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Cubro is a leading manufacturer and global supplier of IT network visibility products that provide network visibility solutions for Service Providers and Enterprise networks. Our product range includes Network TAPs, Advanced Network Packet Brokers, Network Probes and Bypass Switches.
Cubro’s products provide the foundation for many of the tools and products that keep today’s networks functioning and secure. Our products integrate seamlessly with a variety of industry security, analytics, monitoring, forensics, and troubleshooting tools, and this allows us to develop technology partners with a variety of strategic solution providers. The goal of these partnerships is to develop closer integration, both from a technical perspective and a go-to-market approach.
We represent a new kind of technology partnership in the area of Visibility. Cubro works with partners to provide the best solutions to today’s critical network issues. It does not try to maximise its share of the overall project spend at the expense of its partners. Cubro’s advanced platforms offer a better solution package, with lower rackspace, lower power consumption, and simpler deployment into today’s increasingly high-speed and complex network environments.
Discover Cubro’s Strategic Partners for Enterprise & Service Providers
Explore our enterprise & service provider strategic partnerships to discover how we are collaborating with industry leaders to bring you the most innovative and cutting-edge solutions in the market. Our strategic partners span a wide range of industries and include some of the most respected and innovative names in the technology world. From cloud providers and software vendors to hardware manufacturers and professional services firms, our partners bring a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Out-of-Band Security Solutions
In recent years, protecting enterprise IT assets has undergone significant changes due to the emergence of various technologies such as Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), Work-From-Home (WFH), Internet of Things (IoT), and increased usage of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and multi-cloud computing. This has resulted in the disappearance of the enterprise perimeter and the emergence of a new threat landscape. Therefore, enterprises should assume that bad actors may already have access to their networks and data.
Cubro solutions, in partnership with security solution providers, can assist in securing enterprise computing access by continuously monitoring network activity and utilizing the latest in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and up-to-the-minute threat intelligence to identify and remediate new threats.
Cubro’s fully passive network TAPs provide visibility to all network traffic by providing an out-of-band copy of everything that crosses the wire, ensuring nothing is overlooked. The copied traffic is then fed from the TAPs to Cubro’s Network Packet Brokers, which can filter traffic, de-encapsulate tunneled traffic, deduplicate, and perform session-aware load-balancing. Additionally, Cubro Packet Brokers can generate network flow meta-data in industry-standard formats like Netflow or IPFIX, which some network security tools may prefer to ingest.
Below are some of Cubro’s key security solution technology partners:
IoT (Internet of Things)
Ask many networking professionals for the definition of IOT, and the most common response is that IoT stands for “Internet of Things”. This term refers to the intricate network of physical objects, often referred to as “things,” which are equipped with sensors, software, and other cutting-edge technologies. TThe primary purpose of these technologies is to establish connections and facilitate the exchange of data with other devices and systems through the vast expanse of the internet. These encompass an array of devices ranging from everyday household items to highly sophisticated industrial tools.
Presently, the global count of connected IoT devices exceeds 7 billion. This number is projected to ascend to 10 billion by 2020 and an astounding 22 billion by 2025. Nevertheless, within the realm of network security, an alternative interpretation of IoT exists. Many network security professionals might define IoT as the “Internet of Threats.” This viewpoint stems from the complex challenges associated with safeguarding and effectively managing the proliferation of these novel network endpoints. Notable concerns encompass ransomware attacks, data breaches, and Denial of Service (DoS) incidents, among others.
The intricate web of these challenges arises from weak authorization protocols, the complexities of password management, the criticality of timely software patching, and the vulnerabilities residing in the software supply chain that serves this vast multitude of devices.
Nonetheless, the landscape is evolving, and new paradigms for security and management are emerging. A crucial foundation involves meticulous inventory tracking and comprehensive assessments. Additionally, the integration of zero-trust principles, such as micro-segmentation, alongside continuous vigilance against potential threats, is swiftly gaining traction. These evolving strategies and solutions all hinge on the fundamental bedrock of Network Visibility infrastructure to achieve their intended effectiveness.
Cubro is partnering with leading IoT security and management partners to provide solutions to address IoT threats. A notable emphasis lies in the Healthcare and Hospital sectors, wherein Cubro’s solutions have garnered specific attention. Globally, statistics reveal that 56% of hospitals have encountered cyber attacks within the past two years. More alarmingly, a staggering 88% of these incidents implicate IoT devices.
Highlighted below are some of Cubro’s key partners in the realms of IoT and MIoT (Medical Internet of Things).
Inline Security Solutions
Some security tools such as SD-WAN or SASE enforcement points, Firewalls, Secure Web Gateway, Intrusion Protection systems, and others are “in-line” network functions. All network data passes through these devices for evaluation before moving through to their intended destination. This means that if the device goes out of service they can become points-of-failure for business operations.
Cubro Bypass Switch is an essential tool for fail-safe, high-availability solutions that perform the task of ensuring uninterrupted service in the event of inline hardware failures. It utilizes heartbeat packets generated and detected by the network interfaces to identify an interruption in the link, even when the failure is caused by a misconfiguration or a software fault.
If an inline device needs to be taken off-line for maintenance, critical applications can be stopped. This means that implementation of these tools should be carefully planned, and include functions such as high availability, load-balancing, and fail-safe capability. It is even more critical when multiple security functions are consolidated in a single device.
Cubro’s bypass switches uniquely include load-balancing functions in conjunction with the heartbeat-based high availability and failover capabilities that ensure any investment in enforcement tools is fully utilized.
Service Provider Focused Solutions
As a Service Provider in today’s rapidly changing landscape, you face a multitude of challenges, including keeping up with new technologies, managing competition, ensuring system security, complying with regulations, and managing costs.
At Cubro, we understand the challenges faced by Cellular Network Operators, Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), Multiple Service Operators (MSOs), Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Hyperscalers, Cloud Providers, and other emerging Service Providers. Our cutting-edge visibility technology provides a solid foundation for managing, securing, analyzing, and troubleshooting dynamic and demanding services.
Our solutions, built on P4-based silicon, incorporate advanced carrier protocols such as VxLAN, GTP, and MPLS, among others, providing extreme operating efficiencies. They consume less power and rack space, making them more cost-effective than similar solutions on the market, often by an order of magnitude. With the ability to handle Terabit-scale requirements, our solutions are designed to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.
We work with Technology Partners to provide joint solutions that offer true value to our customers. With our experience installing solutions for demanding service providers around the world, we are able to provide joint solutions that deliver on their promises every time. If you are a Service Provider Solution Provider looking for win-win-win advantages, we invite you to meet with us and discuss how Cubro Solutions for Service Providers can help you address your unique challenges.
Embedded Solution Partners
Cubro’s expertise in Network Visibility and Monitoring is the foundation for the Omnia series of packet brokers. These purpose-built hardware devices are complemented by software feature stacks that have been carefully crafted through years of engineering. This unique approach enables customers to choose from a wide range of features and customize them to suit their specific needs, providing them with greater flexibility and functionality. The Omnia Series consists of various products, including the Omnia20 and Omnia120, which offer higher port density, port speeds, and performance.
Omnia platforms include a full-featured Ubuntu Linux operating system on a powerful ARM CPU with dedicated memory and the possibility of adding Solid State Storage. This allows users to run additional applications coming from a diverse ecosystem including applications developed by Cubro, our partners, and packages from the Linux open-source community.
Service Assurance and Management
The landscape of Service Provider networks is undergoing a rapid transformation driven by various initiatives such as edge computing, enhanced digitization, and the implementation of novel network structures and protocols. In this dynamic environment, ensuring uninterrupted operation of revenue-generating services and the satisfaction of customers is of paramount importance.
However, traditional centralized service assurance solutions prove to be prohibitively costly for utilization within these newly emerging distributed environments. Moreover, in many cases, these solutions are not even deployable in the context of the evolving network architectures.
Recognizing these challenges, Cubro has partnered with selected industry leading analytics and service assurance vendors to bring to market cost effective, and powerful solutions to support new network architectures and network operators during their continuing evolution journey.
Advantages of Partnering with Technology Experts
At Cubro, we understand the importance of technology partnerships, and we strive to build strong relationships with partners who share our commitment to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions.
Become a partner
Whether you are looking to expand your product offerings, reach new markets, or simply provide more value to your customers, partnering with Cubro can help you achieve your goals. Contact us today to learn more about our technology partnership opportunities.
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