• Ixia Net Optics Multi-Segment Copper Bypass Switch

Ixia Net Optics Multi-Segment Copper Bypass Switch

Insert or remove any in-line appliance without downtime

The Multi-Segment Bypass Switch provides a 1U, high density, access solution for in-line network security appliances. Each of the four stations operates independently to ensure link protection monitoring of one to four critical network links at any one time. Individual IPS appliances can be connected, maintained or removed without affecting the operation of the remaining stations.

Fail-open Link Fault Protection

For added reliability, each of the stations feature active fail-open network link technology. In the event of power loss to the Bypass Switch, traffic continues to flow through the network links, but is no longer routed to the monitoring tools. Additionally, redundant power supplies are a standard feature.Each of the Bypass Switches also supports fail-open protection via the Heartbeat packet, in the event power to the monitoring tool fails

Uninterrupted Data Transfers

Use of a Bypass Switch ensures that important data on critical links does not fail due to in-line devices. This allows attached monitoring tools to be removed and replaced without network downtime. This alleviates issues with traffic congestion affecting performance and link behavior caused by an IPS. Once an IPS behaves as expected, network traffic is seamlessly diverted to the in-line device again, allowing it to resume its critical functions.

High Performance, Low Latency

The Net Optics throughput and real-time data forwarding hardware helps monitoring tools ensure data protection and does not cause interruption to critical applications like VoIP communications. A Bypass Switch and in-line monitoring tool create a comprehensive solution for improved Infrastructure Prevention and network health.

Ixia Net Optics Multi-Segment Copper Bypass Switch

Insert or remove any in-line appliance without downtime

Ixia Net Optics Multi-Segment Copper Bypass Switch

Insert or remove any in-line appliance without downtime