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TAP One Link to Add Resiliency to Your Cisco Deployment

As part of the Cisco Solution Partner Program, Garland Technology helps provide visibility and access for Cisco security and performance monitoring solutions. The partnership provides value to companies deploying Cisco products including the ASA/Firepower NGFWs.
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Garland Technology's Network TAPs are now Certified 'Cisco Compatible'

on 4/4/17 8:00 AM By | Mike Heiberger | 0 Comments | Data Center Cisco Solutions
So what does this mean to you? Well, when you are considering a connectivity strategy for your active, in-line appliances or security monitoring tools, it demonstrates that Garland's network TAPs were tested and validated with live data and performed to Cisco's standards. What standards were tested? Interoperability, health check/failsafe check, full packet capture and zero packet loss. Why should you care? Read on.
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How to Make 40G Fiber More Accessible—A Primer on Cisco BiDi Technology

Just as large enterprises settle into 10G networking, bandwidth intensive applications and big data demands are forcing companies to adopt 40G network speeds. However, the shift from 10G to 40G requires a major investment in a new cabling infrastructure, leaving architects in a difficult position when trying to make upgrades. To make 40G more accessible, Cisco, a Garland Technology partner, created bidirectional (BiDi) 40G fiber connectivity. But the technology is not without its challenges.
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Network Monitoring with Differentiated Services (DiffServ or SDCP)

on 11/17/16 8:30 AM By | Timur Ozcan | 0 Comments | TAPs vs SPAN Cisco Solutions
Most network engineers are familiar with how to configure a SPAN port on a switch. This is a common way to get access to the network data to perform network analysis and connect various packet capturing monitoring tools to it. When considering packet capture and monitoring of voice-over-IP (VoIP) traffic, it is important to keep in mind that VoIP is highly susceptible to packet loss, latency and jitter and is a frequent area of network troubleshooting. So let me ask you. Besides configuring a SPAN port, do you know the importance of the mirrored data quality in packet analysis?
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[Video] Where Would You TAP?

on 7/21/16 8:00 AM By | Randy Clark | 0 Comments | TAPs vs SPAN Events & News Cisco Solutions
Is a perfect ice-breaker question when you are exhibiting at CiscoLive! Las Vegas. In fact for those of you that joined Chris Bihary’s presentation, “Find Your Blind Spots,” in the Cisco Security Partner Village, you’ll recall our goal was for you to go home with two facts: Where to TAP it How to keep it [network] up I am always surprised at how many network professionals still are not aware that network TAPs are the best practice for 100% network uptime, visiblity and access. At least 50% of the attendees at Chris’ presentation were still using SPAN/Mirror ports when deploying network monitoring tools and not utilizing Bypass TAPs for their Cisco ASA/FirePOWER security tools. Let me be blunt and say, “This is just crazy, what are you thinking?” And here’s a few reasons why…
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Planning for Visibility at Cisco Live! U.S. 2016

After attending Cisco Live Berlin back in February, we marked our calendars for July 10 to July 14 when the show comes to Las Vegas, NV. The Cisco Live shows are meant to bring the world’s foremost technology innovators together for an event filled with educational and networking opportunities. As we learned in Berlin and last year in San Diego, Cisco Live gives us an opportunity to spread the word about the need for network TAPs for guaranteed network visibility.
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