Benchmarking Methodology for Network Security Device Performance
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Benchmarking Methodology Working Group                      B. Balarajah
Internet-Draft                                           C. Rossenhoevel
Intended status: Informational                                  EANTC AG
Expires: January 3, 2019                                    July 2, 2018

    Benchmarking Methodology for Network Security Device Performance
                draft-balarajah-bmwg-ngfw-performance-04

Abstract

   This document provides benchmarking terminology and methodology for
   next-generation network security devices including next-generation
   firewalls (NGFW), intrusion detection and prevention solutions (IDS/
   IPS) and unified threat management (UTM) implementations.  The
   document aims to strongly improve the applicability, reproducibility
   and transparency of benchmarks and to align the test methodology with
   today's increasingly complex layer 7 application use cases.  The main
   areas covered in this document are test terminology, traffic profiles
   and benchmarking methodology for NGFWs to start with.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Test Setup  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  Testbed Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.2.  DUT/SUT Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.3.  Test Equipment Configuration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.3.1.  Client Configuration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.3.2.  Backend Server Configuration  . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       4.3.3.  Traffic Flow Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.3.4.  Traffic Load Profile  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   5.  Test Bed Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   6.  Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     6.1.  Key Performance Indicators  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   7.  Benchmarking Tests  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     7.1.  Throughput Performance With NetSecOPEN Traffic Mix  . . .  16
       7.1.1.  Objective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       7.1.2.  Test Setup  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       7.1.3.  Test Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       7.1.4.  Test Procedures and expected Results  . . . . . . . .  19
     7.2.  TCP/HTTP Connections Per Second . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       7.2.1.  Objective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
       7.2.2.  Test Setup  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
       7.2.3.  Test Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
       7.2.4.  Test Procedures and Expected Results  . . . . . . . .  21
     7.3.  HTTP Transaction per Second . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       7.3.1.  Objective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       7.3.2.  Test Setup  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
       7.3.3.  Test Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
       7.3.4.  Test Procedures and Expected Results  . . . . . . . .  24
     7.4.  TCP/HTTP Transaction Latency  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
       7.4.1.  Objective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
       7.4.2.  Test Setup  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
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