Agilent Technologies, Inc. announces its single platform protocol emulation and conformance testing of bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD). The N2X multi-services test software ensured that routers conform to the new IETF BFD recommendations and meet scalability requirements. BFD deployment reduces fault durations, allowing carriers to offer robust triple-play services over converged IP networks. Defined in four IETF draft recommendations, BFD is a new protocol that provides rapid detection of device and link faults in IP/MPLS networks, enabling faster fault recovery and service restoration. This software permits testing of an IP/MPLS device's BFD implementation against many thousands of similar emulated devices, enabling robustness and recovery performance validation in carrier-scale networks without a test-bed of thousands of real devices.
Agilent Technologies, Inc.