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The Benefits of Network Visibility when Troubleshooting


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Networks are a crucial component of modern organisations and play a vital role in communication, collaboration, and the overall functioning of an organisation. However, as networks become larger and more complex, it becomes increasingly difficult to troubleshoot and resolve issues. This is where network visibility comes into play.


Network visibility refers to the ability to view ALL the traffic that is flowing through the network, and is best supplied by Network TAPs. By having a clear understanding of network traffic, network administrators can identify issues, troubleshoot problems, and make informed decisions about network performance. In this blog, we will explore the importance of network visibility in troubleshooting and why it is critical to have a comprehensive solution in place.


  1. Improved troubleshooting: Network TAPs provide the troubleshooting tool with a complete copy of the network traffic which further provides network administrators with real-time insights, making it easier to identify issues and resolve problems. By having a clear understanding of network traffic, administrators can quickly isolate the root cause of an issue and resolve it before it becomes a major problem.

  2. Increased network performance: Network Critical’s TAPs not only facilitate network visibility but also supports aggregation and breakout mode, which allows network administrators to monitor network performance and identify bottlenecks that may be impacting network performance. This information can be used to optimise the network and improve overall network performance.

  3. Better security: Inline Network visibility also helps to improve security by providing real-time insights into network traffic, making it easier to identify and mitigate security threats. Network Critical’s Inline TAPs have failsafe technology and support inline security tools, such as advanced threat protection (ATP), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and web application firewalls (WAF). By having a comprehensive network visibility solution in place, network administrators can detect and respond to security threats quickly and effectively.

  4. Cost savings: By improving network performance and reducing downtime, network visibility solutions can lead to significant cost savings for organisations. By quickly identifying and resolving issues, organisations can minimise downtime and reduce the cost of lost productivity.

Network Critical’s SmartNA™ Portable Network TAP

Network Critical’s SmartNA™ Portable Network TAP is optimal for network troubleshooting as its unique design facilitates it to be configured as a breakout TAP and aggregating TAP. It is easy to install, move and remove which makes them suitable for situations where a permanent TAP installation is not feasible, such as in a mobile or temporary network setup.


Supporting the full range of hot-swappable TAP modules, including fail-safe Copper and Passive Fiber Optic options. The SmartNA™ Portable TAP is a powerful and reliable 1G network TAP that allows businesses to meet their rapid network monitoring demands.


In conclusion, network visibility is a critical component of effective network management and troubleshooting. By providing real-time insights into network traffic, network visibility enables network administrators to quickly identify and resolve issues, improve network performance, and enhance network security. To ensure the success of your network, it is essential to have a comprehensive network visibility solution in place. Contact our expert team for more information Contact Us | Network Critical


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