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Valid8 provides a flexible, affordable solution to specific problems covering Feature, Conformance, Emulation and Load Testing for 5G, LTE/4G, 3G, IMS, VoIP and PSTN telecommunication networks. Valid8’s 'Protocol Engine’ has a scalable architecture based upon COTS Server Hardware. The application software has many features to streamline telecommunications & network testing and can be customized according to the customer’s environment allowing the user to run a variety of tests and modify the software to meet future testing needs.

Hardware – Based on an Intel processor the platform is available in three formats. Each format provides a different load and performance to fulfil scalable test requirements from 1 to many thousand calls/sessions distributed across multiple systems. It is scalable with a simple upgrade path throughout the testing life-cycle.

Software - Valid8 telecom test applications are built upon the ‘Protocol Engine’ Platform. This is a unique and powerful platform which offers a wide variety of emulation and load testing capabilities for customizable Telecom Network Testing Solutions for - Device and network emulators, Call traffic load generators, QoS testers (Quality of Service), Feature testers, Conformance testers, Protocol traffic analyzers, Negative testing - See the full list of Valid8 solutions here.

The Valid8 platform provides full protocol support for Mobile & VOIP Domains and includes a comprehensive testing suite supporting a broad range of protocols, including the following:

Applications
Protocol Details

Applications: 5G Network Emulator

5G Network Emulator

Protocol Details

The 5G Network Emulator provides an all-in-one, cost-effective and ultra-portable 5G network for demonstration, testing and training purposes. It can emulate 5G core network nodes and generate realistic traffic between network devices by supporting the following features:
  • Emulates some or all of core network, exposing all internal interfaces
  • Conformance tests available for each interface
  • Emulators available per subsystem
  • OTA connection available for UEs and IoT devices
  • True stateful simulation
  • Handover support on X2 and S1
  • Signaling request/response messages for call handling, mobility management, authentication, QoS
  • Report on media received, call connect time, call duration, jitter, packet loss
  • Generate valid and invalid/negative messages and call-scenarios (fully editable scenarios)
  • Supports sending invalid messages including malformed, dropped, and misordered packets
  • Check parameters in messages from SUT and flag errors
  • 3GPP-compliant interfaces

Applications: Internet of Things
IoT Load Tester
IoT Conformance

Internet of Things
IoT Load Tester
IoT Conformance

Protocol Details

The Internet of Things (IoT) Load Tester provides an all-in-one, cost-effective solution for emulating and testing against large numbers of IoT devices. It is a fully automatable solution that addresses the unique challenges brought by IoT testing by supporting the following wide ranging features: manufacturers:
  • Ability to simulate an entire city’s worth of IoT devices!
  • Supported protocols include CoAP, MQTT, HTTP REST, XMPP, and custom protocols
  • Cross-domain protocol support
  • Fully automatable using HTTP REST API
  • Alerts and notifications
  • Scalable architecture
  • True stateful simulation / deterministic behavior
  • LTE -U/-N support
  • Network impairment simulation
  • Generate valid and invalid/negative messages and scenarios including malformed, dropped, and misordered packets (fully editable scenarios)
  • Signaling request/response messages for handling, mobility management, authentication, QoS
  • Check parameters in messages from SUT and flag errors

Applications: Mobile Network Testing
Test solutions for LTE, UMTS and GPRS

Mobile Network Testing
Test solutions for LTE, UMTS and GPRS

Protocol Details

Rapidly test & troubleshoot 4G, 3G & 2.5G networks with Valid8's Protocol Engine test solution for Wireless:
  • 2G Network Emulator
  • 3G Network Emulator
  • 4G Conformance
  • 4G Network Emulator
  • 4G UE Emulator

Applications: Fixed Network Testing
VoIP, SIGTRAN and PSTN Testing

Fixed Network Testing
VoIP, SIGTRAN and PSTN Testing

Protocol Details

Rapidly test & troubleshoot 4G, 3G & 2.5G networks with Valid8's Protocol Engine test solution for Wireless:
  • AS-SIP Feature Tester
  • BICC Load Tester
  • DHCP Load Tester
  • Diameter Load Tester
  • ISDN Load Tester
  • Megaco Load Tester
  • Radius Load Tester
  • WebRTC Conformance
  • WebRTC Load Tester
  • Wireline Conformance

Network Security Testing

Valid8's cutting-edge technology delivers the tools necessary to validate new and emerging telecom products and software applications. Offering the broadest range of supported protocols and most cost-effective stress, feature, negative test and device emulation solutions in the industry the toolset can also be used to validate Network Security...

• Tools to generate realistic, stateful traffic to help detect vulnerabilities

• Pre-canned conformance test suites to verify the network protocol stack implementations are correct and protected

• Complements Denial Of Service (DOS) tools

• Lab or cloud based solutions to run traffic generation services from outside an organisation's own network

• Ability to spoof MAC/IP and geographic location of where the simulated data comes from

• Stress testing, loading past the specified limit of the device under test (DUT) to see where it breaks

• Ability to create and test with invalid / unusual flows / messages

• Same test environment and language for many protocols and domains

• Easily tied into automated environments for regression testing etc

• Benchmarking – no of calls and call statistics etc

• Simulate malicious phones and networks