Category: TAP

Aggregation

Configuring Network Taps for Maximum Effectiveness

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.

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Logical diagram of a Network TAP for network monitoring
Network Monitoring

The Importance of In-Line Network Taps

Any system is only as good as the data that is put into it. Where you acquire this data and seeing the entire data stream has never been more important. In this post we will discuss the reasons for this, and how to do it on your network.

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copper network cables
Network Infrastructure

What’s New With Copper TAPs?

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.

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Security Monitoring

Network TAPs and Government Surveillance

Electronic surveillance is a vital tool for State and Federal law enforcement, regulatory agencies, the Intelligence community, and a broad array of other government entities. Find out how network taps enable and improve network surveillance.

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Latest Posts

Configuring Network Taps for Maximum Effectiveness

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.

Read More »

The Importance of In-Line Network Taps

Any system is only as good as the data that is put into it. Where you acquire this data and seeing the entire data stream has never been more important. In this post we will discuss the reasons for this, and how to do it on your network.

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Cloud Security – Is your Data Safe?

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.

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