IS 413 Question 1

What is a Span port?

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10 responses to “IS 413 Question 1

  • Nolan Oribello

    SPAN – Switched Port Analyzer; a port designated on an enterprise-class switch for special duty. Also referred to as “port mirroring” or “port monitoring.” (Bejtlich, 56)

  • Ryan Brown

    SPAN = Switched Port Analyzer

    Synonymous terms: “Port Mirroring”, “Port Monitoring”

    It is usually a dedicated port on an enterprise switch for monitoring specific traffic.

  • Corey Maurer

    A SPAN (Switched Port ANalyzer), is a port designated on an enterprise-class switch for special duty. It is commonly referred to as port mirroring or port monitoring.

  • Robert Wooldridge

    SPAN stands for “Switched Port ANalyzer” and is also refered to as “port monitoring” and “port mirroring.”
    A SPAN port is a port designed on an enterprise-class switch for special duty. ( TAO Book)

  • Noel Taylor

    SPAN stands for “Switched Port Analyzer” and is also referred to as “port mirroring” and “port monitoring”. A SPAN port is a port designated on an enterprise-class switch for special duty. An enterprise-class switch is one built to be managed remotely, such as those built by Cisco and similar vendors.

  • Mylo Collier

    A SPAN port is a port designated on an enterprise class switch for special duty.

  • catherine childs

    Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)

    SPAN is feature that is sometimes called port mirroring or port monitoring, which selects network traffic for analysis by a network analyzer. The network analyzer can be a Cisco SwitchProbe device or other Remote Monitoring (RMON) probe.

  • Samphuppuora Ath

    SPAN port or port mirroring is used on a network switch to send a copy of network packet seen on one switch port to a network monitoring connection on another switch port. Port mirroring on a Cisco Systems switch is generally referred to as Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN).

  • Courtland Richardson

    A Span Port is a network attached device used to monitor traffic and other output, such as packets sent or received. Sometimes called “port mirroring” or “port monitoring”, the SPAN device is formally categorized as a Switched Port Analyzer and is physically adjacent to another hardware source, such as a network switch or remote monitoring tool. Other examples of this type of network monitoring cold include the use of a remote virtual LAN (VLAN).

    “With VLAN-based SPAN (VSPAN), the user can choose to monitor traffic on all the ports belonging to a particular VLAN”
    Cisco Systems, Inc.

  • Tyler Manuel

    Span is a switch port analyzer, or port mirroring. Allowing port monitoring.

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