Teams working with service delivery and service assurance face a lot of challenges. Customers are more frequently requiring proof that their circuits have been turned-up correctly. Often times, many different network operators are involved in the end-to-end delivery making it error prone. Once the service is activated end-to-end and the service is not working as expected, the finger-pointing starts. Shipping hand-held testers back and forth is normally not economically feasible. No one wants to take responsibility and the customer might even withhold the final payments.
Netrounds approach to L2/L3 VPN service assurance is software-based, easy-to-use and automated. It helps you ensure that your deliveries are on time and without problems. Automated test suites, provided by Netrounds, are compliant with international standards and recommendations from Metro Ethernet Forum, ITU and IETF. We understand that different deliveries have different requirements, and therefore Netrounds supports everything from reflector-based measurements using Y.1731 and simple browser-based verification tests, to advanced carrier-Ethernet verification tests of QoS profiling using stateful TCP and L2 Control Protocol handling. Traffic generation is done through Netrounds active Test Agents that are either downloaded or pre-installed on standard x86 hardware.