Niagara 3231 family is a Single-segment 40 Gigabit Link Aggregation TAP family possessing active TAP functionality for traffic mirroring, monitoring, and extensive management capabilities. The intelligent TAP system also supports passive bypass to ensure network uptime and continuity in the case of power outage or system failure. Eight additional SFP/SFP+ Active TAP ports are available on the Niagara 3231T (see part numbers).

The system architecture is designed to operate in various TAP modes including Split TAP, Aggregation TAP, Packet injection, and Multiple port monitoring . The system supports a full suite of secure management including industry-standard management and logging tools.

The system provides flexible and intuitive CLI and GUI management features including secure web UI via an HTTPS connection, secure shell (SSH), SNMP, e-mail notification for special events, and failover method configuration. An authentication client capable of interfacing with authentication servers like TACACS+ is integrated into the system. In addition, the TAP system possesses Syslog support, enabling consolidation of log data from various systems into a central repository. This feature provides management, traceability and security auditing across a wide variety of devices and receivers on multiple platforms.

Niagara 3231 Configurations


Product Name Niagara
40G Active TAP Segments 1 1
SFP+/SFP Appliance Ports - 10
Additonal Features - 10 Active TAP Ports

Niagara 3231 provides features that are essential in today’s data centers:

  • Split TAP, and Link aggregation TAP support
  • Up to 8 additional SFP/SFP+ Active TAP ports
  • Packet Injection capabilities
  • Many-to-one TAP support
  • One-to-Many TAP support
  • High availability failover capabilities
  • Gigabit Copper, Multi Mode (SX) and Single mode (LX) support
  • Redundant power supplies for maximum reliability
  • Dedicated Management Port and Console Port
  • Extensive CLI and WEB based management
  • SSH and HTTPS for secure Management
  • Full RoHS compliance
  • TACACS+ authentication
  • Syslog support

Niagara 3231 is Optimal for IT managers, Security professionals and Service Providers that manage out-of-band monitoring systems including:

  • Intrusion Detection
  • RMON Probes
  • Protocol Analyzers
  • Sniffers
  • Packet Capture Systems
  • Traffic Analytics tools
  • Sensors



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