Apposite Releases Netropy v1.4
New MTU, Bandwidth Playback, and other Features Enhance Advanced Network Emulator
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 14, 2011) – Apposite® Technologies, the leader in easy-to-use, professional-quality network emulation products, today announced the availability of Netropy™ v1.4, adding new MTU and bandwidth playback features, additional interface options, and other enhancements to its line of award-winning network emulation appliances.
Netropy network emulators simulate bandwidth, latency, loss, congestion, and other WAN impairments to test the performance of applications in the lab. With a unique combination of ease-of-use, test lab-level precision, and unmatched pricing, Apposite’s network emulators are widely used by IT managers, network administrators, and application developers around the globe.
Version 1.4 of the Netropy firmware adds a variety of new features and enhancements, including:
- MTU and Fragmentation Emulation: Version 1.4 adds the ability to set a link MTU size and specify whether packets larger than the MTU are fragmented or dropped.
- Bandwidth Playback: Netropy now includes the capability to replay a time-sequence of bandwidth values as well as latency and loss, changing up to ten times per second to reproduce rapidly fluctuating network conditions.
- Netropy N90 Dual Copper/SFP Port Option: The Netropy N90 model is now optionally available with 4 copper RJ45 and 4 SFP gigabit Ethernet ports for maximum flexibility, along with the previously options of 8 RJ45 ports or 8 SFP ports.
- Additional Enhancements: Version 1.4 adds a number of additional enhancements to existing features including the ability to download statistics through the CLI as well as through the GUI, drop multiple consecutive packets in each period using periodic loss, and disable HTTP service for security.
The Netropy 1.4 firmware is now available for download at no additional charge to all Netropy users under a current maintenance contract.
About Apposite Technologies
Apposite Technologies’ award-winning WAN emulation products provide IT professionals with high precision tools for benchmarking the performance of applications across wide area networks. Distinguished by industry-best ease-of-use and unmatched cost-performance, Apposite’s Linktropy and Netropy appliances inform critical decisions impacting bandwidth investment, application deployment, and end-user satisfaction. Apposite’s network emulation products are used by leading enterprises, application and equipment vendors, government and military organization, test labs, and telecommunications carriers around the world.
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