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Ethernet TAPs


Which type of attack uses a network of infected devices to flood a particular server with traffic?


A DDoS Attack

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Network TAPs are the base layer of Smart Network Access and are able to monitor events on a local network. This means complete network visibility is maintained across all network security and monitoring platforms.

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Network Packet Brokers manipulate, combine, separate, integrate and process the inputs from many sources to different locations in order to deliver the right data to the right tool for optimized network security and performance.

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Bypass TAPs inject heartbeats that indicate a linked appliance’s functionality. The bypass technology also detects the status of a failed appliance, so when it goes back online the TAP allows the traffic to pass through the appliance.

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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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The 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.”


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Riverbed is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for the hybrid enterprise to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance.

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Cisco Solution Partner

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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Palo Alto's pioneering Security Operating Platform emboldens their digital transformation with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics. By delivering a true platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of change-makers like us, we provide highly effective and innovative cybersecurity across clouds, networks, and mobile devices.

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Arista Networks is at the forefront of the next-generation of networking technologies. By combining industry standard switch hardware with intelligent SDN control software, the company is delivering next-generation data center networking fabrics for the world’s most advanced data centers looking to achieve unmatched degrees of network automation.

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