Traffic Visibility TAPs
Gigamon manufactures G-TAP® for all Ethernet speeds and media including 10/100/1000 and now 10 Gigabit Ethernet. G-TAP devices are fault-tolerant to ensure seamless monitoring and zero downtime.
TAPs are used in deployments of network intrusion detection systems, performance monitors, protocol analyzers and other monitoring tools. TAPs are the best option for passing traffic because they are undetectable on the network and will pass all traffic even if the TAP stops working or loses power.
If a physical cable is connected to two endpoints (switch or router) in a network, a network TAP is the best way to receive unobstructed data packets for monitoring purposes. TAPs continuously pass all traffic running between the endpoint devices, but also copy that same traffic to the monitor ports.