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Table of Contents

Introduction

FortiTester™ appliances offer enterprises and service providers a cost-effective solution for performance testing and validating their network security infrastructure and services, providing a comprehensive range of application test cases to evaluate equipment and right-size infrastructure. All test functionality is included in one simple device-based license.

FortiTester provides powerful yet easy-to-use test cases that simulate many stateful applications and malicous traffic. Built-in reporting provides comprehensive information about the tests, including SNMP stats from the device under test (DUT). It enables you to establish performance standards and conduct audits to validate that they continue to be met. A single 40-GE appliance allows over 20 million concurrent connections and new HTTP connection rates greater than 1 million/second; hardware-based acceleration supports new HTTPS connection rates above 20,000/second. Up to 4 appliances can be grouped in Test Center mode to massively scale performance. 40-GE device interfaces can be split to 4x 10-GE SFP+ for additional testing flexibility. 100- and 10-GE devices and their VM versions complete the Tester range, offering competitive price points for their target customers.

FortiTester implements DPDK, which provides libraries and user-space NIC drivers for accelerated packet processing performance. The implementation allows FortiTester to offer comprehensive line-rate testing on server-class hardware.

This Release Notes covers the new features, enhancements, known and resolved issues, and upgrade instructions about FortiTester Version 4.1.0, Build 0018.

For additional documentation, please visit: http://docs.fortinet.com/fortitester.

Introduction

FortiTester™ appliances offer enterprises and service providers a cost-effective solution for performance testing and validating their network security infrastructure and services, providing a comprehensive range of application test cases to evaluate equipment and right-size infrastructure. All test functionality is included in one simple device-based license.

FortiTester provides powerful yet easy-to-use test cases that simulate many stateful applications and malicous traffic. Built-in reporting provides comprehensive information about the tests, including SNMP stats from the device under test (DUT). It enables you to establish performance standards and conduct audits to validate that they continue to be met. A single 40-GE appliance allows over 20 million concurrent connections and new HTTP connection rates greater than 1 million/second; hardware-based acceleration supports new HTTPS connection rates above 20,000/second. Up to 4 appliances can be grouped in Test Center mode to massively scale performance. 40-GE device interfaces can be split to 4x 10-GE SFP+ for additional testing flexibility. 100- and 10-GE devices and their VM versions complete the Tester range, offering competitive price points for their target customers.

FortiTester implements DPDK, which provides libraries and user-space NIC drivers for accelerated packet processing performance. The implementation allows FortiTester to offer comprehensive line-rate testing on server-class hardware.

This Release Notes covers the new features, enhancements, known and resolved issues, and upgrade instructions about FortiTester Version 4.1.0, Build 0018.

For additional documentation, please visit: http://docs.fortinet.com/fortitester.