Preventing failures is much more effective than repairing them, especially when it comes down to providing a reliable and secure data environment to customers. With proper visibility into your network, you can capture the data you need to prevent costly outages. Network packet brokers provide comprehensive network visibility solutions for monitoring networks. The final goal of a visibility architecture is to be able to capture data smartly at regular intervals for troubleshooting or any other monitoring needs.
The network packet broker EX6 is a flexible design for applications with mixed copper and fibre interfaces with 1 Gbit bandwidth. The EX6 allows you to filter and load-balance traffic from 10 Gbps link to multiple 1 Gbps monitoring tools or aggregate multiple 1 Gbps links to 10 Gbps monitoring tools. The EX6 also supports traffic modification as well as changing, removing and adding VLANs.
Challenge: Cost effective solution for operational flexibility
A leading telecom operator wanted a network packet broker that provided them with the flexibility to use both copper and optical interfaces.
The Packetmaster EX6 allows the user to use both - copper and optical links, in addition to having the best price-performance ratio. The 48 ports of this device are configured by SFP. As output, the units come with 4 x 10 Gbit interface, but this interface can also be used as input if two links are enough. By investing in an EX6, the telecom operator was able to use one network packet broker to meet all its needs. The product optimized the performance of the monitoring tool.
The network packet broker aggregates from many input ports to one or many output ports. The user can set in the unit 2048 flow rules. The EX6 offers zero-loss advanced packet processing at full line rate. As a result, the redundant data is carefully sifted out, and the important original data packets are preserved and provided to your tools. It is possible to conduct L2 / L3 hash-based load balancing, up to 10 load balancing groups. There is no additional software cost and all applications are included in the unit price.
!Note: The power footprint is important for devices that run 24/7