Why is Modularity important when considering purchasing a network access product? Well, for example, it may not be practical to design a house in a modular fashion, but if it were practical, then you could build your house exactly the way you wanted it for your needs today. And if you only had the need for two bedrooms today, you could design it that way. As your family grew, you could then add more bedroom modules to accommodate the growth of your family or your mother-in-law coming to live with you.
So, when considering equipment to provide Network Access for the tools you need to keep your network safe, secure, and in compliance; it would be wise to consider Network Critical’s SmartNA (Network Access)System.
The SmartNA System will give you the flexibility you need to solve your network access problems today and is so flexible it can be changed to meet your needs of tomorrow.
When it comes to networks, you can guarantee one thing -- the network will GROW.
It always does. Even in the smallest of networks, like the one you have in your home, will grow and change. You will need to add tools and access more links.
So, if you want to stay linked into your diagnostic tools without having to start over every year or two, then a modular network access system is what you need to invest in.
Check out the Network Critical SmartNA Data Access System. You’ll be able to get the modules you need today and be comfortable with the fact that you can add or exchange modules to meet your needs for tomorrow. To learn more about the SmartNA System, visit www.networkcritical.com/Products/Smart-Network-Access
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George Bouchard, Business Development Manager for Network Critical, has been associated with many analysis and monitoring tools and testing modialities for companies in his many years in the networking industry, which included Network General (the original Sniffer), Netcom (now Spirent), NetIQ and ClearSight(now Fluke). “Technology has always amazed me because the technology of my youth was the Monroe Calculator and the IBM Electric Typewriter (before Selectric). I am always in awe on how far the industry has advanced in my lifetime.”
Above in order - Monroe Calculator of the 1940 to 50's, IBM 1960's Electric Typewriter and georges first car a 1951 Crosley. These are the things that us older and VERY seasoned guys remember including saying the Pledge of Allegiance every day at school. George and I have seen see data communication grow from teletype to 10Gig Ethernet, from a time when radio communications belonged only to the Police, Fire and Ham's and when computers filled huge rooms. Technology is GREAT!
Oldcommguy Comment - George Bouchard is one of my Best and Most Trusted Friends. George is Absolutely correct - installing TAP's is a necessity but planning for the future Visibility of your network must be a primary consideration. Your network will grow and become more complex thus keeping Visibility is a real necessity for without Visibility you will not be able to find issues, keep in compliance or fight off and recover from cyber attacks! It is very simple if you cannot see the problem (Visibility) you will never find it, even with the best of tools, therefore you will not be able to fix it!
Network Critical, the creator of the network TAP solution, provides lab-certified, innovative, carrier-grade TAP solutions that allow complete access to network traffic. Network Critical TAPs are used with network intrusion detection systems, network intrusion protection systems, network traffic monitoring and more to provide 100% network visibility with zero packet loss 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The organization’s commitment to uncompromised attention provides customers with an involved, attentive and hands-on experience that will meet their needs of today and exceed their expectations for tomorrow. Network Critical is a global access technology solution provider with operations based in Buffalo, NY USA; Reading, Berkshire UK; and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, call Network Critical at (716) 558-7280 or visit www.networkcritical.com