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Video: Network Critical’s SmartNA-PortPlus™ Network Packet Broker

The SmartNA-PortPlus™ provides up to 48 ports of 10/25Gbps plus 6 ports of 40/100Gbps in a non-blocking single RU chassis, enabling users to interconnect different network protection and monitoring tools quickly and easily.

Beyond server ready high speed connectivity for security and monitoring tools, the SmartNA PortPlus™ is also a feature rich traffic manager. Advanced features such as aggregation, filtering, graphical port mapping and load balancing of core network traffic allow users to maximize their tool investment.

SmartNA PortPlus™ is powered by Network Critical’s Drag-n-Vu™ software, a computational engine with an intuitive graphical user interface that enables fast, error-free configuration and management.

Key features and benefits
  • High density, high performance NPB: Next-generation network and server ready 48 x 10/25G ports + 6 x 40/100G ports

  • Intelligent and intuitive Drag-n-Vu user interface for fast, error free configuration

  • Aggregate, Filter and Load Balance core network traffic across existing and future tool portfolio

  • Non-blocking architecture, Line Rate System Throughput 1.8 Tbps

  • Session Aware Load Balancing by IP address, protocol, port, VLAN, MAC address or other parameters

  • Custom P-Tag functionality enables complex traffic processing workflows

  • Programmable architecture purpose-built to support workload density, emerging protocols and new technologies

  • Support for RADIUS and TACACS+ Authentication, Authorization and Accounting

  • SNMPv3 integrates with all major NMSs

  • Quickly provisions new tools by eliminating SPAN port contention

  • Dual Hot swap power supplies and fans for greater resilience

  • Maximizes visibility and efficiency for monitoring and security tools.

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