The growing need for true visibility for security and management analysis with cost and density concerns!
The growing need for real network visibility through TAPs with the lack of high cost of rack space is an ongoing issue for network and security managers and analysts.
The security needs of full network visibility is alone a compelling must have but coupled with the need for consolidation, cost and density the issue get complex.
The ongoing need for using high value network center space and cost usually cause managers to avoid using rack mounted TAPs and just use a few portable TAPs that require breaking networks when needed. This is NOT the answer for today’s management and security needs.
The solution is a high density rack mount solution for dedicated TAPs that can feed SIEM, deep capture, security and other data analytic tools with 100% of the data on line.
This allows for 100% view of the network and ends the need to break networks to achieve a diagnostic or security view.
This growing importance of TAPs in the high level network monitoring and security field has brought up the need for density concern. Having TAPs instead of over subscribing switches with SPANing and the lack of a real time view of the network for security is a major issue and 1 Gig will be with us for quite a while.