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Phantom Virtual Taps (vTaps)

Extend Visibility to Your Virtual Environments
Virtualization brings a host of operational and economic benefits, but migration can bring new challenges for deployment and security. Complete visibility must be extended to virtualized environments to ensure application performance, prevent dangerous blind spots between Virtual Machines (VMs), and keep networks in compliance with industry regulations.

Ixia's Net Optics Phantom Virtualization Taps™ (vTaps) bridge the gap between physical and virtual networks and visibility infrastructures so that you can monitor the virtualized network with your existing set of tools. Residing within hypervisors, these versatile software devices deliver complete visibility into east-west traffic passing between VMs within hypervisors, sending traffic of interest to the tools that are already monitoring your physical network.