Network TAPs 101 – The Networking User Guide

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A new white paper explores two different network connectivity options: SPAN ports vs. network traffic access points. Download the new report from Garland Technology to better understand the ins and outs of Network TAPs.


Providing unfettered access to all of the bits, bytes and packets flowing through a network is a critical piece of network design. Without it, security appliances, monitoring devices and analytical solutions cannot function optimally – a critical issue in a world where downtime or a security breach could cost millions. Network Test Access Points or Traffic Access Points (Network TAPs) were engineered in the 1970s to address this challenge.

Read this white paper from Garland Technology to learn:

– Connectivity best practices and understanding Network TAPs and modes

– Environmental considerations: passive or active

– How to engineer End-to-End visibility