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The Smarter Things Network TAPs Do to Make Your Security Program Stronger

on 12/6/18 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design Network Security
Make no mistake – securing your organization from outside cyber threats is one of the most difficult and challenging aspects of IT. In all likelihood, attackers are continually probing your network, seeking passwords, vulnerabilities or unprotected ports to gain entrance and privileges. Today it seems as if you need an army of appliances – firewalls, intrusion detection, forensics and more – to properly protect your organization.
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Don’t Choose The Wrong Network TAP

on 11/22/18 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design
If you’ve previously read the Garland Technology blog, you know the importance that network TAPs have with regard to guaranteeing your network security and visibility. These devices provide a complete copy of traffic, passing data to your critical monitoring tools and applications. It’s essential to understand that not all network TAPs are made the same. From speed and materials to functional characteristics, do you know which TAP you need to protect your network?
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Network Visibility Fabric Design: Starts with the Access Layer

Network visibility fabrics, a combination of network TAPs, network packet brokers, aggregation devices, and bypass devices, play a critical role for network performance management and security operations.
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TAP + Aggregation for Gigabit Copper Networks

While we keep hearing about network migrating to 40G or 100G, it's important to note that many networks still consist of 1 Gigabit copper network links, and will require network traffic visibility. Copper Network Taps are the best way to see traffic going over the network as they will neither affect production traffic nor become a point of failure in the network.
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Selecting the Right Packet Broker for Your Network

The Network Packet Broker (NPB) has become a critical component to any network.  They offer numerous benefits to both network operations and network security teams. With an increasing number of vendors offering these products, selecting the right product has become more challenging than ever.  A good approach to selecting the right product is to first understand that modern NPBs really fall into one of three categories. These include full-featured NPBs, White Box NPBs, and Aggregators. Understanding these three product categories can help reduce the time it takes to locate the correct product for your network.
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Optimize your Network Design for Intrusion Detection Systems

on 10/25/18 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network Design In Band Security Appliances
With today’s heightened threat levels, many companies are shoring up their defenses and adding an intrusion detection system (IDS) to their security stacks. By constantly monitoring network and system activities for malicious activity or policy violations, IDS applications can alert security administrators to breaches that may otherwise go undetected. Knowing that an IDS is only is good as the information it receives, how do you physically connect the IDS to the network to ensure that it receives 100% of the traffic?
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