QWE2002 Paper 5I

Mr. Michael Avni
(Mercury Interactive UK)

Testing Inside and Outside the Firewall

Key Points

Presentation Abstract

By using traditional load testing tools alone, testers could be missing up to 35 percent of bottlenecks caused by firewalls, routers or ISP peering issues. In Mercury Interactives recent white paper Common Web Site Problems Identified by ActiveTest, testing experts revealed that these bottlenecks are detected only by testing from outside the firewall. This finding strongly indicates that companies need to expand their traditional testing regimen to include load testing from outside the firewall on production systems. Only then can they be assured that all bottlenecks have been eliminated from their Web applications prior to going live. This is what our customers have experienced....

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