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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

TAP + Aggregation for Gigabit Copper Networks

While we keep hearing about network migrating to 40G or 100G, it's important to note that many networks still consist of 1 Gigabit copper network links, and will require network traffic visibility. Copper Network Taps are the best way to see traffic going over the network as they will neither affect production traffic nor become a point of failure in the network.
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Using a Breakout Cable with a Breakout TAP

on 9/25/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network TAPs
A term that is often used when discussing the advantages of using an aggregation appliance is "Speed Conversion." Speed conversion enables communication between Multimode 40Gb or 100Gb connections, using MTP/MPO connectors, and with 10Gb or 25Gb connections using LC connectors. This mismatch of connection media is bridged through the use of a breakout cable.
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Design-IT: How to TAP traffic in a virtual environment

on 8/28/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | DesignIT Network Design Network TAPs
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 | DesignIT Network Security In Band Security Appliances
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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