Collapse & Return to Top
Networks have evolved, and so have the solutions used to keep them up and running smoothly. Today’s IT professionals, who historically were primarily responsible for layer 2 and 3 switching and routing issues, are also concerned with application performance, network security and regulatory compliance. To support the network and effectively manage all these issues and concerns, network engineers and managers utilize a variety of support solutions: network management and monitoring systems, network analyzers, application analyzers, security probes, packet recorders and handheld testers. A common technique for improving the return and effectiveness of these solutions is to leverage network taps for increased visibility, manageability and flexibility.
An aggregation Tap can minimize the number of devices required for network monitoring and analysis. Rather than an analyzer or probe for each critical network link, traffic from multiple links can be directed to a single aggregation Tap. The aggregation Tap combines the traffic from multiple sources into a single monitor port. An analyzer or probe connected to the monitor port now has visibility into multiple links, maximizing the value of each analyzer or probe.