Agilent Technologies introduces BFD test solution

Agilent Technologies has introduced a single-platform solution for protocol emulation and conformance testing of Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD).

Network equipment manufacturers and service providers can use the Agilent N2X multiservices test solution to ensure their routers conform to the new IETF BFD recommendations and confidently 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.

The Agilent N2X BFD emulation 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.

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