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Access Vital Network Data Using Taps (and Why They're Better than SPAN)

Gain Network Visibility and Traffic Access with Network Taps
The Ixia Net Optics family of taps provides 100% visibility into your network. Wherever monitoring capabilities are needed (and they're needed everywhere), simply connect the device to a tap to avoid taking down entire links or interrupting traffic. Taps pass all network traffic—including Layers 1 and 2 errors—without introducing bottlenecks or points of failure. Net Optics solutions support copper, and multimode and single mode fiber at speeds up to 100Gbps. Fast and reliable, taps prove more effective than SPAN ports that may add delay and consume valuable resources while failing to scale or pass all valuable traffic to monitoring tools.