The Sessionmaster EXA Series, is the next evolution step in the row of the successful Cubro’s Packet Broker product line. Layer 7 packet handling is a standard in this product range.
Intelligent Layer 7 load balancing is a challenge but supported. Keyword and regular expression search is also a standard feature in this product line but the big differentiator to any other product on the markets is.
The EXA understands network protocols, not only by the port number. The EXA can decode protocols similar to a probe. This feature is vital to do keyword and regular expression search, and to produce useful results. It make no sense to search for a regular expression in the full packet, you only want to search in the relevant fields to get a correct search output.
The Sessionmaster EXA Series products focus on the mobile core network, metropolitan area network (MAN), and Internet data center (IDC) big data monitoring. The Sessionmaster EXA Series helps our customer deploy their network application flexibly and quickly by aggregating, filtering, load-balancing and replicating the target traffic;deduplication, time-stamping, load-balancing the PSC/EPC signalling-plane and user-plane traffic, and distributing specified traffic to multiple monitoring tools effectively.
Ultra-high port density and ultra-low power.
The Sessionmaster EXA series products can provide up to 56 10GbE SFP+ ports in 1 U and support device cascading by 2 40GbE ports. However, the typical power is 145W. In
conclusion, the Sessionmaster EXA can increase the access capacity and decrease the operation cost, providing the perfect solution for the next-generation network monitoring and traffic analysis.
Multi-dimensional traffic classification capability
With the high-performance N-tuple classification algorithm, the Sessionmaster EXA series products support many traffic matching rules
including the input port and vlan id match, IPv4/IPv6 5-tuple (supporting mask and range) match, bit-pattern filtering using user-defined attributes match, etc.
Additionally, the Sessionmaster EXA supports millions of extensible ACL rules. In this way, the flexible and robust traffic classification capability helps distribute the target traffic to the monitoring tools more efficiently.
Intelligent load balancing capability in the mobile core network
The Sessionmaster EXA can decode, track and identify the signaling protocols of various interfaces in the mobile core network. In this way, the Sessionmaster EXA can not only extract and restore the specified signaling but also guarantee the traffic integrity of the same session or user during the load balance process.