Fields of Fiber

    Network Monitoring - TAP, SPAN or Something Better?

    Posted by Jonathan Reeves on Dec 16, 2015 4:17:09 PM

    If there’s one thing that every IT administrator is looking for these days, it’s clear network visibility, which is imperative for maintaining a stable and secure data environment.

    Two technologies that IT professionals use for network visibility are test access ports (TAPs) and switched port analyzers (SPANs), the latter of which supports a process referred to as port mirroring.

    Here’s how these two technologies work:

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    Topics: OPX, OEO, TAP and SPAN