Aggregating in-line taps provide multi-port SPAN switches maximize visibility for analysis devices across multiple SPAN segments. Remote port configuration lets users point their monitoring, analysis and security devices to different network segments without the need to move cables or devices between locations. This capability speeds troubleshooting, extends visibility and return on investment for your network analysis infrastructure.
Aggregating in-line taps install on network links between end point devices and combine full-duplex and redundant link traffic into a single port data stream, eliminating the need for multiple analysis solutions. All aggregating in-line taps have two or more monitor ports that replicate data for multiple analysis solutions. Network monitoring, security and analysis solutions gain clear, unobstructed visibility of link traffic and events by simply plugging into the tap. Media conversion in some models converts SX or LX fiber to BASE-T copper, or vice versa.
Aggregating in-line taps support asymmetric and redundant path analysis, a common requirement for today's meshed network architectures. With this technology, even a link failover will not cause loss of visibility for network monitoring and analysis equipment. This feature eliminates the need for monitoring devices on each redundant link, saving IT organizations money and administrative overhead.
Aggregating taps extend the ROI of protocol analyzers, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), network monitoring and application monitoring equipment by allowing them to see more, using fewer devices.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