SOURCE: Net Optics

September 10, 2012 08:00 ET

Net Optics Flex Tap™ Is First in Industry to Break the 100G Boundary

Market's Highest-Density Tap Enables Unprecedented High Performance, Flexibility and Scalability

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - Net Optics, Inc., the leading provider of Intelligent Network Access and Monitoring Architecture, today announces the availability of its boundary-breaking Flex Tap -- the first on the market to pass the 100G milestone. The slender Flex Tap's advanced features, along with ultra-high performance in a compact format, open up new horizons of productivity and cost-effectiveness.

With space at a premium in the data center, the compact Flex Tap's ability to fit up to 24 taps in a 1U panel, along with support for 1G, 10G, 40G and 100G implementations represents a leap forward in value and cost-savings.

"In developing Flex Tap, we were aiming at more than the 100G boundary," said Daniel Aharon, Senior Director of Product Management. "We wanted to bring customers a Tap solution with a spectrum of truly innovative benefits -- high scalability, the versatility to mix-and-match speeds and connectors within a deployment, the highest visibility and compatibility, simplified upgrade and rack mount ability, along with other cost and space saving advantages."

As a critical security resource, Flex Tap is easily removable and 100 percent passive. Placed on network links, it requires no power and maintains permanent access ports without introducing a point of failure or disrupting other network connections. The Tap delivers full-duplex monitoring around the clock with zero impact on network traffic. Lack of an IP address and isolation from the network reduce Flex Tap's exposure to attacks. The monitoring device connected to it maintains total visibility -- seeing all full duplex traffic as if it were in-line, including Layer 1 and Layer 2 errors.

Flex Tap's all-optical design is optimized for high-performance fiber networks, using the newest of fiber optic standards. Net Optics' innovation of Flex Tap introduces a new standard of Tapping security, performance and value to meet customers' escalating needs as network challenges proliferate.

Net Optics entered the market sixteen years ago as a Tap pioneer. Since then, the company has expanded its solutions to encompass a comprehensive network access architecture, while maintaining its pre-eminence in the Tap marketplace. 

About Net Optics, Inc.
Net Optics is the leading provider of Intelligent Access and Monitoring Architecture solutions that deliver real-time IT visibility, monitoring and control for more than 16 years. As a result, businesses achieve peak performance in network analytics and security. More than 7,500 enterprises, service providers and government organizations -- including 85 percent of the Fortune 100 -- trust Net Optics' comprehensive smart access hardware and software solutions to plan, scale and future-proof their networks through an easy-to-use interface. Net Optics maintains a global presence through leading OEM partner and reseller networks.

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