• United States
by Sam Stover

How we tested Arxceo’s Ally IP100

Mar 06, 20061 min

How the Clear Choice Test of the Arxceo’s Ally IP100 was conducted.

For this test we utilized three separate networks connected to the Internet via different ISPs.

The first network was used for remote and attack traffic generated from a Dell Precision machine running Fedora Core 4. The second network was used for the active tests, and housed a production server running Fedora Core 4 behind a Sprint SP-660 DSL modem/firewall. The third network, which was used for the passive tests, consisted of a small network of various clients protected by a Linksys WRT54G firewall connected to a cable modem.

In the active tests, the Arxceo Ally IP100 was placed between the SP-660 and the hub, which provided connectivity for the server. This allowed for dedicated capturing of traffic destined to the server. In the passive tests, the Ally IP100 was installed between the WRT54G and the cable modem.

One major benefit of this testing configuration is that real-world scenarios were examined in addition to test-generated attack traffic.

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