Cubro Network packet brokers increase visibility and performance

Enterprises are deploying more security, monitoring and acceleration tools on their networks today. More data at higher velocities is coming at these tools and in a variety forms, including voice, video and data. A new wave of solutions called network packet brokers is emerging to provide a more intelligent network security and monitoring approach with granular visibility down to the link layer

 

Cubro Packetmaster (11)

The Packetmaster EX series is designed for high performance with a good price performance relation. The heart of each Packetmaster is a special designed ASIC chip, we support on all units non blocking performance, with a very low delay in most cases below 1 µs. Filter capability ends in layer 4 (except EX484-2 and the 100 G platform)

Sessionmaster EXA Series (3)

Cubro Sessionmaster EXA, is the next development stage of Cubro’s product line of Network packet Brokers. The Sessionmaster could do layer 7 filters with a large amount of rules. The Sessionmaster EXA, can do the same but he also understands protocols in higher layers, and can search for regular expressions in the packets. But to make this feature very useful, protocol decoding is vital. Today many mobile protocols are supported, on request protocols can be added.

Cubro Solutions

Amplification

You can enlarge the transfer range of your media dramatically without risking errors on your data. The examples below show some common options, but a lot more combinations are possible.

aggregation 40 x 10 Gbit links with one EX 20400

Cubro now offers a "NEW" Packetmaster solution with 80 x 10 Gbit Ethernet ports.
The base unit is the EX 20400 with a new firmware that gives us the possibility to convert
a 40 Gbit port into 4 independent 10 Gbit ports.

384 x 10 Gbit ports cross connect

We use 6 Packetmaster EX 20400 to realize this 384 x 10 Gbit port cross connect !

  • 400 Gbit backbone
  • tunneling via VXLAN
  • non blocking
  • any to any & many to any & any to many support
  • easy expandable

 

GRE de - encapsulation

Virtual environments needs virtual Taps, virtual Taps need GRE to send it over the virtual switchto a real monitoring device. All Packetmaster units can decapsulate GRE traffic to get the data in their original format.

Cubro NPB units support bypass function

The Cubro Bypass Application is a superior way to provide a fail-safe access port for an in-line monitoring appliance. From EX2 with Gbit up to EX 20400 with 100 Gbit bypass feature. With and without optical layer 1 switch support.

 

EX2 Multi Gbit Cooper aggregation

The Packetmaster EX2 can work as a dual link TAP with dual aggregation output, with filtering and load balancing, at the same time.

Layer 1 Media Conversion

The Cubro 1/10 Gbit Media converter is a nice a simple tool to solve many problems in the daily network business. You can select the media by changing the SFP. The unique design supports also CWDM / DWDM and BIDI SFP.

100 Gbit LR4 multiple splitting

Sometimes it is needed to tap a 100 Gbit LR4 link more than one time, this is not easy because the optical budget is too small to do that.

STP Monitoring multi 100 Mbit links

To monitor hundreds of 100 Mbit links, like on an SMS centre or on an STP, Cubro offers and flexible and price wise solution with 100 Mbit Flextap and Cubro Packetmaster EX5-2 as aggregator and filter device.

EX2 10 Gbit monitoring with load balanced output

Use the integrated optical TAP to connect to the live link and use the load balancing features to monitor the traffic

Monitoring offload

The smart Cubro solution to use your existing monitoring system even when your data traffic is growing exponential !

  • Reduce Monitoring cost by off-loading the existing monitoring system.
  • Reducing not only Capex also Opex goes down because of less hardware resources.
  • Still the full metadata information on user plan traffic.