APCON Expands Product Portfolio With Copper Bypass TAP Appliance To Keep Network Traffic Flowing When Inline Security Tools Fail

APCON, a leading provider of intelligent network visibility and security solutions, has launched a new series of Copper Bypass TAP appliances, which provide fail-safe inline protection for network monitoring tools.

With a growing number of inline security tools being installed, there is a risk that a tool fails and it could cause network downtime and loss of data. The Copper Bypass TAP appliance combines fail-safe access ports for inline security tools, to protect networks from a single point of failure, and advanced visibility features to send traffic of interest to external monitoring tools.

In normal mode, traffic flows through the Copper Bypass TAP appliance before it travels through the security tool and back onto the network. The Copper Bypass TAP automatically detects a tool failure through the insertion of heartbeat packets into network traffic.

The Copper Bypass TAP continuously monitors the attached tools; if the expected number of ‘heartbeat’ packets are not returned, it assumes that a failover condition has occurred. The Copper Bypass TAP quickly switches to bypass mode and, in doing so, enables traffic to continue to flow on the network link.

“As organisations worldwide experience an escalation of security threats, it’s critical that monitoring operations are continuous and not interrupted, even if there’s a power loss or software failure of network monitoring devices,” said Richard Rauch, president and CEO of APCON.

“When the Copper Bypass TAP detects the failure of an attached security tool, it can automatically redistribute the traffic across other attached tools to maintain security monitoring.”

About APCON
For more than 20 years, APCON has consistently delivered smart, stable and scalable technology solutions that provide an unparalleled level of confidence to service providers and businesses seeking total data center visibility and security. Its customers range from midsize companies to Fortune 1000 enterprises in more than 40 countries. APCON assures superior network monitoring while supporting traffic analysis and streamlined network management and security.

For more information, visit www.apcon.com or follow us on Twitter @apcon.

NSI to Sponsor Outstanding Installer Category at the OSPAs

The UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) will be taking place on 1st March 2018 in London and we are delighted to announce NSI will be sponsoring the ‘Outstanding Installer’ category.

The UK OSPAs are part of a global awards scheme currently running in eight countries to recognise and reward outstanding performance within the security sector.

Entry to the UK OSPAs is completely free and open to companies, teams and individuals who have performed at an exceptional level, and you don’t have to be a member of an organisation or association to enter. The nomination process is straight forward with only two simple questions to answer that can be submitted on-line at www.uk.theospas.com/enter

Nominations are open until 13th November 2017 and submissions are invited in the following categories:

  • Outstanding In-House Security Team
  • Outstanding In-House Security Manager
  • Outstanding Contract Security Company
  • Outstanding Security Consultant
  • Outstanding Customer Service Initiative
  • Outstanding Security Training Initiative
  • Outstanding Security Installer
  • Outstanding Event Security Team
  • Outstanding Security Partnership
  • Outstanding Investigator
  • Outstanding Cyber Security Initiative
  • Outstanding Information Security Company
  • Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer
  • Outstanding Security Officer
  • Outstanding Young Security Professional
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Jenkins, NSI Chief Executive comments “We are delighted to be sponsoring the UK OSPAs next year. The OSPAs present an exciting opportunity to showcase the best of what the UK has to offer in the electronic security and guarding services sectors, on a global platform.

“Recognising and celebrating the achievements of outstanding installers is an important part of NSI’s focus on raising standards across the UK security industry.”

A panel of leading industry figures will select award winners from finalists and the UK OSPAs will be presented at a prestigious awards dinner to be held at the impressive 5-star venue, The Royal Lancaster, London on 1st March 2018.

About the National Security Inspectorate:
The National Security Inspectorate is recognised as the UK’s leading sector specialist Certification Body and counts the UK’s premier security and fire safety providers amongst its clients.

NSI provides robust auditing by a dedicated team of in-house experts to verify compliance with relevant British and European Standards, Codes of Practice and Certification schemes developed by Industry Bodies and Associations.

End users who choose to contract NSI approved companies can be assured of security and fire safety services delivered to the highest standards by businesses committed to quality.

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