Protocol Conformance (Compliance) Testing

Telecom systems
Protocol Conformance testing is the process of systematically selecting each requirement in a standards document and then testing to see if the device under test operates according to that requirement. This is done by creating a series of single function tests for each requirement, resulting in thousands of tests. Usually these tests are automated so they can be run sequentially against the device under test.

Conformance testing for computer networking protocols is defined in ISO/IEC 9646-1:1994(E) as “testing both the capabilities and behavior of an implementation, and checking what is observed against the conformance requirements in the relevant International Standards.”

Protocol Conformance Testing

Protocol Conformance Testing – Process of systematically selecting each requirement in a standards document and then testing to see if the device under test operates according to that requirement. This is done by creating a series of single function tests for each requirement, resulting in thousands of tests. Conformance testing for computer networking protocols is defined in ISO/IEC 9646-1:1994(E) as “testing both the capabilities and behavior of an implementation, and checking what is observed against the conformance requirements in the relevant International Standards.”

An example of a conformance test is to check if the “ping” command operates correctly.

Syntax and Semantic Testing

Protocol conformance testing requires testing both the syntax and the semantics (functionality) of the device under test. Semantic tests force the device under test into a certain condition or state. Often the test cannot verify the correct behavior; it must be verified by an operator.

It’s example can be a test for a router to check whether it is maintaining an accurate count of all erroneous incoming packets of a certain type requires a mechanism for generating the erroneous packets, counting them, directing them to the router, assuring they were received by the router, and then reading the actual counter in the router.

Interoperability Testing

Process of testing devices from multiple manufacturers by interacting in such a manner as to exercise the network protocol under test.

Interoperability testing is very useful in the early stages of a new product or new protocol. As products mature, interoperability testing becomes less valuable as it does not uncover enough new bugs to warrant the cost of setting up, configuring and managing network equipment from various manufacturers

Firewall Testing Services

We offer testing of Firewalls. Your firewalls will be tested under load whilst being attacked by the latest and most prevalent viruses. There is no test more robust to ensure the security of your systems and to ensure that your firewall solutions are fit for purpose. The testing can be conducted on-site, in a controlled testing environment, or off-site at a testing lab. This combination of load testing and security testing will provide you with a comprehensive set of test results that clearly demonstrates the performance characteristics of your firewalls.

Network Testing Services

The tools we use for our network testing solutions are hardware based and offer the most robust network tests on the market today. We offer testing over multiple protocols to verify your network and systems performance. The tests offer real-time loads to ensure the integrity of your firewalls, load balancer, storage systems, and domain controllers. The hardware and software solution we offer ensures a repeatable and load testing service