Passive Fibre TAPs

Garland Technology’s Passive Fibre Test Access Points (TAPs) are non-powered devices that make a full copy of any network’s data without affecting network traffic, providing visibility and the high-performance monitoring solutions required to efficiently manage even the most complex network infrastructure.

  • 100% network visibility with complete packet capture to feed your network performance and monitoring tools
  • 100% secure and invisible; no IP address; no MAC address; cannot be hacked
  • Supports 1G/10G/40G/100G
  • Portable/rack mount, 1U modular chassis and High Density 28/56 1U Chassis
  • Industry’s first Optical-Multi-Mode 5 (OM5) media type for extended long-range and short-range data center applications and their environments.
  • Passes physical layer errors.
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Copper TAPs

Garland Technology’s Copper Test Access Points (TAPs) sets the industry’s benchmark with features to include link speed synchronisation, link failure propagation, media conversion, fail-safe technology, power over Ethernet, and utilisation rules and alerts, allowing Garland Technology to provide the visibility required to efficiently manage even the most complex network infrastructure.

  • 100% network visibility
  • 100% secure and invisible; no IP address; no MAC address; cannot be hacked
  • Supports 10/100M and 10/100/1000M(1G)
  • Portable/rack mount, 1U or 2U modular chassis
  • Packet injection and packet slicing available
  • Passes physical layer errors
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Aggregator TAPs

Garland Technology’s full line of Aggregator and Regeneration Test Access Points (TAPs) are used to capture full-duplex network traffic where it can be sent to multiple Monitoring  appliances, providing the visibility required to efficiently manage today’s most complex network infrastructure.

  • 100% network visibility
  • Support tap ‘breakout’ and regeneration/SPAN modes
  • 100% secure and invisible; no IP address; no MAC address; cannot be hacked
  • Media conversion for Fiber 1G(SX,LX to copper/SFP)
  • Supports 10/100M and 10/100/1000M(1G)
  • Portable/rack mount, 1U or 2U modular chassis
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Filtering TAPs

Garland Technology’s Filtering Test Access Points (TAPs) ensure that monitoring ports do not become oversubscribed with unneeded data by filtering through the packets and traffic not needed, ultimately providing the visibility required to efficiently manage even the most complex network infrastructure.

  • 100% secure and invisible; no IP address; no MAC address; cannot be hacked
  • Supports 10/100/100M(1G)
  • Portable/rack mount, 1U or 2U modular chassis
  • Management Options: GUI/CLI card
  • TAP modules are hot swappable, fully configurable and interchangeable
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Bypass TAPs

Garland Technology’s Bypass Test Access Points (TAPs) remain the industry’s leading solution for complete network reliability because it connects to a monitored network segment of an active, inline security device with heartbeat technology; even if the device goes offline, the Garland Technology bypass TAP automatically switches to ‘bypass mode’ keeping your network running.

  • Guarantee 100% network uptime
  • 100% secure and invisible; no IP address; no MAC address; cannot be hacked
  • Take your appliance offline without interrupting network traffic for updates, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Supports tap ‘breakout,’ aggregation, regeneration, and bypass modes
  • Portable/rack mount, 1U modular chassis, or 1U/2U customised chassis
  • Media Conversion for 1G and 10G
  • Jerry Dillard, CTO/Co-Founder of Garland Technology invented the Bypass TAP
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Virtual TAPs

Garland Technology’s Virtual TAP (vTAP) enables 100% visibility of VM traffic, which compliments your network’s physical TAPs. With one touch installation, and a centralised management dashboard for orchestration and monitoring, you can be sure that you see every bit, byte, and packet®.

  • Blind spot removal with complete visibility to east-west, inner-VM, and blade server mid-plane traffic
  • Supports tenant based tunnels for isolation, privacy and compliance
  • Supports traffic filtering and packet slicing
  • Supports KVM and VMware ESCI
  • Supports VMware vSS, vVDS, and OVS
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Advanced Aggregators

Garland Technology’s Advanced Aggregators are devices designed to increase efficiency and port utilisation of network packet brokers. They are commonly used at the network edge or in TOR applications where port utilisation tends to be low. Aggregators are also capable of pre-filtering traffic prior to sending out to Network Packet Brokers for advanced filtering or taking the place of packet brokers in applications where only L2-L4 filtering is required. Aggregators improve ROI by reducing the total cost of a network visibility fabric and increasing the efficiency of existing infrastructure.

  • Available in 1G/10G/25G/40G/100G network speeds
  • Aggregation of multiple TAP/SPAN ports for increased utilisation
  • Connect to Network Packet Broker or directly to tools
  • High Density filtering, aggregation and load balancing
  • Aggregation solution for large and medium size data centres
  • Aggregation for enterprise and service provider networks
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Network Packet Brokers

Garland Technology’s Purpose Built Network Packet Brokers (NPBs) are hardware devices that provide monitoring and security tools access to traffic from one to many network links. NPBs centralise network traffic making the tools function more efficiently by sharing packets between monitoring/security appliances. Additional features include: filtering, aggregation, regeneration, and load balancing.

  • 100% network visibility
  • 100% secure and invisible; no IP address; no MAC address; cannot be hacked
  • Available in 1G/10G/25G/40G/100G network speeds
  • Modular 1U/2U Chassis or 1U Integrated Systems
  • Supports all media – copper (TX), short range (SX and SR) and long range (LX, ZX, ER) fibre
  • Multi-mode or single-mode
  • All features included
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TAP Modes

Network TAPs can perform multiple functions and modes within the same device, including:

  • TAP ‘Breakout’: Sends each side of traffic to separate monitoring ports. Ensuring that no packet is lost to high-priority monitoring tools.
  • Aggregation: Merge traffic streams into one monitoring port to reduce appliance costs; often used in combination with filtering TAPs, it: filter, aggregate data streams
  • Bypass: Prevent inline devices from causing network downtime by “bypassing” that device, in the event it fails or needs to be updated.
  • Regeneration/SPAN: Create multiple copies of network data to support multiple devices from a single connectivity point.
  • Filtering: Allow you to set rules on what data is filtered and sent to monitoring or security tools. Filtering prevents ports from becoming oversubscribed.