Packet Flow Switches And Taps

Packet Flow Switches And Taps

Deliver cost-effective and complete packet visibility while streamlining your monitoring architecture and reducing security risks

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Strategic packet visibility for the connected world

You need unified visibility that allows multiple IT groups to access packet flows without creating disruptions. With NETSCOUT products, there is no off. That’s why you need the ability to make dynamic connections from any TAP point in your network to any tool.

Ready for anything 

As your traffic volume grows, so too should your readiness to respond to issues as they arise. The NETSCOUT nGenius Packet Flow Switch and TAPs family enables multiple IT groups to aggregate, replicate and manage the flows of traffic throughout the network, whether it’s for application performance monitoring, Unified Communications (UC), or security. Traffic management and security enablement capabilities ensure risk-free deployment of inline security and threat detection systems.

Simplify and streamline your monitoring architecture

By combining industry-leading NETSCOUT nGenius Packet Flow Switch, passive TAP, and our highly flexible nGenius PFS management platform, we simplify traffic acquisition and distribution for diverse network traffic operations, including performance management, service delivery management, and security monitoring. Our robust family of TAPs provides InfiniStream appliances powered by Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology, and nGenius packet flow switches with full access to network traffic, while remaining transparent to the networking infrastructure and eliminating disruption to traffic or protocol transactions.

Strategic packet visibility

The packet flow switch architecture enables strategic packet visibility that scales and operates dynamically, enabling pervasive visibility through the use of NETSCOUT InfiniStream, part of the nGeniusONE Service Assurance platform, or security systems, regardless of infrastructure modifications or changes in the source of network traffic. With packet flow switches from NETSCOUT, enterprise service assurance and monitoring tools can be physically anywhere and logically everywhere.

Active Security:

In the ongoing race to stay ahead of advanced persistent threats and and continually improve cybersecurity posture and capabilities, organizations must take a proactive approach. NETSCOUT packet flow switches provide critical visibility to combinations of security solutions, such as inline network protection and passive out-of-band intrusion detection appliances, as well as active payload analysis offerings. PFS systems, in an active-protection deployment, increase reliability and simplify scale out. If any active inline security applications fail, they may be bypassed or traffic can be sent to another system. A unified visibility plane enables you to implement multiple security systems and create a pervasive defense architecture against a broad range of attacks.

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To learn more about how NETSCOUT can help you, speak to one of our experienced subject matter experts to address your unique needs and challenges. We’ve got answers.

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Our TAPs and nGenius Packet Flow Switches include features such as:
  • Dynamic connections from any TAP point in the network to any too

  • Scalable, modular architecture provides seamless growth with investment protection

  • Easy-to-use management platforms foster IT collaboration

Products in this Solution

nGenius 6000 Series Packet Flow Switches
nGenius 6000 Series Packet Flow Switches

When less becomes more. As the number and capacity of your network monitoring systems increases, your need for targeted network traffic access increases as well....

nGenius 5000 Series Packet Flow Switch
nGenius 5000 Series Packet Flow Switches

Software-driven and Cost-effective Performance. The nGenius Packet Flow Switch (PFS) 5000 series models operate at speeds 1Gbps to 100Gbps, providing core packet broker functionality, such...

nGenius 4200 AND 2200 Series Packet Flow Switch
nGenius 4200 and 2200 Series Packet Flow Switches

Simplify operational complexity. The nGenius 4200 and 2200 series packet flow switches provide optimized network traffic to monitoring systems, including the nGeniusONE Service Assurance platform,...

nGenius 3900 Series Packet Flow Switch
nGenius 3900 Series Packet Flow Switches

When less becomes more. As the number of your network monitoring systems increase, your need for targeted network traffic access increases as well. High-scale capacities...

nGenius Packet Flow eXtender Software
nGenius Packet Flow eXtender Software

Packet Flow eXtender (PFX) is a software application enabling expert packet conditioning
for service assurance and cybersecurity monitoring. The solution is built on the NETSCOUT InfiniStreamNG™...

PFS Fabric Manager
nGenius PFS Fabric Manager 4.0

Centralized Orchestration and Management of the Packet Flow Switch Fabric. nGenius PFS Fabric Manager is a central management pane of glass that enables administrators to...

nGenius PFS Management Software
nGenius PFS Management Software

End-to-end connection provisioning and streamlined administration. With more and more fabric ports and logical connections to deal with, you need intuitive, end-to-end connection provisioning, as...


Simplified and reliable monitoring devices. You need robust monitoring devices that offer full access to network traffic while remaining transparent to the networking infrastructure, thus...

Other Packet Broker Products
Other Packet Broker Products

Flexibility and performance for aggregation and inline security. Optimize your service assurance and cybersecurity deployments so that you can spend less time adding, testing and...