A Bypass TAP, also known as a 'bypass switch', ensures the management of the availability and reliability of inline tools such as IPS, WAF, and firewalls at any time. This is achieved without causing network downtime or impacting business availability during maintenance or upgrades. It is a crucial element in IT security strategies.
Garland's innovative EdgeLens is a unique blend of a bypass TAP and a network packet broker. It is specifically designed to provide the power of a bypass TAP to manage the availability of inline tools, facilitate high availability (HA) deployments, and tool chaining. Additionally, it offers network TAP packet visibility for out-of-band monitoring tools like threat detection, storage, and performance monitoring with packet broker functionality such as traffic aggregation, filtering, and load balancing.
Inline Security Packet Brokers like the EdgeLens offer "Inline lifecycle management". This feature allows for sandboxing of new tool deployments, managing updates, installing patches, performing maintenance or troubleshooting, and validating out-of-band, all without impacting the network.