G-TAP M Series

High-Density Passive Fiber Optical Network TAPs

The G-TAP® M Series is a modular family of high-density, passive fiber-optical network TAPs. They require no power source, no software and no special patch cords. By splitting the light optically, full duplex fiber optic links can be monitored without impacting network traffic. The G-TAP M Series has solutions for 1Gb, 10Gb, 40Gb and 100Gb networks, including 40Gb BiDi and 4x10Gb breakout.
 

Understanding Network TAPs

A network TAP (test access point) is a monitoring device that mirrors the traffic that is passing between network nodes. A TAP is a hardware device inserted at a specific point in the network to monitor specific data. As an essential part of the Gigamon Visibility and Analytics Fabric™, network TAPs acquire traffic to provide the visibility required to secure, monitor and manage your enterprise network infrastructure continuously and efficiently.

How Taps Work

A TAP monitors one network connection and generally comes with at least three ports: A port, B port and a monitor port. TAPs allow network traffic to flow through the device’s A and B ports uninterrupted, while simultaneously copying the same data to the monitor port. The monitor port can feed VoIP recording devices, network intrusion detection and prevention systems, network analytics, protocol analyzers, packet sniffers and traffic aggregation systems.

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G-TAP M Series

The G-TAP M Series is a family of high-density, passive fiber optical TAPs, which require no power source to operate.

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Network TAPs

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