Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, today announced the availability of CloudStorm™. CloudStorm is the first multi-terabit network security test platform delivering unprecedented performance to test and validate the increased capacity, efficiency, and resiliency of hyperscale cloud data centers. Ixia has strengthened its leadership role in the application and security testing market with the introduction of CloudStorm. CloudStorm enables users to validate a data center's capacity to handle cloud-scale applications, measure the impact of SSL traffic on performance, and assess Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation techniques to handle terabit attacks. This flexible and scalable solution simulates 2.4 terabits of mixed applications, as well as malicious traffic, to test the critical elements of complex data centers, including server applications, storage workloads, and network security devices. "As computing evolves to the cloud and Internet of Things, it is increasingly important that networks are secure and perform well," said Jim Duffy, senior analyst, 451 Research. "While service providers routinely test networks, it is necessary to have tools that enable cloud providers and enterprises to be ready for the cloud. Ixia has adapted their network testing solutions to fulfill this need." Cloud-based data centers enable enterprises to achieve scale and agility. However, network security and application delivery platforms may not be equipped to handle this volume of traffic, creating security vulnerabilities, as well as impacting availability and performance of business-critical applications. CloudStorm: First multi-terabit network security test platform DDoS attacks have reached unprecedented heights. For example, the first wave of MIRAI Botnet DDoS reached 665Gbps using Internet of Things (IoT) devices. CloudStorm is the first test platform capable of simulating IoT devices generating multi-terabit DDoS traffic, which is 2x times greater than the volume of any previously known attack. This enables customers to validate the performance of hyperscale data centers easily and economically, while improving the security resiliency of their network.