You can download the latest software version for all EX products
No, this is not necessary. You can use SFPs from every SFP vendor.
You need to register on our support portal ( to access the manuals.
It is not necessary. A network packet broker can work without a TAP, but we do recommend it.
All EX products can be controlled over the CLI (Management and serial connection). Some of the EX products have an implemented Webserver and can be operated over a GUI.
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The Cubro optical TAPs are fully passive and need no electrical power.
The Cubro copper TAP uses telecom relays to close the link if the power supply is interrupted. The switching time depends on speed, master/slave resolve, and length of cable in the link. It is maximum 2 or 3 seconds long, in most cases only a few milliseconds.
Please read the maintenance description under support section.
All Cubro packet brokers can be ordered with AC or DC power supply. For maximum security, the dual power supply is supported.
An NTP server can be configured using the WebGUI. For more information, please check the manual of your device.
All Cubro EX products support SNMPv2. Configuration is straight forward via an App running inside the WebGUI.
If you are tapping one optical live link you need 2 incoming ports on the network packet broker, one port per direction.
Yes, the EX series can be used inline. For pure monitoring applications, we recommend using the NPB behind TAPs because of security. In case incoming traffic to the NPB needs to be modified, NPB can be used inline.
EX handles traffic up to Layer 4 (TCP/UDP) while EXA is able to look into Layer 7 information.