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Open source, distributed network visibility that's easy to use

Introducing Orb

Orb is a free, open-source tool that focuses on the network edge — dynamic, distributed environments composed of endless data streams rich with valuable information

Orb allows you to dynamically tap into these data streams and extract real-time insights, pipelining the results into modern observability stacks

Understand

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

Orchestrate

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

Integrate

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.


Open Ecosystem Backed by NS1 Orb was born at NS1 Labs, where we're commited to making open source, dynamic edge observabilty a reality Get Started with Orb

Introducing Orb

Orb is a free, open-source tool that focuses on the network edge — dynamic, distributed environments composed of endless data streams rich with valuable information

Orb allows you to dynamically tap into these data streams and extract real-time insights, pipelining the results into modern observability stacks

Understand

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

Orchestrate

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

Integrate

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.