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Leading the Way in Network Technology

Jerry Dillard

Jerry Dillard leverages two decades in design and engineering to ensure maximum performance within today’s network environments. Dillard, as the inventor of the Bypass Network Test Access Point (TAP), has secured his legacy as he continues to provide network solutions for data centers worldwide.

Recent Posts

A Brief History of Multi-mode Fiber; Are you ready for what’s next?

on 6/21/18 8:00 AM By | Jerry Dillard | 0 Comments | Network Infrastructure Data Center
The magnitude of what we can do on any given mobile device has grown exponentially over the past few decades; our productivity is no longer dependent upon the ability to commute to work, but rather our connectivity to those we work with, network around, or hope to engage.
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The 101 Series: Fiber Polarity

on 4/24/18 8:00 AM By | Jerry Dillard | 0 Comments | The 101 Series Network TAPs
In our 101 network TAP series, we have explained the functionality of the various different types of network TAPs as well as some key features.  Now we’re going to take a closer look at fiber optics with a focus on fiber polarity.
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Light Loss Through Fiber Optic TAPs

on 12/7/17 8:00 AM By | Jerry Dillard | 0 Comments | Network Design Network TAPs
Light loss or “loss budget” is the calculation of the total length of the fiber cable and the loss of light traveling that cable, which has a big impact on network performance. Designing a fiber optic network is a balancing act between the sum of its parts and a few different factors to determine how to power it. I want to go over Garland’s passive fiber TAPs loss specifications and how they factor into determining your budget light loss calculation.
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The 101 Series: Passive Network TAPs

on 10/5/17 8:00 AM By | Jerry Dillard | 0 Comments | Network TAPs The 101 Series
Companies that are using network monitoring tools – be they for analyzing security threats, packet flow or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – all have one thing in common. They need to ensure that those applications have access to 100% of the traffic flowing through the network. If they can’t see all the data, they just can’t operate as designed. So what’s your best bet?
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The 101 Series: Active Network TAPs—Where, When and How

on 9/14/17 8:00 AM By | Jerry Dillard | 0 Comments | Network TAPs The 101 Series
Because network connectivity is critical to any security or network monitoring project, people are always asking us which network TAP is right for them.  In a recent post, we discussed the ins and outs of passive network TAPs which are typically paired with out-of-band monitoring solutions.     Today, we’ll take an in-depth look at active network TAPs and see where, when and how they fit into a complete visibility strategy.    
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Understanding the Need for Link Speed Synchronization

on 8/22/17 8:00 AM By | Jerry Dillard | 0 Comments | Network TAPs
In increasingly complex networking environments, it is important to choose solutions that can automatically resolve transmission issues at the hardware level.   This is particularly true when you’re inserting security and monitoring devices into live networks.  Any incompatibilities in transmission protocols could slow communications or prevent devices from performing properly. Let's learn why Link Speed Synchronization is included on all of Garland's copper network TAPs.
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