Open Packet Broker

Network Packet Broker

Efficient management and analysis of network traffic are paramount for organizations to ensure security, performance, and compliance. The packet broker is a crucial component of modern network infrastructure acting as a centralized traffic hub, intelligently directing data flows from various network sources to monitoring and security tools. By filtering, aggregating, and optimizing network packets, packet brokers enable organizations to gain comprehensive visibility into their network activities. This visibility empowers IT teams to detect and mitigate security threats, troubleshoot performance issues, and ensure regulatory compliance.

A network packet broker is a network device with copper and/or fiber interfaces that directs network traffic from switch SPAN ports and/or Network TAPs between two connected routers and/or switches and then manipulates that traffic to allow the more efficient use of network security and performance tools, both inline and passive.


E.C.I. NETWORKS PacketMaestro

E.C.I. NETWORKS PacketMaestro Open Packet Broker 

Much like the switches and routers from which they collect traffic, network packet brokers have traditionally been locked-in systems. However, the networking industry is evolving, and the network packet broker industry is, too. The new Disaggregated Open Packet Brokers are intended to accelerate the deployment of management, monitoring, and security tools, eliminate blind spots in conventional architectures, and provide high-scale, multi-speed support, a comprehensive feature set, and a competitive total cost of ownership (TCO).

E.C.I. NETWORKS offers disaggregated and open network packet broker NOS that runs on off-the-shelf, open network hardware, offering you flexibility and affordability.


Key Benefits
  • The PacketMaestro architecture decouples hardware and software, empowering independent component choices and upgrades.
  • Built on open hardware principles and adhering to OCP standards.
  • Supports containerization for flexible application deployment, seamlessly integrating with SONiC for efficient network management.
  • Drastically reducing CAPEX/OPEX costs.

Edgecore AS7712-32X

Key Features
  • Up to 64 ports 100G/400G Packet Broker.
  • Open Hardware based.
  • Container on Open-Source NOS SONiC.
  • Traffic Aggregation, Packet replication.
  • Flow-aware load balancing.
  • Filtering: Supporting multiple filters simultaneously.
  • Source port labeling (VLAN tagging & untagging).
  • Support of IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Realtime Port/Packet statistics, SNMP Alerts.
  • SONiC CLI, Web UI, ISCLI, and Rest-API-based provisioning models.
  • Supporting the functionality for multiple port speeds up to 400G.
  • Port Breakout: 40G to 4x10G, 100G to 4x25G, etc.
  • AC & DC PSU options.
  • Airflow options.

DPB features

  • Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • User-friendly, Web-based user interface.
  • REST API for 3rd party integration and support.

DPB Management

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