Aster Packet Broker

Up to 32x100G Interfaces in 1U

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Aster Packet Brokers provide real-time, end to end visibility allowing Telecom Operators to perform at their best.

These devices, once connected to the network, filter and address to monitoring tools the relevant traffic, resolving application performance bottlenecks, trouble shooting problems and optimizing network monitoring equipment .

Address only the relevant traffic to the monitoring tools,

Up to 100Gb/s links,

Load Balance outgoing traffic.

Key Features

Hw based Filtering: Packet filter/classification (full wire speed) L2, L3, L4; VLAN and MPLS label filtering; packet accept/deny; packet forward/redirect/multicast “User defined bytes” filtering, supported on the first 128 bytes of the packet.

Selective Aggregation: Any-to-any.

Load Balancing: This function enables the device to distribute the input traffic to the output ports in a balanced way, using:

Balancing Groups and a Session Oriented Hash Algorithm

“Security check” on Output monitoring ports: This function allows to apply, if required, a “security check” to each output port connected to a probe, so that, when detected the probe disconnection, these ports are automatically disabled generating a warning alarm. Next the disabled ports can be get enabled only with a system reconfiguration, so implementing a security policy aimed to avoid unauthorized intrusions in the network

Management:

Embedded GUI for Web management (HTTPS),

Multi-user access with defined privileges.

Real Time and Daily Statistics: For each IN/OUT port: bandwidth, packet counter, packet size, Tx/Rx errors.

Alarms: SNMP traps.

Technical Specifications

MODEL INPUT/OUTPUT PORTS INTERFACES
A-618 Up to 16 1/10 Gb/s
A-618T Up to 16 + 2 optical taps 1/10 Gb/s
A-620 Up to 32 1/10 Gb/s
A-630C Up to 32 10/40/100 Gb/s
  • Address only relevant traffic to monitoring system
  • Up to 100Gb/s links
  • Load Balance outgoing traffic
  • 4 HW variants
  • Up to 32 ports