What is a network tap?
- a Cisco technology that provides statistics on packets flowing through a router or multilayer switch
- a passive device that forwards all traffic and physical layer errors to an analysis device
- a technology used to provide real-time reporting and long-term analysis of security events
- a feature supported on Cisco switches that enables the switch to copy frames and forward them to an analysis device
Answers Explanation & Hints:
A network tap is used to capture traffic for monitoring the network. The tap is typically a passive splitting device implemented inline on the network and forwards all traffic, including physical layer errors, to an analysis device.