Software-driven and Cost-effective Performance

The nGenius® Packet Flow Switch (PFS) 5000 series models operate at speeds from 1Gbps to 100Gbps providing core packet broker functionality such as filtering, load balancing, aggregation, and replication wherever packet broker ports are needed.  Enabled with self-organizing mesh technology, the nGenius PFS 5000 series easily scales for large-scale network monitoring needs.

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Benefits

Cost Effective Visibility

Enable pervasive network visibility wherever it is needed.

Massive Scalability

Visibility for everything from remote sites needing only a single PFS to web-scale datacenters.

All-In-One Pricing

Avoid surprises from artificial resource limits with simplified licensing.

Key Features

  • Scalability on Demand

    The nGenius PFS 5000 series can be used in stand-alone deployments or in combination with other Packet Flow System products for a visibility fabric that is both feature-rich and cost-effective.

  • High Port Count for Dense 1/10/25/40/100GbE Deplooyments

    The nGenius PFS 5000 series packets a lot of interfaces in several compact form factors.

  • Flow-Aware Weighted Load Balancing

    Allows distribution of network traffic among multiple tools of different capacities.

The nGenius PFS 5000 series can be used in stand-alone deployments or in combination with other Packet Flow System products such as the nGenius Packet Flow eXtender or nGenius 7000 Series PFS. The NETSCOUT patented self-organizing mesh technology, pfsMesh, enables dynamic scaling and self-healing connections between PFS.

Scalability on Demand

The nGenius PFS 5000 series can be used in stand-alone deployments or in combination with other Packet Flow System products for a visibility fabric that is both feature-rich and cost-effective.

Packing a lot of interfaces into a compact form factor, the nGenius PFS 5000 series supports core network packet broker features including filtering, load balancing, replication, and aggregation. Connect HD Fiber TAPs and any number of tools, including the NETSCOUT InfiniStream® platform, to the nGenius PFS 5000 and easily manage a diverse and complex monitoring network.

High Port Count for Dense 1/10/25/40/100GbE Deplooyments

The nGenius PFS 5000 series packets a lot of interfaces in several compact form factors.

Flow-aware load balancing enables intelligent control of traffic distribution to the monitoring tools, increasing output capacity while maintaining session integrity. For example, traffic from a 100GbE TAP can be captured and automatically balanced across multiple 10GbE or 40GbE monitoring tool ports based on user-defined session criteria.  Weighted load balancing preserves investments in lower-speed legacy tools while allowing growth with newer, higher-capacity tools.

Flow-Aware Weighted Load Balancing

Allows distribution of network traffic among multiple tools of different capacities.

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