Technician performing tests on a LAN/WAN network
 
 
Migrating IP applications to the data-centric IP network can compromise the quality of the delivery.
 
 

LAN/WAN Enterprise Network Testing: Optimizing Network Performance and Reliability

Business success depends upon the ability to communicate with customers, colleagues and partners using real-time voice, video and data applications.

Site-to-site access, data centers, server consolidations, disaster recovery, service-oriented architecture, Internet access, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and converged networking are just a few applications that require high bandwidth and low latency.

And, as new VoIP and IP video applications migrate to the data-centric IP network, infrastructure, bandwidth and application sensitivity challenges put the quality delivery of these business-critical applications at risk. With bottom-line performance now directly linked to the performance of the IT infrastructure and its applications, "service quality matters" to enterprises.

An Advanced Approach to Testing and Maintaining Your Network

Testing your network with a simple ping is no longer an option—IT administrators and network managers must now constantly validate and measure key performance indicators (KPIs) on a per-service basis for a variety of technologies.

This requires a variety of tools to test and measure performance across the different layers of the protocol stack—from cable testers and OTDRs to test and characterize MTP connectors and singlemode/multimode fiber links, to traffic generators and protocol analyzers to validate and troubleshoot services, to comprehensive network management and monitoring tools for real-time insight into network status and performance.

EXFO leverages decades of experience to deliver intelligent, automated, self-setting and user-friendly test and monitoring solutions that improve technician productivity, from novice to expert alike, across all layers of your network—driving down OPEX while increasing your visibility into every aspect of your network.

From construction to turn-up, monitoring and troubleshooting, EXFO’s world-renowned tools, flexible, scalable modular platforms and comprehensive benchtop instruments deliver best-in-class testing methodologies that quickly and easily deliver accurate measurements and results.

Quickly identify
and fix problems
before they affect
your business

  • Roll out new IP-based applications with confidence
  • Gain visibility into network performance and response times
  • Assure the consistent delivery of high-quality services
  • Manage VoIP, IP video, Web, e-mail, and IM applications
  • Increase user satisfaction and utilization
  • Reduce downtime of critical services
  • Streamline operations
  • Lower network costs
  • Verify providers' SLAs