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ALSO CALLED: Clear Box Testing, Glass Box Testing, Structural Testing
DEFINITION: What is white box testing? White box testing traditionally refers to the use of program source code as a test basis, that is, as the basis for designing tests and test cases. (IEEE standards define a test as "a set of one or more test cases.") A looser definition says that "white box testing is based on internal structures of the software", but it is very unclear what kinds of "internal structure"  … 
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Modern Infrastructure E-Zine – November/December 2015
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EZINE: This exclusive e-zine explores what makes an infrastructure modern, and breaks down the benefits and challenges of modern, integrated data center infrastructures. Read on for articles on white box switching, open source strategies, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Published: 17 Nov 2015

Forrester: The Myth of White Box Network Switches
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Vendors are making dramatic claims about white box switches. Find out what Forrester says the truth is on the subject.
Posted: 24 Jul 2015 | Published: 24 Jul 2015

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The Evolution of Converged Infrastructure
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EGUIDE: This E-Guide from describes the evolution of converged infrastructure and explores how it solves the growing compatibility, scalability, and performance issues inherent to white box servers. View now to learn more!
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 | Published: 21 Feb 2013

HP & Intel®

Smart Techniques for Application Security: Whitebox + Blackbox Security Testing
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Join us for a one-hour Web seminar where members of our security research team will discuss whitebox and blackbox application security testing techniques, highlight how their approaches to vulnerability detection compliment one another and share best practices for embedding application security testing across the software development lifecycle.
Posted: 10 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 10, 2010


Optimizing Application Monitoring
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WHITE PAPER: After studying dozens of designs for application monitoring, it has been found that the optimal solution is often achieved through simple synthetic transaction monitors.
Posted: 07 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

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WHITE BOX TESTING DEFINITION (continued): …  are covered by this. Some authorities, for example, include user-facing menus and even business processes. The term "gray box testing" is now in widespread use for internal software structures that are not actually source code - for example, class hierarchies or module call trees. In the following discussion, "white box testing" is held to be synonymous with "code-based testing." Those two terms are opposed to "requirements-based" or "specification-based" testing, also known as black box testing. The implication there is that you can't see the inner workings of a black-painted box; and in … 
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