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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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Design-IT: How to TAP traffic in a virtual environment

on 8/28/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | DesignIT Network Design Network TAPs
Network TAPs provide the best and easiest way to see network traffic going over the network. Simply plugging the tap into the physical cables between two networked devices will capture each packet sent across that wire. By strategically placing taps across key points in the network, administrators gain full network visibility. But what happens inside of a virtual environment?
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How much is network downtime costing your company?

on 8/23/18 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network Security Network Design Network TAPs
If your website is down, your organization is losing money. It’s as simple as that.  And if your company website is down, it’s likely part of a larger issue affecting the network. So whether the lost revenue comes from lost sales if you’re an ecommerce site, a decrease in productivity of your employees who can’t access the whole network, engineering costs to resolve the issue, or negative impacts to the brand, the costs quickly add up.
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What role does Link Failure Propagation play in the network?

on 8/16/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network TAPs In Band Security Appliances
When building a network, uptime and reliability are a major focus in the design of the network. To meet these reliability needs, redundant appliances and links are often put in place to provide high availability for the network. Network visibility is still important in redundant networks and a Network TAP will provide the best source of visibility. If your network consists of gigabit copper links, then it is important to ensure your TAP supports the redundant environment with Link Failure Propagation.
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