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Infrastructure TAP's and the need for a comprehensive network visibility system! (by Gabriel Guriencu)

Infrastructure TAP's and the need for a comprehensive visibility system

In order to achieve a 100% guaranteed view of all network traffic and fulfil today’s access and visibility requirements, the network infrastructure must incorporate network TAPs (Test Access Points).  Network Visibility solutions are only as good as the data that they receive; Network TAPs represent the foundation of an effective and reliable visibility infrastructure.  The question that follows is, naturally, what exactly is a Network TAP and what does it offer that makes it a more effective data source than alternatives such as Port Mirroring and SPAN (Cisco’s Switched Port Analyzer)?

Tim O’Neill, the technology consultant and Chief Contributing Editor of lovemytool.com has published an in-depth article comparing and contrasting the differences between a SPAN port and a Network TAP; the article can be found here: https://www.lovemytool.com/blog/2007/08/span-ports-or-t.html. In this article, Tim provides compelling reasons to use Network TAPs for meeting today’s network visibility requirements.  I will briefly point out below some of the key advantages a Network TAP has over a Port Mirroring or SPAN technology (I will use the term SPAN to generically describe these technologies for the rest of the paper) without reiterating everything the article states, and I highly encourage you to read it.

What is a Network TAP?

 If you cannot see your Network data, than how will you know if you have a problem or breach?

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SharkFest US ’18 - The 20th anniversary of Wireshark! A recap by the ProfiTAP Team!  (by Rick Van Werven)

SharkFest US ’18 recap from the eyes of a Very Happy Sponsor!  

Another SharkFest has ended and, long story short, it was a great success!

The 11th annual SharkFest 2018 Wireshark Developer and User Conference took place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, between June 25 - 28.

This year it also celebrated 20 years of Wireshark, the most popular open source packet analyzer that is used world wide by millions (probably Billions) of network, performance and security analysts and data technologists.

 Congratulations Gerald Combs,  the Wireshark Developers and Wireshark World Team!

Gerald Combs - Founder of Wireshark with long time Sharkfest instructor and

WWW.Lovemytool.com author Chris Greer

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Happy Birthday Wireshark from the Profitap team -

SharkfestÁngel Luis Flórez Parra (left) and Geoffrey Kempenich (Right) of ProfiTAP with Wired "shark"

 SharkFest is a great event for Profitap and other vendors to attend as a sponsor, because of the unique chance to get feedback from the Top Technologists, Wireshark developers and Real World users.

This year ProfiTAP focused on solutions that when combined with Wireshark can forge Packet Analysis Heroes.  Network Heroes Favorite Capture Tool Solution at SharkFest’18 US

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LMTV LIVE | How to Improve Network Troubleshooting (with Keith Bromley and Bill Coon)

With Paul Offord of Advance7 hosting, Keith Bromley from Keysight Technologies (formerly Ixia) and Bill Coon from Riverbed will be talking about how to use network visibility to improve troubleshooting.

According to an Enterprise Management Associates report (Network Management Megatrends 2016), IT teams already spend around 36% of their daily efforts on reactive troubleshooting efforts. In addition, pressure can increase exponentially on IT personnel as problem resolution time increases, since it directly correlates to network and application slowness and downtime. There is a new LMTV event happening on February 21, 2018. Keith Bromley from Keysight Technologies (formerly Ixia) and Bill Coon from Riverbed will be talking about how to use network visibility to improve troubleshooting. According to an Enterprise Management Associates report (Network Management Megatrends 2016), IT teams already spend around 36% of their daily efforts on reactive troubleshooting efforts. In addition, pressure can increase exponentially on IT personnel as problem resolution time increases, since it directly correlates to network and application slowness and downtime. 

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[Analysis] Full Duplex Capture in SCADA and Industrial Control Networks (by Thomas Tannhäuser and Alexander Pirogov)

Why SPAN Ports Should Not be Used in Security Solutions

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The convergence of IT and OT (Operational  Networks) in the context of Industry 4.0 has led to a crowded market of security solutions targeting the shop floor on different levels. While the security of the legacy IT systems was part of the initial planning of those systems, the industry now faces the challenge to integrate security solutions in legacy OT systems.

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LMTV LIVE | How to Create Scalable Visibility in your Data Center (with Chris Bihary of Garland Technology)



YouTube LIVE event start time: Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 9:30 AM PST


Garland170x200How do you scale your network infrastructure to support multiple monitoring tools - while ensuring 100% packet capture?

This is the problem we have been hearing in the last few years. Data centers (D1 & D2) and enterprise networks have many challenges and two of the big ones are providing the IT department anytime access to full-duplex traffic, while guaranteeing full packet capture. Now layer on top of that a stack of 1G legacy monitoring tools in addition to the migration to 10G/40G and 100G speeds.

Join us for to learn about the latest visibility solution from Garland Technology’s as they introduce and demonstrate their Passive Fiber Modular Chassis System, a flexible, scalable and affordable high density solution for managing up to 24 links in a 1U box at network speeds of 1G/10G/40G/100G.


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