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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!

Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP), MDR and MSP

Visibility Needed to Secure Client Networks

MSSPs providing IDS and IPS services at client sites require total network visibility to ensure their security protections are effective

Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP), as well as Managed Detection and Response (MDR) teams and Managed Service Providers (MSP) protect companies and institutions that do not have the expertise or resources to oversee in-house security infrastructures. With the relentless onslaught of cyber security threats growing by the minute, organizations can’t afford to do without established security protections. Outsourcing network security to a MSSP is a proven way to overcome budget constraints and lack of institutional know-how. A MSSP has the specialized tools and personnel to fight the malevolent actors working to disrupt networks and cause financial hardship. MSSPs give meaning to the idiom “have someone in your corner.”

MSSPs that install a proprietary sensor or probe onto the client’s network to monitor and protect the network from a staffed Security Operations Center (S.O.C.) require live network traffic to function effectively. The only way to ensure 100% network visibility by an installed sensor is through a network test access point (TAP). Connecting a sensor to a SPAN port on the Switch is risky because dropped packets create blind spots for the MSSP. Also, SPAN ports are easily misconfigured or can be turned off unintentionally, transmitting zero network traffic to the MSSP sensor. Network TAPs are the reliable proven solution by top MSSPs.

MSSPs deployment considerations at the client’s onsite location should include strengthening the visibility fabric. Client installations can be delayed if the proper equipment is not sent to the location prior to the install. Customarily, a MSSP cannot start billing (and, most importantly, earning revenue) until the sensor is up and running. Modular solutions at the network access layer such as network TAP and Packet Brokers can ensure smooth installs and optimize valuable engineering resources at the MSSP.

Network Monitoring

MSSP Network Visibility Best Practices

Ready to solve an issue? Let's explore network visibility use cases:

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 Data Breach
How to gain full visibility during an instant response data breach

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Case Study

Monitoring Telecommunications
Enhance Remediation and Resolve Vulnerability

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Case Study

Network Infrastructure
How to Provide Visibility and Reducing Network Complexity

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MSSP Visibility Resources



This whitepaper covers best practices to improve your network visibility, and is an in-depth look into network visualization access, and what visibility security, monitoring, management, compliance, capture and auditing of our today’s networks require.

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Out-of-Band Visibility

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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Leading the way in Network Technology

MSP Hacks Cybersecurity

MSP Hacks like REvil Highlight Need for Secure Visibility

| July 22, 2021

For some companies, managed services providers (MSPs) can be a godsend—a force multiplier that allows them to support more customers and more..

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MSSP Sensors Utilizing Network TAP Visibility

Benefits of Installing MSSP Sensors Utilizing Network TAP Visibility

| April 15, 2021

Congratulations on the deal closing! You worked it for several months and convinced Customer A to install your MSSP Sensor. This Sensor’s objective..

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 MSSPs Network Security

­­­MSSPs: The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Network Security

| November 7, 2019

When firewalls emerged to protect networks in the early 1990s, outsourcing cyber security to a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) wasn’t even a..

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