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The IntellaView Optical Bypass TAP


Optical Bypass Tap


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Product information

APCON provides the most advanced external bypass switch technologies and products so you can continue to use your 10G and 40G tools with 100G network traffic and reduce security risks and performance issues if an inline appliance is offline for troubleshooting, updates, or sandboxing.

The IntellaView Bypass TAP blade is a fail-safe solution that bypasses traffic around security tools so networks remain operational and available.

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The IntellaView Optical Bypass TAP

Product features and specifications


  • Automatically bypass security tools with six fail-safe optical bypass TAPs

  • Achieve complete network visibility with product compatibility

  • Support tool redundancy and failover with filters that send traffic to relevant tools

  • Extend the life span of 10G tools and older lower-rate appliances with multiple failover functionality

  • Future-proof networks for 100G high-speeds

  • Detect inline appliance failure in milliseconds

  • Load balance to inline tools or mirror ports on the bypass tap blade or to ports on other blades in the chassis

  • Propagate a link fault received on one network port to the downstream network device connected to the partner network port

  • LED indicators for blade power, status, port link/activity, trigger status, and mode


Network Links
Six optical bypass TAPs
Network Ports

Six pairs of 40G or 100G ports
Fixed Multimode (MPO or LC) or Single mode (LC) connectors (model specific)

Appliance Ports
Six pairs of 40G/100G QSFP28 ports | 24 pairs of 10G/25G ports in breakout mode
17.24" W × 17.46" D × 1.63" H (43.78 W × 44.32 D × 4.11 H cm)
17 lbs (7.7 kg) with no transceivers installed
350 Watts with no transceivers installed
Thermal load
1,194.2 BTU/hr with no transceivers installed
Operational temp.
32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)
Storage temp.
–40°F to 158°F (–40°C to 70°C)
Relative humidity
Operating: 10-85% non-condensing; Storage: 0-95% non-condensing

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IntellaView Optical Bypass TAP

Eliminate downtime

Traffic stops, the network breaks down, security is compromised, and your business suffers — or worse. Keep security devices or monitoring tools from becoming a single point of failure. Turn to an external network bypass TAP to override the tool, keep traffic flowing, and eliminate network downtime.

Distribute traffic with Load Balancing group

Reduce worries and costs that come with 10G and 25G tools as you increase to 100G traffic.

  • Provide security tool redundancy and automatically redistribute traffic to other appliances in the same load balance group (LBG).
  • Connect to lower bit-rate tools with Rate Conversion using LBG.

Maintain high network availability

Bypass network traffic around the tool. Provide inline behavior for six network TAPs and protect the network from interrupted traffic flow when performing security tool maintenance or a malfunction occurs.

  • Protect your network from tool disruption and remove a single point of failure.
  • Extend the life span of 10G tools with multiple failover functionality.
  • Utilize new many-to-X TAP connections.

Detect tool failover in milliseconds

Monitor the health of your tools and automatically detect and bypass a tool to quickly resolve problems.

  • Don’t miss a beat with heartbeat and link stat monitoring functionality.
  • Quickly switch to a failover mode if a tool failure occurs – and failback with speed when the tool comes back online.
  • Gain a broader range of power and latitude to detect issues and take corrective action – rerouting traffic if necessary.

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