Bypass Switches



Networks face a continuously evolving barrage of security threats. Directly deploying inline security tools can create a line of defense, but these tools can also result in single points of failure. Even a potent mix of security and analytics tools can lead to risks as regular rebooting, maintenance, and upgrades increase the chances of costly network outages. While hardware devices such as bypass switches can help, not all switches are created equal.

The Bypass Switches provide fail-safe, inline protection designed to fit a network of any size. These switches safeguard a network with automated failover protection, preventing temporary tool outages from escalating into costly network outages. Ixia Bypass Switches are deployed between network devices and in front of security tools, providing a reliable separation point between the network and security layers. The result: comprehensive support of network and security tools without the risk of network interruptions. Better yet, Ixia Bypass Switches enable multiple security tools to process traffic from a single network link.