2018-08-02T11:48:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering Ixia BreakingPoint?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Ixia BreakingPoint, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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EK
Director at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-13T05:28:00Z
Nov 13, 2019

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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it_user719259 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
Jun 23, 2019

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. Use new hardware with PCI Express 3.0/3.1. Use multiple network cards for multiple blades. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate Ixia BreakingPoint a nine.

LF
SDWAN Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-05-30T08:12:00Z
May 30, 2019

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 fuzzy compare to the Spirent Cyberflood. On a scale of 1-10, I would rate this product a 7.

PK
Senior System Engineer with 51-200 employees
Reseller
2018-08-02T11:48:00Z
Aug 2, 2018

If you want to deploy it on OpenStack, you should start with the support question about how you should do it.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 13, 2019
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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it_user719259 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 23, 2019
We use Ixia BreakingPoint as a security tester oriented to test other network security solutions. Validation is needed in case of major changes in your network security infrastructure. It might be a change in your HW, major change in architecture or if you just want to be sure, that new feature will not have an effect on the performance of your security solution. We use it for IDS, anti-malware, anti-DDoS, anti-ransomware, etc. You can use it also for testing the impact of an attack on your valid application traffic and infrastructure. Ixia BreakingPoint provides us with advanced network security features.
EK
Director at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 13, 2019
We use the solution to simulate traffic within the cyber range. We also use it for legacy protocols.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 13, 2019
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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it_user719259 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 23, 2019
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 BreakingPoint to run the virtual solution. Our customers usually have in-house private clouds. The cost is only for the subscription license.
EK
Director at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 13, 2019
For us, the pricing is somewhere around $12,000 a year. I'm unsure as to what new licenses now cost.
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