Packetmaster EX2 Series

The Cubro Packetmaster EX2/EX2+, based on a newly-designed ASIC, is a switch like device. EX2/EX2+ provides network visibility which is needed to maintain control of network traffic. The device can filter, manage, and analyse network traffic down to the user level. EX2 and EX2+ can effectively tell what is happening in the network, which reveals 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.

Portable Network Packet Broker based on ASIC

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One of the challenges that telecom operators face is that of receiving 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 filtered information required. EX2/EX2+ is the only portable field packet broker which offers full features of an 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.


Functions / Benefits:

  • Provides network visibility by aggregating, tapping and filtering the traffic
  • The only field packet brokers in the market with full features
  • More ports than a normal Aggregation TAP
  • IPv4 and IPv6 support included
  • In combination with Cubro Copper TAP fail save
  • Fibre TAP included on EX2+ 
  • The Packetmaster can work as a media and speed converter 

Application: Aggregation and Filtering

EX2 is connected to several devices and traffic is aggregated into one stream for monitoring

The EX2 is connected to several devices, for instance, span ports. The traffic from various sources can be aggregated into 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 through load balancing and can even filter the data. This ensures that only traffic of interest is sent out to the appliances, which minimizes the risk of oversubscribing the 1GbE monitor ports.

!Note: The power footprint is important for devices that run 24/7