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Ixia Bypass Switches


Bypass Switches


Failsafe devices to ensure uptime and high availability of monitoring and security deployments

 An Inline Lifeline for Growing Networks

Problem: inline tool risk

Networks face a continuously evolving barrage of security threats. Directly deploying inline security tools can create a line of defense, but these tools can also result in single points of failure. Even a potent mix of security and analytics tools can lead to risks as regular rebooting, maintenance, and upgrades increase the chances of costly network outages. While hardware devices such as bypass switches can help, not all switches are created equal.


Solution: On board for inline protection

Ixia Bypass Switches provide fail-safe, inline protection designed to fit a network of any size. These switches safeguard a network with automated failover protection, preventing temporary tool outages from escalating into costly network outages. Ixia Bypass Switches are deployed between network devices and in front of security tools, providing a reliable separation point between the network and security layers. The result: comprehensive support of network and security tools without the risk of network interruptions. Better yet, Ixia Bypass Switches enable multiple security tools to process traffic from a single network link.


Key features

  • Prevent unnecessary network downtime for tool servicing and failures
  • Ensure reliability and minimal device downtime with high MTBFs/MTTRs
  • Supports the deployment of active-standby and active-active network and security architectures for maximum flexibility
  • Avoid modifying traffic by seeing real copies of network packets
  • Highly available feature support and fail-to-wire network port architecture, ensures that traffic is never interrupted by device failure
  • High density options enable switch capacity for up to twelve segments
  • Support network speeds of up to 40Gbps