IS413 Question 2

What is a Tap?

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10 responses to “IS413 Question 2

  • Nolan Oribello

    “A tap, or test access point, is a networking device specifically designed for monitoring applications. Network taps are used to create permanent access ports for passive monitoring.” (Bejtlich, 63)

  • Robert Wooldridge

    A TAP (Test Access Port) is a networking device specifically designed for monitoring applications. Network taps are used to create permanent access ports for passive monitoring. A tap can be setup between any two network devices.

  • Corey Maurer

    A tap (test access port) is a networking device designed for monitoring applications. They are used to create access ports for passive monitoring, and can be set up between any two ports.

  • Ryan Brown

    A TAP is a test access port. It is a networking device that is tasked with passive monitoring for specified applications.

  • Noel Taylor

    A tap, or test access port, is a networking device specifically designed for monitoring applications. Network taps are used to create permanent access ports for passive monitoring. A tap can be set up between any two network devices

  • Mylo Collier

    A TAP (Test Access Port) is a networking device specifically designed for monitoring applications. Network taps are used to create permanent access ports for passive monitoring. A tap can be setup between any two network devices.

  • catherine childs

    A Test Access Point(Tap) is a networking device that is specifically designed for montioring applications. However, network taps can be used to create permanent access ports for passive monitoring. TAP can also be set up between any two network devices.

  • Samphuppuora Ath

    A tap is a hardware device which provide a way to access the data flowing across a computer network. In many cases, it is desirable for a third party to monitor the network traffic between two points in the network, point A and point B. If the network between point A and point B consists of a physical cable, a network tap may be the best way to accomplish this monitoring.

  • Tyler Manuel

    TAP: test access point. used to monitor between two networks.

  • Courtland Richardson

    Type: Ethernet TAP or Network TAP

    The Test Access Point or T.A.P. is designed for and allows network intrusion detection systems (NIDS) to view all packets (both sides of transmission), effectively boosting the overall protective or omnipresent desires of penetration testers and security consultants. Another measure of the network T.A.P. maximizes the total amount of captured packets while consequently reducing the sum of lost packets due to hardware/software failure, crosstalk, or any other unforeseen insufficiency.

    The network T.A.P. does not require an IP address, which is a great way to “tap” or monitor the network without creating an additional asset or position within the network routing table. This makes remote access to the hardware, attacking or disabling the analyzer difficult for entities outside the perimeter of the network, The analyzer is usually and commonly distributed as a passive device, which will effectively boost the scope of network security without interfering with network transmission.

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