Ixia Solutions Help Ensure Continuous and Secured Delivery of Applications
and Services Across COMBINED ENDEAVOR 2012 Global Network
Compact Ixia BreakingPoint Cyber Range and Ixia Anue NTO used by U.S. European
Command during COMBINED ENDEAVOR 2012 to harden the resiliency of
Cyber Defence & Network Security 2013
CALABASAS, Calif. -- January 22, 2013
For the third consecutive year, Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) BreakingPoint has provided
a fully operational network assessment solution for COMBINED ENDEAVOR, a
military communications and cyber defense exercise run by U.S. European
Command (EUCOM) and NATO nations. The Ixia BreakingPoint solution creates
realistic military network traffic conditions including user behavior, blended
application traffic and live malicious attacks, establishing the ideal
scenarios for COMBINED ENDEAVOR C4 systems multinational exercise.
COMBINED ENDEAVOR used Ixia BreakingPoint solutions to ensure seamless
communication between NATO and partner nations at all times, measure and
harden the resiliency of the global network and validate overall quality of
COMBINED ENDEAVOR 2012, the largest communication interoperability training
exercise in the world, linked approximately 1,500 communication and cyber
defense experts to work together primarily at the Joint Multinational Training
Command’s training center at U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany, and from
numerous forward sites across Europe as well. The training, designed to
enhance communication network interoperability and information exchange among
nations with common stability, security and sustainment goals and objectives,
brought together 40 NATO and partner nations.
Ixia BreakingPoint cyber range solutions were used during COMBINED ENDEAVOR
2012 to create the behavior of real users and the unique network conditions
needed to validate performance, security and stability of mission-critical
network communications under real-world conditions and realistic military
network load. Additionally, the onsite Ixia experts from the EMEA L4/L7
Application and Security Business Development Team provided COMBINED ENDEAVOR:
*The Ixia Anue NTO along with the C2TECH NetRASAT probe and Palo Alto
Networks Next Generation Firewall, which were used to troubleshoot issues
using their deep packet inspection capabilities on common applications
protocols and proprietary military applications protocols.
*Multiple hands-on training sessions including Green Team and Red Team
exercises for participating nations using the Ixia BreakingPoint cyber
range solutions for:
*Network security assessments to validate the resiliency and quality
of service (QoS) for a large number of deployed routers, firewalls
and intrusion prevention systems (IPS).
*Application performance assessments to validate application and
services performance, stability, and QoS for a large number of
deployed routers, VPN gateways, firewalls and IPSs.
“Today the government and military are faced with the daunting task of
delivering continued communications and services even while under persistent
attack. In order to manage this, COMBINED ENDEAVOR brings together network and
cyber security experts from around Europe to build a resilient network
infrastructure that ensures that continuous communication is available between
NATO and its partner nations. By mimicking real-life threats, the Ixia
BreakingPoint cyber range solutions and Ixia Anue NTO prepare all of us for
the inevitable attacks, and more importantly provide the insight we need to
continue critical communications while under attack. COMBINED ENDEAVOR is a
unique C4 systems multinational exercise that brings together cyber defense
experts from 40 nations to discuss data, voice and video network
communications challenges and solutions,” said Gregory Fresnais, Director of
EMEA L4/L7 Application and Security Business Development Team at Ixia. “Our
focus at COMBINED ENDEAVOR 2012 was to help the participating nations
troubleshoot network issues in real time with passive network solutions using
Ixia Anue NTO, and then validate the application performance, security and
stability improvement using the Ixia BreakingPoint cyber range in cooperation
with the participating nations’ network specialists."
Nations participating in CE12 included:
Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz
Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, NATO, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and United States.
About COMBINED ENDEAVOR
Since 1995, EUCOM has conducted the COMBINED ENDEAVOR annually, with the
mission of building interoperability between North American and European
nations to support command and control for military operations and to respond
to crises or disasters. Each year, the COMBINED ENDEAVOR exercise measures and
validates the resiliency of mission-critical network infrastructure. The
COMBINED ENDEAVOR exercise ensures that seamless communications between NATO
and partner nations remain available at all times, especially during
Ixia solutions deliver actionable insight through real-time monitoring,
real-world testing, and rapid assessment. This end-to-end visibility provides
organizations with a complete understanding into user behavior, security
vulnerabilities, network capacity, application performance, and IT resiliency.
From the lab to the network to the cloud, Ixia solutions enable its customers
to optimize networks and data centers to accelerate, secure, and scale
application delivery. For more information, visit www.ixiacom.com.
For more information on Ixia’s cyber range and NTO solutions, visit Ixia at
Cyber Defence & Network Security January 28 – 31, 2013, in London.
Ixia Editorial Contact:
Andrea Zack, 512-821-6009
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