Solera Networks engaged Miercom, to independently evaluate the performance of its Model DS5100 deep packet capture and storage appliance. Testing was conducted at the Miercom lab in New Jersey. The primary goal was to determine the product’s ability to capture network data, with no loss of packets, at extremely high speeds. A BreakingPoint Systems BPS-10K and an Ixia 1600T were employed in the test to generate network traffic. A Cisco Systems Catalyst 3550 switch was used to connect the traffic generator to a PC for configuration test management.