Network Tunneling

Tunnel Initiation & 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.

Tunneling allows you to route and deliver traffic where it needs to be analyzed or stored.

Easy Tunnel Termination

The right packets to the right places

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.



  • 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

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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.

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Network Tunneling solutions

Get control of all your traffic

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:

An IntellaView 9RU, 5RU, and 3RU chassis each filled with various blades.

Ultra-high performance network visibility


APCON's IntellaView Management Interface for our industry-leading IntellaView platform provides easy-to-configure Tunnel Initiation & Termination. This feature will be available soon on the new 600G IntellaView HyperEngine packet processor as well.

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Tunnel Initiation / Termination blades
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