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What is network monitoring?

Network monitoring is the use of a system that constantly monitors a network for performance, usage, failing components, and outside threats, and notifies in case of potential issues.

Why network monitoring?

Essential to ensuring the success of your network system, network monitoring can automatically detect and respond to threats and performance issues.

What is being monitored?

  • Increased profits: Avoid losses caused by system failures
  • Security threats

  • Performance issues

  • Network usage (overload)

  • Optimization (I/O bottlenecks)

  • Troubleshooting

  • Regulations compliance (SEC, HIPAA)

Network layer data must first be extracted in order to apply the analysis tools. There are two commonly used methods to extract the network data so it can be analyzed:

SPAN ports (switch port for analysis) (active) g SPAN (or mirroring) was created to replicate packets of a single port (or VLAN) for monitoring. TAP ports (traffic access point) Our TAP modules use passive splitting to transmit inline traffic to an attached monitoring device without data stream interference.

Product Information

Product Information

EDGE™/EDGE8® Tap Modules

EDGE/EDGE8 tap modules enable passive optical tapping of the network while reducing downtime and link loss, and increase rack space utilization and density compared to other optical tap options.

Unlike other passive optical tap solutions that must be added as separate devices in the network link, the EDGE/EDGE8 tap modules integrate the coupler technology for passive optical tapping into a structured cabling component – the module. Monitored ports can be added without disrupting the system’s live traffic, and insertion loss in the link is reduced by the integration of the passive optical tapping into the module.

EDGE/EDGE8 tap modules use an advanced splitter technology for multimode to reduce insertion loss compared to traditional splitter technology.