Network Performance Test
Definition - What does Network Performance Test mean?
A network performance test is any process that is used to quantitatively or qualitatively measure the performance of a computer network.
It tests for and records certain behaviors and processes of networks that, when combined, define the network performance and/or quality of service.
Techopedia explains Network Performance Test
A network performance test primarily tests the uplink and downlink speed of a network. It defines how quick and responsive a network is to user/data communication. It is done by uploading and downloading a data object from the network and measuring both upload and download speeds, throughput, successful message delivery rate and more. Some of the different types of network performance tests include:
- Download/upload speed test
- Penetration test (security)
- Network load test
Some of the metrics used in a network performance test are:
- Network speed
- Download/upload speed