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Passive Fiber Network TAPs

Passive Fiber Optic TAPs

For High-Performance Monitoring Solutions

 
Passive Fiber Optic TAP

Without introducing latency or a point of failure, Network Critical passive ethernet TAPs provide secure and simple access to the live traffic in your high speed production networks.

 

Installed into key links in your production network our Passive Fiber Network TAPs pass all full-duplex traffic, including errors, to your monitoring network for unbeatable visibility. The one-way design ensures no data can flow back from the monitoring network thus protecting the production network and granting complete invisibility to the tools. 

Key Features

Benefits

  • Total packet capture, performance monitoring, lawful interception and forensic analysis applications
     

  • Solutions that pass all full-duplex traffic, including errors
     

  • Full range of split ratios (50:50, 60:40 and 70:30) & fiber types (SM/MM). 
     

  • Always on; no power required, no point of failure, no impact on network performance

  • Visibility into 100% of your traffic which results in comprehensive network troubleshooting
     

  • Solutions that offer extensive and flexible access solutions
     

  • No initial configuration time or
    on-going maintenance costs

     

  • Transparent to your network and 100% failsafe, ensuring complete security for monitoring tools

Fiber Network TAP
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BP uses our Passive Fiber TAPs to connect tools for monitoring and security in over 10 buildings

No Power. No Management. Just Visibility
 

Passive TAPs provide the ultimate visibility into network activity by accurately duplicating all traffic at 100% bandwidth while remaining invisible to all other network components. Passive TAPs require no management or power, and cause no latency to the live network.

Passive Optical TAPs pass all full-duplex traffic, including errors, to your monitoring network for un-beatable visibility, ensuring a full and complete copy of the traffic for network monitoring and security devices with no impact to the monitored systems.

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Passive Fiber Optical UHD TAPs

Ultra High Density Fiber TAPs for 1G/10G/40G/100G

  • All-optical network path optimised for 1/10G MM or 1/10/40/100G SM (LC TAPs) and 40G/100G (MPO TAPs) fiber links, introduces zero latency

  • Always On; Requires no power, introduces no point of failure

  • Full range of split ratios & fiber types (SM/MM) 

  • US Conec MTP® Elite connectors, premium grade fiber and precision Fused Bioconical Taper (FBT) & Thin Film Filter (TFF) splicing for lowest insertion loss

  • IP/MAC address not required, ensuring 100% security for monitoring tools

  • Modular design and front mounted colour-coded network connectors enables fast installation and plug-n-play configuration changes

  • Efficient rack usage; 1U chassis frame can hold up to 24 TAPs in 8 modules

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Passive Fiber Optical LC TAP

High Density Fiber TAPs for 1G/10G/40G/100G

  • 100% passive operation - completely transparent to the network

  • All-optical network path optimized for 1/10G MM or 1/10/40/100G SM, introduces zero latency

  • Always On; Requires no power, introduces no point of failure

  • Efficient rack usage; 16 fiber TAPs in 1U frame reduces data center real estate

  • Unmanaged device means no initial configuration time or on-going maintenance costs

Fiber Optic LC TAP

Passive Fiber Optical MPO TAP

High Density Fiber TAPs for 40G/100G

  • 100% passive operation is completely transparent to the network

  • All-optical network path optimized for 40G/100G fiber links, introduces zero latency

  • Always On; Requires no power, introduces no point of failure

  • Efficient rack usage; 16 fiber TAPs in 1U frame reduces data center real estate

  • Unmanaged device means no initial configuration time or on-going maintenance costs

Optical Fiber TAP

Passive Fiber Optical BiDi TAP

High Density Fiber TAPs for Cisco 40G/100G Bidirectional

The Cisco 40G/100G BiDi solutions are fast becoming a standard migration path from legacy to next-generation high speed networks. Monitoring the traffic in these links requires a special kind of optical tap that can provide the isolated wavelengths to the monitoring transceivers. Network Critical meets this challenge with our fully passive, low loss bidirectional optical tap device, specially designed to work seamlessly with the Cisco 40G/100G BiDi solutions.

  • All-optical network path designed for 40G/100G BiDi, introduces zero latency

  • Efficient rack usage; 8 fiber TAPs in 1U frame reduces data center real estate

  • Unmanaged device means no initial configuration time or on-going maintenance costs

BiDirectional TAP

SmartNA™ Modular TAP System

10/100/1000 (1GB) Modular Ethernet TAP & Packet Broker Solution

The SmartNA™ is a high-density Hybrid TAP / Packet Broker solution that Provides a low power, small footprint way to gain access to network traffic, combining fail-safe technology and a fully configurable, modular design.

  • 100% passive operation - completely transparent to the network

  • All-optical network path optimized for 1/10G MM or 1/10/40/100G SM, introduces zero latency

  • Always On; Requires no power, introduces no point of failure

  • Efficient rack usage; 16 fiber TAPs in 1U frame reduces data center real estate

  • Unmanaged device means no initial configuration time or on-going maintenance costs

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Testimonials

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BP Network Tools

“In addition to monitoring control systems, we have security tools that understand our traffic patterns and look for anomalies that might signal malware or viruses attempting to embed in our systems. Unauthorized manipulation of our monitoring systems can have serious safety and production consequences. Network Critical TAP’s help us manage security without impacting network traffic.”

 

Director, IT Services

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Vodafone Network Tools

“Continuous monitoring is absolutely critical to maintaining a high-quality network and staying in compliance with European data regulations. Network Critical SmartNA-XL allows us to see and manage traffic without impacting live traffic.”

 

OSS Tools Manager

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Stars Group Network Tools

“We were struggling with bad data sent to our tools disrupting our planning models and causing concerns with our security tools. The Network Critical solution solved both our monitoring and protection concerns without impacting production traffic.”

 

Sr. Manager, Network Planning

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Government Agency Network Tools

“We base our deployment on NIST best practices. Using specialized tools to secure our infrastructure and maintain information privacy, our network remains in line with accepted standards. The Network Critical platform allows us to connect all the right tools while maintaining the highest level of reliability.”

 

Data Management Systems Analyst

Technology Partnerships

Cisco is a global leader in telecommunications, security, network infrastructure and IT applications. As an official Cisco Solution Partner, Network Critical helps provide visibility and access for Cisco security and performance monitoring solutions.

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