A single TAP in a standalone housing can be used to aggregate transmit and receive
streams to a monitoring tool, convert the interfaces, and regenerate packets to
a second monitoring tool. This same "TAP" can take in two spans and
perform the same functions. Amazing for a device that can cost you less than
$1,000.00 (if you attend a 1/2 webex for a Discount Voucher and when you buy
from OASYS) click on link below.
For larger deployments Network Critical offers a 1U chassis with 4 slots
that can take that same TAP and three more creating a matrix switch with
aggregation and filtering capabilities across the all ports connected. The
chassis is controlled through an ethernet port on a management module that can
also be used as a stacking port or another monitoring/tool port. This makes a
loaded 1U system capable of 17 ports configurable with different interfaces and
to operate as TAPs, Span, Tool, Aggregate, and/or Filtering and regeneration of
desired packet flows. Compare this system to the matrix switch companies that
are trying to get a handle on aggregation and filtering and you will be
pleasantly surprised at the price performance of Smart NA.
The largest current chassis is a 2 U and will support up to 48 ports. All
the above is controlled from either a CLI serial connection or via the imbedded
Web GUI. Extensive security features for access and logging are built-in so you
won't get another charge to manage your network access system.
For 10Gbps Network Critical currently offers a 2 port device that can act as
a breakout TAP or aggregating TAP with filtering. Additionally, there are 2
1Gbps output ports that can be configured to send your tools just what they
need to see. A common application is for MSO's or Carriers to TAP a 10Gpbs link,
aggregate or breakout the 10Gbps to other appliance or tools, and regenerate
just the VoiP packets out to the 1Gbps ports for voice quality monitoring. This
powerful device doesn't stop there but also provides statistical output on a
third 1Gbps port that is also used as the management port. Ideal solution for
To sign up for an informative 1/2 hour session and then recieve a Discount Voucher please go to http://www.oasyscorp.com/networkcritical.html . You’ll also find additional information on the entire Network Critical product line.