Mu TestCloud Brings Cloud-Based Store For Testing Apps & Networks SecurityBy: Drew Bowling - February 27, 2012
Mu Dynamics, maker of tests for app performance and network security, announced today that they’re launching a cloud-based content store that will offer customers access to their wide inventory of tools. The store, Mu TestCloud, hosts more than 3,000 ready-to-run tests that can be used to validate application and security policies on intelligent enterprise networks.
“The ability to accurately recreate today’s most popular applications is of paramount importance to us in testing our FortiGate multi-threat security appliance family,” said Michael Xie, chief technology officer with Fortinet. “Mu Dynamics Mu TestCloud provides us with an ongoing supply of new application content, allowing us to consistently stay on top of the latest application traffic running over our customers’ networks.”
For those unfamiliar with how Mu TestCloud works, a demo can be found on their site (sorry, embedding the video wasn’t an option).
The Mu TestCloud content is constantly updated, with reportedly hundreds of new application tests and security attacks every month, based on both customer demand and popularity. This gives service providers and other Fortune 1000 enterprises across the globe a fast and accurate way to recreate both new and existing applications or security attacks that can impact their networks.
Some of the systems that Mu TestCloud can test are Microsoft SharePoint, Salesforce.com, Cisco Webex, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and Microsoft Active Directory. It also offers security attacks such as zero-days and exploits.
“Leading service providers and other Fortune 1000 enterprises are adopting next-generation application firewalls for better visibility and control,” said Simon Berman, vice president of products, Mu Dynamics. “In order to test and validate them, it is critical to recreate the most popular applications as well as the latest security threats and attacks — far beyond old-fashioned synthetic testing practices. Only Mu TestCloud has the necessary real-world application traffic and security attacks to accurately test and validate these intelligent network devices.”
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