Application Emulation White Paper
Testing new applications, systems, products and protocols allows companies to validate and verify the system and ensure the application does not result in expensive failures later in development and deployment.
Analytic traffic models and traffic simulators often fail to provide complex and realistic traffic. They are usually based on assumptions and simplify the traffic behavior, which does not provide for a realistic and comprehensive system testing, although they are very useful in troubleshooting and pinpointing the problem. Testing with realistic network traffic places the device under test (DUT) in a realistic network environment and delivers authentic results.
Xena provides an application emulation function and an up-to-date library of real-world traffic captured in pcap file format so users can emulate live traffic and test products in a realistic network environment.