Bypass Switches

 

Bypass Switches

Failsafe devices
for improved
network service continuity

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Bypass Switch/TAP is an essential tool for fail-safe, high--availability solutions providing uninterruptable service. It's a must-have for inline network, security, and monitoring tools when high availability is required. The solution reduces scheduled and unscheduled outages and indirectly increases end-user satisfaction.

Advantages of using Cubro external Bypass Switch

  • Keeps network traffic flowing when the in-line appliance fails.
  • Allows the in-line appliance to be removed or serviced without impacting network traffic. For example, an IPS can be taken offline for upgrades, maintenance or troubleshooting.
  • The in-line appliance can be moved from one network segment to another without impacting network traffic.
  • Different bypass options to match your specific inline security devices.

Empower your network and security appliance

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Network speeds are growing continuously to support enterprise activities. Enterprises have to protect their assets thus various inline tools are used such as intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and firewalls to mention a few. Often these tools are limited with the bandwidth they can handle or their resilience is not guaranteed. Inline hardware failure or scheduled service of in-line tools leads to network downtime. Network downtime impacts the enterprise operations severely and lowers revenue, efficiency and end user satisfaction.

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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. Cubro’s Bypass technology utilizes heartbeat packets generated and detected by the network interfaces to identify an interruption in the link.

If an interruption is detected, the Bypass Switch bypasses the attached hardware device, effectively removing the interruption from the link. The link will be automatically re-established when the bypass switch detects that the inline hardware device has been restored. This also has the benefit of allowing the attached device to be serviced with minimal downtime of the link.

The Cubro Bypass Switch provides a fail-safe access port for in-line active security appliances such as an Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) and more. The Bypass device is deployed between the network and security appliances, providing a reliable separation point between the network and security layers. It can also load balance network traffic across multiple appliances to provide additional service resilience to an appliance failure. Use of the Bypass Switch provides comprehensive support for the network and security tools without the risk of network interruptions.

Cubro‘s bypass solutions improve business continuity and IT operational agility by reducing network downtime. This increases productivity and efficiency to deliver improved end user experience and higher revenue.

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Cubro Bypass Switches enable multiple security tools to process traffic from a single network link. In addition to all the other advantages, the advanced Cubro Bypass has simple management via CLI and WebUI and can therefore be used by all networking professionals.

Cubro Bypass Product Line

Advanced Optical Bypass 100/40Gbit for high speed networks

The advanced 100/40 Gbit Bypass solution meets the increasing demand of high speed networks. The new Bypass is a better solution based on its Network Packet Broker technology and its affordable price.

Feature Highlights

  • Self-generating heartbeat packets - No driver or management port is required to generate pulses.
  • Inline Filtering up to L4
  • 25G/10G/1G port speed in Split-mode
  • Supports up to two 100G Bypass segments in a 1U chassis
  • Fast switching time due to Cubro’s software bypass architecture
  • Link Loss Carry Forward function
  • En-/Decapsulation of GRE, MPLS or VXLAN tunnels
  • Available in Singlemode and Multimode
  • Simple management via CLI and WebUI
  • Cubro Bypass EX400-LR4_t
  • Cubro Bypass EX400-SR4_t
  • Cubro Bypass EX400-PSM4_t

Universal Optical Bypass TAP for fail-safe uninterruptible service

The Cubro Universal Optical Bypass TAP can work stand-alone but also in combination with a Cubro Packetmaster. Cubro Packetmasters have the ability to work as a bypass device with heartbeat functionality, on any port at any port speed.

The advantage of combining the Bypass TAP and a Packetmaster is to bypass multiple links that are connected to one sensitive device, for example, a firewall. This modular concept reduces cost and offers a lot of flexibility.

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  • Universal bypass, front view from Cubro

Feature Highlights

  • Increased reliability on critical network links
  • Fail-safe inline protection
  • High-speed switching
  • Management via Web UI
  • Available in Singlemode and Multimode
  • Data rates from 1 to 100 Gbit
  • Supports up to three 100G Bypass segments in a 1U-19 inch rackmount kit
  • Supports Bypass and TAP mode
  • 100% passive device

Advanced Copper Bypass TAP for improved business continuity and IT network downtime

The Cubro Copper Bypass TAP can work stand-alone but also in combination with a Cubro Packetmaster. Cubro Packetmasters have the ability to work as a bypass device with heartbeat functionality, on any port at any port speed.

The advantage of combining the Bypass TAP and a Packetmaster is to bypass multiple links that are connected to one sensitive device, for example a firewall. This modular concept reduces cost and offers a lot of flexibility.

Feature Highlights

  • Increased reliability on critical network links
  • Fail-safe inline protection
  • High-speed switching
  • Link Loss Carry Forward function
  • Management via Web UI
  • Bypass, TAP and patch panel modes
  • Data rates from 10 to 1000 Mbit.
  • LED indicators show power, speed, link, and activity status
  • Supports up to three 1Gbit Bypass segments in a 1U-19 inch rackmount kit
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  • cubro advanced copper bypass - front view

“Our business relies on critical network links. We deployed Cubro Bypass Solution to support inline network security and monitoring devices. As a result, we have been able to get comprehensive support of network and security tools without the risk of network interruptions.”

Network Monitoring Architect, Mobile Operator, South America


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