Observer nTAPs

Observer nTAPs

Need Access to Network Traffic without Disrupting Data Flow?

A high quality nTAP is a passive splitting mechanism installed between a device and the network. It is the smart choice for feeding analysers, monitoring tools, and security devices, while decreasing the risk of dropped data. Its compact design lets you maximise efficiency and make the most out of limited space.

Benefits

  • Easy to deploy and economical to implement
  • Provides important devices with better visibility
  • Available in a variety of options to fit business needs

Install Observer Aggregator nTAPs on 10 Mb, 100 Mb, or 1 Gb links for quick, anytime access to network traffic. Designed for low-to-moderate utilisation full-duplex links, Aggregator nTAPs merge data into single streams for transmission up to two single-receive analysis devices. Industry-leading buffer sizes offer less likelihood of lost packets than SPAN ports to ensure critical traffic reaches analysers, remote monitoring appliances, and forensics tools. For networks and analysers of different topologies, an Observer Conversion Aggregator nTAP is available.

Install Observer Conversion nTAPs on 10 Mb, 100 Mb, or 1 Gb links for quick, anytime access to network traffic. When analysers and similar monitoring devices communicate over different topologies than the network, Optical-to-Copper or Copper-to-Optical nTAPs bridge the gap. Conversion nTAPs make copies of network data, sending one back to the network and the other out for analysis.

For single-receive devices, Observer Aggregator Conversion nTAPs merge full-duplex links into single streams for transmission to up to two single-receive analysis devices. Industry-leading buffer sizes offer less likelihood of lost packets than SPAN ports to ensure critical traffic reaches analysers, remote monitoring appliances, and forensics tools.

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.

Install Observer nTAPs on 1, 10, or 40 Gb single or multi-mode optical links. Or select our newest offering, the Observer High-Density Optical nTAP (HDOT) to mix and match these network speeds or 100 Gb in any combination across 24 modules in a 1U rack.

Use optical nTAPs to send identical copies of critical traffic to network analysers, remote monitoring appliances, forensics tools, and similar devices capable of supporting dual, non-aggregated data streams. For further flexibility, Observer Copper-to-Optical and Optical-to-Copper Conversion nTAPs are available.

Analyzing Full-Duplex Networks

There are a number ways to access full-duplex traffic on a network for analysis. Find out how to decide which type of technology to deploy.

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