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Apr 2 2008   6:22PM GMT

Researching Network TAPs – an end to network blindness? (part 2)

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

As expected there are several different manufacturers and models that can handle this task. The reseller I spoke with suggested three different devices from two different manufacturers.

Network Instruments nTAP – This is the particular device that initially captured my interest in this type of solution. More information can be found here

Datacom Systems Singlestream aggregation tap – More information on the 10/100 aggregation tap can be found here. Details on a gigabit tap can be found here.

The prices I received on these devices went from around $1000 to $1500 to $2000. As you can see, there are lots of choices. I have requested a demo model of the $1000 device and will see if it will meet my needs. More to come!

Thanks for your time. Let’s be good network citizens together & practice safe networking!

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  • LSuth
    The link shown above for Datacom Systems is incorrect. That is the link for a Canadian reseller. To go directly to the Datacom Systems Inc. website go to For those specific links the 10/100 aggregation tap Details can be found on a gigabit tap
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  • Troy Tate
    Thanks for your comments on this and the direction to the Datacom Systems website. I thought the reseller's website did a good job of explaining the product for a broader audience.
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