Tough Taps

Provide complete traffic visibility to copper and fibre links in industrial tough environments

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  • Passes all network traffic – not reliant on SPAN ports
  • Compatible with standard copper and Fiber taps for comprehensive IT/OT visibility architecture
  • Operates in harsh environments
  • DIN Rail Mountable
  • Consistent form factor for copper and fiber
  • TAA compliant

Tough Visibility for Ruggedized Environments

Keysight’s Industrial Solutions interoperate with our commercial visibility solutions. Together they create a complete portfolio of copper and fiber solutions for out of band (‘OOB’) network monitoring tools for security and performance. Tough Taps and aggregators give you the visibility you need to enable security in your SCADA and industrial environment.

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Copper Tough Tap

Keysight’s Industrial Copper Tough Taps are TAA Compliant, independently certified, and purpose-built to meet your requirements to operate where you need them, in extreme operating temperatures.

The Copper Tough Tap, TPAT2-CU3-T 10/100/1000Mbps is a secure Tap device which can operate as a simple tap, 2:2 packet replication (breakout on aggregation mode) or 2:1 packet replication (aggregation mode).

When operating in aggregation Mode, the Copper Tough Tap sends copies of the aggregated traffic through two monitoring ports, allowing for a primary and secondary tool.

Copper Tough Tap supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) pass through, and have physically air gapped monitor ports for intrusion protection. Copper Tough Taps fail to wire to continuously pass traffic even if the tap loses power.

An optional TAA Compliant Power Rack for Tough Taps is used to power up to 16 copper tough taps with fully redundant power source supply (dual-redundant).

The Industrial power supply rack can support 48V DC or 110-220V AC input power to up to 32 x 5VDC powered devices. TAA Compliant, the 19” rack mount supports both AC and DC din mountable power supply convertors, both available from Keysight.

Flex Tough Tap

Keysight’s Industrial Flex Tough Taps are TAA Compliant, and purpose-built to meet your requirements to operate where you need them, in extreme operating temperatures.

Keysight’s Industrial Flex Taps are optimized for “Run to Fail” fiber networks with both old and new technology often seen in remote substations. Available in two models: 1G OM1 multimode fiber for older networks, and the newest OM5 multimode fiber for everything else. Flex Tough Taps are compatible with monitoring devices from all major manufacturers, including protocol analyzers, probes, intrusion detection systems, and ICS cybersecurity tools, and are protocol agnostic. Flex Tough Taps are TAA Compliant and compact, with each module holding 4 taps in one din mountable housing, and offer 70/30 split ratios.

Flex Tough Taps are deployed at any inline connection on the network; therefore, no additional overhead or management burden is added to the network devices to copy traffic for the monitoring/security infrastructure.

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