Offers application and network visibility
RedDot Networks, a provider of 10Gb/s network and data centre monitoring infrastructure, has rolled out eTAP 20G enhanced Traffic Access Point that features pinpoint packet inspection and provides organisations with application and network visibility to enhance security, application performance and troubleshooting tools.
According to RedDot, enclosed in a 19-inch rack-mountable 1U chassis, the eTAP 20G offers enhanced filtering, replication and time-stamping capabilities. It uses content-based filters to identify specific application or network traffic located anywhere in the packet. It surpasses existing data access offerings that are limited to filtering L2-L4 fixed-offsets fields up to 128 bytes.
In addition, configured with two 10Gb/s and two 1Gb/s monitoring ports, the eTAP 20G ensures that 10Gb/s or 1Gb/s monitoring tools can be deployed without disrupting 10Gb/s networks or the applications running over them.
RedDot said that the eTAP 20G’s remote capture tunnels select traffic to a remote monitoring tool over an internet connection if no local monitoring tool is available or engineer is on site. It also captures selective traffic locally in a standard PCAP format, which can be downloaded and analysed by Wireshark or other tools.
The eTAP 20G is technology from cPacket Networks, which enables real-time analysis of packet headers and payload content at 100% wire speed.
George Salemie, president of RedDot Networks, said: The eTAP 20G with pinpoint packet inspection functions as an application and network X-ray, providing 100% visibility into 10Gb/s application and network traffic. As such, organisations are pre-instrumenting 10Gb/s networks and data centres with the eTAP 20G to provide access to monitoring tools (instruments) without disrupting application or network traffic.