Network bandwidth is growing at an unprecedented speed. It is essential to divide and distribute traffic among multiple tools, so that network and security visibility can scale beyond the capacity a single tool can provide. This can boost network device performance and reduce the cost of ownership.
Symmetric load balancing or session-aware load balancing, is supported on all Cubro Packetmasters at no extra charge. Each device supports up to 10 LB groups with 16 ports per group. Symmetric load balancing is a mechanism that interchanges the source and destination addresses to ensure that bidirectional traffic - specific to a particular source and destination address pair flows out of the same member of a trunk group.
The session-aware load balancing helps scale network infrastructure by dividing traffic between two or more tools when volume exceeds a single tool or port's capacity. It improves efficiency by weighting traffic delivery to match tool processing capabilities or port bandwidth capacity.