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SmartNA™

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Modular hybrid packet broker solution up to 1G speeds

 

Network Critical’s SmartNA™ Network TAP & Packet Broker system enables clear visibility for tools that monitor network traffic, and secure confidential information with a robust, proven design.​ Scalable from 1 to 2RU.

The powerful 10Gbps chassis backplane allows copied traffic to be shared and filtered between the ethernet TAP's module without any throughput limitations. The SmartNA™ is managed by Network Critical’s web GUI interface which means deployment and change management are simple and accurate. Advanced features such as aggregation, filtering and port mapping are available through the GUI.

Key Features

Benefits

  • Powerful 10/100/1000 modular TAP & Packet Broker; with custom access solutions for any network

  • Basic tapping, aggregation and/or advanced packet header filtering
     

  • Passive fiber optic Gigabit TAP modules
     

  • Secure Command-Line and Graphical User Interfaces for fast, error-free user configuration
     

  • Hot-swap TAP modules for easy re-configuration and expansion to meet evolving network demands

  • Compatible with all major manufacturers’ monitoring tools, including protocol analyzers, probes, and IDS
     

  • Maximise visibility and increase efficiency for connected monitoring and security tools
     

  • Zero point of failure and no latency
     

  • Ease of use traffic mapping
     

  • Flexible provision new tools quickly and easily

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SmartNA™ TAPs connect the monitoring equipment that sends the video traffic to Major League Baseball's replay booth

Complete Network Visibility up to 1G
 

The SmartNA™ Hybrid Network Packet Broker solution combines feature-rich packet broker technology with robust, fail-safe, modular TAP technology to deliver uncompromised access and visibility across the corporate network - large or small.

SmartNA™ Network Packet Broker

10/100/1G Hybrid Visibility Solution

The SmartNA™ chassis offers multiple modular slots to integrate a wide variety of ethernet TAP modules that safely connect tools while protecting network reliability and availability. The full range of hot-swappable TAP modules offer user-definable port options including fail-safe Copper, Bypass, Single-Mode Fiber (SMF), Multi-Mode Fiber (MMF) and SFP which allow businesses to meet their rapidly evolving network monitoring demands. The powerful 10Gbps chassis backplane allows copied traffic to be shared and filtered between the TAP modules without any throughput limitations.

 

SmartNA™ is managed by Network Critical’s web Drag-n-Vu™ Graphical User Interface, making deployment and change management simple and accurate. Advanced features such as aggregation, filtering and port mapping are also made available through the GUI.

SmartNA™ Chassis

Network Critical SmartNA Portable Chassi

SmartNA™ Portable Chassis System, Dual AC Power Supplies

Network Critical SmartNA 1U Modular Pack

SmartNA™ 1U Modular Chassis System, 4 hot-swappable slots & 1 ES, Dual AC Power Supplies

Network Critical SmartNA Modular Network

SmartNA™ 2U Modular Chassis System, 12 hot-swappable slots & 3 ES, Dual AC Power Supplies

SmartNA™ Expansion Modules

Network Critical SmartNA Packet Broker R

SmartNA™ Remote Control Module

Network Critical SmartNA Packet Broker R

SmartNA™ Remote Control Module

SmartNA™ TAP Modules

Network Critical SmartNA Copper RJ-45 Mo

4 Copper RJ-45 Ports

Network Critical SmartNA Fiber TAP SPAN

2 Multi-Mode Fiber Input Ports & 2 SFP Cages (Used in HA and SPAN Applications)

Network Critical SmartNA Fiber TAP / SFP

2 Single-Mode Fiber LC ports w/ Optical Couplers (50/50) & 2 SFP Cages

Network Critical SmartNA Fiber TAP modul

2 Copper RJ-45 & 2 SFP Cages

Network Critical SmartNA Fiber and Coppe

2 Multi-Mode Fiber LC ports w/ Optical Couplers (50/50) & 2 RJ-45 Ports

2 Single-Mode Fiber Input Ports & 2 SFP Cages (Used in HA and SPAN Applications)

2 Multi-Mode Fiber LC ports w/ Optical Couplers (50/50) & 2 SFP Cages

Network Critical SmartNA Fiber / SFP TAP

2 Multi-Mode Fiber Input Ports & 2 RJ-45 Ports (Used in HA and SPAN Applications)

Network Critical SmartNA Fiber / Copper

2 Single-Mode Fiber LC ports w/ Optical Couplers (50/50) & 2 RJ-45 Ports

Network Critical SmartNA Fiber and Coppe

2 Single-Mode Fiber Input Ports & 2 RJ-45 Ports (Used in HA and SPAN Applications)

Network Critical Drag-n-Vu GUI

A single-pane-of-glass network management system at your fingertips

Testimonials

Network Critical TAPs

“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

Network Critical packet brokers

“Continuous monitoring is absolutely critical to maintaining a high quality network and staying in compliance with European data regulations. Network Critical SmartNA-X 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.”

 

Data Management Systems Analyst

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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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