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[Demo] Deploying an Active, In-line Security Tool

In our recent Fuel User Group Webinar, Protecting the Core, we gave a demonstration on the ease of deployment and benefits of using a bypass network TAP with an active, inline device.

With a click of a mouse, you can very simply bypass the device, without taking down the network or losing data.

Why would you want to bypass your device and what are the benefits? Watch our 5 minute demonstration video to learn more.

In this short demonstration video, we will show you how to go from out-of-band passive mode to in-band, actively blocking mode with your in-line appliance.

You'll see how our forced bypass mode still collects all of the packets, while being mirrored to the monitoring ports of a NGFW. We'll take the link down and show you via our packet counter - no packet loss.

Watch the Demo Now!

The 3 Benefits of Installing a Bypass Network TAP During NGFW Deployment

1. Anytime and Anywhere Access to In-Line Device

With a remote control CLI/GUI interface, trouble-shooting issues just go a whole lot easier. No longer do you have to be onsite to figure out where a problem is occuring. With a simple, click-of-a-mouse you can take your active, inline device off-line and 'see' where the problem is - and still get all the data and traffic.

2. Quick Mean Time to Resolution (MTTR)

Identifying network vs. security issues can be a problem. By using a bypass network TAP, you immediately detemine if the issue is a result of the security tool. Simply take it off-line (breakout mode), if the problem stops - it's the tool. If the problem doesn't stop, look at other network causes.

3. Easy to Apply Patches and Maintenance

Imagine no more midnight madness maintenance and patch parties. The days of working off-peak hours to install patches and perform scheduled maintenance are long gone - at least for those companies with bypass network TAPs.

While this demonstration is focused on utilizing Palo Alto Networks NGFW, Garland bypass TAPs are vendor agnostic and can be used with any active, inline security tool.


To learn more about managing security appliances - while ensuring network uptime, read our free white paper, Managing the Edge of Your Network

Written by Mike Heiberger

Mike is a Senior Hardware Engineer at Garland Technology.