Product Id: 32929963
Description: NetScout TAP - Tap splitter
Mfr Part #: 340-1088
The NetScout TAP family provides network monitoring devices with full and reliable access to network traffic. With the versatility of offering multiple options for link types and speeds, the NetScout TAPs can be placed on any strategic network link for comprehensive, alwayson monitoring of the IT infrastructure.
A NetScout TAP provides transparent access to network traffic. The TAP is invisible to devices on both ends of the link causing no disruption to data flows or protocol transactions - down to the lowest link level control protocols.
The NetScout TAPs provide monitoring devices with an exact view of all packets on the monitored link, thereby enabling accurate packet analysis and capture. Compared to the use of a network device's traffic mirroring capabilities, a NetScout TAP avoids any potential limitations in the device's architecture that might cause packet header loss/alteration, or packet loss under heavy load.
Finally, the NetScout TAPs provide the most accurate view of application transaction times since they avoid any added latency or latency variation that might be introduced by a network device's mirroring process. This improves the accuracy of performance evaluation and modeling.
- Full and transparent access to network traffic
- Conserves switch/router ports
- Deployment versatility and scalability with fiber/copper support and multiple densities
- Supports service delivery management, performance management, security, and forensics deployments
- Redundant power supplies
- Conserves switch and router ports
NetScout TAPs allow the systems architect to keep network device ports to actual service usage, thereby extending the longevity of network devices at a given location, and simplifying capacity planning for future growth.
- Resilience to power failure
NetScout fiber optic TAPs require no power, and hence, are unaffected by power outages. The NetScout copper TAPs are powered by redundant power supplies with non-disruptive, automatic failover in case of power loss or power supply failure. In the unlikely case of total power loss, the copper TAPs feature rapid failover to passive, pass-through mode in order to minimize disruption to the monitored link.
- Sample deployment scenarios
Inside the data center, the high density 8-link fiber TAPs can be ideally utilized for providing access to network flows between the aggregation and core layers where there is a large number of high-speed inter-switch/router links.
- Enhancing monitoring with intelligent packet flow switching
NetScout TAPs associate monitored links to monitoring devices in a one-to-one mapping, thereby supporting basic load distribution. For advanced monitoring scenarios, a NetScout TAP can be used in conjunction with the nGenius packet flow switch which provides intelligent flow filtering, aggregation, and distribution to multiple service delivery management devices, like the nGenius InfiniStream appliances, as well as to other monitoring devices like intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), malware protection systems (MPS), and forensic devices.