public cloud and on-premise and hybrid networks that uses data-driven evidence to help customers ensure that their security controls are continuously working at optimum capacity, and can mitigate the latest breaches.”

BreakingPoint Cloud helps organizations optimize their security processes and procedures to “detect, react, and improve,” with realistic attack simulations that enable customers to take a proactive approach to data and application security, while enhancing the skillset of security personnel and streamlining processes for improved efficiency.

The BreakingPoint Cloud platform is built to go beyond simulating non-volumetric attacks, enabling customers to validate DDoS mitigation solutions as well.

Powered by a high assurance threat intelligence feed provided Ixia’s Application Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Center, BreakingPoint Cloud delivers the actionable intelligence needed to help eliminate security misconfigurations, understand the impact of a new risk before it happens, and provide evidence to support security audits.

Ixia’s ATI Research Center has been performing advanced security research for well over a decade, providing intelligence updates to customers around the globe. BreakingPoint Cloud leverages this network testing experience to assess the effectiveness of hybrid IT security.

*  Survey was conducted by Dimensional Research, polling over 350 IT professionals internationally with primary responsibility for cloud deployments and management in companies of over 1,000 employees

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