Net Optics offers fiber tap for 40G monitoring

FEBRUARY 23, 2010 -- Net Optics Inc. has announced a new 40G fiber tap for high-performance networks.

FEBRUARY 23, 2010 -- Net Optics Inc. has announced a new 40G fiber tap for high-performance networks.

Net Optics says its 40G monitoring access offering can be deployed across the entire network infrastructure to improve network and application performance, increase IT staff efficiency, and reduce business risk. The new 40G tap is designed to provide customers with investment protection and ensure a smooth transition from 10G to 40G networks.

The all-optical design of the 40G fiber tap is optimized and tested for high-performance fiber networks, says Net Optics. Requiring no power, the fiber taps are designed to maintain permanent passive access ports without introducing a point of failure or disturbing other network connections.

The passive taps deliver full-duplex monitoring with no impact on network traffic around the clock, the company adds. Full-duplex monitoring is a simplified with a custom monitoring cable that sends each side of the signal to a separate NIC on the monitoring device. Without an IP address, monitoring devices are isolated from the network, dramatically reducing their exposure to attacks, asserts Net Optics. However, the monitoring device connected to the tap still sees all full-duplex traffic as if it were in-line, including Layer 1 and Layer 2 errors., the company says.

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