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IWL's New MQTT Test Suite Assures Higher Quality IoT Products

Implementations of the popular Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) Publish and Subscribe Protocol are now subject to rigorous testing.

IWL today announced a new addition to its family of network test suites: the IWL MQTT T...

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Why should I use the KMAX Network Simulator when Windows 10 has a built-in mobile network emulator?

Question: My team is developing a new software app that runs on iOS and Android phones. I have Windows 10 running on my desktop. I plan to go ahead and test it out with the built-in Windows 10...

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The Los Angeles Times reported today that "More than 23,000 Californians were registered to vote incorrectly by state DMV."

The reason:

The errors, which were discovered more than a month ago, happened when DMV employees did not clear their computer screens between customer appointments. That ...

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Robustness, Security, and Vulnerability Testing

The cost of computer security breaches is no longer hypothetical. According to the Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report (page 46), more than half (53 percent) of all attacks resulted in financial damages of more than US$500,000 (for each org...

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What is network bandwidth?

Network bandwidth is the maximum data throughput in a specific segment of a digital communication system. For example, a wireless access point rated at 300 Mbps network bandwidth, will support data transiting through the access point at a rate no greater than 300 Mbps...

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In 2013, Google announced a new transport protocol, the QUIC protocol (Quick UDP Internet Connections). QUIC’s original goal was to reduce transport latency, particularly with users of web apps (that use HTTP over TCP). The goal was later expanded to provide a reliable, connection-oriented, low...

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Network emulators, network modelers and network simulators -- how do they differ? How do I know what solution would be right for my application? How do I compare an emulator vs a simulator?

Modelers, simulators, and emulators represent a continuum, that begins with pure mathematical software models and moves towards the physical reality of emulation.

Network Modelers:

A network modeler is a representation of a network based on a set of mathematical equations. With a network modeler, you mathematically define traffic volumes, flows, network architectures, etc. You can then visualize th...

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How do you measure gravitational waves? How does that compare to counting bits in networking?

In June 2017, IWL Staff attended a fascinating lecture by Dr. Jess McIver of CalTech titled "Einstein Gravitational Waves and Black Holes". Dr. McIver described the operation of the LIGO project for...

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Newcomers to IT network operations are often confounded by the complexity of managing, controlling, monitoring, diagnosing and repairing their networks.   As we are all inclined to select the simplest tool, to a networking newcomer, the simplest tool for staying on top of network operations would be...

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License IWL's stateful network impairment technology at a very reasonable price

IWL today announced a new patent licensing program for manufacturers and end users who use the technology of the Maxwell Patent.

IWL is the owner of US patent number 7,310,316 ("the Maxwell Patent", PDF, text)....

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History

Several years ago, an Israeli company called Shunra Software, offered a network simulator product. The product’s purpose: to help IT staff verify the performance of apps and devices, prior to deployment in production networks. The original developers had IT backgrounds, so they understo...

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