With our new security test package, MAP-E, WiFi packet capture and improved packet capture viewer, CDRouter 11.1 is an important upgrade for CDRouter users. Most of our improvements come from our customers, so never hesitate to contact us with your feature requests!
Security in edge networking devices has been a real concern for several years now as malicious attackers are successfully targeting them in breaches like Mirai, VPNFilter, and many others - many of them exploiting vulnerable design choices that have been known about for a long time.
At QA Cafe, our primary interest is ensuring our customers produce robust, quality networking devices through testing. We’ve collected all of our security related tests into a single package that comes pre-installed in CDRouter 11.1. Running these tests, that include firewall, TR-069 security, SSL/TLS, and nmap scanning, gives CDRouter users a great baseline for validating the security of their implementations. You can read our quick start guide on the CDRouter security package for more.
There are many ways that providers can help ease the co-existence of an IPv4 based customer network and their IPv6 based provider network. IETF RFC 7597 introduced a method for MAP by encapsulation as a great method for doing this.
CDRouter’s MAP-E test cases (in the mape.tcl module) validate a MAP-E enabled router’s ability to translate inbound and outbound packets, plus additional features and requirements of the protocol. This addition was in high demand from our CDRouter customers, and we’re pleased to add it!
CDRouter’s packet capture viewer that allows users to do deep packet analysis on the captures generated during testing has been dramatically improved through its integration with TraceFrame, the technology behind QA Cafe’s CloudShark Enterprise packet capture repository and analysis tool. Some of the key features include:
And more! Use this new feature when looking at the packet captures generated while testing.
CDRouter has supported scaling testing using virtualized WiFi radios, and now in CDRouter 11.1 support for virtualizing LAN test interfaces with different MAC addresses, plus the ability to simulate unique LAN clients on each virtual interface. This lets CDRouter customers simulate a large number of devices in an end-user or enterprise’s network that are connecting to your device under test, pushing the limits and ensuring a robust implementation.
These plus new test cases and other feature improvements make CDRouter 11.1 a must have! You can read the full release notes for all the details.