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TAP Into Technology

Leading the Way in Network Technology

Timothy Schmidt

Timothy started his career in technology at Ingram Micro and is now a Territory Sales Manager at Garland Technology. Timothy leads in Garland's mission in educating all organizations and individuals on the benefits of having a strong foundation of network visibility and access.

Recent Posts

5 Reasons to TAP your Network

on 3/1/18 8:00 AM By | Timothy Schmidt | 0 Comments | Network TAPs TAPs vs SPAN
Why do I need TAPs?  That’s a question I hear a lot from people in the field.  Either they aren’t familiar with TAPs, or even if they are, with a low utilization, they may think there isn’t an application that makes sense for them.
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[eBook] The 101 on Network TAPs - the Definitive Guide

on 1/24/17 8:00 AM By | Timothy Schmidt | 0 Comments | Network TAPs The 101 Series
As a sales leader, my day is filled with training and educating resellers, network professionals and new Garland team members on the different types of network TAPs available. Depending on who I'm talking with, the conversation can be an overview of how TAPs work, the variety of functions performed by TAPs and what network scenarios network TAPs are commonly used with. I discovered early on, that there weren't any resources for network TAP training and teamed up with our engineers and experts to create a blog series called The 101 on Network TAPs. The blog series has been so successful, we took excerpts of the key learning concepts and created a comprehensive TAP training guide. Today, I'm pleased to introduce our new eBook, The 101 on Network TAPs - The Networking Users Guide, this is a definitive guide explaining the same concepts I explain everyday.
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Is There A Difference? Bypass Switch vs. Bypass TAP

I love talking with people and listening to what they say and how they say it. The IT world loves acronyms, tech terms and jargon, but what surprises me is that manufacturer’s, resellers, technology partners and end users all define terms a little differently. For example, let’s dig into the difference between a Bypass Switch - and a Bypass TAP.
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