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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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The 101 Series: Breakout Network TAPs

on 10/11/18 8:00 AM By | George Bouchard | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design The 101 Series
I recently wrote a blog about the six different types of network TAPs with a brief overview of each TAPs functionality. In this blog, I’m going to explain in detail more about how the breakout or commonly referred to 'normal' TAP mode operates.  Let's talk breakout TAP mode...
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Using a Breakout Cable with a Breakout TAP

on 9/25/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network TAPs
A term that is often used when discussing the advantages of using an aggregation appliance is "Speed Conversion." Speed conversion enables communication between Multimode 40Gb or 100Gb connections, using MTP/MPO connectors, and with 10Gb or 25Gb connections using LC connectors. This mismatch of connection media is bridged through the use of a breakout cable.
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Ensuring full data capture in harsh environments

on 9/13/18 8:00 AM By | Harry Berridge | 0 Comments | Network Visibility/Monitoring Network TAPs
Network visibility is the foundation of all network activities.  Network visibility becomes even more important in mission-critical situations, however when these situations move outside the lab, it can be more challenging to ensure that visibility and collect all the traffic of interest.   A leading infrastructure contract for the Department of Defense (DoD) came to Garland Technology because they were looking for a way to effectively collect and analyze data related to communications, battlefield tactical deployments, and situational awareness.
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