Increase your Network Security with Network Taps.
Eliminate SPAN Port Contention with Network Packet Brokers
Reduce Network Monitoring Costs with Network Taps and Aggregation Taps
Network Taps
Q: What is a Passive Network Tap? +
Q: What is an Active Network Tap? +
Q: Is there such a device as a truly passive Copper Gigabit Network Tap? +
Q: If I deploy my monitoring device using a network tap, will my monitoring device be visible on the network? +
Q: Are the power supplies on the taps hot swappable? +
Q: If the tap is not set to autonegotiate in the firmware, is there still a delay on power off and back on? +
Q: What is the “TCP Reset” or Traffic Injection feature in a tap and how is it used? +
Q: Why isn't there a truly passive network tap offered that allows bi-directional traffic or traffic injection? +
Q: What is auto-negotiation / speed sensing? +
Q: What is a "Potential Point of Failure" and why should it be considered as part of any network access design that includes taps? +
Q: If I deploy my monitoring device using a network tap, will my monitoring device be visible on the network? +
Q: Are the taps equipped with redundant, load sharing power supplies? +
Q: I want to install a large number of taps in a single rack but may have issues with the number of AC outlets required – how is this issue resolved? +
SINGLEstream™ Link Aggregation Taps
Q: What is an Aggregation Tap? +
Q: Why not just use a regular full duplex tap? +
Q: Is there a tap that can provide both aggregated and non-aggregated output? +
Q: Why do Datacom’s link aggregation capable taps have more than one output (monitor port)? +
Q: Where would I use an aggregation tap in my network? +
Q: Can I connect the output of a link aggregation tap to a matrix switch? +
Q: Do aggregation taps forward VLAN tags through to the Monitoring tools? +
Q: How does a link aggregation tap handle Layer 1 and Layer 2 traffic, and how does it affect security and network analysis? +
VERSAstream™ Network Packet Broker
Q: What is a VERSAstream™ Network Packet Broker? +
Q: Is the VERSAstream™ Network Packet Broker an out of band or an in-line device? +
Q: Can the VERSAstream™ ports be inputs or outputs? +
Q: Does the VERSAstream™ add latency to data copies going to my analytic tools? +
Q: Where would I use the VERSAstream™ Network Packet Broker or Network Monitoring Switch? +
Q: Does the VERSAstream™ support multiple speed inputs? +
Q: What if my network or existing monitoring tools are not the same media type? +
Q: What about aggregation and utilization rates? +
Q: Are large buffer memories the right solution for oversubscription? +
Q: What tools will work with the VERSAstream™ ? +
Q: How can VERSAstream™ allow network management and security personnel to view data from a packet as it travels across the network? +
Q: What cables are included with my purchase? +
Q: What is the Pinout for the DB9 Serial ports on the SINGLEstream and VERSAstream products? +
Q: For serial control of my 2x16SP-1000BT or 4x16SY-BT, what is the maximum length my control cable can be? +
Q: What cables are needed to attach a Datacom Systems 2x16SP-1000BT, 4x16SY-BT and 4x16SY-SX to the network? +