Shadow TAP (Discontinued)

The Shadow TAP 10/100 is a single-port tap device for viewing traffic on a full-duplex or half-duplex 10/100 UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) Ethernet segment on intrusion detection systems (IDS), protocol analyzers, network monitoring devices, etc.

This product has been discontinued.

This product has been discontinued

The Shadow TAP 10/100 is a single-port TAP device for viewing traffic on a full-duplex or half-duplex 10/100 UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) Ethernet segment on intrusion detection systems (IDS), protocol analyzers, network monitoring devices, etc. Typically, the Shadow TAP 10/100 is deployed on a critical link in a network where direct network monitoring and analysis capabilities are important.

The Shadow TAP 10/100 automatically propagates inline power applied through any attached 10/100 network segment. You can apply power from a switching device or via mid-point insertion. Propagation of inline power is performed in accordance with the IEEE 802.3af industry standard for applying power to data terminal equipment (DTE) via an media-dependent interface (MDI).

The Shadow TAP 10/100 has the following features:

  • Zero network downtime; loss of power to the TAP will not cause a network failure.
  • Power over Ethernet
    • Compatible with switches and other devices that supply Power over Ethernet cables.
    • Compatible with voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones and other devices that require power over Ethernet.
    • LEDs that indicate on which signal pairs the power over Ethernet is activated.
    • Option to support future power over Ethernet deployment if you do not currently have a power over Ethernet network in place.
  • Electro-optical relays as opposed to electro-mechanical relays.
    • Electro-optical relays have faster response times by about a factor of 10.
    • Typical turn-on time of 0.3ms, while electro-mechanical relays are commonly 3 - 4 ms.
    • Electro-optical relays help isolate the TAP Ports from the Network Ports during power failure.
  • Hot-swappable, redundant power supplies provide uninterrupted monitoring.
  • Front panel connectors provide easy access.
  • Power LEDs on the front and back panel provide power status.
  • Passive 10/100 Mbps access allows:
    • Monitoring without interfering with the data stream. The TAP does not add any delay to network traffic.
    • Traffic from all network layers to pass through
    • Full and half-duplex monitoring