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Tap Reference

Unlike switches and hubs, network taps operate independently of your network hardware. Many models have a number of advantages including performance, filtering, timestamping, manageability, and visibility but they also add expense and typically require rack space and power. For complete discussions of port mirroring vs taps, see the blog articles by Tim O'Neil and Richard Bejtlich.

See also: SwitchReference, HubReference, CaptureSetup.

Tap Hardware Documentation

APCON (no documentation online?)

Arista Networks

cPacket Networks (no documentation online?)

Datacom Systems


Garland Technology

Gigamon (no documentation online?)

Great Scott Gadgets / Michael Ossmann


Net Tool Optimizers (formerly Anue Systems)

Network Taps (formerly Net Optics)

midBit Technologies, LLC - SharkTap

Network Critical

Viavi Solutions (formerly Network Instruments)

VSS Monitoring (no documentation online?)

Profi-TAP series

Cubro Packetmaster

TapReference (last edited 2016-04-19 19:24:36 by GuyHarris)