Viavi Solutions has announced that it is bringing advanced performance testing to secure access service edge (SASE) networks. TeraVM SASE Test is a virtualised platform that tests the limits of any SASE solution by emulating large-scale traffic and measuring the performance across multiple vectors.

As enterprises grapple with increases in hybrid working and usage of public cloud services, SASE networks intend to provide a consistent and secure experience for their users. The SASE architecture combines networking and security capabilities as a service to deliver secure access to applications and data wherever their users, applications or devices are located. According to Gartner, 40 per cent of enterprises will have explicit strategies to adopt SASE by 2024.

TeraVM SASE Test allows networking and security companies to meet service level agreements (SLAs) for their customers by pushing their SASE solution to the limits so that they can find and fix any performance, security or access issues. TeraVM SASE Test achieves this through realistic user end point emulation at scale to measure traffic volumes, connection limits, redundancy options, latency allowances, cloud access and most importantly, performance. SASE Test can be deployed in any cloud environment and tests any security and access technology or protocol including SD-WAN, zero trust network access (ZTNA), secure web gateway, data loss prevention (DLP), and firewall as a service (FWaaS) with additional support for secure VPN services. This solution is based on VIAVI’s history of test leadership with communication service providers, equipment manufacturers and enterprises worldwide.

Commenting on the development, Ian Langley, vice president and general manager, Wireless Business Unit, VIAVI, said, “Our SASE solution vendor and service provider customers are extremely conscious of ensuring the highest levels of security and flexible access methods without compromising their users’ work day experience. TeraVM SASE Test will give them confidence in their capabilities through rigorous testing using emulated workers, real office applications and loaded networks.”