NetSecOPEN, an organization charged with creating open network security testing standards, has taken a step forward with the naming of founding members and the first board of directors.
The industry organization, founded in 2017, will seek to create standards by which network security products and installations can be tested for performance and efficacy. The proposed standard has been submitted to the IETF's Benchmark Working Group for consideration.
Founding members of NetSecOPEN are Check Point Software Technologies, Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, SonicWall, Sophos, WatchGuard, Spirent, Ixia/Keysight, European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC), and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL).
The first board of directors of NetSecOPEN consists of chairman, Jurrie Van Den Breekel (vice president, business development and product management, Spirent Communications); vice chairman, Aria Eslambolchizadeh (executive director quality engineering, SonicWALL); treasurer, Carsten Rossenhoevel (managing director at EANTC); Sashi Jeyaretnam (director, product management, Ixia/Keysight); Alex Samonte (senior system consulting engineer, Fortinet); and Brian Monkman (executive director, NetSecOPEN).