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.
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.