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Product Update: EXA8 is Available to Order

The EXA8 is an affordable high performance universal open network appliance with a unique design and flexible feature set. Cubro EXA8 is the only network visibility probe of its kind in the market due to its compact size, in built-TAP and powerful CPU at a low price. The EXA8 acts as legs to capture packets, streamline it and then provide statistics – extracts metadata. The probe can monitor interfaces for traffic congestion and reports when the traffic breaches a predefined threshold.

The key components of this platform are a reliable hardware platform with proven processing power. Currently, there are three versions available – one community version and two standard versions. The community version of EXA allows the user to add more functions to the appliance depending on their requirement, thereby adding value to the appliance and staying competitive without investing in several devices.

Currently, there are three versions of EXA8 available:

Community Version: EXA8 – Built-in TAP and CPU:

Need: To cope up with the current and future network challenges, appliance developers need a powerful, high-speed platform into the network. Our latest product, the community version of EXA8, is an ideal platform for software developers and organisations who want to develop customized applications or applications which are currently not available on existing network appliances.

Technical Specifications:

  • Cavium ARM64 CPU 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • Internal and external SSD Storage
  • 8x 1G Copper, 2x 10G SFP+ Ports
  • 4x Integrated Cubro TAPs (Passive)
  • 1U ½ 19" Metal Housing w/ PSU

Key Features:

  • Open Linux - possible to install Wireshark or third party software, you do what you want
  • Live link cables directly connected to this device – all in one TAP, aggregator and probe
  • Collect and analyse the network data, add any software, applications
Can be attached to any leading platform for elastic search, mainstream analytics

Standard Version: EXA8S – SIP Analyser and SIP Capture Product Launch (

Need - To achieve customer satisfaction by being able to get real-time statistics which will reduce troubleshooting time for any poor quality VOIP calls.

Technical Specifications:

  • Cavium ARM64 CPU 16GB RAM
  • Internal and external SSD Storage
  • 8x 1G Copper, 2x 10G SFP+ Ports
  • 4x Integrated Cubro TAPs (Passive)
  • 1U ½ 19" Metal Housing w/ Dual PSU

Key Features/Applications: 

  • Full VoIP/RTC (SIP + RTP + RTCP + WebSockets) analysis for Carriers and Operators in combo with our platform HEPIC
  • Captures VOIP data for real-time analysis
  • Captures on USB or SSD
  • VoIP call control (that is, call initiation and setup signalling) - SIP
  • Status of current VoIP calls - RTP
  • Details about current VoIP calls (caller destination, vocoder used, etc.).
  • Bandwidth consumption by current VoIP calls.
  • IP addresses of key VoIP nodes and endpoints (call controller, gateways, IP phones).
  • Latency, jitter and packet loss, for VoIP calls between two distributed sites.

Standard Version: EXA8 LI (Lawful Intercept)

Need – Lawful intercept application is required by service providers to meet government mandated legal requirements. The challenge for service providers has been to cost-effectively meet lawful intercept requirements. In most cases, the software and hardware are from different vendors which means it is time-consuming and expensive to deploy the application, maintain and run it smoothly. EXA8 for LI application bridges this gap and provides both hardware and software solution which is certified. The solution is compliant to regulations and supports VOIP.

Technical Specifications:

  • Cavium ARM64 CPU 16GB RAM
  • Internal and external SSD Storage
  • 8x 1G Copper, 2x 10G SFP+ Ports
  • 4x Integrated Cubro TAPs (Passive)
  • 1U ½ 19" Metal Housing w/ Dual PSU

Key Features:

  • Hardware and software in one box – plug & play
  • EXA8 small form factor and low price, powerful CPU and in-built TAP. The software is certified, tested and stable. Together, it offers excellent value for money.
  • EXA8 is the only solution with hardware and software as a package
  • Easy maintenance
  • Accelerate deployment time, no complexity in deploying the software

How to order EXA8

Community Version: Contact

Standard Versions: Get started here: today to arrange a demo or order your first EXA8 with early bird discounts!

About Cubro Network Visibility

Cubro provides a comprehensive set of network visibility solutions that are efficient, cost-effective, and performance-oriented. With products that enable total network visibility into your traffic, we can enhance and support deployments in the Telecommunications, ISP, Data Centre, Enterprise, and Government spaces whether it be in virtualized or physical environments. Cubro will assist you in bringing your network performance and security monitoring efforts to their peak level and unlock valuable insights into your network traffic. 

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Friday, 19 April 2019