Security architects and engineers are under pressure to manage the edge of the network.
Cyber attacks have become more persistent and sophisticated, leaving security professionals tasked with bolstering the network’s edge with a layer of security devices, each assigned to a specific threat to be analyzed.
Today’s security architects usually utilize their next-generation firewalls or intrusion detection systems as their security foundation - while deploying and managing additional inline security tools. Also adding to their stack, passive monitoring tools for application and network performance, as well as content filtering, forensics and in some cases lawful intercept.
Unlike SPAN ports, Bypass TAPs, also referred to as a 'bypass switch,' provide complete network visibility, by passing all live wire data to active, inline security tools, while monitoring the device’s health. If your security tool goes off-line, the bypass TAP automatically ‘switches to bypass mode’ keeping your network link up while you resolve the issue.
We know the management of multiple active, inline security tools is complex. Here are some resources and scenarios we think may be helpful.
Manage the edge of the network can be stressful to today's security architects to defend the valuable core from increased cyber threats. The more typical tapping scenarios offer flexibility, but in this white paper we introduce an all-in-one solution for security architects looking to achieve an effective chaining approach.
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