VSS Taps Ethernet

VSS monitoring expands distributed portfolio with new passive tap

November 19, 2007

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BURLINGAME, Calif. -- Leading network tap and traffic collection tool manufacturer, VSS Monitoring Inc, has released a passive,vSecure(TM) Distributed Tap for 10/100Mbps networks that provides total protection from network downtime in the event of power loss.

The new Distributed Tap is an inline-only device that combines high-port density (up to 6 full-duplex networks) with completely passive Ethernet components. The internalvSecure(TM) design is built to accommodate network throughput without disruption. Changes in power status / loss to the Tap will have no effect-not even in milliseconds-on network uptime.

Each of the Tap's four monitoring ports is independent and features complete I/O configurability, which is manageable through VSS' secure remote interface. Two monitoring ports are 10/100/1000 UTP, and two are gigabit SFP which can be swapped between copper and fiber modules as required by end users. The high-bandwidth of the monitoring ports adds aggregation flexibility, and the independence of the monitoring ports allows for up to 4Gbps of total output.

The new Distributed Tap for 10/100 networks is designed to complement an already available portfolio of gigabit Distributed Taps. Distributed Taps are secure traffic collection devices offering continuous access that can be centralized. Features such as high port-density, bandwidth and stacking capability drive copied traffic to a central location and remote management options put it all within easy access.

Speaking on the new release, CEO Terence M. Breslin stated that "Distributed Taps solve the fundamental problems of monitoring distributed networks-too few access ports, delayed response times, and high costs. Using Distributed Taps and Span Tools to centralize monitoring servers in a single location, security and network professionals can increase visibility and access, and reduce the number of analyzers required, thereby significantly lowering costs."

VSS Monitoring Inc.

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