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l DATA SHEET l P A C K E T F L O W S W I T C H Product Overview The NETSCOUT ® TAP family provides network monitoring devices with full and reliable access to network traffic. With the versatility of offering multiple options for link types and speeds, NETSCOUT TAPs can be placed on any strategic network link for comprehensive, always-on monitoring of the IT infrastructure. A NETSCOUT TAP provides transparent access to network traffic. The TAP is invisible to devices on both ends of the link causing no disruption to data flows or protocol transactions – down to the lowest link-level control protocols. NETSCOUT TAPs provide monitoring devices with an exact view of all packets on the monitored link, thereby enabling accurate packet analysis and capture. Compared to the use of a network device's traffic mirroring capabilities, a NETSCOUT TAP avoids any potential limitations in the device's architecture that might cause packet header loss/alteration or packet loss under heavy load. Finally, NETSCOUT TAPs provide the most accurate view of application transaction times since there is minimal latency or latency variation added that might be introduced by a network device's mirroring process. This improves the accuracy of performance evaluation and modeling. Conserves Switch and Router Ports NETSCOUT TAPs allow the systems architect to devote network device ports to actual service usage, thereby extending the longevity of network devices at a given location and simplifying capacity planning for future growth. HIGHLIGHTS • Full and Transparent Access to Network Traffic • Conserves Switch/Router Ports • Deployment Versatility with Multiple Densities • 10/100/1000 Copper Support • 1, 10, 25, 40, and 100 Gbps Fiber Support • Supports Service Delivery Management, Performance Management, Security, and Forensics Deployments • Copper TAP Redundant Power Supplies NETSCOUT TAP Family Flexible TAPs Enable Seamless Access to Network Links Copper TAPs | 1-Link, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 8-link, 10/100/1000 Ethernet Fiber Optic Multimode TAPs | HD, 1-Link, 1 Gbps, 1/10/25/40/100 Gbps LC, 40/100 Gbps MPO Fiber Optic Singlemode TAPs | HD, 1-Link, 1/10/25/40/100 Gbps Fiber Optic BiDi TAP | HD, 1-Link, 40/100 Gbps BiDi

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