NextGig Systems, Inc. - Network Connectivity & Test Solutions

Gigamon Fault Tolerant TAPs

Built-in GigaTAPs eliminate the need for extra cabling, rack space and cost associated with external TAPs. Gigamon makes tapping effectively free.

Gigamon manufactures GigaTAPs for all ethernet speeds and media including 10/100/1000 and now 10 Gigabit Ethernet with the 10GigaTAP.

GigaTAP modules are fault-tolerant to ensure seamless monitoring and zero downtime.

•For copper, relays closes, maintaining the network link if power fails.

•For Fiber, passive optical splitters maintain the link if power fails.

•Link failure propagation supported.

•Does not affect network performance

•Invisible to the network for maximum security

•Industry-tested and proven to be the highest quality network TAPs available today


Connect any tool(s) to any link at anytime without affecting the production network

Improved monitoring efficiency, effectiveness and network uptime


Replicate traffic to support multiple tools with competing monitoring demands

Share SPAN ports and taps, customizing access for all tools all the time


Aggregate traffic from multiple access points including Ether-channel to create a "big pipe" or "end-to-end" view

Save money by consolidating expensive tools and reducing management time

Packet Filtering

Customize and map traffic flow to multiple tools and reduce traffic load on all tools

Optimize tool utilization and share loads across multiple tools




The figure below illustrates the concept of data flows between network and tool ports. Data arrives from different sources at the network ports on the left and is forwarded to different tools connected to tool ports on the right. Traffic arriving at a single network port can be sent to multiple destination tool ports. Filters can be applied to network and tool ports. Filters applied to network ports are pre-filters and filters applied to the tool ports are post-filters.

gigavue filtering

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