cTap Series

cTap offers a family of compact, multi-port/multi-speed TAP (Test Access Point) devices for passive monitoring of the network wire-data at full duplex rates of 1 through 100 Gbps. cTAP devices replicate the network traffic in a lossless manner to cVu series packet-brokers for processing and forwarding to the performance/security tools. cTap’s lightweight and cost-effective design makes them the preferred choice for today’s network environments.

   

cTap: Bringing Intelligence to the Wire

cTap enables you to:

  • Mirror the raw network traffic from the wire/fiber with its multi-mode (MM) and single-mode (SM) optical fiber models with optical splitratios of 90/10, 80/20, 70/30, 60/40, and 50/50
  • Manage distributed tapping environment easily with no power, no heat, no IP/MAC address – 100% passively and customize cTAPs to your network needs
  • Mix-and-match modules by media and/or speeds and change the network TAP modes on-the-fly or in the future
  • Support single and multi-mode for long-range and short-range environments for the data centers, service providers and campus backbones
  • Support Cisco Bi-Directional optical technology media and/or speeds to monitor Cisco-centric networks
  • Deploy anywhere with peace-of-mind with its durable, all steel construction for chassis and network modules

Correlated Performance Metrics:

Reliable data when you need it. Improve and simplify your network’s performance with cPacket’s Integrated Monitoring Architecture. Get instant access to critical data across the network anywhere, anytime.

Proactive Network Awareness:

Solve network problems before they happen. Real-time tracking of key performance indicators enables network operators to take preventative measures against network issues such as hotspots, bottlenecks, and behavioral anomalies.

Forensic analysis and real-time visualization:

Visualize and respond to any threat in the network. cPacket’s intelligent monitoring fabric allows network operators to search the header and payload content across L2-L7, in real-time and forensically. Easily customize the filter based on specific traffic profiles, and use any combination of header fields and patterns in the packets’ payload content to gather the information you want.

Correlated Performance Metrics:

Reliable data when you need it. Improve and simplify your network’s performance with cPacket’s Integrated Monitoring Architecture. Get instant access to critical data across the network anywhere, anytime.

Proactive Network Awareness:

Solve network problems before they happen. Real-time tracking of key performance indicators enables network operators to take preventative measures against network issues such as hotspots, bottlenecks, and behavioral anomalies.

Forensic analysis and real-time visualization:

Visualize and respond to any threat in the network. cPacket’s intelligent monitoring fabric allows network operators to search the header and payload content across L2-L7, in real-time and forensically. Easily customize the filter based on specific traffic profiles, and use any combination of header fields and patterns in the packets’ payload content to gather the information you want.

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