Profitap vTAP

Complete visibility into your virtual networks
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Profitap vTAP

Packet-level visibility into your virtual traffic


Profitap vTAP is a full-featured network visibility solution built for virtualized service providers and enterprise networks, providing complete visibility of Virtual Machine (VM) traffic (including inter-VM) for security, availability, and performance monitoring.

With the vTAP solution in place, performance issues can be detected quickly as it copies VM data, filters the mirrored data (also called mirror), and then sends the mirrored traffic of interest to physical or virtual monitoring tools.

The tapped virtual traffic is aggregated by the Virtual Network Packet Broker (vBroker) — embedded in the vTAP solution. The main role of the vBroker is to perform operations such as filtering and creation of data tunnels towards any of the Profitap Network Packet Brokers (NPBs). The Profitap NPBs are aimed at collecting traffic and optimizing the performance of network analysis and security tools.

Complete visibility of VM traffic (including inter-VM east-west traffic flows) for security, availability, and performance monitoring.

Profitap vTAP taps directly on the VMware infrastructure, which means no extra privileged access to the hypervisors is required.

The vTAP controller is able to manage visibility of thousands of VMs in a simple and comprehensive way.

Based on your requirements, Profitap vTAP can scale at the click of a button and grow with your network.

Flexible filters with L3 and L4 criteria and exclude & include filters can be set up to make efficient use of available bandwidth, ultimately preventing network congestion.

Filtered data can be forwarded to any available interface.

One single interface to manage visibility of all your virtual data centers. This enables you to set up and manage your virtual monitoring system quickly and easily.

Filtered traffic flows of interest can be forwarded to any type of traffic collector, analyzer, located in the same virtual data center or remote, as well as Profitap physical Packet Brokers.


Enables security, availability, and performance through proactive monitoring of virtual data centers.
Complete visibility of traffic in virtual environments, eliminating blind spots.
Central management interface for a single overview of the entire virtual visibility system.
Filtering helps bring down the virtual traffic to actionable data and prevent network congestion.
Easily scalable.
Forward virtual traffic back into physical network for analysis.

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