Network Instruments Launches 40 Gb Multimode Optical nTAP
April 19, 2012
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Network Instruments, a provider of performance monitoring and network test access points (TAPs), has released its new 40 Gb multimode optical nTAP.

The new TAP is designed to passively provide access to all full-duplex 40 Gb multimode traffic for management and security tools.

The optical nTAP gives IT teams permanent visibility without fear of introducing points of failure or impacting the network.

“Many of our larger enterprise customers moving to 40 Gb are concerned about performance visibility gaps that result when migrating to higher network speeds,” said Charles Thompson, director of product strategy for Network Instruments. “The new optical nTAP is optimized and tested for 40 Gb environments, guaranteeing no packets or traffic will be dropped. Because it doesn’t have an IP address or require power to function, the nTAP is one of the most reliable and secure means of ensuring views into datacenter operations.”

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