Copper network taps are widely used in government, military, healthcare and numerous industries, globally. When copper is already in place, utilizing it makes sense. Its cost-effective nature and dependability in many high-risk environments make it a great choice.
When it comes to monitoring network traffic, there are two main choices: use a network TAP (test access point) or mirror the SPAN port of a network switch. This article helps you decide the best tactic.
Network Taps, in addition to being available for copper or fiber media, can be purchased in a fixed configuration, typically called “duplex Taps” – or as “Aggregation Taps.” The latter category offers options for how the data copies are distributed among the monitor ports. This article will clarify the differences between the two Tap types, as well as exploring the rationale for different Tap configurations, and examples of their applications.
When looking at some of the simpler network device types such as taps and network packet brokers there are a few factors involved in trying to determine which management system interfaces should be supported and to what extent.
On March 4th, 2021, the Infosec and compliance firm Qualys, a member of the Forbes 100 and a provider of security auditing services to over 10,000 customers globally, experienced an attack by a Clop Ransomware zero-day exploit target affecting the Accellion FTA server – a legacy file transfer technology. Many other companies were also targeted, but Qualys has stated that no ransomware was installed in their system, nor was there any request for payment received.