Ultra-Flexible Hybrid TAP System for End-to-End Network Access and Visibility

Sept. 3, 2019
The SmartNA-XL from Network Critical combines critical TAP and packet broker capabilities with modularity, enabling organizations to better manage and secure the flow of network data.

The unit offers both comprehensive tapping capabilities and built-in packet broker features. The third generation of the company’s SmartNA series, it features a fully modular chassis that can be customized with a choice of more than 20 different swappable TAP modules, ranging in performance from 1, 10 and 40G. This provides the high-speed performance and flexibility needed to manage tools that monitor and protect network infrastructure, secure information and keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. The system comes equipped with four 1/10G module slots, and one 1/10/40G module slot for connection to high speed optical networks, tool farms, or for stacking units. Available modules include standard out-of-band failsafe TAPs, passive optical TAPs, active bypass TAPs, and advanced packet processor modules. This wide range of options allows users to meet their individual requirements for network access in high availability, hot standby and in-line scenarios. The dual 40G QSFP ports also allow bridging of low to high speed network interfaces and tools.

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