Network Packet Broker

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XX-2800 Network Packet Broker

The Data That Counts for Network Monitoring

Aggregation, Replication, Advanced Filtering, Load Balancing

XX-2800G is a high-density Network Packet Broker, bringing you the power and flexibility of network traffic management with a total throughput of 2800 Gbps in a single 19” RU. It features 48 x SFP28 (25 GbE) and 16 x QSFP28 (100 GbE).

Network Packet Brokers optimize the performance of network analysis and security tools by delivering filtered traffic of interest, helping network engineers to quickly solve application performance bottlenecks and troubleshoot problems on the network.

Technical Specifications

Feature Highlights

Aggregate traffic coming from multiple incoming links

Optimize port, bandwidth, and network tool utilization by consolidating traffic from multiple sources, such as Network TAPs.

Aggregation can be combined with the replication feature to send the aggregated traffic to multiple output ports. It can also be combined with both the replication and filtering features to send different parts of the aggregated traffic to different output ports.

Use case examples:
Send traffic from multiple sources to monitoring and security tools as a single stream.
Aggregate multiple traffic streams into higher-speed links.


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.

Benefits of traffic replication include improving the availability of data and increasing the speed of data access.

Use case examples:
Monitoring (tapping): send the traffic to both its intended destination and monitoring/analysis/storage systems.
Redundancy: send the traffic to multiple network paths to avoid single points of failure and reduce the risks of downtime.


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.

Target specific parts of the traffic via a wide array of filter rules based on L2/L3/L4 packet headers. Filter rules support priority classes, as well as outbound options to apply to the targeted traffic.


XX-Manager Overview

XX-Manager is a web-based interface that allows the user to configure and monitor the behaviour of a single XX-2800G device.

This web-based interface allows easy access from any OS or platform.

Device Status

XX Manager Device Status

Port Management

XX Manager Port Management

Ports Statistics

XX Manager Ports Statistics


XX Manager Charts
Device Status

Device Status

XX Manager Device Status
Port Management

Port Management

XX Manager Port Management
Ports Statistics

Ports Statistics

XX Manager Ports Statistics


XX Manager Charts
  • Aggregation, replication, filtering, load balancing (any-to-any, any-to-many, many-to-many)
  • Local and remote management (CLI, GUI, SNMP, Syslog)
  • TACACS+ authentication
  • Centralized authentication via Profitap Supervisor (local users, TACACS+, RADIUS)
  • Redundant, hot-swappable PSUs and fan modules available in AC or DC version
  • Powerful filtering (layer 2–4, overlapping)
  • Flexible role-based access
  • High-density, 2800 Gbps throughput in a 1U footprint
  • Supports 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE,100GbE
  • Optional fan-in/fan-out for 40/100GbE ports
  • Remote management software
  • Full control over 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE network traffic for monitoring thanks to its intuitive GUI.
  • Multiple filter rules per port in any combination for various routing, filtering, duplication or replication and many more options can be configured by an innovative GUI to allow instant adaptation to all kinds of analysis.
  • An integrated archive gives quick access to establish filters scenarios on the fly or allow instant changes to ease meeting the current requirements.
Full Ports Licence
48 x 25G SFP28
16 x 100G QSFP28
Economy Licence
24 x 25G SFP28
8 x 100G QSFP28
100–240 VAC or
-40V–-60 VDC
PT-25G-SR-85 PT-40G-SR4-85 PT-40G-LR4-31 PT-40G-SR-BD-RX PT-40G-PLR4-31 PT-100G-SR4-85 PT-100G-LR4-31
SFP Module SFP Module SFP Module SFP Module SFP Module SFP Module SFP Module
25G SFP28 850NM 100M (LC) 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP+ 850NM 150M (MTP/MPO) 40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ 1310NM 10KM (LC) 40GBASE-SR-BIDI QSFP+ 150M (LC) 40GBASE-PLR4 QSFP+ 1310nm 10km (LC) 100GBASE-SR4 QSFP28 850NM 100M (MTP/MPO) 100GBASE-LR4 QSFP28 1310NM 10KM (LC)