Benchmarking Methodology for Network Security Device Performance
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Benchmarking Methodology Working Group                     BB. Balarajah
Internet-Draft                                                  EANTC AG
Intended status: Informational                          December 7, 2017
Expires: June 10, 2018

    Benchmarking Methodology for Network Security Device Performance
                draft-balarajah-bmwg-ngfw-performance-00

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 7application 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  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Test Setup  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.1.  Testbed Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.2.  DUT/SUT Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.3.  Test Equipment Configuration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       4.3.1.  Client Configuration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.3.2.  Backend Server Configuration  . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.3.3.  Traffic Flow Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.3.4.  Traffic Load Profile  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  Test Bed Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.1.  Key Performance Indicators  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   7.  Benchmarking Tests  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     7.1.  Throughput Performance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       7.1.1.  Objective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       7.1.2.  Test Setup  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       7.1.3.  Test Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       7.1.4.  Test Procedures and expected Results  . . . . . . . .  17
     7.2.  TCP Concurrent Connection Capacity  . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     7.3.  TCP Connection Setup Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     7.4.  Application Transaction Rate  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     7.5.  SSL/TLS Handshake Rate  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   8.  Formal Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   11. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   12. Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   Appendix A.  An Appendix  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19

1.  Introduction

   TBD

2.  Requirements

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
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