New test content contains ten of thousands of automated test cases

September 16, 2010

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SUNNYVALE, California - September 15, 2010 - Mu Dynamics, Inc. (, the leader in testing next-generation network services, and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL), today announced the availability of pre-packaged IPv6 test content for use by network equipment manufacturers, Tier-1 global service providers and government agencies. This test content is sorely needed by the industry as many organizations are struggling to define and implement a testing strategy for the transition to IPv6. With IPv4 addresses expected to reach exhaustion by early 2011, organizations need to take action now. By leveraging these test assets, organizations can immediately start their IPv6 testing initiatives and benefit from industry best practices. Equipment manufacturers can also perform the tests required for the USGv6 Test Program before utilizing the testing services delivered by UNH-IOL to ensure first-time success.

UNH-IOL is an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, and is one of only two accredited labs to offer USGv6 testing and certification services. Using the Mu Test Suite, UNH-IOL developed this test content for the Network Protection Device (NPD) testing service of the USGv6 test program. The test content encompasses 27 categories of tests for firewalls, application firewalls, IDS's and IPS's.

"The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab is pleased to make available the IPv6 test content to help organizations kick-start their IPv6 testing and certification initiatives for network protection devices," said Erica Johnson, director of the UNH InterOperability Lab. "By using the same tests we use for the USGv6 Test Program, organizations can have confidence that they are leveraging industry best practice tests to mitigate the risk associated with the IPv6 transition."

The test content contains ten of thousands of automated test cases including:

. Functional verification tests that ensure that IPv6 implementations are compliant with the IETF specifications and best practices. For example, ensuring that the NPD blocks packets with a range of illegal addresses and routing headers, properly handles IPSec extension headers, and recognizes a variety of tunneling methods such as 6rd, 6to4, ISATAP, Teredo and others.

. Security tests that deliver a wide range of known exploits and vulnerabilities to validate that the NPD can detect malicious content, port-scans and known attacks even when delivered over tunnels.

. Interoperability tests that ensure the NPD can filter traffic based on standard IPv6 extension headers, TCP/UDP headers over IPv6, and all possible ICMPv6 Types and Codes.

"Almost every network equipment manufacturer, Tier-1 global service provider and government agency is struggling to deal with the challenges of the IPv6 transition to support a dual-stack environment," said Simon Berman, vice president of products, Mu Dynamics. "With this new test content, customers can now jump-start their IPv6 testing, benefit from industry best practices and know that they are leveraging the expertise of UNH-IOL."

The IPv6 test content is available immediately from both UNH-IOL and Mu Dynamics.

For more information on the Mu Dynamics IPv6 solution and IPv6 Test Content, please visit:

About Mu Dynamics: Mu Dynamics is the leader in testing NGN services, enabling customers to meet the challenges of deploying services for the iGeneration. Unlike legacy testing tools, Mu transforms actual service interactions into test scenarios using our patent-pending Active Service Replication (ASR) technology. Mu allows customers to accurately test complex services including triple play, mobile and cloud, empowering them to innovate with confidence and deliver high quality services.

Founded in 2005, Mu today has over 100 customers including the top five global operators, leading technology companies, and numerous government agencies.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, more information on Mu's products, solutions, and customers are online at

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