Tunnel initiation and termination are services that can be applied to APCON ports allowing them to be used as tunnel sources or destinations. Tunneling protocols allow for the movement of packets from one network to another, both physical and virtual, on-premises or remote, getting traffic of interest to the tools that need to see it.
Easy tunnel termination
Tunneling works by encapsulating packets, basically wrapping packets inside of other packets. In an encapsulated packet, the header and payload of the first packet goes inside the payload section of the surrounding packet so the original packet essentially becomes the payload.
Terminating encapsulated tunnel traffic enables multiple applications including virtual network monitoring. IntellaTap-VM virtual TAPs use tunnel encapsulation to forward VM traffic of interest to the monitoring network while the IntellaView platform's tunnel termination feature decapsulates the tunnel traffic to ensure tool compatibility.
Network tunelling is an easy way to transport various traffic from once place to another, such as from blind spots or remote sites to the tools that need to see it, regardless of the environment.
Supports GRE, NVGRE, VXLAN, GENEVE and ERSPAN I, II and III protocols
Terminate up to 512 individual tunnels (32 per service point)
Provide up to 200G decapsulation on 16 service points
IntellaTap-VM software for virtual monitoring
Encapsulate GRE tunnel and direct traffic over IPv4 / IPv6 networks
Direct traffic between IntellaView at remote locations and IntellaView at the core data center
Direct traffic to on-premises or cloud-based tools
Decapsulates tunnel traffic to ensure tool compatibility
Schedule a demo today for access to our online demo center to see how easy it is to use IntellaView to set up tunneling between local or remote, physical or virtual sources on a live aggregation switch.
Network tunneling solutions
Provide your IT teams access to any traffic anywhere within your organization, local or remote, physical or virtual. Tunneling is a licensable feature on the following APCON hardware:
Ultra-high performance network visibility
APCON's IntellaView Management Interface for our industry-leading IntellaView platform provides easy-to-configure tunnel initiation and termination. This feature will be available soon on the new 600G IntellaView HyperEngine packet processor as well.
1G / 10G / 40G legacy platform
Tunneling is also available via the WebXR graphical user interface for our IntellaStore II+, IntellaFlex XR multi-function blades and IntellaFlex XR HyperEngine packet processor.