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Our intelligent, hybrid TAP and packet broker introduces GRE support

Monitor your multi-site networks from a centralized location

Modular, Hybrid Network Packet Broker - 1G/10G/40G

Network Critical’s SmartNA-XL provides the high speed performance and flexibility needed to provide accurate, real-time visibility to the tools that protect network infrastructure and secure information, keeping you up with the ever-changing threat environment.

SmartNA-XL™ allows our client to seamlessly monitor critical links from 1Gbps to 40Gbps in the same




1G/10G Hybrid Network Packet Broker


The SmartNA-XL chassis offers four 1/10G slots to integrate a wide variety of Passive, Active or Bypass TAP modules that safely connect tools while protecting network reliability and availability. In addition, a rear slot for a 40G module that allows connection to high speed optical networks or tool farms, and stacking of SmartNA-XL units for scalability.

Advanced features such as aggregation, filtering, load balancing and port mapping reduce planning, configuration and tool management time. Information is the lifeblood of modern business. Network Critical’s SmartNA-XL enables organizations to manage the flow of information securely, efficiently and reliably.


Aggregate SPAN/TAP traffic feeds across multiple network links, filtering, optimizing and feeding the combined traffic traffic to connected security and monitoring tools for further analysis


Identify traffic based on signature or patterns across any part of the packet - or corresponding to application sessions - and forward to security appliances, increasing their efficacy and performance.


Distribute traffic among multiple ports based on a variety of options: hashing, bandwidth, cumulative traffic, packet rate, connections, and more.

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