Traditional taps enable full-duplex monitoring of all traffic on a network link and transmit the data to the monitoring device in two separate half-duplex streams. This requires the monitoring device to have two input channels in order to monitor both sides of the conversation.
Fluke Networks Aggregating Taps seamlessly combines the two data streams, allowing any connected monitoring device to receive a full-duplex stream of data with one NIC.
Additionally, the aggregating taps provides a feature to help manage network resources - a second monitor port. With an extra monitor port, two devices (such as an analyzer and an intrusion detection device) can receive the same full-duplex transmission, so there will never be contention for access to the network link.
Although ideal for placement in networks where utilization is consistently under 50% on each side, aggregating taps can help prevent data overload and dropped packets due to traffic "bursts" by incorporating a memory buffer (1 MB) to manage overflows in data transmission and allows seamless continuity of full-duplex monitoring.Product Highlights
- Plug-and-play simplicity for fast analysis and deployment
- Decrease budget required for visibility on redundant links
- Single interface monitoring and analysis for full duplex links
- Dual link models are ideal for meshed trunk analysis using single port analysis devices
- Media conversion for Gigabit links expands the reach of your existing analysis solutions
- Eliminates the need for spanning resources and configurations