Observer Optical Network TAPs

Scale up to 24 modules in one unit of rack

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 analyzers, 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.

How they are deployed

Install the Observer High-Density Optical nTAP (HDOT) 1U rack in your data center. Then insert a module (options include Gb, 10 Gb, 40 Gb, and 100 Gb) into the enclosure between two devices of interest on a full-duplex optical link (each HDOT supports up to 24 modules). Next, attach an optical monitoring device to the module. To successfully analyze the full-duplex link, the monitoring device must be equipped with a dual-receive capture card.

Observer HDOT Module

Place a One-Channel 40 Gb Optical nTAP between two devices of interest on a full-duplex optical link. Then attach an optical monitoring device to the nTAP. To successfully analyze the full-duplex link, the monitoring device must be equipped with a dual-receive capture card.

40gb Optical Network Tap

Place a One-Channel Optical nTAP between two devices of interest on a full-duplex optical link. Then attach an optical monitoring device to the nTAP. To successfully analyze the full-duplex link, the monitoring device must be equipped with a dual-receive capture card.

One Channel Optical Network Tap

Use the Two-Channel Optical nTAP to connect up to two full-duplex optical links. Then attach optical monitoring devices to the nTAP. To successfully analyze the full-duplex link, the monitoring devices must be equipped with a dual-receive capture card.

Use the Three-Channel Optical nTAP to connect up to three full-duplex optical links. Then attach optical monitoring devices to the nTAP. To successfully analyze the full-duplex link, the monitoring devices must be equipped with a dual-receive capture card.

Three Channel Optical Network Tap

Place an Optical to Copper nTAP between two devices of interest on a 1Gbps full-duplex optical link. Then attach a 1Gb copper monitoring device to the nTAP. To successfuly analyze the full-duplex output from the TAP, the monitoring device must be equipped with a dual-receive capture card.

Optical to Copper Network Tap

Use the Optical to Aggregator nTAP to connect to a 1Gb fiber full-duplex network. Then connect up to 2 copper monitoring devices to the nTAP. The monitoring devices can be equipped with standard NIC cards because the TAP will aggregate the full-duplex network.

Optical to Copper Aggregator Network Tap

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