XX-Series Network Traffic AggregatorsAggregation, Replication, Load Balancing, Filtering
What is a Network Traffic Aggregator?
A Network Traffic Aggregator is an entry level Network Packet Broker (NPB) that optimizes traffic flow between TAP and SPAN connections and network monitoring, and security tools. By maintaining a many-to-many (M:M) port mapping of network ports to monitoring ports, they can direct network traffic efficiently. Filters can be applied to optimize bandwidth usage on the network, and load on connected tools, increasing their performance.
Network Traffic Aggregators help you optimize the data flow. They forward data from many inputs to one or several tools for further optimization or analysis. By pre-aggregating network traffic, port utilization on Advanced Network Packet Brokers also becomes more efficient, resulting in fewer consumed ports on the devices.
Aggregate traffic coming from multiple incoming links
Optimize port, bandwidth, and network tool utilization by consolidating traffic from multiple sources, such as Network TAPs.
Replicate traffic to multiple monitoring and security tools
Traffic replication is the process of making multiple copies of data and forwarding them to different locations, such as NPM/APM tools, network security tools, and data storage.
Balance traffic over multiple monitoring and security tools
When several security tools are deployed, load balancing can optimize the response time and avoid uneven load while another is idling. By distributing the traffic load evenly among the available security tools they are used in the most efficient way. A Network Packet Broker is an ideal tool for this as it sits between the TAPs and security tools.
Send only actionable data to each of the connected tools
Ensure optimum efficiency of monitoring and security tools, and bandwidth utilization, by filtering traffic such that only appropriate data is sent to these network tools.
Why do you need an XX-Series Network Traffic Aggregator?
The Profitap XX-Series aggregates traffic coming from TAPs and SPAN connections throughout the network and forwards this data as an optimized stream of data to connected tools. This dramatically reduces the load on connected security and monitoring tools and makes for easy and flexible traffic management and network management.
Profitap XX-Series are designed for aggregation, filtering, and routing of multiple 1/10/25/40/100/400G inputs, used in high sustained bandwidth port monitoring and analysis scenarios. They can be used as standalone or with Profitap X2 and X3 series Network Packet Brokers for advanced traffic intelligence, such as timestamping, deduplication, SSL/TLS decryption, and more.
XX-Series traffic aggregators are best suited as pre-aggregation and traffic distribution solutions, ensuring operational flexibility and optimized port consumption on connected tools.
XX-Series Network Packet Brokers
Profitap XX-Series Network Packet Brokers are high density packet brokers, bringing you the power and flexibility of network traffic management with a total throughput of up to 3.2 Tbps in a single 19″ RU. All XX-Series Network Packet Brokers offer powerful features, such as aggregation, replication, filtering, and load balancing.
Interfaces: 48 x 10G SFP+, 6 x 40G QSFP+
Speeds: 1Gbps, 10Gbps, 40Gbps
Interfaces: 48 x 25G SFP28, 6 x 100G QSFP28
Speeds: 1Gbps, 10Gbps, 40Gbps, 100Gbps
Interfaces: 32 x 40/100G QSFP28
Speeds: 10Gbps, 40Gbps, 100Gbps
Interfaces: 32 x 400G QSFP-DD
Speeds: 40Gbps, 100Gbps, 400Gbps