Starting with the packet, visibility is key. A network TAP (test access point) is a hardware device that enables access and monitoring of network traffic. It achieves this by copying packets without compromising or impacting the integrity of the network.
The RegenTAP: Dual Breakout is a versatile appliance that contains two TAPs in one. It provides multiple 'breakout' copies of data for various applications. This makes it ideal for direct connect, SFP, QSFPs, and active cable infrastructures.
Regeneration or regenerator TAPs are utilized to provide full duplex packet visibility. This ensures that every bit, byte, and packet is visible to your tools.