Network Instruments, which sells a range of products aimed at helping businesses better manage their networking environments, is getting into the competitive and mature network monitoring switch space.
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"A test access point (TAP) was required to properly take network packets from our test network. Viavi Solutions supplied one of its aggregator TAPs, which can be connected to a PC or operate as a standalone system."
Viavi Solutions nTAPs are TAPs that can be inserted into the network flow and provide network monitoring capabilities. New to the Viavi Solutions nTAP line are their Aggregator nTAPs, which combine the traffic from both sides of the network link and send that combined flow to the analysis device(s).
Ensuring complete visibility of network data is the first critical component of analysis. There are two common ways for a monitoring device to access network traffic: using a switch's SPAN session (also known as port mirroring) or a network TAP (Test Access Port).
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Providing network professionals visibility into full-duplex networks, units are compatible with network analyzers, forensic appliances, and intrusion detection systems.