The Ixia line of copper taps provides complete traffic visibility and access to any network connection. A copper tap can be deployed onto any inline network link, delivering permanent monitoring access ports. The copper tap provides an out-of-band monitoring or security tool, with all traffic as if it were sitting inline. All copper taps are designed to work with both high- and lowuse links. The taps send copies of traffic, including Layer 1 and Layer 2 errors, from each side of the full-duplex network link to its respective monitor ports. The copper taps have no IP address, isolating them from the network, and eliminating exposure to external attacks.
Using an Ixia Net Optics Gig Zero Delay Tap guarantees zero packet loss on the network link in the event that the tap loses power. The Zero Delay Taps use two solutions to ensure that power glitches and failures do not result in link loss, dropped packets, or interruptive renegotiation sequences. The battery will provide protection for hours; during normal oper