SCALABLE Releases New Versions of EXata and Introduces Experiment Designer into our Network Digital Twin Ecosystem

 Digital Twin Solutions to Support Continuous End-to-End

Analysis of Networked Systems

 

Culver City, CA (March 12, 2021) SCALABLE Network Technologies, Inc. (SCALABLE), a leader in network digital twin solutions, announced today the availability of EXata 7.3, featuring our latest product enhancements in 5G network modeling, cyber resilience analysis, and web-based experiment design.

EXata 7.3 continues to expand our 5G model library capabilities to accurately model both performance and reliability of contemporary cellular deployments. Advanced 5G networks routinely interoperate with 4G, and LTE networks, and our models allow the users to investigate protocol and radio range effects of carrier/carrier and carrier/non-public overlap. Additionally, we have increased our model capabilities to reflect advanced beamforming capability and new software defined networking (SDN) capabilities.

Cyber resilience is becoming a key metric for all network deployments.  EXata responds to the needs for cyber resilience analysis by increasing the breadth of our model capabilities and by simplifying the design of attack vectors.  The cyber-attack editor, new in 7.3, allows the user to design a library of historical or zero-day attacks using a no-code paradigm.  Using this editor, users can direct distributed and adaptive network-wide attack vectors and assess the impact of vulnerabilities on key performance metrics.  Our enhanced cyber model library now includes phishing, ransomware, data-stealing attack in host model, a new Human- in-the-loop application for receiving malicious email, triggering host model attacks, and an added GUI interface to create and manage adaptive attack scripts visually.

EXata 7.3 enhances the comprehensive graphical user interface to support a seamless transition from models designed on the desktop to experiments analyzed using web-based tools.  The newly introduced web-based Experiment Designer gives the user the ability to assemble experiments from pre-existing configurations (including scenarios, environment, networks, traffic, cyber configurations, mobility), and define analysis objectives, execution environment, and run-time mappings to live devices and other simulators.  The Experiment Designer also serves as a web-based portal into a virtual laboratory tying the EXata high fidelity network simulation together with live and constructive components to enable live, virtual and constructive experiments.

Furthermore, EXata 7.3 continues to expand our capability to interact with applications, data sources, and process steps to integrate into a variety of simulation design processes.  In particular, 7.3 has the capability to import and export Visio™ designs, allowing the customer to import a notional, or partially complete, network design; test and potentially modify it in EXata, and export it back to Visio™ for other teammates to use.  We continue to increase our ability to share information with key industry software partners such as MAK Technologies, AGI, CACI, and government-sponsored simulators such as NGTS, OneSAF, and AFSIM.

“We aim to maintain our lead in the modeling and simulation industry through the delivery of high-fidelity, intelligent, user-friendly network digital twin solutions that our customers can rely on,” stated Jeff Weaver, VP of Engineering. “We are committed to understanding the needs of our customers and supporting their future network requirements.”

New or Enhanced Functionality

  • A web-based Experiment Designer to assemble simulation experiments

The following new features have been added for 5G network modeling:

  • Support for elevation data and building shape data from CDB Database using terrain model
  • Expanded database support for LTE/5G model including ability to store signal SINR
  • Prioritization of traffic in RAN for different network slices and abstract beamforming support in FR1 band for 5G models

The following capabilities have been added to support cyber resilience analysis:

  • New hardware in the loop seamless router interface with Cisco VIRL and GNS3
  • Enhanced statistics database in Mac Events, summary, and aggregate tables and SIGINT databases
  • Advanced geographic heatmap views for multiple metrics including coverage, throughput, and interference
  • New visual display of message completion rate (MCR) in Scenario Player Rotating antenna model to assist radar and communications interference modeling
  • No-code cyber-attack editor
  • Historical attack library

The following capabilities have been added to support automated design replication.

  • New utility for exporting scenario configuration to Visio
  • Improved interface and capability for AGI Satellite Tool Kit (STK)
  • Optional orthogonal connections for cleaner enterprise network visualization

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar, including a live demo, on March 18, 2021, at 3:00 pm ET.  During this Webinar, we will highlight some key features and benefits of our digital twin solutions to support continuous end-end analysis of networked systems. Register here.

Availability

 EXata 7.3 network design and optimization tools are available now. They are supported on Microsoft Windows 10, RHEL/CentOS 8, Ubuntu 16, and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The upgrades are available free of charge to all customers covered under a current software maintenance agreement via their online download page.

For more information on SCALABLE solutions, contact the company at info@scalable-networks.com or call +1.424.603.6361.

About SCALABLE Network Technologies

 Based in Culver City, California, SCALABLE provides network digital twin solutions to support network design, modeling and analysis, cyber assessment and training, and engineering support services to commercial enterprises, government and defense agencies, research organizations, and educational institutions worldwide.

SCALABLE solutions integrate simulated virtual network models with physical hardware and applications, allowing users to reduce the time, cost, and risks of developing, testing, and deploying large, sophisticated wired and wireless networks and new communications equipment and train personnel on cyber defense.