Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Ixia BreakingPoint.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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.
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 like to see included in the next release of the solution would be a better simulation of SSL attacks in the DDoS module.
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 (Server Name Indication) in traffic generator: the behaviors of the generated applications is not 100% accurate. We are working closely with the lab and with their support team to improve these features. When we are simulating a user that goes on Netflix, we want to make sure that we will see the traffic of this specific user generated by BreakingPoint. The DPI should see Netflix 100% of the time. Today the accuracy of the traffic generator is not 100% stable.
I would appreciate some preconfigured network neighborhoods, which are predefined settings for testing networks. The flash GUI has room for improvement.