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What Business Benefits Does Cubro EXA8 Provide

 

Enterprises need a more intelligent network security and monitoring approach which provides granular visibility down to the link layer. Network speeds and feeds are increasing to 100G; the traffic mix includes voice, video and data and therefore enterprises need to make sure that all of this can be understood and analyzed by network monitoring.

The EXA8 is an all in one portable monitoring and troubleshooting tool addressing the need of the enterprise market. The EXA8 aims to address the needs of enterprise customers and network engineers for a fail-safe network tapping, traffic capture, and troubleshooting platform. It is possible to manage the EXA8 not only remotely but wirelessly with the addition of 4G or Satellite modems. Given the small, portable form factor, low power consumption, and economical cost of the EXA8, it becomes a very compelling option for remote and distributed deployments.

 

What business benefits does EXA8 provide?

 

1. Prevent data and security breaches

According to information cited by CSO Online, “the average cost of a data breach in North America is $1.3 million for enterprises and $117,000 for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).” The EXA8 can function as both a NetFlow generator and probe. Employing these features allows an organization to not only gauge the performance of the network, but to identify anomalies as well, anomalies that could indicate a security breach. Additionally, each organization must maintain certain data security and compliance standards. An accurate map of your network architecture and the various security measures that are integrated can make it easier to tell whether you are at risk of non-compliance with an important regulation.

2. Faster Incident Response and Reduced downtime

According to the Ponemon Institute’s annual report, the average cost of unplanned outages is $8,850 per minute. The first step you can take to avoid network downtime is to monitor the health of your network. The second is to react quickly when an incident occurs. The EXA8 incorporates the ability to perform a rolling traffic capture direct to disk for historical analysis. Critical information is also indexed during capture to quickly identify and extract traffic of interest. With these capabilities, the EXA8 increases the efficiency of incident response in troubleshooting both network outages and potential data breaches.

3. Increased productivity

The EXA8 can perform DPI filtering which can block unwanted applications. Take control of your network and avoid those significant productivity drains in the workplace. DPI filtering can also be used by network administrators to reduce the bandwidth consumed by non-business critical network traffic.

4. Reduced operational costs through network optimization

Enterprises that are unaware of vulnerabilities on the network or poorly performing links are at risk of compromise and losing potential revenue. Real-time analysis and monitoring of the network is a must to identify any potential issues and opportunities to optimize the infrastructure. The EXA8 can effectively capture 100% of all network traffic for real-time, as well as historical, analysis. Network monitoring is a cost-effective way to protect your network’s assets and save valuable time and money that can be put towards other important IT goals.

5. Managing SLAs

The EXA8 helps in proactively monitoring your network and deliver a better quality of service to your users. Whether operating as an internal unit or providing services to external clients, network operations teams are usually held to service level agreements (SLAs) set at 99.99% uptime. Meet the SLA, and end-users or clients are happy. Fail to meet the SLA, and people start asking hard questions.

 

How do you ensure quick ROI with the EXA8?

  1. Quick implementation
  2. Ease of use
  3. Ease of maintenance
  4. Graphical Web User Interface
  5. Able to run 3rd party applications

 

About Cubro EXA8

The Cubro EXA8 is a flexible hardware platform with endless network applications. It is an affordable and high-performance hardware platform designed with network visibility and monitoring applications foremost in mind. At the heart of the EXA8 is a 4-core ARM CPU paired with 16GB of DDR4 RAM. The front panel of the EXA8 features 8 copper ports, 2 x 1/10G SFP+ ports, as well as a management and console interfaces. The 8 copper ports of the EXA8 feature a built-in bypass functionality allowing them to not only serve as individual ingress/egress ports but also as a fail-safe TAP for up to 4 links. To add even more to the versatility and potential applications of the EXA8 it comes equipped with a 1TB M.2 SSD, Micro SD card slot, and two USB 3.0 interfaces.

Multiple options are available, with application-specific software packages, as well as a community version for research, development, and custom deployments. For more information, click here: https://www.cubro.com/en/products/network-packet-brokers/exa8.

 

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