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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.


Garland Technology's resource library offers free use of white papers, eBooks, use cases, infographics, data sheets, video demos and more.


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!

Providing 100% visibility, in real time, all the time

Copper Network TAPs

Network TAPs for traffic speeds of 10/100/100M (1G)

Copper Networks came into being with the invention of the telephone over 100 years ago. Copper wires were (and still are) perfectly fine for transmitting voice signals. And while copper cabling does have its limitations regarding network speed, bandwidth and distance, for many industries, Copper is still the backbone of the network. Copper is still king in part because of the accuracy and reliability in industrial and manufacturing environments where the environment must be considered. Copper cabling is still prevalent for Industrial Ethernet deployments, with over 77% market share

While fiber is certainly rising in popularity, copper networks and thus copper Network TAPs are still very important:

•  More affordable. Adding a copper network TAP is the obvious answer in a network already containing copper cabling. Changing a system from copper to fiber is a very expensive and time consuming endeavor. 
•  Suitable for factory settings. Cat6 cables are very effective at reducing errors and signal-to-noise ratios that can jeopardize critical infrastructure.
•  Effective for lower speed data centers. The 100M limitation of copper cables is more than enough to run in data center environments. 
•  Media Conversion. What happens when you have a monitoring tool that isn't the same media type as your live connection or vice versa?

Passive vs. Active Network TAPs

Active TAPs 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. Passive TAPs support out-of-band “listen-only” monitoring tools, and are simple, reliable and require no power. Passive TAPs are typically 1G to 100G fiber or 100M copper.

Garland Technology continues to invest in R&D to support copper networks now and in the future.


Copper Network Solutions

Copper TAPs solve many issues. Let's explore copper network TAP use cases to see why:

Creating a foundation of visibility is key for network management. Once deployed, network TAPs allow you to access that point in your network at any time. Many organizations have adopted the stance of tapping all critical links for easy access during troubleshooting or inevitable security breaches.


Case Study

Healthcare IT Security
How to Gain Full Visibility During an Instant Response Data Breach

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Case Study

Phishing Attacks
How to Identify and Prevent Phishing Attacks

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Case Study

Federal Full Packet Capture
Custom Solutions for Mission Critical Data

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Copper Network Resources


EMA Security Visibility Technology

This whitepaper by EMA (Enterprise Management Associates) explores best practices on how enterprises use network visibility technologies for both inline and out-of-band security use cases to support security solutions

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Secrets To Tapping Copper Networks

This whitepaper with review why tapping copper networks is critical for ensuring that key performance management, security and data collection tools see 100% of the traffic flowing in and out of the environment.

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