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Win $5000 and an EXA8 in #ElevateTheEXA8 Challenge

Cubro is excited to announce the #ElevateTheEXA8 Challenge to introduce EXA8 hardware platform to the open-source community. We would like all the developers, designers, engineers, IT Professionals, and students to enter the contest and come up with some unique and useful applications. Here’s your chance to be creative and get an opportunity to develop a new application for your community. The winner would win 5000 US dollars, an EXA8 on which the application would be developed and be featured in Cubro Blog.

#ElevateTheEXA8 Challenge details

Using the EXA8 hardware platform (EXA8 datasheet) as the basis, design an application for the open source community. Submit your ideas for applications that could be built on the EXA8 and form development teams (or work individually) around the concepts. The last date for submission is 31st August 2019.

The top 5 submissions would be selected by a panel of judges comprising of Sake Blok, Expert in Network Analysis, Protocol Analysis; Mike Pennacchi, Owner, Network Protocol Specialists, LLC and Jasper Bongertz, IT Security Analyst / Senior Consultant at Airbus. The top 5 submissions would all receive an EXA8 to start developing and implementing their idea. Finalists will have a period of six (6) months to develop their final submissions (October 2019 - March 2020). Finally, 1 of these 5 finalists would be selected based on the execution of their concept and ultimately awarded a grand prize of $5000. The winner would be announced in May 2020.

For more information about the contest and to participate, click this link:

About EXA8

Cubro has recently launched EXA8 network packet broker. This is essentially a hardware platform featuring 8 10/100/1000 copper ports that can function as fail-safe copper TAPs, 2 x 1/10G SFP/SFP+, an ARM quad-core CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, and a Micro SD card slot. We will be selling a “Standard” version that incorporates Aggregation as well as built-in packet capture functionality. The device incorporates Webshark right into the GUI to analyze PCAPs directly on the unit, or they can be downloaded remotely from the GUI, or saved to any external USB or SD cards as well.

Other companies including H5 Audit and QXIP are partnering with Cubro to use the device for everything from Application Performance Monitoring, to VoIP Analysis, to Lawful Intercept Agents.

The interesting thing about the EXA8 is that it really is a platform that can be leveraged to bring all kinds of network monitoring, troubleshooting, and security applications to life.

Take part in this interesting challenge. Send us your application now.

 Enter the contest here

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