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. iBypass features intelligence valuable in managing devices and upgrades remotely, leveraging statistics, and flexible control of SNMP and other capabilities.
Heartbeat and Link Fault Detect
Ixia Net Optics iBypass Switches continuously send configurable heartbeat packets to Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPSs) and other inline devices to identify link anomalies and device failures. If a device stops responding, traffic is diverted until the appliance is brought back online.
10/100/1000 iBypass Switches supports fail-safe monitoring with any 10/100/1000BaseT in-line device when sharing the same power source. While the switch receives power, it diverts network traffic to attached in-line devices. When the switch loses power, in-line traffic continues to flow through the network link, but is no longer routed through the device. This allows the network device to be removed and replaced without network downtime. Once power is restored to the switch, traffic is seamlessly diverted to the in-line device, allowing it to resume critical functions.
Simple Remote Management
Ixia’s browser-based interface allows users to change settings, view status, and retrieve data remotely with simple-to-use controls. All configuration and traffic data are displayed on a single page, and changes easily made with a few clicks of a mouse.