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Gigamon® Announces Intelligent Network TAP for ‘Always On’ Data Access

SAN FRANCISCO Feb. 15, 2011 RSA Conference, Booth #539 – ®

G-TAP-ATX is an enhanced full-duplex copper TAP that provides multiple primary forms of power to the TAP including AC, DC, Power over Ethernet (PoE) and battery backup. G-TAP-ATX is the first and only full-duplex TAP to provide PoE as a primary source of power. This allows for previously unavailable configurations, such as continuous operation via a PoE connection to a switch racked with a dedicated uninterruptable power supply. In addition, the unique design of the advanced TAP uses a trickle charge to continuously charge a backup battery.  If the primary (and secondary) power supplies are lost, the battery will continue operation of the TAP for up to an additional five hours.

Patrick Leong

The G-TAP-ATX also provides added intelligence that monitors the state of connected links and power status of the four forms of power.  In the event that primary power is lost, SNMP traps alert users that the TAP is now utilizing the backup battery. The SNMP traps are also triggered if battery levels ever drop to a low level to ensure rapid renewal of the primary power source, helping to eliminate any network downtime.

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