Aster A-XFE Streamliner represents a flexible solution which allows for L2-L7 filtering, GTP Load Balancer and Advanced Packet Manipulation functionalities, like Deduplication and Packet Slicing.
The device consists in a powerful appliance, with 20X100Gb/s input/output ports, which can hosts the Streamliner Suite Applications. All Applications can work together in the same platform: by simply adding a software licence, the additional functionalities are ready to go in the Aster A-XFE.
Following Streamliner Applications are available:
- L2-L4 Network Packet Broker, with 20X100Gb/s interface, each one to be used as 100Gb, 40Gb/s or 4X10Gb/s ports, any mixed configuration is possible,
- GTP Advanced Load Adapter, implementing powerful session based L5-L7 GTP traffic filtering and sampling, with the goal to significantly reduce the probe workload. Several parameters can be used as filtering criteria, between them IMSI, APN, IMEI, RAT, ULI, QCI,
- Advanced Packet Manipulation (APM), which can smartly reduce the traffic towards the monitoring tools: Deduplication, Header Stripping, Source Port Labeling and Packet Slicing,
- GTP Load Balancer, capable to balance the GTP traffic load across multiple probes in a coherent way, i.e. granting that the whole subscriber session is sent to the same tool.