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Ixia’s BreakingPoint Cloud helps companies validate security across all clouds

Friday 10 November 2017

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 immediate insight 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, private or hybrid cloud that uses data-driven evidence to help customers ensure that their security controls are 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 reach and attack simulation that enables customers to take a proactive approach to data and application security, enhance the skillset of security personnel, and streamline 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 continuous, high assurance threat intelligence feed provided by Ixia Application Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Center, BreakingPoint Cloud delivers the actionable intelligence needed to eliminate security misconfigurations, understand the impact of a new risk before it happens, and provide evidence to support security audits.

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