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Garland Technology is committed to educating the benefits of having a strong foundation of network visibility and access. By providing this insight we protect the security of data across your network and beyond.

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Garland Technology's resource library offers free use of white papers, eBooks, use cases, infographics, data sheets, video demos and more.

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The TAP into Technology blog provides the latest news and insights on network access and visibility, including: network security, network monitoring and appliance connectivity and guest blogs from Industry experts and technology partners

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Our extensive technology partnership ecosystem solves critical problems when it comes to network security, monitoring, application analysis, forensics and packet inspection.

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TAP Into Technology

Leading the Way in Network Technology

Steve Harris

As Regional Sales Manager, Northeast for Garland Technology, Steve is responsible for developing and implementing end user and partner strategies.

Recent Posts

Network Visibility: 4 Reasons It Matters for Financial Institutions

How has your financial institution responded to digital disruption in recent years? If you have struggled to truly unlock the value of technologies like hybrid cloud, API platforms, artificial intelligence, block-chain, instant payments, and more, don’t worry—you are certainly not alone! One study found that 51% of digital transformation initiatives have stalled or been abandoned completely. In many cases, these failures are entirely due to an inability to transition from a legacy data to one that’s set up to support next-gen technologies. But even as you make widespread data center upgrades to improve agility, flexibility, and scalability, one flaw can undermine all of your investments—a lack of network visibility. How do you achieve it and why is it important?
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Do's and Dont's of Packet Acquisition

on 8/20/19 8:00 AM By | Steve Harris | 0 Comments | Network TAPs TAPs vs SPAN Network Visibility/Monitoring
In a previous post I wrote about the basics of packet data acquisition, why they are the foundation to network performance management tools. Most networks require their NPM tools to analyze packets from multiple network segments. Understanding the do’s and don’ts of packet capture will help you lay the foundation for a network visibility fabric that meets your organization’s monitoring and analysis needs.
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Understanding the Basics of Packet Data Acquisition

on 7/11/19 8:00 AM By | Steve Harris | 0 Comments | Network TAPs TAPs vs SPAN Network Visibility/Monitoring
Packets are an essential source of data for network performance management (NPM) tools. They are the foundation of data truth that all network monitoring and security tools rely upon for analytics, forensics, threat detection, and performance monitoring. In order to be able to fully trust the reporting and results of your tools, you have to have full confidence in their data source; the packets.
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How to Analyze Traffic Before and After Your Inline Device

It’s a well known fact that financial institutions are the biggest target of data breaches, with that single sector comprising 35% of all data breaches worldwide.  With billions of dollars at stake, companies are realizing that they must take every step necessary in order to secure their critical infrastructure from a breach. Taking these extra steps to protect their network is important in order to secure confidential customer data, and protect their reputation, and bottom line in case a breach does occur.  
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When A Simple SPAN Port Is Enough

on 9/11/18 8:00 AM By | Steve Harris | 0 Comments | Network Management TAPs vs SPAN
The two most common ways to access and replicate data within your network are TAP and SPAN technology. A Test Access Point (TAP) is a hardware device that copies all of your network data. SPAN or Switch Port Analyzer are mirroring ports within a switch that copies specific data. Network TAPs are always an industry best practice but in a few specific situations when a SPAN port suffices. When monitoring products are looking for low bandwidth application layer events like “conversation or connection analysis,” “application flows,” and applications where real time and knowing real delta times are not important. SPAN could also be used in a remote location that doesn’t justify a permanent deployment, offering temporary access for troubleshooting. 
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