Network Packet Broker

The EX48200 is a high-performance cost effective network packet broker designed to perform a wide range of applications. The EX48200 aggregates, filters, duplicates, and load balances network traffic to security, monitoring and management tools. It is based on an advanced multi-core, industry leading programmable switch chip architecture and allows all filtering features to be implemented at the hardware level for unmatched throughput and performance. The multi-layer filtering and tunnel removal capabilities of the EX48200 makes the unit a perfect choice for any overlay network visibility application.

Main Features of EX48200

  • Filters and load-balances traffic from 10, 40 or 100 Gbps links to multiple monitoring tools
  • Aggregates multiple 1Gbps links to 10, 40, or 100 Gbps monitoring tools
  • Up to 48 x 1/10 Gbps (SFP/SFP+) and 2 x 40/100 Gbps (QSFP/ QSFP28) ports
  • QSFP28 ports support breakout to 4 x 10/25G
  • IPv6 support
  • Tunnel removal and inside tunnel filtering
  • Flexible port licensing model (12, 24, 36 or 48 ports enabled)
  • Open for 3rd party transceivers
  • 2-year base warranty period

Functions & Benefits of EX48200

  • Easy to configure: secure Web GUI and REST API
  • Hash-based, session aware load balancing to keep up&downstream information together.
  • Filtering on multiple parameters including VLAN tags, IP addresses and TCP / UDP port numbers and much more.
  • Tunnel termination and inner tunnel filtering (VXLAN, GTP, ERSPAN, CFP, MPLS, etc)
  • Active GRE endpoint function
  • SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 support
  • Straight and easy development of filtering strings using MS Excel with download function.
  • Cost efficient due to flexible port licensing model
  • Product Capabilities


    Number of Ports 48 x SFP/SFP+ 1/10 Gbps; 2 x QSFP/QSFP28 40/100 Gbps; QSFP/QSFP28 ports can be used in break-out mode supporting 4 x 10/25 Gbps
    Link/Port Aggregation 1:1; 1:n; n:1; n:n - at all port/link speeds
    Traffic distribution/load balancing Traffic can be easily distributed to single ports, parallel ports or load-balancing groups
    Filtering Up to OSI Layer 4 including MAC, VLAN, Ethertype, VXLAN VNI, IPv4/IPv6, DSCP, Protocol type, Layer 4 Port Numbers - multiple stage filtering (ingress, egress and loopback ports)
    Tunnel Termination and inner tunnel filtering MPLS, MPLS over UDP, GRE, GTP, ERSPAN, VXLAN, CFP
    Packet Slicing Supported at all ports and port speeds
    Throughput / Latency Non-blocking architecture with 1360 Gbps throughput
    Latency < 700ns
    Buffer 24 Mbyte with intelligent buffer management to avoid congestion due to micro-bursts
    Supervision/Logging SNMPv2c and SNMPv3; Syslog and Activity Log function
    Unit Control WebUI via https and RestAPI via 10/100/1000B-T management interface
    MTBF 178213 hours
    Electrical Power Dual 100-240V AC or 36-72V DC available
  • Technical Data / Specification


    • 48 x 1 Gbps / 10 Gbps full duplex SFP Ports for any kind of SFP/SFP+
    • 2 x 40 Gbps / 100 Gbps full duplex Ports for any kind of QSFP/QSFP28
    • Each port can be input and / or output depending on the application and configuration
    • All QSFP/ QSFP28 ports support breakout cables to 4x10G or 4x25G interfaces


    • 48 x 1 Gbps / 10 Gbps full duplex SFP Ports for any kind of SFP/SFP+
    • 2 x 40 Gbps / 100 Gbps full duplex Ports for any kind of QSFP/QSFP28
    • Each port can be input and / or output depending on the application and configuration
    • All QSFP/ QSFP28 ports support breakout cables to 4x10G or 4x25G interfaces


    • Performance up to 1,36 Tbps
    • Non-blocking design
    • Boot time from power on to working 180 sec


    • Management Port: (1) RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbit Configuration

    Operating specifications

    • Operating Temperature: 0ºC to 40ºC
    • Storage Temperature: -10ºC to 70ºC
    • Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95% max (non-condensing)

    Mechanical specifications

    • Dimension (WxDxH): 444 x 565 x 44 mm
    • Weight: 12,1 kg
    • Airflow: Front-back

    Electrical specifications

    • Input Power: 100-240V
    • Maximum Power Consumption: 220W
    • Power Supply Module: 2 (redundant & hot- swappable)


    • Compliance and Safety: EN 61000-3-2:2019; EN 61000-3-3:2013/A1:2019;
    • EN 62368-1:2014; EN 55035/2017/A11:2020;
    • EN 55032:2015/A1:2020
    • EU Directives compliance:2014/35/EU and 2014/30/EU
    • RoHs Compliance: RoHS 6
  • Applications / Solutions


    The EX48200 aggregates upstream and downstream traffic of a 100 Gbit link to a single output port for more economical usage of connected traffic probes/ analytics systems. The user can further reduce the traffic volume that needs to be processed due to the various filtering capabilities of the EX48200, thus enabling quicker and more accurate analysis and troubleshooting.

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    Superior filtering capabilities

    • Supports up to 16000 parallel running filters
    • Supports filtering inside tunnels like GTP, VXLAN or GRE
    • By default, filtering is done at ingress but can be easily extended to egress as well as loopback ports allowing maximum flexibility to forward the right traffic to the right probing/analyzer system.

    Filtering parameters includes:

    Layer 2 Layer 3 Layer 4
    MAC Src / Dst MPLS Label Port Src / Dst
    VLAN tag IPv4 Src / Dst TCP Flag
    Ethertype IPv6 Src / Dst  

    State-of-the-art tunnel removal and inside tunnel filtering

    Support of the termination of various tunnels such as:

    • ERSPAN II and III
    • GRE
    • MPLS over UDP
    • GTP
    • VXLAN
    • CFP
    VXLAN tunnel functionality with a Cubro Network packet Broker

    Every port supports an independent MAC and IP setup > used as an active tunnel end-point tunnel termination filtering inside tunnels.

    GRE encapsulation function

    To transport filtered packets from site A to site B over a routed Layer 3 network, the EX48200 supports a GRE encapsulation function.

    Session-aware load-balancing

    The Cubro EX48200 supports Session-aware load-balancing that allows every packet belonging to the same conversation/flow to be sent to the same physical output port within a load-balancing group.

    Learn more about Session-aware load-balancing

  • Easy Operation with low learning curve


    The EX48200 features an extremely easy to use graphical way of operation. The innovative and logical WebUI allows the user to create a backup, setup new users, check port link status/statistics or define a powerful filtering scenario which will help to do the job quickly.


    screenshot of a web user interface


    Filters can also be created using Microsoft® Excel and uploaded to the EX48200.


    screenshot of a web user interface
  • Ordering information


    Product Components

    • Cubro EX48200
    • AC or DC power supply modules
    • Power cord
    • Transceivers not included


    Part Number Description
    CUB.PM-EX48200-12 Packetmaster EX48200, 12x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual AC powered
    CUB.PM-EX48200-24 Packetmaster EX48200, 24x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual AC powered
    CUB.PM-EX48200-36 Packetmaster EX48200, 36x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual AC powered
    CUB.PM-EX48200-48 Packetmaster EX48200,48x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual AC powered
    CUB.PM-EX48200-12-DC Packetmaster EX48200,12x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual DC powered
    CUB.PM-EX48200-24-DC Packetmaster EX48200, 24x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual DC powered
    CUB.PM-EX48200-36-DC Packetmaster EX48200, 36x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual DC powered
    CUB.PM-EX48200-48-DC Packetmaster EX48200, 48x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual DC powered

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