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.
A span Tap, or regeneration Tap, creates identical copies of traffic so that multiple network support solutions can all access the same data. Span Taps are extremely useful when different departments within a business each require access to the same network traffic for their specific needs: network support, application analysis, network security, packet capture, etc.