INE Flex Enterprise

INE Flex Enterprise VMware Ready

A Virtual Appliance Multi-Port  (1Gbps) Network EmulatorINE Flex Enterprise VMware Ready

INE Flex Enterprise Virtual Appliance – Network Emulator NFV – ensures that applications built and tested in a virtual machine environment will work as expected in the real world.

Until now, the only way to achieve this required extraction of servers and/or clients into the physical world and use of real networks or physical emulators to provide the network element. The level of complexity involved in this approach has led many organizations to believe  such testing is simply “out of scope” so it has been  ignored, leaving them vulnerable to serious risk of application failures due to untested network conditions. 

Certified  VMware Ready™, INE Flex Enterprise is a powerful virtual test network that can be spun up anywhere in your organization to verify the performance of your applications in real world networks, making it ideal for use by developers and testers alike.

Like the award-winning INE Enterprise hardware appliance, INE Flex Enterprise NFV supports the most demanding requirements of organizations and governments needing to test with a real-world Virtual Network solution that meets all the configuration requirements of the most complex fully meshed networks.

The main features in the new, third generation, iTrinegy INE Enterprise range include:

GUI – Draw out your test network in a simple to use Visio®-like integrated GUI*

Graphs – Inspect what is happening to packet flows in the test network 

Real-world Network Impairments – 20+ built-in impairments are available for mimicking real-world normal and abnormal network conditions for WAN, Cloud, Internet, Mobile, WiFi, IoT, Satellite and other types of networks

Virtual PortsCreate new virtual ports as subdivisions of physical ports enabling the division of traffic by VLAN, IP Address, IP Port or packet data.  Removes the need to purchase expensive multi-port appliances

Congestion –  Easily vary network congestion to make a link appear busy without the need for separate traffic generators

Filters – Allow specified network traffic to flow through the emulator unimpaired or to be blocked 

Multi-user – Allows a single network emulator to be shared by many users as if each user has their own independent virtual test network 

Timed-scenarios – Automatically change the network conditions in-line with the real world network or test requirements 

Save and Share Network Scenarios  – Create a central scenario library allowing users to efficiently share saved scenarios

Sophisticated Routing – Bridge and/or route traffic via the emulator enabling you to mimic the complexity of your real world network

Packet Capture – Full packet capture provides pervasive application visibility, analysis and troubleshooting

Labs – Get access to new ideas from our engineers before general release and build your own impairments using the INE’s Packet Engine Programming Language (PEPL) 

CLI/API – Orchestrate changes in the network conditions dynamically from external applications

Flexible Deployment – Available on hardware or as a software virtual appliance providing easy integration with your existing environment

Security – Centrally control access to the emulator’s resources and ports Administration – Centralized web portal for fast setup, easy configuration and efficient maintenance

Click here to download a breakdown of the functionality and benefits of this high performance appliance.

New Unique Port Virtualization Makes Very Large Scale Application Testing in Networks Truly Affordable

 INE Flex Enterprise  incorporates Port Virtualization which enables the standard 2 Port models to support the testing of applications across many links (potentially 200+ links depending on bandwidth demands) without the need for additional physical ports.

This capability dramatically reduces the cost of conducting application performance tests in networks for set-ups such as mobile application deployment, online gaming, and the delivery of online content (e.g. video on demand, streaming media etc.) as well as emergency service and military networks and the emerging Internet of Things

To find out more, just take a look at our short video (8 mins) which also includes examples of how you could use these features to enhance your testing.


Powerful Intuitive Network Drawing

INE Flex Enterprise has a simple, yet sophisticated and intuitive drag-and-drop multi-platform GUI*, where users can configure and control the emulator through a rich pallet of objects such as buildings, people, computers, routers etc.

 This short video shows how easy it is to replicate the required network environment (there is no sound associated with this video).



 The INE Flex Enterprise range comprises:

  • ENTERPRISE Model 2  – 2 x 1Gbps Emulation Ports & 10 Network Objects (Minimum)*

 *A Network Object is an element of the Emulation Topology that can contain impairment i.e. A Network Link

Download & Trial It

If you would like to look at INE Flex Enterprise Emulator in more detail you can download a copy from the VMware Solution Exchange. We are offering an opportunity to try the product for 7 days so once you have installed it and are ready, please use email to request your trial licence.

 Product Information

If you would like more information on INE Flex Enterprise please take a look at the INE Flex Enterprise Product Sheet



 * Compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Apple Mac, Linux, Windows XP – Windows 10