business-critical links need very low Mean Time To Repair.
Having pre-installed taps in these links, IT engineers will
be able to rapidly troubleshoot occasional anomalies and
Core or Backbone Links with
high bandwidth utilization again should be pre-tapped to
allow probes and monitors to be installed, moved and removed
without breaking the links.
Monitoring , the link supporting the firewall offers a
perfect place for a tap to provide a dependable and complete
data stream to the Intrusion Detection System. These systems
depend on complete data streams to recognize intruder
Voice over IP
quality measurement demands accurate jitter and drop rate
measurements. Taps allow this, but mirror ports change the
jitter value and artificially inflate the drop rate