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Network Taps and Network Packet Brokers

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Datacom Systems is a leading manufacturer of network visibility solutions. Since the company's founding in 1992, Datacom Systems has built a reputation for quality engineering and unmatched customer service. Datacom Systems equipment covers millions of network segments worldwide and saves its customers millions of dollars in IT expenses each year. The privately held company is headquartered in Syracuse, New York.


It's all about the right connections.

Every business has unique needs when it comes to accessing and managing their network. It takes a unique kind of
company to meet those needs – one that doesn’t just create quality network taps and network packet brokers, but
quality partnerships. One that recognizes that, even in a technology industry, it’s ultimately people that make the
difference. Datacom Systems is a company that won’t just sell you a product, we will connect you with the ri
ght solution.

  • Network Taps
  • SINGLEstream™ Link Aggregation Taps
  • VERSAstream™ Network Packet Brokers
  • DURAstream™ Bypass Switches
  • Accessories

Network Taps

Choosing how to get data from your network and into your monitoring and security tools is just as important as the
tools themselves. Network taps are one of today’s best methods for creating permanent in-line monitoring ports for
your packet analyzers, intrusion detection systems, IDS, data retention compliance devices and other analytic network
tools. To accomplish this, taps are inserted between network devices, where they copy data continuously, 24/7, without
compromising network integrity. Also, taps are available with a variety of features for both copper and fiber networks
and they maintain connectivity, even after power loss to the tap. It’s for these reasons that network architects select
taps over port mirroring alone to improve monitoring and security. And it’s why they are a proven, critical part of the
highest performing networks today. Select Datacom Systems taps as your choice for gaining the visibility you need to
make your network efficient, secure and compliant.


  • Taps make a copy of network traffic to share with analytic or monitoring tools
  • For full line rate visibility, use a non aggregating tap that sends out two separate copies of a network link
  • For full duplex visibility with a single monitoring port, use an aggregation capable tap
  • Fiber taps are non-powered devices, they optically split the light signal, to maintain maximum uptime
  • Fiber tap installation incurs minimal network latency <10ns
  • FTP Series supports both 10G and 1G speeds
  • Taps integrate easily with network packet brokers (for aggregation, filtering or load balancing)

SINGLEstream™ Link Aggregation Taps


  • View entire full-duplex conversations using single-interface monitoring tools
  • Decrease reliance on switch resources for network management visibility.
  • Eliminate SPAN port contention, oversubscription, and configuration errors
  • Deploy tools immediately without impacting your production network
  • Easily share Test Access Points without maintenance windows or approval
  • Single point of deployment and remote management minimizes management expenses and MTTR
  • Keep your monitoring tool plugged in while troubleshooting the same link.

 VERSAstream™ Network Packet Brokers


  • Our Data Access Switches also known as Network Packet Brokers or Matrix Switches allow
    network traffic to be aggregated, copied or directed to specific ports for use by monitoring tools
  • Load Balancing and Packet Filtering for Cost Effective Data Capture and Monitoring Applications
  • Consolidate network monitoring tools, reduce network management expenses and lower tool costs
  • Aggregation/Regeneration - Combine multiple network links or channels into one stream or send
    copies to multiple connected tools to share data sources
  • Single point of deployment and remote management minimizes network management expenses
    and reduces MTTR
  • Deploy tools right away without impacting your production network

DURAstream™ Bypass Switches

Inline systems (such as intrusion Protection) provide critical services and tools for network managers,
but can be a source of unplanned downtime or performance degradation when they fail or become

Datacom’s DURAstream bypass switches provide a reliable, consistent fail-safe method of connecting inline
network tools that can minimize or eliminate these issues without impacting network architecture or design
by diverting network traffic away from failed inline devices.

In addition, DURAstream Bypass Switches allow network administrators to manually remove inline devices
from active service for maintenance and troubleshooting while ensuring connectivity.


Whether you need SFP+ or SFP transceivers, rack mounts or an extra set of power supplies, those accessories
are available for your Datacom devices. Transceivers are available in a variety of types, including Multimode,
Singlemode with 10G or 1G c

For more information about Datacom Systems, please contact us.