It is challenging for enterprises to use 100% realistic test traffic to performance test their firewalls, especially in production networks. Modern firewalls with advanced feature sets are aware of the application layer content and can execute various security functions to permit or deny network traffic based on rules set up by network administrators.
Many organizations deliberately avoid using realistic simulated application traffic mixes when performance testing their firewalls to maximize the results.
Safire simulates realistic application test traffic, thereby making it easy to build stateful application traffic mixes. By keeping the application library live, Safire provide users access to up-to-date application traffic, which supports various test scenarios and firewall configurations. The outcome is a repeatable, meaningful and effective firewall performance test results for enterprises, governments, financial institutions, and system integrators.