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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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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

PacketMAX: Find your visibility truth

Designed to redefine how you approach your network, Garland Technology is excited to announce the launch of two new products to our purpose-built packet broker line. These products were specifically created to address critical needs of our customers: high density TAP aggregation and speed conversion, and the need for advanced features such as deduplication.
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A Brief History of Multi-mode Fiber; Are you ready for what’s next?

on 6/21/18 8:00 AM By | Jerry Dillard | 0 Comments | Network Infrastructure Data Center
The magnitude of what we can do on any given mobile device has grown exponentially over the past few decades; our productivity is no longer dependent upon the ability to commute to work, but rather our connectivity to those we work with, network around, or hope to engage.
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The 101 Series: Filtering TAPs

In our 101 network TAP series, we have explained the functionality of the various network TAPs that are available to gain access to the traffic that is typically found in a network. We have reviewed passive fiber TAPs, copper network TAPs, aggregation TAPs, SPAN/regeneration TAPs and the bypass TAP.   Now we have a new 1U or 2U Chassis System that supports our filtering TAPs – which for you, means an affordable 1G Packet Broker System that can do it all in one box.  Read on to see what filtering can do for your network…  
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What White-Box and Brite-Box Mean for Your SDN Deployment

on 11/30/17 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Data Center Software Defined Networking (SDN)
Even though there’s still plenty of excitement surrounding software-defined networking (SDN), the conversation has really changed over the last few years. One of the most-anticipated benefits of building out SDN was the cost savings. That is, until people saw the first practical SDN deployment from Google and realized the multi-year project was quite costly. And without resources similar to Google’s, mainstream SDN started to seem further and further away than expected. Now, SDN is coming into play—but we don’t talk as much about cost savings. Instead, the rise of fabric solutions are sold based on their ability to deliver programmability and centralized control of the network. Will we ever get back to SDN as a means of scalable cost savings? The answer lies in the distinction between white boxes and brite boxes.
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The Controller Problem in Software-Defined Networking

on 10/12/17 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Data Center Software Defined Networking (SDN)
It was great to see our technology partner, Big Switch Networks , included in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking . After years of using the Big Monitoring Fabric (BMF) as a network packet broker/Trojan horse to get into the data center, Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) is driving the commercial, cost-effective SDN fabric market forward. But if you read through the Gartner report, you’ll find a cautionary statement that we want to address: “Despite being an early proponent of open SDN and OpenFlow, Big Switch uses a proprietary protocol within its BCF. Thus, third-party switches cannot be integrated into BCF.”—from the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking This reported concern is worth discussing because it harks back to something that's seemed to hold software-defined networking back for years —the open controller. 
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The Evolution from Monitoring to Software-Defined Networking

One of our technology partners, Big Switch Networks, recently achieved a significant milestone—placement in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking. This achievement is telling of the ever-increasing practicality of software-defined networking. As Big Switch Networks’ SDN solution gains ground in the market, we should look at how data center networking needs are changing. What was once a demand for greater visibility in the data center is quickly becoming a need for more agile, software-defined data center networks.
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