Bypass Switch/TAP is an essential tool for fail-safe, high–availability solutions providing uninterruptable service. It’s a must-have for inline network, security, and monitoring tools when high availability is required. The solution reduces scheduled and unscheduled outages and indirectly increases end-user satisfaction.

Advantages of using Cubro external Bypass Switch:

  • Keeps network traffic flowing when the in-line appliance fails.
  • Allows the in-line appliance to be removed or serviced without impacting network traffic. For example, an IPS can be taken offline for upgrades, maintenance or troubleshooting.
  • The in-line appliance can be moved from one network segment to another without impacting network traffic.
  • Different bypass options to match your specific inline security devices.

The Challenge
Network speeds are growing continuously to support enterprise activities. Enterprises have to protect their assets thus various inline tools are used such as intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and firewalls to mention a few. Often these tools are limited with the bandwidth they can handle or their resilience is not guaranteed. Inline hardware failure or scheduled service of in-line tools leads to network downtime. Network downtime impacts the enterprise operations severely and lowers revenue, efficiency and end user satisfaction.

The Solution
Cubro Bypass Switch is an essential tool for fail-safe, high-availability solutions that perform the task of ensuring uninterrupted service in the event of inline hardware failures. Cubro’s Bypass technology utilizes heartbeat packets generated and detected by the network interfaces to identify an interruption in the link.

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Cubro Network Visibility – Video Bypass Switch Overview

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