The Ixia Net Optics family of Bypass™ Switches offers you trouble-free access ports to support your inline network security and monitoring devices.
Because the Bypass is a passive appliance, link traffic continues to flow even if the Bypass itself loses power.
A “Heartbeat” packet ensures that a monitoring appliance is actually passing traffic: If this packet doesn’t return to the Bypass Switch, the switch instantly goes into bypass mode and takes that appliance out of the traffic path.
Bypass Switches provide automated failover protection
Available in single segment or eight segment (high density) models