PACKETMASTER EX2 Series

Packetmaster EX2 Series

The Cubro Packetmaster EX2/EX2+, based on a new designed ASIC, is a switch like device. EX2/EX2+ provides network visibility which is needed to have control of the network traffic. The device can filter, manage, and analyze the network traffic down to the user level. EX2 and EX2+ can effectively tell what is happening in the network, what has an associated impact on the company and the company’s productivity. Using this network packet broker (NPB), the user can feed the specific data flow directly into the monitoring tools for an exact analysis of any part of the network.

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One of the challenges that telecom operators face is to receive control information from different base stations. The network packet brokers are generally not portable and therefore it is not convenient to carry them to different base stations. For telecom operators, having filtered information from the base station is important for troubleshooting. With Cubro Packetmaster EX2 Series, the telecom operators can easily get the required filtered information. EX2/EX2+ is the only portable field packet broker which offer full features of a NPB. EX2/EX2+ has six ports. The device supports 4 X 10/100/1000 Mbit and 2 X 1/10 Gbit ports (SFP SFP+). Each port can have an output and/or an input functionality.

Application: Aggregation and Filtering

The EX2 is connected to several devices, for instance, span ports. The traffic from various sources can be aggregated to one stream for a monitoring device. This application reduces the overhead associated with each transmission. The appliances can be set up to share the traffic load by load balancing and even filtering the data. This way, only the traffic of interest is sent out to the appliances and it minimizes the possibility of oversubscribing the 1GbE monitor ports.

!Note: The power footprint is important on 24/7 running devices