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This Ixia Net Optics Bypass switch provides a permanent and trouble-free access port for in-line network security and monitoring devices. With a heartbeat, this switch protects network traffic against both signal and power loss on the attached in-line device. It monitors the link to the attached device by sending a heartbeat packet to the device. If the switch does not receive the heartbeat back, it automatically switches network traffic to bypass the unresponsive device - even if the device is still receiving power. With a heartbeat, the Optical Bypass switch protects network traffic against both signal and power loss on the attached in-line device. While the Optical Bypass switch is receiving power, it diverts network traffic to attached in-line devices. In this state, all in-line traffic is routed directly to the device connected to the Optical Bypass switch. When the Optical Bypass switch loses power, in-line traffic continues to flow through the network link, but is no longer routed through the device. This allows the network devices to be removed and replaced without network downtime. Once power is restored to the Optical Bypass switch, network traffic is seamlessly diverted to the in-line device, allowing it to resume its critical functions.