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Jonathan Devoy

Jonathan is a System Engineer for Garland Technology in the Buffalo, New York office, providing solution designs and support for all levels of the sales cycle. Jonathan's previous experience consists of networking pre-sales support for both Juniper and Citrix.

Recent Posts

Design-IT: How to TAP traffic in a virtual environment

on 8/28/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design DesignIT
Network TAPs provide the best and easiest way to see network traffic going over the network. Simply plugging the tap into the physical cables between two networked devices will capture each packet sent across that wire. By strategically placing taps across key points in the network, administrators gain full network visibility. But what happens inside of a virtual environment?
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What role does Link Failure Propagation play in the network?

on 8/16/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network TAPs In Band Security Appliances
When building a network, uptime and reliability are a major focus in the design of the network. To meet these reliability needs, redundant appliances and links are often put in place to provide high availability for the network. Network visibility is still important in redundant networks and a Network TAP will provide the best source of visibility. If your network consists of gigabit copper links, then it is important to ensure your TAP supports the redundant environment with Link Failure Propagation.
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Design-IT: Reverse Bypass Mode

on 7/3/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network Security DesignIT
There have been quite a few posts about the benefits of Bypass TAPs and how they can keep the network up and running in the event an inline appliance fails. But what about situations where the inline appliance is the main source of security for the network, and the company has zero tolerance for unsecured traffic? In those cases, the Bypass TAP has a “Reverse Bypass Mode” to accommodate for just that.
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Design-IT Solutions: Remote Management for Inline Devices

on 5/22/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network Security In Band Security Appliances DesignIT
Networks are becoming more and more distributed. We’re starting to see more customers deploying security tools at their remote locations, such as bank branches and retail outlets, or as managed services to clients.
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Design-IT Solutions: How to TAP a Wireless Access Point

on 4/17/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design DesignIT
The addition of wireless connections or “Wi-Fi” to networks has provided a cost-effective way to allow endpoints to communicate with both back-end resources and each other. Traditionally, copper cabling would need to be run throughout a building and an RJ45 ethernet port would need to be available at any location where there could potentially be a computer. On the backend, this causes a significant increase in networking equipment: patch panels to support each run and switch ports to support each network link. With wireless, an access point (AP) can be placed in an open location and provide connectivity to multiple endpoints while only utilizing a single port on a switch.
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Design-IT Solutions: How to monitor your 100G network with incompatible tools

As networks continue to grow and threats become more pervasive, the need to react quickly to changes in the state of your network is higher than ever.  One way of making your control over your network more agile is through Software Defined Networking (SDN).
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