Always-on Monitoring of Your IT Infrastructure

NETSCOUT TAPs provide network monitoring devices with full access to network traffic. Multiple options are available for various link types and speeds to maximize deployment versatility and are built for placement on any network link to enable comprehensive, always-on monitoring. Because our TAPs are never over-subscribed, they always pass every packet.

NETSCOUT TAPs
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Benefits

Full, Transparent Network Access

Robust network access offers full access to bidirectional network traffic while remaining transparent to the networking infrastructure, eliminating disruption of traffic flows.

Reliable Access

NETSCOUT’s fiber optic TAPs have no moving parts, require no power, and don’t have an IP address.  NETSCOUT’s copper TAPs don’t have an IP address and allow the production network to stay operational even when the TAP’s power fails.

A TAP for Every Network

NETSCOUT offers a large variety of TAPs for every network – from 10M copper to 100G fiber.

Key Features

  • Fiber Optic TAPs

    NETSCOUT fiber optic TAPs come in several MM and SM fiber configurations with various optical split ratios.

  • Copper TAPs

    NETSCOUT copper TAPs support 10Mbps, 100Mbps, and 1Gbps copper (RJ45) networks.

  • External PowerSafe TAPs

    External PowerSafe TAPs provide active-inline bypass functionality.

Fiber Optic TAPs
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NETSCOUT fiber optic TAPs support various fiber configurations including LC and MPO MM fiber, LC and MPO SM fiber, and LC MM BiDi.  Various optical split ratios allow you to choose how much optical budget is used for the monitoring device.  The rack mount allows mix-and-match deployment of up to 24 TAPs in 1RU.

Fiber Optic TAPs

NETSCOUT fiber optic TAPs come in several MM and SM fiber configurations with various optical split ratios.

Copper TAPs
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Available in AC or DC power, with redundant power supplies, and with available battery backup, NETSCOUT’s copper TAPs have the power to match your requirements.  Non-disruptive, automatic failover in case of power loss means the network won’t be affected by power loss at the TAP.

Available in 1-link (3 links per RU) or 8-link (1RU) models, NETSCOUT’s copper TAPs scale from low- to high-density solutions.

Copper TAPs

NETSCOUT copper TAPs support 10Mbps, 100Mbps, and 1Gbps copper (RJ45) networks.

External PowerSafe TAPs
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NETSCOUT’s External PowerSafe TAPs (EPT) provide flexible, low-cost active-inline bypass functionality for the nGenius® 7000 series Packet Flow Switches.

Equipped with up to 4 modules per chassis, each EPT supports up to 8 bypass segments in 1RU to meet all your active-inline requirements.  With modules available from 1G copper to 100G fiber, the EPT provides bypass functionality for any network infrastructure.

Powered and configured by the nGenius 7000 series PFS, the EPT has no IP address or separate power requirements.

External PowerSafe TAPs

External PowerSafe TAPs provide active-inline bypass functionality.