Xcalenets Tap – a SDN based network monitoring solution
Xcalenets Tap solves the challenge of scaling a network monitoring solution using traditional networking devices, using the new generation of flexible networking made available by Software Defined Networking (SDN). It has been adopted by large enterprises that require monitoring of massive traffic flow.
Challenges of conventional solutions
●High cost of conventional Matrix Switches makes scaling very expensive.
●Filtering and forwarding has to be statically configured for every matrix switch, making scaling complex.
●All traffic to be monitored has to be aggregated to a matrix switch, making network design inflexible.
Xcalenets Tap advantage
●Because of the limitations of SPAN/monitor ports on switches, organizations have turned to using Tap and packet monitoring switches.
●Conventional Network Tap solutions can be expensive, which causes companies to look for alternatives.
●Xcalenets Tap solution uses low-cost network switches with a SDN controller to allow for simple and flexible configurations of a packet monitoring and analysis system.
Xcalenets Tap features
●GUI：Provides a web-based GUI for management of all configurations and functions.
2. Traffic Tap
3. Packet filtering
●Filter based on L2~L4 information
●Check overlapping policies
4. Network Design
●Traffic Load Balance
◎ Current available bandwidth based load balance.
◎ Built-in logic prevents creation of network loops. This feature supports one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-one connection policies.
◎ Xcalenets Tap can support up to 20 switches and 1000 edge and delivery ports.
●High availability (Advanced function)
◎ Xcalenets Tap supports high availability through controller redundancy.
5. Security and Operations
●Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for users
◎ Supports authentication and authorization
◎ Roles: Viewer/Operator/Super User
◎ Xcalenets Tap provides system logs as well as user audit logs.
●Configuration file backup
◎ Provides ability to download configuration file.
|OpenFlow Versions||1.3, 1.4|
|Categories||Networking > Control & Management Software > NMS, EMS, OSS, BSS, Management and Orchestration|
Networking > Hardware > Data Center Networking Platforms
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