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
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!