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Tool Ports

Tool ports are where you connect monitoring tools. Tool ports can only transmit and are not capable of receiving traffic.

Example: Connect an intrusion detection system on one tool port, a forensic data recorder on another, and a traditional protocol analyzer on a third. Tool ports are where you send the data arriving from network ports.

Traffic Visibility Networking Capabilities

Any-to-Any
Deploy any tool to any link at anytime without affecting the production network.

Any-to-Many
Multicast traffic to support multiple tools with competing monitoring demands.

Many-to-Any
Aggregate traffic from multiple access points to create a "big pipe" or "end-to-end" view.

Packet Filtering
Customize and map traffic flow to multiple tools and reduce traffic load on all tools.