Pluribus Network Packet Broker

Flexible, scalable network monitoring, security monitoring and visibility

Traditional or Virtualized Packet Broker

The Pluribus Network Packet Broker (NPB) is the industry’s most flexible and scalable solution for network monitoring, security monitoring and visibility.

 The scale-out fabric architecture grows seamlessly from simple single-switch applications to multi-site, geographically distributed monitoring and network visibility fabrics and rapidly adapts to changing requirements and network conditions. 


The Network Packet Broker solution can be deployed in a traditional out-of-band architecture, separate from the production network or as a virtualized service of the production network fabric. Either deployment model can deliver high-scale, highly flexible traffic aggregation, packet filtering, and replication.


All Pluribus NPB solutions are built on a foundation of the Pluribus Unified Cloud Fabric and open networking Ethernet switches, so they are inherently highly automated, resilient and cost-effective.

Deployment Models


The Pluribus Network Packet Broker solution provides a comprehensive feature set for a wide range of use cases, along with several unique advantages and benefits for network and security operations teams.

Packet Processing

High-scale, non-blocking, wire-speed packet filtering, replication, conditioning and grooming

Hardware Choice

Support for diverse hardware platforms with varying port capacities and interface speeds, enabling high- to low-speed traffic delivery

Connection Flexibility

Any TAP, any tool, any location: Flexible aggregation and replication, 1-to-1, 1-to-many, many-to-1, many-to-many Granular multi-stage packet filtering on ingress and egress


REST API for integration with other operational systems

Advantages & Benefits

Pluribus AdvantagesBenefits
✓ Fully modular, scale-out architecture with a “virtual chassis” operations model and no per port licensingEasily scale port capacity, add switches and sites to match demand and minimize operational complexity
✓ End to end visibility and management of geographically distributed, multi-site network packet broker fabrics, including integrated telemetrySimplify multi-site operations to lower opex, and enable easier tool sharing across sites to lower capex
✓ High resilience and sub-second failover on link or node failuresEnsure continuous network monitoring and security visibility
✓ Dynamic load balancing and path optimizationUse network capacity efficiently to drive lower capex

Use Cases

With these comprehensive features and unique advantages, the Pluribus Network Packet Broker solution is an ideal choice for a wide range of monitoring and visibility use cases for both network operations and security operations teams.

Network Operations (NetOps)

Network and application performance monitoring and assurance, application detection, policy and regulatory compliance

Security Operations (SecOps)

Security monitoring, firewall, intrusion detection and prevention, suspicious user and application detection

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