The Ixia Net Optics family of Bypass™ Switches offer you trouble-free access ports to support your inline network security and monitoring devices. A “Heartbeat” packet ensures that a monitoring appliance is actually passing traffic: If this packet doesn’t return to the Bypass Switch, the switch instantly goes into bypass mode and takes that appliance out of the traffic path.
BypassSwitches provide fail-safe Inline tool protection for your security and monitoring devices. The Bypass Switch utilizes a heartbeat packet to protect the network link from application, link or power failure on the attached monitoring device.
* Bypass Switches provide automated failover protection.
* Available in single segment or eight segment (high density) models.
* Support for 10Mbps to 40Gbps connectivity.
Ixia's Net Optics has intelligent bypass switches that provide protection on the full duplex traffic streams connected to the monitoring tools. The Bypass augments network-monitoring capability through the use of microsecond resolution heartbeat packets, SNMP Traps, field upgradable software, and an easy-to-use Web UI.
The Net Optics iBypass HD is the highest density bypass switch available for in-line network security appliances, such as intrusion prevention systems (IPSs), Web application optimization devices, and firewalls. The first of its kind, it supports two to eight segments, with each segment operating independently to ensure link protection.
Ixia Net Optics Intelligent Bypass (iBypass) Switches provide fail-safe protection against tool failures while allowing inline appliances to continue protecting the network from incoming threats.