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Pavel Kubik
Real User
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 04 2019

What is most valuable?

We had an increase in the usage of the virtual solution for hardware-based testers. We require only one person for deployment and maintenance. With the virtual product, you have to cooperate with the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

What Ixia BreakingPoint brings to the end customer is the use case. We use the product for the POC of security products, proof of concept. If you are choosing a vendor for your firewall, IPS, or… more»

What needs improvement?

The SSL simulation is realistic but some kinds of tests work imperfectly. The production traffic simulations are not realistic enough for some types of DDoS attacks. The additional feature I would… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have the end-user and use one virtual tester which has a one year subscription license for $25,000 US Dollars. That is the price for your private cloud or virtualization infrastructure. We use Ixia… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend not to use the OpenStack solution. It's hard to implement. If you have a choice, choose VMware. If you want high-performance, use recommended hardware with DPDK and Intel support… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We use multiple testers in our security portfolio. With other vendors, there is very low competition in this market sector. I have seen it all but I don't use it. Our customers prefer Ixia… more»
Real User
SDWAN Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is Layer 7 traffic generation such as Facebook, Netflix, WhatsApp...

How has it helped my organization?

Ixia BreakingPoint has not improved the way our organization functions. It addressed one of our main concerns which was to generate realistic web user traffic in the scope… more»

What needs improvement?

The quality of the traffic generation could be improved, to get closer to being accurate in what a real user would do. There are some slight things to improve such as SNI… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The license cost of the product is something like €10K a year. For three years, we would pay between €30-40K estimated. This is a ROM and pricing is calculated per uses… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We bought Spirent CyberFlood. We are currently using both products. We did not switch, we just bought both of them.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure that you can heavily test the product before purchasing. Testing will tell you if it works as expected with your lab setup. The breaking point UI is little bit… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At first we bought Spirent CyberFlood. We quickly came to the conclusion that Spirent had some problems, with our specific setup, and decided to contact Ixia to evaluate… more»
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Real User
Director at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution has many protocols and options, making it very flexible.

What needs improvement?

The solution originally was hard to configure; I'm not sure if they've updated this to make it simpler, but if not, it's something that could be streamlined.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For us, the pricing is somewhere around $12,000 a year. I'm unsure as to what new licenses now cost.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't previously use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend the solution to others. We don't use all of its features, but it gives us what we need. I'd rate it nine out of ten.

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What is Ixia BreakingPoint?

By simulating real-world legitimate traffic, distributed denial of service (DDoS), exploits, malware, and fuzzing, BreakingPoint validates an organization’s security infrastructure, reduces the risk of network degradation by almost 80%, and increases attack readiness by nearly 70%.

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