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Design-IT: Reverse Bypass Mode

on 7/3/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network Security DesignIT
There have been quite a few posts about the benefits of Bypass TAPs and how they can keep the network up and running in the event an inline appliance fails. But what about situations where the inline appliance is the main source of security for the network, and the company has zero tolerance for unsecured traffic? In those cases, the Bypass TAP has a “Reverse Bypass Mode” to accommodate for just that.
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Design-IT Solutions: Remote Management for Inline Devices

on 5/22/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network Security In Band Security Appliances DesignIT
Networks are becoming more and more distributed. We’re starting to see more customers deploying security tools at their remote locations, such as bank branches and retail outlets, or as managed services to clients.
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Design-IT Solutions: How to TAP a Wireless Access Point

on 4/17/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design DesignIT
The addition of wireless connections or “Wi-Fi” to networks has provided a cost-effective way to allow endpoints to communicate with both back-end resources and each other. Traditionally, copper cabling would need to be run throughout a building and an RJ45 ethernet port would need to be available at any location where there could potentially be a computer. On the backend, this causes a significant increase in networking equipment: patch panels to support each run and switch ports to support each network link. With wireless, an access point (AP) can be placed in an open location and provide connectivity to multiple endpoints while only utilizing a single port on a switch.
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Design-IT Solutions: How to monitor your 100G network with incompatible tools

As networks continue to grow and threats become more pervasive, the need to react quickly to changes in the state of your network is higher than ever.  One way of making your control over your network more agile is through Software Defined Networking (SDN).
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Design-IT Solutions: Bypass TAPs add resiliency to the edge of the network

on 2/13/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network Design DesignIT
The Network Edge is one of the most important aspects of a network: it facilitates the ingress, egress, security, and optimization of network traffic. Any downtime in the edge will have a direct, negative effect on productivity and will eat into profits. For this month’s Design-IT scenario, I came across an interesting bypass tap solution for the network edge: by using a bypass tap, additional resiliency can be provided to network edge devices. Packet capture can also be offloaded from security devices, allowing the appliance’s resources to be dedicated to what they were intended for.
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Design-IT Solutions: Aggregation to One Tool

on 1/11/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network Design DesignIT
As one of the newer members of the Garland team, I was recently talking with our team about past projects and the solutions we offer. Being a technical person, I have been pouring through the Visio drawings our DesignIT team creates, as the simplest way to really understand how Garland’s TAPs and packet brokers work with the issues our customers are facing. After pulling up several different solutions, we figured that if I learned something from each Visio drawing, then you probably could too.  So now we’ll be writing a monthly blog series, sharing different solutions that were put together to solve our customer’s monitoring and security problems.
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