Visibility Solutions

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!

SDN Solutions

End-to-End SDN Visibility Solution

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Software Defined Networking

SDN is a new approach to designing, building and managing networks that decouples the network's data plane from the control plane.


SDN centralizes the network control by separating control logic to off-device computers, requiring you to have a method of communication between the two planes, data and control. With SDN you have a high level of flexibility in terms of dictating switches and routers, and how the forwarding plane handles network traffic and data flow through the network.

Network TAPs play a critical role in the design of a virtual network such as SDN. Visibility is required for both the data plane and control plane. A Network TAP is placed between the ends of the network to pass complete packet copies of traffic flowing between the control and forwarding devices/software.

As bandwidth has increased and applications have become more complex, the reality of SDN has become apparant. In large enterprises with physical connections spread out over a number of remote locations, SDN permits the manipulation of traffic and data flow from a single dashboard.

Ready for SDN End-to-End Visibility?  Here are some resources and scenarios we think may be helpful.

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Architecting Data Centers for SDN and NFV

In 40G and 100G Environments

The purpose of a software-defined network is to create a central nervous system for traffic routing. This means network admins can use an SDN controller to change traffic patterns according to rapidly changing business needs—all from a centralized console without having to touch specific switches or services. Ready to dig deeper into SDN?

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The Evolution from Monitoring to Software-Defined Networking


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