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Netropy’s High-Precision Network Emulators Make It Easy to Simulate Complex Network Topologies for Advanced Performance Testing at Speeds up to 100 Gbps

Optimize Application
Performance Before You Launch

Emulating networks with Apposite’s feature-rich Netropy appliances lets you quickly benchmark, troubleshoot, and optimize the performance of your mission-critical networks and applications under the most challenging conditions. 

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Fast, Flexible
Network Emulation

Netropy’s high-performance testing lets users emulate even the most complex networks. Simulate up to 15 separate links on each pair of ports and individually control for impairments, such as bandwidth constraints, latency, jitter, and loss at speeds up to 100 Gpbs. Import live traffic, vary impairments, and measure their impact in real time. 

Deploy Test Networks
in Minutes

Netropy network emulators are quick to install, intuitive to configure, and easy to operate. The Netropy GUI provides the responsiveness of an application with the convenience of a standard web browser. Get up and running in minutes with no training necessary. 

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Emulate Any Complex Network Scenario with Netropy’s Advanced Feature Set

Multiple Links: Simulate up to 15 separate WAN links through each Emulation Engine.

Multiple Engines: Take advantage of multiple emulation engines with the Netropy N91, 10G2 and 10G4 models which provide concurrent testing capabilities for multi-user environments.

Packet Filtering: Assign packets to different links by IP address, VLAN, or any other packet identifier.

Bandwidths up to 100 Gbps: Precisely emulate links from 100 bits per second up to 100 Gbps.

Latency up to 20 sec: Emulate delay and jitter of 10 seconds or more in each direction, in increments of 0.01 ms.

Flexible Interfaces: The N61 and N91 emulators are available with copper or SFP ports. The 10G1 and 10G2 offer 1/10 Gbps dual rate SFP+ ports for easy integration into 1 or 10 Gbps networks.

Loss & Corruption: Set random, burst, or periodic packet loss. Test the effects of corruption on voice and video applications.

Capture & Replay: Record the delay and loss characteristics of a production network as they vary second-by-second and replay them through the Netropy emulator.

Background Utilization: Test how applications perform over a congested network with Netropy’s background utilization and PCAP replay features. No need for costly traffic generators or a rack full of client machines.

Traffic Monitor: View and download up to 24 hours of throughput graphs and link statistics.

Automated Testing: Automate testing with Apposite’s comprehensive command line interface (CLI).

Unsurpassed Precision: Test with Confidence with Netropy’s high-precision Emulation Engines to ensure accurate and reproducible results.

Priced Right: Get the functionality and performance you need at a price you can afford.

Multiple Links: Simulate up to 15 separate WAN links through each Emulation Engine.

Multiple Engines: Take advantage of multiple emulation engines with the Netropy N91, 10G2 and 10G4 models which provide concurrent testing capabilities or multi-user environments.

Packet Filtering: Assign packets to different links by IP address, VLAN, or any other packet identifier.

Bandwidths up to 100 Gbps: Precisely emulate links from 100 bits per second up to 100 Gbps.

Latency up to 20 sec: Emulate delay and jitter of 10 seconds or more in each direction, in increments of 0.01 ms.

Flexible Interfaces: The N61 and N91 emulators are available with copper or SFP ports. The 10G1 and 10G2 offer 1/10 Gbps dual rate SFP+ ports for easy integration into 1 or 10 Gbps networks.

Loss & Corruption: Set random, burst, or periodic packet loss. Test the effects of corruption on voice and video applications.

Capture & Replay: Record the delay and loss characteristics of a production network as they vary second-by-second and replay them through the Netropy emulator.

Background Utilization: Test how applications perform over a congested network with Netropy’s background utilization and PCAP replay features. No need for costly traffic generators or a rack full of client machines.

Traffic Monitor: View and download up to 24 hours of throughput graphs and link statistics.

Automated Testing: Automate testing with Apposite’s comprehensive command line interface (CLI).

Unsurpassed Precision: Test with Confidence with Netropy’s high-precision Emulation Engines to ensure accurate and reproducible results.

Priced Right: Get the functionality and performance you need at a price you can afford.

Specifications
N61
N91
10G1
10G2
10G4
40G
100G
Capacity
Emulation Ports
2 Gb Ethernet
(copper or SFP)
8 Gb Ethernet
(8 copper, 8 SFP,
or 4 of each)
2x SFP+ 1/10 Gbps
or 2x RJ45 1G/10G
4x SFP +
1/10 Gbps
8x SFP +
1/10 Gbps
2x QSFP
40 Gbps
2x QSFP28
100 Gbps
Max. Agg. Throughput
2 Gbps
8 Gbps
20 Gbps
40 Gbps
80 Gbps
80 Gbps
150 Gbps
Emulation Engines
1 @ 1 Gbps
4 @ 1 Gbps
1 @ 10 Gbps
2 @ 10 Gbps
4 @ 10 Gbps
1 @ 40 Gbps
1 @ 100 Gbps
Maximum Packet Rate
3 million pps
12 million pps
29 million pps
59.5 million pps
119 million pps
32 million pps
32 million pps
Maximum Frame Size
9 KB
9 KB
9 KB
9 KB
9 KB
9 KB
9 KB
Emulation Capabilities
Packet Classification
IP source & destination address range (IPv4 or IPv6), VLAN, TCP or UDP port number, IP ToS, MAC address, MPLS label, or any other packet contents
Bandwidth
100 bps – 100 Gbps in 1 bps increments (depending on model)
Delay
0 ms – 10, 000 ms or greater in each direction in 0.01 ms increments; constant, uniform, normal distributions; replay recorded loss, accumulate & burst
Loss & Corruption
Random, burst, periodic, BER, Gilbert-Elliott, or recorded loss; data corruption; network outage
Background Utilization
0 – 100% in increments of 0.1%; PCAP replay
Queuing & Prioritization
RED or tail drop queue management; priority or round robin queuing
Additional Parameters
Packet Reordering, Packet Duplication, MTU and Fragmentation, Queue Depth, Framing Overhead
Interfaces
Management
1 x Gigabit Ethernet, 1 x RS-232 serial console
Power Supply
Single
Single
Single
Redundant
Redundant
Redundant
Redundant
Security
SSL and SSH for secure management; per-user locking of engine configuration
Warranty & Support
Hardware Warranty
Hardware warranty is included with product license
Support & Maintenance
Support is included with product license and software maintenance
Ordering Information
Part Number
N61-1G
N91-1G
N10G1-10G
N10G2-10G
N10G4-10G
N40G-40G
N100G-100G
Product License 1-Yr
N61-R1YR
N91-R1YR
N10G1-R1YR
N10G2-R1YR
N10G4-R1YR
N40G-R1YR
N100G-R1YR
Product License 3-Yr
N61-R3YR
N91-R3YR
N10G1-R3YR
N10G2-R3YR
N10G4-R3YR
N40G-R3YR
N100G-R3YR
Port Options
N61-SFP
N91-SFP
N91-C4S4
N10G1-SFP
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A