Patent Number: 7,765,096

Title: Simulation of network traffic using non-deterministic user behavior models

Abstract: A network testing environment includes a control server and a testing cluster composed of one or more load generating devices. The load generating devices output network communications in a non-deterministic manner to model real-world network users and test a network system. The load generating devices operate in accordance with probabilistic state machines distributed by the control server. The probabilistic state machines model patterns of interaction between users and the network system.

Inventors: Bokaemper; Martin (Munich, DE), Gao; Yue (Ottawa, CA), Wang; Yong (Kanata, CA), Sidebottom; Greg (Ottawa, CA)

Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 9/455 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018