Network Critical Reveals the Industry's Most Powerful Packet Broker; SmartNA-PortPlus HyperCore™

The SmartNA-PortPlus HyperCore™ replaces complex management and scale-up architectures to cost-effectively maximise ports and performance for better monitoring and security of growing networks: keeping visibility in pace with modern networks.
READING, U.K. - Oct. 19, 2020 - PRLog -- Network Critical launched a new and powerful second member of its PortPlus family. The SmartNA-PortPlus HyperCore™ packet broker is breaking new ground by introducing 32 ports of 400Gbps in a single rack unit (RU) with simple scale-out visibility to make it easier to monitor and secure dynamic, growing networks. Unlike competitive products that require complex management or expensive scale-up architectures, Network Critical's new packet broker is built from the ground up, to scale rapidly as customer networks grow, bridging the gap between today's ultra-high-speed networks and existing management, monitoring and security tools. Thanks to its distributed scale-out architecture, as IT teams and tools need visibility across more ports or faster networks, they simply add additional PortPlus™ units that behave as a single, larger, faster appliance.

"The SmartNA-PortPlus HyperCore™ allows companies to finally grow that layer of persistent visibility right along with changing demands." Says Alastair Hartrup, CEO.

A unique high-density, high-performance packet broker solution, the PortPlus HyperCore and PortPlus together can easily scale from 32 to 256 ports with breakout cables, and handle 1/10/25/50/40/100/200G and 400G speeds – all through one flexible series of appliances. With industry-leading throughput of 25.6Tbps and the ability to manage traffic at a wide range of speeds, it acts as a central hub that gathers and distributes the right packet data to the right network monitoring or security tools as needed. The PortPlus HyperCore gives network tools and systems the packet-level access needed to monitor and protect critical, complex and ever-changing infrastructure, from hybrid or software-defined networking to virtualization and more. Additional load balancing capabilities allow organizations to leverage aging network monitoring tools that may struggle to keep up with rapidly increasing network speeds. This is vital for optimizing tool performance and maintaining budget discipline in dynamic and growing infrastructures.

Scale-Out Visibility with SmartNA-PortPlus HyperCore™ Packet Broker

Network growth inevitably requires more packet brokers to keep pace. The SmartNA-PortPlus HyperCore™ breaks this cycle, allowing companies to add ports or increase performance as needed while maintaining easy management of the expanded system. Customers can start with a single 32-port appliance that provides a foundation for understanding what is happening on the network. To add scale and density, additional SmartNA-PortPlus™ 48-port appliances can be added, with a maximum of 4 times. This unique design delivers a scale-out visibility layer that's cost-effective, easy to manage and flexible.

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