The BypassP² product line encompasses all of Niagara’s Bypass Switches. Our signature BypassP² offers double-protection bypass technology. A failsafe optical/copper relay on network ports, and user-configurable heartbeat-generated packets on appliance ports. BypassP² is available in multiple bypass segment options, supporting a range of network interfaces up to 100Gb. Each BypassP² segment comprises two network ports and two appliance ports.
All products based on BypassP² can be user-configured as active taps as well.
Normal operation of a network bypass:
The traffic between 2 network elements N1 and N2 go through an inline network security tool.
In the case of a failure of the inline tool/appliance -
the bypass makes sure the traffic between N1 and N2 remains up and running.
In the case of power failure of the bypass switch itself,
the traffic between N1 and N2 continues to flow thanks to optical/copper relay
Protecting network traffic flow in case of BypassP² failure.
When power fails, the optical-relays in the bypass switch ensure that the network flow continues uninterrupted. The optical relays can be configured fail open or fail close to meet specific deployment needs.
This ensures uninterrupted network services under all conditions.
Protecting network traffic flow in case of appliance failures.
The BypassP2 transmits a user-configurable heartbeat on the appliance ports. In the event of an appliance malfunction (such as a software crash, system failure or loss of power), the failure is detected, and the BypassP2 bypasses the traffic intended for the inline appliance to the network ports, allowing it to continue to flow through the network link. This feature also enables the network appliances or network security tools to be removed and replaced without network downtime. Once the system is backed up, or the power is restored to the appliance, it is detected by the BypassP2 heartbeat mechanism, and network traffic is seamlessly diverted back to the inline device, allowing it to resume its critical functions.
Products Offering Bypass Functionality
4 links of 1Gb in 4 Single Segment modules
Wide selection of segment modules.
Network ports: SX, LX, 1000Base-T (RJ45)
Appliance ports: SX, LX, 1000Base-T (RJ45)
6 links of 1Gb in 3 Dual Segment modules
Aggregation ports 4 x 10Gb (pluggable transceiver)
Network ports (per dual segment module): SX, LX, 1000Base-T (RJ45)
Appliance ports: Pluggable Transceiver (SFP), RJ45 (in case Network port is RJ45)
2 links of 1Gb 1000Base-T fixed dual segment
2 links of 1/10Gb in 2 Single Segment modules
4 links of 1/10Gb in 4 Single Segment modules
Additional 8 fixed configuration active or passive monitoring ports
2 links (max) Single Segment double bay module
4 links (max) Single Segment single bay module
8 links (max) Dual Segment single bay module
Factory configured, multi-rate, multi segment selection Supporting 4 bays. Mix and match modules Network ports: LR4, SR4, LR, SR, SX, LX, BiDi Appliance ports: Pluggable Transceivers
Niagara Networks provides high performance network visibility solutions to allow seamless administration of security solutions, performance management and network monitoring. Niagara Networks products provide advantages in terms of network operation expenses, downtime, and total cost of ownership.
A former division of Interface Masters, Niagara Networks provides all the building blocks for an advanced Visibility Adaptation Layer at all data rates up to 100Gb, including taps, bypass elements, packet brokers and a unified management layer. Thanks to its integrated in-house capabilities and tailor-made development cycle, Niagara Networks are agile in responding to market trends and in meeting the customized needs of service providers, enterprise, data centers, and government agencies.