Cubro has further enhanced its flagship EXA32100 Advanced Packet Broker. With the latest software release, the EXA32100 is able to remove MPLS over UDP tunnels from incoming packets. Thus, users can continue using existing monitoring tools and traffic analysis systems that do not support MPLS over UDP in modern overlay network architectures.
Incoming traffic with MPLS over UDP encapsulation
Outgoing traffic without MPLS over UDP encapsulation
In addition to removal of the MPLS over UDP encapsulation headers, the EXA32100 allows filtering to be done directly on the inner IP Addresses as well as on the inner TCP & UDP Port numbers. Of course, all these features can be used on a full traffic load of up to 3200 Gbit/s without performance degradation.
With this new capability, the EXA32100 further enhances its unique market position for network monitoring applications in demanding overlay and virtual networks by offering a wide range of header removal functions such as:
The EXA32100 is part of Cubro’s fifth-generation (G5) network packet brokers. The architecture in these devices is a programmable switching fabric and offers high performance and throughput for extremely high-bandwidth installations. These network packet brokers are ideal in environments where tools need access to links spanning bandwidth capabilities from 1G to 100G. QSFP ports capable of up to 100G speeds also provide the option to create a high-bandwidth backbone between Packet Brokers or backhaul to, and from, remote sites. In addition to this, the EXA32100 features a high port density, session-aware load balancing, and tens of thousands of filtering rules at the users’ disposal which can support large amounts of monitoring and security appliances. In environments where guaranteed performance is a must, the EXA32100 is the best choice as with this packet broker we can assure that performance is never compromised regardless of complexity and features used.