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The UNH-IOL Introduces Testing to Support Newly Launched NetSecOPEN Certification Program

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The University
of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory
(UNH-IOL), an
independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance
services for the networking industry, today announced its collaborative
efforts with NetSecOPEN,
a nonprofit, membership-based industry group focused on network
security, to provide performance testing for the NetSecOPEN
Certification Program
. Unlike proprietary testing methods,
NetSecOPEN aims to create open and transparent testing standards that
help network operators better understand the reported performance and
security of the devices they use to protect networks, such as next
generation firewalls.

“Because performance testing for security is often done in closed
environments, there can be confusion among implementers and users about
exactly what is being tested and the meaning of that testing,” said
Timothy Winters, UNH-IOL Senior Executive, Software and IP Networking.
“As a member of NetSecOPEN, and one of the few labs offering testing for
its certification program, the UNH-IOL is uniquely positioned to not
only provide greater transparency and meaning to security testing for
industry stakeholders, but also to help shape the open standards being
developed by NetSecOPEN.”

Enterprises are heavily vested in assured network security and looking
to hardware and software vendors to develop and deliver products that
provide certified reporting for performance and security with a clear
understanding of what that entails. The NetSecOPEN Certification Program
represents a dedicated effort to work with industry and others to create
well-defined, open and transparent testing standards that reflect the
security needs of the real world.

“Enterprises, service providers and equipment manufacturers have long
been asking for a security performance standard that is fair, unbiased
and open,” Brian Monkman, Board Member of NetSecOPEN. “Our collaboration
with industry experts and labs like UNH-IOL addresses this need, and we
welcome participation from other major stakeholders to test new
practices and methodologies for security device performance.”

To learn more about the UNH-IOL’s NetSecOPEN Certification Testing
Services please visit the Firewall Testing
Services page

About the UNH-IOL
The UNH-IOL is dedicated to being the
world’s premier data networking resource. Beginning in 1988, the UNH-IOL
has built a multimillion-dollar testbed and developed testing solutions
to help companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to
market. UNH-IOL’s services fit the needs of the market, while
maintaining broad, comprehensive interoperability and conformance
testing of networking, data, telecommunications, and storage products.
The industry relies on UNH-IOL’s extensive staff experience,
standards-bodies participation, 28,000+ square foot facility, and 100+
students who represent the future interoperability testing and
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