Startup aims to keep network security vendors honest

With the help of one of the world’s best-known hackers, a little-known Austin startup hopes to give Internet service providers and enterprises a way to tell if their networking hardware is living up to its promises. 
Late next month, BreakingPoint Systems Inc. plans to launch a new network test appliance that sniffs out security holes in devices such as load balancers, intrusion prevention systems, and routers. Called the BPS-1000, the device also gives users a way to see how their networking equipment performs under a high volume of networking traffic, said Dennis Cox, BreakingPoint’s chief technology officer.

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