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UL Unveils Framework for Certifying Resiliency of Network & Data Center Products

NORTHBROOK, Ill. Feb. 14, 2011 2825 marks


Standard Requirements of UL 2825

UL 2825 sets standard requirements by which network infrastructure devices are evaluated against published vulnerabilities that affect a particular device.  The device is expected to continue to operate as intended while subjected to exploits of published vulnerabilities.  In order to accomplish this, UL has standardized on BreakingPoint cyber tomography machines (CTMs) when testing & certifying IT devices against the UL 2825 framework.

Bob Jamieson

Becoming UL 2825 Listed

To achieve UL 2825 certification, network and data center devices must undergo a battery of assessments that closely mirror the high stress conditions seen in production networks.  Using the BreakingPoint line of cyber tomography machines, UL will assault these devices with Internet-scale network conditions including high-stress user load and real-world application traffic and live security attacks updated on a monthly basis.  UL will then measure the resiliency of the IT devices, as compared to the manufacturer’s published metrics, and should the devices meet the appropriate requirements, publicize certification results for use by state and federal governments, enterprises, service providers and consumers. This system of evaluation is ideal for equipment manufacturers to certify the resiliency of all products, as well as each time that product undergoes an update.  UL 2825 covers servers, routers, firewalls, universal threat management (UTM) devices, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and converged network server equipment. Ken Modeste Ferd DeVoss [email protected]

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