EXA8

A FLEXIBLE HARDWARE PLATFORM FOR ENDLESS NETWORK APPLICATIONS

Enterprises need a more intelligent network security and monitoring approach which provides granular visibility down to the link layer. The EXA8 is the first packaged hardware and software solution in the market that addresses 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.

Features

The EXA8 can aggregate up to eight SPAN sessions to a single output to simplify the logistics of getting the traffic they contain to a single point for analysis or monitoring.

The EXA8 functions as a TAP for up to 4 electrical 1Gbps links and, further, aggregates the copied network traffic to either one or two 1/10G SFP+ interfaces for output to a tool. The EXA8 is completely fail-safe inline ensuring that the live network traffic link remains uninterrupted, even if the EXA8 goes offline.

The EXA8 functions as a TAP for up to 4 electrical 1Gbps links and, further, aggregates the copied network traffic to either one or two 1/10G SFP+ interfaces for output to a tool. The EXA8 is completely fail-safe inline ensuring that the live network traffic link remains uninterrupted, even if the EXA8 goes offline.

The EXA8 can endlessly capture traffic from the configured ports or links. If the reserved disk space is full, the rolling capture overwrites the older capture automatically. The rolling capture also produces an Index of the captured traffic (time, IP address and port information). With the help of this index the relevant traffic can be extracted and exported in a PCAP file for the purpose of analysis.

Specifications

  • OPEN LINUX - POSSIBLE TO INSTALL WIRESHARK OR THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE, YOU DO WHAT YOU WANT
  • 2 X 1/10G SFP/SFP+ PORTS
  • MULTI-CORE ARM CPU WITH UP TO 8GBPS THROUGHPUT PERFORMANCE
  • PASSIVELY TAP UP TO 4 LINKS OR COLLECT TRAFFIC FOR UP TO 8 1G INPUTS
  • CAPTURE TRAFFIC DIRECTLY ON DEVICE AT UP TO 2.5GBPS WITH OPTIONAL CAPTURE FILTERS (TCPDUMP SYNTAX)
  • DOWNLOAD CAPTURE FILES FROM WEB UI OR COPY TO REMOVABLE USB/MICRO SD MEDIA
  • LINUX OS ALLOWS FOR USE OF COMMON CLI UTILITIES SUCH AS TCPDUMP, TSHARK, AND OTHERS

Cubro Partners Utilize The EXA8 To Offer Customized Solutions

QXIP

QXIP is an industry leading R&D group developing and deploying open-source and commercial packet capture, DPI, Monitoring, and Lawful Intercept solutions for Voice Carriers and Real-Time Communications Operators. QXIP, in collaboration with Cubro, have taken the EXA8 hardware platform as the basis for two of their software solutions.

VoIP Analyzer

QXIP has integrated their HEPIC software with the Cubro EXA8. HEPIC offers VoIP and RTC Analytics and troubleshooting for Telecoms.

QXIP has identified and built solutions to address the challenges service providers face with Lawful Intercept compliance; as they put it. “As a legally sanctioned official access to private communications, Lawful Interception (LI) is a security process in which a service provider or network operator securely collects and provides Law enforcement officials with intercepted communications of private individuals or organizations. LI implementation is required by the European Council Resolution from 1995 which allows for LI to prevent crime, including fraud and terrorism. The challenge for VoIP service providers has been to cost-effectively meet lawful intercept requirements. In most cases, the compliant software and hardware are from different vendors which means it is time-consuming and expensive to comply, deploy, maintain and run smoothly.

EXA8 for LI application bridges this gap and provides an all-in-one X1/X2/X3 ETSI compliant solution developed and certified by QXIP and integration certified with LEA Mediation partners worldwide.”

For more information on QXIP and the EXA8 visit: http://hepic.tel

Read the Success Story: Power of Open Source for Elevating Cubro EXA8

 

H5 Audits

H5 Audits and Cubro have partnered to bring the advantages of the EXA8 hardware platform together with H5’s Performance Reporter software. This unique collaboration brings a hybrid, scalable product to market that combines collection and aggregation together with volume and performance metrics.

To learn more about H5 Audit solutions and how they leverage the EXA8 visit https://www.h5audits.com/.


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