SNA-X Background.png


Modular Hybrid Packet Broker / TAP Solution up to 10G

An Introduction to

Network Critical’s unique SmartNA-X modular TAP and Packet Broker enables clear visibility to tools that monitor network traffic and secure confidential information so vital to the success of the organization.


Modular Visibility up to 10G

The SmartNA-X™ Hybrid Network Packet Broker solution can perform a wide range of traffic access and management functions. With a fully-modular design and high performance, the SmartNA-X™ can be configured to deliver access and visibility into a broad spectrum of monitoring and security operations across enterprise and service provider infrastructures.

US Government Agency

SmartNA-X™ TAPs connect seven tools to a single link providing the foundation for government regulatory compliance 

Intelligent Packet Processing

The SmartNA-X™ chassis offers four 1G/10G modular slots to integrate a wide variety of TAP/Processor 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), SFP and Advanced Packet Processors which allow businesses to meet their rapidly evolving network monitoring demands.


SmartNA-X™'s powerful chassis backplane allows copied traffic to be shared and filtered between the TAP modules without any throughput limitations. SmartNA-X™ is managed by Network Critical’s Drag-N-Vu™ Web Graphical User Interface, making deployment and change management simple and accurate. Advanced features such as aggregation, filtering and load-balancing are also made available through the GUI. 

SmartNA-X™ PacketPro Processor

As the enabler of multiple applications, PacketPro™ can manipulate any packet that is sent from the production network to the monitoring network. Capable of processing traffic from integrated TAPs, Bypass TAPs, SPAN ports, and Packet Brokers, PacketPro™ is a powerful addition to Network Critical’s SmartNA-X™ solution for your network monitoring operations.

  • Powerful and flexible Ethernet packet slicing, header stripping and payload masking module.

  • Key enabler for compliance with regulations such as SOX, HIPAA and PCI-DSS.

  • No physical ports are present on the front panel – traffic flows are internal to the SmartNA-X and traffic maps are created with Drag-n-Vu

  • Configurable as 2x10G, or 4x1G line-rate full duplex parallel processing engines

  • Eliminate the need for additional expensive monitoring tools to decipher protocols.

Powered By

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

Compare The Products

Compare the entire Network TAP, Hybrid TAP and Packet Broker Range



“Continuous monitoring is critical to digitization and automation of our many monitoring systems. Being able to monitor remote sites from a single location keeps our systems up to date without having a large staff running around in trucks.”


Senior Project Manager, Refining Operations


“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

Use cases background.png

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.

Abstract Ceiling


Together, we can find the perfect solution for your network



read about the latest industry news 

Related Pages

Hybrid Visibility Solution
Hybrid Visibility Solution
Hybrid Visibility Solution