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