Observer Copper Network TAPs

Easily send Ethernet traffic from a full-duplex copper link to a copper monitoring device with Observer Copper TAPs

Install Observer nTAPs on 10 Mb, 100 Mb, or 1 Gb copper links for quick, anytime access to network traffic. Depending on your network, choose 10/100 or 10/100/1000 copper nTAPs to send perfect copies of critical traffic to network analysers, remote monitoring appliances, forensics tools, and similar dual-receive devices. For further flexibility an Observer Copper-to-Optical Conversion nTAP is available.

nTAPs are passive, full-duplex devices, offering complete visibility to monitoring devices regardless of traffic level. They work with the leading management tools for quick and easy deployment. nTAPs are transparent for monitoring critical links, and provide continuous network data flow even if power fails. nTAPs are scalable, modularised, space efficient, and economical.

How they are deployed

Place a 10/100/1000 Copper nTAP between two devices of interest on a 100 Mbps or 1000 Mbps copper link. Then attach a copper monitoring device to the nTAP. To successfully analyse the full-duplex link, the monitoring device must be equipped with a dual-receive capture card.

Place a 10/100/100 Copper to Optical Conversion nTAP between two devices of interest on a 100 Mbps or 1000 Mbps copper link. Then attach either a copper or optical monitoring device to the nTAP. Only one analyser connection can be utilised at a time. To successfully analyse the full-duplex link, the monitoring device must be equipped with a dual-receive capture card.

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