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Keysight’s Industrial 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 Tough Taps provide reliable continuous visibility of 100% of network traffic to support performance and security with no network performance degradation or disruption.
- 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
Choose the Tough Tap That's Right for Your Industrial OT Environment
Tough Taps Features
Fiber Tough Taps for ICS/OT
Keysight’s Tough Taps give you the visibility you need to enable security in your ICS environment.
Keysight’s Industrial Tough Taps are optimized for “Run to Fail” fiber networks with both old and new fiber modes often seen in remote substations.
Available in two models:
- 1G OM1 multimode fiber for older networks, and
- 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. Flex Tough Taps are deployed at any inline connection on the network, have no IP address, don’t drop packets, and add no additional overhead or management burden to network devices like SPAN ports do.
Copper Tough Taps for ICS/OT
Keysight’s industrial visibility solutions interoperate with our enterprise 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 give you the visibility you need to enable security in your ICS environment.
Keysight’s Industrial Copper Tough Taps are TAA Compliant, independently certified, and purpose-built to meet requirements to operate where you need them, in extreme operating temperatures.
The 10/100/1000Mbps Copper Tough Tap is a secure tap device that can operate in three modes: (1) simple tap, (2) 2:2 packet replication (breakout on aggregation mode) or (3) 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.
Why Your ICS/OT SCADA Architecture Needs Visibility
There was a time when keeping your ICS environment physically off the enterprise network was a major component of the ICS cybersecurity strategy.
And for years, it worked.
But in a world where just about everything is connected to the internet, that time has passed. Because hackers have already proven that the physical air gap can neither prevent malware intrusion nor identify malware once it gets inside your network.
A strong cybersecurity strategy for ICS must now include the ability to see what network traffic is flowing inside your entire network; both the IT enterprise network and the OT operational technology network. And we call that, Network Visibility. Why?
Because you can’t protect what you can’t see. Read Network Monitoring for Tough Spots
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