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The World of Automated CPE Testing

QA Cafe’s flagship product, CDRouter, is comprised of our core platform and a number of available add-on modules. CDRouter and its add-ons can build out your test capability to thousands of test cases covering hundreds of protocols.

CDRouter Base

CDRouter’s core test module contains thousands of test cases that perform rigorous, comprehensive protocol and functional testing of your consumer and business routers, gateways, and other CPE products, including:

  • WAN connectivity – DHCP, static IP, PPPoE, PPPoA, PPTP, L2TP, and access control using 802.1x.
  • Network Services – DNS, Dynamic DNS, DNS relay, NTP, RADIUS, and more.
  • Routing and Forwarding – NAT, port mapping, ICMP forwarding, RIP, and more.
  • Security – Firewalls, VPN, DMZ, and known CPE security flaws
  • Scaling – See how your device handles large numbers TCP connections, LAN hosts, and Wifi clients.
  • Applications – Verify that your device can handle the protocols that users use most – HTTP/HTTPS, SIP, xBox, UPnP, and more.

CDRouter Performance

CDRouter Performance combines the powerful and standardized functionality testing of CDRouter with the ability to run stateful, line-rate traffic through your device under test. This lets you prove that device functions don’t impact network performance, that QoS policies set up on the device perform properly, and that a device’s performance does not degrade over time. This is a brave new world for CPE testing.

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CDRouter TR-069

CDRouter is the official test platform for the Broadband Forum BBF.069 Certification program. The CDRouter TR-069 module transforms your CDRouter platform into a fully scriptable ACS emulator to test device implementations of the Broadband Forum popular TR-069 CPE WAN Management Protocol (CWMP). Whether you are an ISP, OEM, chipset, or TR-069 stack vendor, CDRouter TR-069 can ensure that your devices communicate and correctly manage data models, whether they are gateways, routers, or end devices such as STBs, VoIP endpoints, or NAS.

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CDRouter IPv6

Are you making the transition to IPv6? Are your customers demanding dual-stack functionality in your CPE products? CDRouter is IPv6 capable with the CDRouter IPv6 test module, letting you gain access to all of the WAN-side and LAN-side network elements necessary to simulate a complete IPv6 test environment within a single test platform.

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CDRouter Multiport

The CDRouter Multiport module lets you test devices with complex network setups or applications that require multiple WAN or LAN ports to be active during testing. Multiport allows CDRouter test setups for devices with more than one physical or logical WAN port, such as those requiring separate management and data connections, or those supporting multi-service connections requiring QoS.

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CDRouter IKE

For security gateways that support VPN and IPSEC tunnelling, the CDRouter IKE module allows CDRouter to simulate hosts connecting through these IKE based features to ensure that your device’s VPN connections are secure and robust. CDRouter IKE can also be combined with CDRouter’s application tests from other modules to allow application traffic to run over VPN connections.

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CDRouter Storage

The CDRouter Storage module provides test coverage for both stand-alone NAS (network attached storage) devices and NAS functionality that is built into your home gateway or other CPE. With support for file system and transfer protocols such as SMB/CIFS, FTP, and FTPS, CDRouter Storage can quickly verify the functionality and behavior of your device’s storage capabilities, whether internally or externally.

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CDRouter Nmap

The CDRouter Nmap module combines CDRouter’s expansive test and automation functionality with Nmap, the industry’s leading network exploration and security auditing tool. With automatic scanning across all WAN and LAN configurations, you can find out how your CPE device will appear on live networks scanned with Nmap. CDRouter Nmap is critical for ensuring the security of home and business gateways, routers, and other CPE.

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For business class CPE that contain SNMP agents, CDRouter SNMP gives you a fully automated and scriptable SNMP NMS simulator to test the conformance and functionality of SNMP on your device. You can import your own MIBs or test to the industry standard MIBs, and test on both the WAN and the LAN. In addition, CDRouter SNMP includes a complete set of test cases that exercise all SNMP PDUs and some of the most common statistics parameters found in broadband CPE.

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CDRouter Live

CDRouter Live uses CDRouter’s powerful tools to drive tests in a live network, letting you test in your existing infrastructure and get real-world, end-to-end validation of your devices and network services working together. Test against your own or your customers’ DNS, NTP, or WAN connections, test devices with unique infrastructure requirements like LTE, and fully test the functionality of networks moving increasingly toward NFV and virtual CPE.

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CloudShark is a capture management system designed to work with CDRouter, letting you view and analyze captures anywhere, on any device. In addition, CloudShark adds advanced annotation and collaboration tools, lets you decrypt SSL data without giving out private keys, and acts as a central, searchable repository for all of your CDRouter capture files.

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NTA1000 hardware platform

The NTA1000 is a pre-configured high performance network test appliance optimized for CDRouter. The NTA1000 comes installed with the latest version of CDRouter and contains all of the hardware and software you need to run CDRouter out of the box, including performance and scalability on the latest network interfaces.

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Product Updates

  • CDRouter Release 10.3 – DOCSIS, DUT Control, and More

    CDRouter 10.3 is now available! We recently teased the release of CDRouter DOCSIS, and 10.3 contains that plus much more. Introducing CDRouter DOCSIS Testing both your cable modem and eRouter together in an automated, repeatable way has never been easy. With our new DOCSIS add-on, we’ve added all of the common DOCSIS configuration services so more »

  • Introducing CDRouter DOCSIS

    Simulate a complete DOCSIS system in CDRouter! Watch our in-depth webinar: CDRouter can now automate an entire DOCSIS provisioning system. Focus on testing your cable modem and eRouter in a single test environment that can test every aspect of your devices from management to routing to performance. Learn more…

  • CDRouter 10.2 – Connection sharing for cloud enabled devices, multicast performance, MAP-T and more.

    Read the full release notes CDRouter 10.2 is here! This release revolutionizes the way that CDRouter tests today’s connected devices and adds great new automation and logging features. Using connection sharing for cloud-enabled devices CDRouter 10.2 introduces a new test architecture within CDRouter that allows devices to be connected to outside resources while still operating more »

  • CDRouter 10.1 – Device Manager, SNMP Scenarios, and Enhanced Test Logging

    CDRouter 10.1 introduces some powerful new tools and enhancements to make your connected device testing even easier than before. You can read the full release notes here. Device Manager CDRouter’s device manager adds a new way to organize your tests and view results by allowing you to track your devices under test in the test more »

  • Introducing CDRouter 10

    CDRouter 10 is a milestone release from QA Cafe that greatly enhances a tester’s ability to manage testing, analyze reults, and collaborate with colleagues, management, or customers. Watch our in-depth webinar of CDRouter 10’s features. Greater Control Give control to your engineers with CDRouter accounts More powerful filtering, tagging, and searching New web API for more »

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NTA1000 by QA Cafe.

  • Turn-key CDRouter solution utilizing standardized high-performance hardware
  • Pre-installed with the latest release of CDRouter
  • Full support for all CDRouter add-ons including CDRouter TR-069 and CDRouter-IPv6
  • No need to acquire additional hardware or install Linux
  • Support for a wide variety of test configurations

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CloudShark by QA Cafe.

  • Upload capture files from multiple sources
  • View capture files right in your browser
  • Perform analysis directly in your browser
  • Embed annotations inside capture file decode
  • Share links to capture files
  • Advanced searching on capture files
  • CloudShark appliance lives in your network under your control

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