VERSAstream™ Network Packet Brokers

Eliminate network blind spots and achieve 100% data visibility – up to 100G

Optimized Tool Deployment

Flexible High Density Design

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VERSAstream High-Density Network Packet Broker (VS-G16C4S)
VERSAstream Network Packet Broker (VS-M8S2Q)

Take control of your network, eliminate blind spots, and reduce network downtime.

VERSAstream Network Packet Brokers provide purpose-built solutions for data aggregation, replication, filtering and load balancing to streamline critical data functions while optimizing existing infrastructure and port utilization.

Networks are growing more complex, carrying more services, higher volumes of multiprotocol network traffic, and requiring greater bandwidth. At the same time, network and security personnel are required to monitor and analyze more links in greater detail throughout the network in order to meet application performance demands, minimize security threats, and meet regulatory compliance. Higher speed networks are being deployed, fueling the need for higher speed monitoring tools.

Securing and monitoring your network has never been more important. Visibility and data capture infrastructure play a critical role by providing access and management of network traffic from multiple points and allowing you to optimize the performance of monitoring, security and analysis tools.

Benefits

  • Consolidate monitoring tools to reduce management expenses and lower tool costs
  • Monitor multiple links simultaneously for more efficient use of monitoring tools
  • Single point of deployment and remote management minimizes costs and reduces MTTR
  • Easily share scarce SPAN ports and test access points without maintenance windows
  • Receives traffic from external taps or SPAN ports to allow you to deploy tools right away without impacting production network
  • Media conversion – leverage existing monitoring tools regardless of media type

Highlights

  • Compact design helps save space
  • Fault tolerant, passive bypass ensures network integrity
  • SFP+ ports support a wide range of speeds and DAC
  • SNMP, SYSLOG and email notification mechanisms
  • Radius, TACACS+ authentications
  • Redundant power sources and fans
  • sFlow and IPFIX capable

Balance traffic across multiple ports to allow growth as the volume of data increases.  Load balancing helps prevent loss of data by enabling deployment of redundant security tools that can back each other up, in the event of failure or during while their software updates. As links get faster, you need to be able to distribute traffic across lower speed analysis tools. Load balancing allows you to extend the life of existing lower speed devices as your network traffic increases.

Instead of tools attempting to keep up with high-speed aggregates traffic streams, the VERSAstream can apply packet filters to the data to increase tool efficiency and eliminate port oversubscription. Line-rate hardware filtering on each port allows you to customize and streamline the amount and type of data each connected monitoring tool receives. Because they are receiving only traffic of interest, tools run faster, data is more manageable, and issues are resolved quicker. Command line filtering uses Wireshark(tm) based syntax.

Many-to-Any monitoring access aggregates network traffic and provides visibility for one or more monitoring tools. Aggregate and reassemble full duplex conversations from one or more trunked links. Perfect for tools that don’t support multiple monitoring interfaces or for redundant networks, EtherChannel, load balanced servers, and asymmetrically routed traffic.

Any-to-Many configurations replicate copies of identical network traffic to provide multiple tools with monitoring access to the same links. In addition to eliminating contention for scarce SPAN ports and test access points, multiple tools can be connected to the same link for redundancy, testing, or advanced monitoring applications.

Any of the ports can be configured as input (network) or output (monitoring) ports  on the fly through an easy to use command line interface (CLI) or Web-based management.

VERSAstream™ NextGen High-Density Packet Brokers

10G interconnects and high-density design allows a nearly unlimited number of units to be deployed as a single logical entity of higher port density

Model
Speed
Ports*
Connectors
Data Sheet
VS-G16C4S
VS-G16C4S
10/100/1000, 1G/10G
20
RJ45, SFP+
VS-M8S2Q
10/100/1000, 1G/10G/40G
10
SFP+, QSFP

*Number of ports are for base unit. Flexible mesh design allows nearly unlimited number of units to be deployed to achieve greater port densities

VERSAstream™ Packet Brokers (up to 24 ports)

Model
Speed
Ports
Connectors
Data Sheet
VS-1204BT-S
10/100/1000
4
RJ45
VS-1208BT-S
10/100/1000
8
RJ45
VS-1212-F
10/100/1000, 1G, 10G
12
SFP, SFP+, SR, LR, LRM, SX, LX, BT
VS-1224-F
10/100/1000, 1G, 10G
24
SFP, SFP+, SR, LR, LRM, SX, LX, BT
Network Packet Broker - VS-G16C4s

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