Network packet brokers and taps comparison

Compare The Products

Including TAPs, Hybrid TAPs and Packet Brokers

Finding the right network tool

 

With many variations of ethernet TAPs and Packet Brokers, including the hybrids, choosing the right tool for your network can be difficult. That's why we've put together this easy-to-use comparison chart, so you can see exactly what you're getting.

Our solutions can meet all of your network monitoring and security systems needs with complete, uncompromising visibility into your network. Upon installing our network tools, you will experience an enhanced performance in your existing network which, in turn, increases your ROI. This helps to keep up with ever-growing network complexity and speed, while gaining the insight needed to better detect and contain breaches, and achieve a rapid recovery.

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SmartNA™

SmartNA-PortPlus™

SmartNA-PortPlus HyperCore™

Featuring the Drag-n-Vu™ Management System

Dimensions


Height in Rack Units


Width


Modular Design

 

 

AC Redundant Power Supply (Hot Swappable)

 

1 to 2RU


1RU


1RU

 

19"

 

19"

 

 

 

 

 

19"

 

-

 


2RU

 

19"

 

-

 


3RU


4RU


5RU


1RU1


1RU1

 

19"

 

-

 

19"

 

-

 

19"

 

19"

 

19"

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC Redundant Power Supply (Hot Swappable)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

 

2021


Hot Swappable
Cooling Fans

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throughput


Maximum Visibility2

 

1700Mbps


480Gbps

 

3.6Tbs

 

3.6Tbs

 

3.6Tbs

 

3.6Tbs

 

3.6Tbs

 

25.6Tbps

 

25.6Tbps

Max Interfaces

Physical Interfaces

 

17

2 x QSFP
20 x SFP+
3

6 x QSFP
48 x SFP28

12 x QSFP
96 x SFP28

18 x QSFP

128 x SFP28

 

24 x QSFP
160 x SFP28

 

30 x QSFP

192 x SFP28

32 x QSFP-DD

2 x SFP+

32 x QSFP-DD

2 x SFP+


Max no. of 1Gb Ports


Max no. of 10Gb Ports


Max no. of 25Gb Ports


Max no. of 40Gb Ports


Max no. of 50Gb Ports


Max no. of 100Gb Ports


Max no. of 200Gb Ports


Max no. of 400Gb Ports

 

17

 

-

 

20

 

20

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

2

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

48

 

96

 

128

 

160

 

192

 

-

 

-

 

48

 

48

 

96

 

48

 

6

 

2

 

128

 

32

 

2

 

160

 

16

 

2

 

192

 

224

 

224

 

-

 

224

 

224

 

2

644

 

644

 

-

 

6

 

-

 

2

 

-

 

2

 

2

 

-

 

2

 

-

 

2245

 

2245

 

644,6

 

644,6

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

644

 

644

 

32

 

32

Port Interface Type


10/100/1000BASE-T Copper Port

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

1Gb SFP Port

 

10Gb SFP+ Port

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

25Gb SFP28 Port

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

40Gb QSFP+ Port

 

100Gb QSFP28 Port

 

200Gb QSFP28 Port

 

400Gb QSFP56-DD Port

 

10/100/1000BASE-T Copper TAP

 

1Gb/10Gb Fiber TAP

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

Integrated TAPs

 

1G Optical

 

1G Bypass Copper

 

1G Bypass Optical

 

10G Bypass Optical8

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Functions and Features

 

10/100/1000BASE-T Copper Physical Bypass Protection

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

1Gb Fiber Active Bypass Protection

 

10Gb Fiber Active Bypass Protection9

 

User Defined Bit-level Filtering

 

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traffic Aggregation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traffic Distribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FCC/CE Certified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drag-n-Vu™ Applications and Features

 

Layer 2-4 Packet Filtering

 

Application Session Filtering

 

Persistent Load Balancing

 

Dynamic Load Balancing

 

Static Load Balancing

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Header Stripping

 

Tunneling/
De-Tunneling

 

Packet Slicing

 

Payload Masking

 

Source Port Labeling

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management

 

RESTful API

 

Role Based User Accounts

 

Multiple Levels of User Account

 

SNMP Traps

 

Event Monitoring and Alarm Generation

 

Link Status Trap

 

Traffic Statistic/Counter in Each Port

 

WebUI (HTML5) for System Access

 

CLI Configuration and Management

 

GUI Configuration and Management

 

SNMP v2c & 3 Support

Authentication & Authorisation TACACS+

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Footnotes

1    All SmartNA-PortPlus HyperCore (SNA-PP HC) products are scalable to 5RU, using 4 SmartNA-PortPlus (SNA-PP) units.
   These throughputs are bi-directional
3    Numbers show maximum physical interface, but these cannot be used all together at once.
   SR4/LR4/KR4 - ports that are using four lanes
5    SR/LR/KR - ports that are using one lane
6    SR2/LR2/KR2 - ports that are using two lanes. When SNA-PP HC functions on two lanes the max number of 100Gb Ports becomes 128.
   Available 2021
8    This is with the 10G V-Line Module
9    Also available in 40G and 100G

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