The BBox is an appliance developed by Panoptix that can be run as either a hardware device or a virtual machine. The BBox is the main platform for the delivery of NetOps but is capable of easily being extended with additional functionality to service other use-cases such as Information Security and Automated Testing.
It is fully centrally managed by the BBox Control Server and can do this from a dedicated management network. This eases branch management but also improves security. A small, limited UI provides diagnostic information and the ability to change some critical field-serviceable settings.
The BBox software is provided as a fully automated installer in ISO format, all that a partner or end-user needs is validated hardware or a virtual machine. The software can be downloaded out-of-band and needs no internet connection during installation which is ideal for security sensitive data-centers and remote locations with limited bandwidth.
It can scale from small Raspberry-Pi equivalent form-factors to large data-center ready servers. It can also be extended with radios (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), network interfaces and permanent storage.