Protecting today’s network requires advanced security systems such as Intrusion Prevention (IPS), Data Loss Prevention (DLP) or WAN Acceleration appliances, however the complexity and maintenance of these systems can lower network availability. The IntellaFlex Optical Bypass TAP maintains high network availability by providing optical bypass when inline systems crash, degrade in performance, require security updates or need maintenance.
Optical Bypass TAP function overview
The five network bypass TAPs can connect up to seven inline appliances including load balancing and support for appliance redundancy. For example, a network could load balance traffic across multiple IPS security appliances, and if one system is down, the Optical Bypass TAP will automatically redistribute traffic across the remaining systems providing IPS appliance redundancy.
Optical Bypass TAP on the network