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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


Our extensive technology partnership ecosystem solves critical problems when it comes to network security, monitoring, application analysis, forensics and packet inspection.


Garland Technology is dedicated to high standards in quality and reliability, while delivering the greatest economical solutions for enterprise, service providers, and government agencies worldwide.


Whether you are ready to make a network TAP your foundation of visibility or just have questions, please contact us. Ask us about the Garland Difference!

Network Access for Tools

Copper Network Solutions

Challenge: How do I access data for my tools?

Out-of-band monitoring and security tools analyze packet data from the production network to provide insights or alerts for SecOps and NetOps teams to properly respond. What is the best way to access this data for network monitoring?


There are two basic architectural choices for delivering traffic data to out-of-band tools. Either connecting a tool directly to a mirrored port using the switched-port analyzer (SPAN) or a purpose-built network TAP. 

TAPs are considered best practice, as they offer a couple of advantages over SPAN port configurations. As they are more reliable, TAPs don’t impact the performance of the network device, and do not drop packets. Network TAPs can also be combined with NPBs to groom and modify traffic, which in turn reduces the amount of data processing for the out-of-band appliances.

Active Copper TAPs designed for 10/100/1000M (1G) links, support additional functionality like aggregation and regeneration as well as advanced functions like filtering and bypass. Active TAPs include failsafe technology to protect against device or power failure.

Benefits of accessing tools with network TAPs and packet brokers, includes:

• Improved performance of security analytics

• Improved data quality

• Agility to deploy/update new tools quickly

• Reduced administrative overhead

• Improved tool collaboration/data sharing

• Reduced architectural complexity

• Reduced/consolidated hardware costs

SPAN Access


TAP Access