Power & Versatility for any Enterprise

The Omnia series leverages Cubro’s experience in Network Visibility and Monitoring, creating a lineup of purpose-driven hardware paired with software feature stacks developed over years of engineering. This approach offers customers greater choice, more functionality, and flexibility to tailor features to a specific need. The EXA8 joins the Omnia lineup, now as the Omnia 10, while Omnia expands on the hardware capabilities with the Omnia 20 and Omnia 120 featuring higher port density, ports speeds, and performance.

Each piece of hardware is designed to incorporate features from Cubro’s PacketMaster and SessionMaster feature stacks, functions coming direct from Cubro’s line of network packet brokers and advanced, next-gen packet brokers, respectively. Omnia also introduces the AppMaster feature stack, a full-featured Ubuntu Linux operating system allowing users to run additional applications. These applications come from a diverse ecosystem including applications developed by Cubro, our AppMaster partners, and packages from the Linux open-source community.

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Deployment Scenarios

The Omnia series can be utilized as a full-featured advanced network packet broker incorporating the functions of Cubro’s PacketMaster and SessionMaster feature stacks. Such functions include aggregation, traffic replication, filtering, header stripping, active tunnel termination, load-balancing, deduplication, and much more.

Omnia Advanced Network Packet Broker

The Omnia series can generate NetFlow data enriched with protocol information from Cubro’s custom DPI engine. Ever-increasing amounts of encrypted network traffic has created a situation where IP address and port numbers are no longer sufficient for identifying traffic and what protocols are in use. Cubro’s DPI engine can identify 4000 different applications, even when they are ciphered, providing invaluable information to analytics, policy enforcement, and security tools.

Omnia Platform as Netflow/IPFIX/DPI Probe

The Omnia 10/20 can capture traffic directly from tapped links or SPAN ports directly to disk. A rolling capture dashboard allows the user to navigate through the historical capture data and drill down to the traffic of interest using various filters and real-time feedback such as IP addresses, protocols, and ports present in the selected traffic. PCAP files can be extracted and downloaded for analysis or opened directly on the device using WebShark, a web-based protocol analyzer.

Omnia Aggregation & Capture Appliance

The Omnia 10/20 support fail-safe tapping of up to four copper links. The traffic from these links can then be aggregated to the 10G interfaces for output to monitoring and security tools. Alternatively, the 1G copper interfaces can be used as inputs for traffic feeds from SPAN or Mirror ports or a combination of tapping and SPAN inputs. For easier analysis, it is possible to push VLAN tags per input port to identify the traffic’s ingress port.

Omnia Aggregation & Capture Appliance

Enhanced Visibility, Security &

Monitoring Performance

Challenge

Today, an organization’s network is the foundation on which everything operates. It provides the vital pathways that interconnect all segments of the business and provides the conduits that allow the organization to communicate with the communities and individuals they serve. It is the mechanism that sustains the applications every business relies upon and the information highway that transports every bit of data vital to an enterprise, from R&D, testing, accounting, marketing, sales, order, fulfillment, and beyond. 

Impact

There’s no doubt that networks, as well as the applications that they serve, are becoming increasingly complex, and this complexity enables productivity and operations at a scale that would seem unprecedented not long ago. Organizations have long known the need for visibility and monitoring within their networks; these are the only viable mechanisms by which they can ensure the optimal functioning of these business sustaining systems. They also enable the necessary safeguards to ensure the organization doesn’t fall prey to fraud, abuse, security breaches, and data loss that can severely interrupt the flow of business and cause irreparable reputation damage.

The increasing complexity of these networks also create more potential weakness and opportunities for malicious actors to gain a foothold and operate undetected. Additionally, the advancement of technologies designed to secure web traffic and protect user privacy, such as TLS 1.3, have the potential to be abused inside corporate networks creating a problematic situation for organizational security. Encrypted protocols can be taken advantage of by attackers to mask Command and Control from monitoring systems and obfuscate data exfiltration from DLP systems.

Solution

To combat the new risks that accompany the growth and increasing complexity of our networks along with the advancement of technologies they support we continually add new security and monitoring appliances to inspect, detect, monitor, analyze, alert, prevent, enforce, and essentially do anything possible to maintain compliance and guard against malicious acts. An organization can quickly fill multiple racks with such appliances and, while they perform valuable roles, this also impacts budget, operational costs, and requires more support infrastructure like rack space, power, and cooling to operate.

The Omnia products are designed to help mitigate these issues by offering hardware appliances that are low power and efficient with rack space while also able to perform multiple functions, potentially reducing operational costs and conserving rack space. The Omnia does in two ways. First is the selection of hardware units that scale from extremely low-power, compact designs to a full 19” 1RU rack-mount unit. Second, is the ability to select from a diverse software ecosystem to tailor the unit to a specific use-case. This can range from a simple aggregation TAP, to a full-featured advanced network packet broker with the additional capabilities of producing Netflow data, DPI analytics, and hosting third-party applications to inspect and analyze traffic directly on the device.


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