Orb is a modern network observability platform built to provide critical visibility into increasingly complex and distributed networks. It can analyze network traffic, run synthetic network probes, and connect the resulting telemetry directly to your existing observability stacks with OpenTelemetry.
Orb differentiates from other solutions by pushing analysis close to the traffic sources (reducing inactionable metrics and processing costs), and allows for dynamic reconfiguration of remote agents in real time.
Understand traffic patterns, identify malicious activity and anomalies, hunt down misconfigurations, and improve network performance across your ever-changing infrastructure by deeply analyzing packets, DNS, flow, connectivity, latency, and more.
Smartly Analyze and Collect
Shorten time-to-action and lower costs by dynamically applying composable policies designed to filter, aggregate and extract the exact information you need, without having to ship raw data to central data warehouses or expensive SaaS services
Agents are controlled in real time from the Orb Portal or automated through the REST API, allowing instantaneous policy updates across even massive fleets. Compose data pipelines from targeted groups of agents with precise instructions, sending the results to modern observability stacks via OpenTelemetry
The Orb control plane is a modern microservices application with well defined APIs that can be deployed to any Kubernetes service in a private or public cloud, avoiding vendor lock-in. The Orb agent is a lightweight, modular analyzer that can scale down to embedded platforms or up to full servers. Orb is designed to easily integrate into the larger Network Automation ecosystem.
Where Orb fits
Orb’s focus is on providing full network visibility across control and data planes by pushing analysis close to devices and dynamically defining observability parameters which can change in real time via automation.
It is free, open-source software released under Mozilla Public License (MPL).
You can host Orb yourself, or run it through our hosted SaaS platform at orb.live.