Innovative Solutions for Traffic Acquisition 

PROFITAP develops and manufactures high-quality fiber optic and copper TAPs, and Ethernet field testers. PROFITAP has been providing a wide range of hardware solutions for network analysis and traffic acquisition to organizations and professionals from across the world for over 30 years.

Premier quality products

PROFITAP proudly synthesizes maximum performance and maximum security into each and every one of their products. Their dedication toward developing a perfect blend of form and function has directly resulted in the production of the most lightweight and high-functioning products to be developed in the last decade.

PROFITAP network TAPs and field service tools are designed to provide our clients with comprehensive access to, and visibility over, their network at all times. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year: PROFITAP is proud to provide the industry standard as the ideal solution for traffic capture and network troubleshooting.

Thanks to the burgeoning advent of PROFITAP's non-intrusive and fail-safe design, their TAPs ensure the utmost security for both network and monitoring appliances. With products such as the Interop Award-winning ProfiShark 1G and now ProfiShark 10G, PROFITAP has fused high-performance with portability to answer the needs of countless professionals.

An innovative brand

PROFITAP was founded in 1984 in Strasbourg, France. To this very day their products are designed and manufactured in Strasbourg, where they proudly provide the same excellence that first established our brand over 30 years ago. Thanks to decades of experience, they are able to provide innovative solutions in a marketplace that continuously challenges the definition of excellence. With nearly 1,000 clients from over 55 countries, PROFITAP has become an integral solution for companies on the Fortune Global 500 list and beyond.

 

Products

ProfiShark 10G

The ProfiShark 10G is a portable fiber optic TAP and troubleshooter, built on the successful FPGA-based design of the ProfiShark series. The ProfiShark 10G provides visibility into 10G fiber optic networks, directly to a USB 3.0 connection. Thanks to the ProfiShark series’ signature compact design, the ProfiShark 10G can be easily transported on the field. Traffic capture and troubleshooting can be done with a laptop, or any computer with a USB 3.0 port. The ProfiShark 10G accepts any SR, LR, and ER SFP+ modules, and can function in both in-line and SPAN mode.

The ProfiShark 10G captures packets of all sizes and types. It also provides a wide assortment of hardware filters, statistics, and configuration options, through the ProfiShark Manager.

ProfiShark Manager

ProfiShark Manager is an application designed specifically for the ProfiShark series, for use in parallel with traffic analyzers (Wireshark, ClearSight, …).

Traffic statistics

Configurable counters for statistical network analysis and diagnostic.

Port diagnostic and control

SFP modules status information, SPAN/In-line and loopback mode control.

Hardware filters

Configurable hardware filters and deep packet inspection (DPI).

Capture options

Packet slicing (256 bytes), high resolution timestamps (8 ns), CRC error transmission, CRC32 preservation.

Direct capture to disk

ProfiShark Manager provides a way for the direct capture of traffic to a pcapng (PCAP Next Generation) file.

Compatibility
  • NETSCOUT ClearSight
  • NETSCOUT OptiView
  • Wireshark
  • Packetyzer
  • NetDecoder
  • Ethertest
  • NetSpector
  • OmniPeek
  • And many more
Features
  • Lightweight and highly portable build
  • Direct capture to disk
  • Customizable real time statistics
  • Packet slicing
  • Capture any type of frames
  • Hardware aggregation
  • 10G fiber monitoring on USB 3.0
  • USB 3.0 powered, no adapter required
  • SPAN and In-Line modes
  • Hardware filtering, deep packet inspection
  • 8 ns hardware timestamping for accurate latency testing
  • In-depth network port diagnosticLow level error and bandwidth monitoring
  • Invisible to the network
  • Quick setup and easy to use
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ProfiShark 1G & 1G+

The ProfiShark 1G & 1G+ is a handheld plug and play device dedicated to Gigabit Ethernet monitoring.  ProfiShark 1G & 1G+ is equivalent to a 10/100/1G aggregator tap and two 1 Gbps NICs. All-in-one in a pocket-sized box, the only additional hardware required being a laptop or desktop PC with a free USB 3.0 port. As it is based on USB 3.0 (5 Gbps), the ProfiShark 1G & 1G+ manages full-duplex gigabit at wirespeed, without the bottleneck of an aggregator tap. It also surpasses all standard NICs in capture mode, as it catches any tag and encapsulation without altering the frames.

ProfiShark 1G+ combines the award-winning, best-selling ProfiShark 1G with added GPS and PPS functionalities, for advanced timestamping. ProfiShark 1G+’s GPS timestamping feature allows real time analysis of aggregated and buffered traffic. It can tag packets with UTC-based, GPS-linked, nanosecond resolution timestamps (typical ± 16 ns precision). A PPS input is also possible for increased NTP-based timestamp precision.

ProfiShark 1G+ provides field engineers with the same advanced, acclaimed features that have come to be expected of the ProfiShark series, and pushes them one step further with higher timestamping precision.

Compatibility
  • NETSCOUT ClearSight
  • NETSCOUT OptiView
  • Wireshark
  • OmniPeek
  • Packetyzer
  • NetSpector
  • NetDecoder
  • Ethertest
  • And many more ...
Features
  • Quick setup and easy to use
  • PoE compliant
  • Very low CPU usage
  • Capture of any type of frames such as:
    short/jumbo/VLAN/VXLAN/MPLS/Pause frames and more
  • Low level error and bandwidth monitoring
  • Real time statistics
  • 8 ns hardware timestamping for accurate latency testing
  • Hardware aggregation
  • Fail-safe monitoring
  • 10/100/1G monitoring on USB 3.0
  • USB 3.0 powered, no adapter required
  • Low delay, low jitter
  • SPAN and In-Line modes
  • GPS-linked timestamping with PPS synchronization for increased precision (1G+ only)
  • In-depth network port diagnostic and control
  • CRC error capture
  • Direct capture to disk
  • Invisible to the network
  • Lightweight and highly portable build
Resources

 

ProfiShark vs Conventional monitoring tools - “Smaller, Lighter, Faster”

 

The Booster

The Booster is specifically designed to transmit traffic from up to 8 ports (4 in-line links) into a single NPB port as opposed to the traditionally required 8. By optimizing the number of ports utilized on your Network Packet Broker, the Booster allows for unprecedented savings and outstanding return on investment.

Overview

  • Aggregation of 8 RJ45 10/100/1G links into 1 SFP+ 1G-10G output
  • Direct link aggregation, no management, installation or driver required
  • No bottlenecking; full line-rate performance with reduced delay and no dropped packets
  • Non-intrusive to the network
  • Redundant powering
  • In case of complete power failure, the Booster keeps the link up and switches to a fully passive mode, guaranteeing a fully operational network at all times

The Booster also enables a significant reduction in occupied rack space. The Profitap Booster is quickly recognised as an imperative instrument for reducing budgetary and rack space costs.

 

 

XX-32G Rackmount & Portable 

XX-32G offers comprehensive traffic capture for user-controlled visibility, greater monitoring efficiency, improved ROI on network and security tools, and rapid response times when addressing network issues. XX-32G optimizes both access and visibility of the traffic from one or many switch SPAN ports or in-line network TAPs and duplicates that traffic to enable improved efficiency in network security and performance tools. XX-32G is able to scale and intelligently access, filter, aggregate and regenerate desired traffic across multiple networks (LAN, WAN, internet, virtual and cloud environment) while maintaining link layer visibility at all times.

XX-32G is Profitap’s budget-oriented solution for consolidating data monitoring of 1G and 10G traffic with an integrated management system. Our rack-mounted XX-32G model boasts 4 SFP ports, 2 SFP+ ports and supports one 8-port Gigabit pluggable chassis (SPAN, in-line, mixed, SFP) module and one Fiber Optic TAP with 1 or 4 network links. Any port can be designated as an input port or an output port*.

*Does not apply to the Fiber Optic TAP module

Many-to-any, any-to many, one-to-many, many-to-one

The XX-32G aggregates traffic from multiple links and uses customizable filters to forward the most relevant data in real-time. Hardware-based filtering enables the forwarding of traffic to each tool without losing any data in the process. It also allows the filtering of all data from layers 3 and 4, and applies VLAN tags regardless of packet length or number of packets. The XX-32G can load balance the traffic to ensure that all monitoring tools are used at their utmost monitoring capacity. The load can be balanced by IP address, MAC address, VLAN, protocols, tags, etc.

The XX-32G includes a GUI-driven management system, which allows it to be accessed from a distance with any browser simply by accessing the IP of the device. The XX-Manager allows you to control aggregation, routing, filtering and more, proving to be one of our most versatile network tools to date.

XX-32G Overview

  • Full access on different modules, 4 SFP ports and 2 SFP+ ports
  • Filtering on Layer 3 and Layer 4: hardware-based, up to 512 filters without slowing the process of verifying the data pass-through
  • Load balancing of all used ports
  • Any-to-any port aggregation or/and regeneration
  • Fail-safe in-line tapping
  • Remote management
  • Dual, redundant, universal power supplies
  • Low power consumption
  • Packet counter

XX-32G-Application



Modules

XXS-4CIL

  • Swappable 8 Port Copper In-Line Module
  • 4 in-line circuits (failsafe), RJ45 connectors, 10/100/1G traffic network

XXS-8CSP

  • Swappable 8 Port Copper – SPAN Module
  • 8 port mirroring, RJ45 connectors, 10/100/1G traffic network

XXS2CI4S

  • Swappable Mix Copper Module
  • 2x in-line ports plus 4x SPAN (RJ45 connectors)

XXS-8SFP

  • Swappable 8 Port SFP (SPAN) Module
  • SFP modules not included, but can be provided.

Pluggable TAPs

Single Port Fiber TAP – LC connectors (F1RL)

  • Converts SFP (SPAN) into in-line circuit

Quad Fiber TAP – LC connectors (F4RL)

  • 4x single port

XX-Manager

  • Allows full control over 1GbE & 10GbE network traffic for monitoring thanks to its intuitive GUI.
  • Multiple filter rules per port in any combination for various routing, filtering, duplication or replication and many more options can be configured by an innovative GUI to allow instant adaptation to all kind of analysis.
  • Designed for intuitive use, the user can focus on their main mission without having to study extra manuals or needing to spend extra time setting up the test equipment.
  • An integrated archive gives quick access to establish filters scenarios on the fly or allow instant changes to ease meeting the current requirements.
  • XX-Manager™ is included in XX-32G™ 

 

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About PlexNet

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The company’s founders have over 36 years of combined technical and sales experience. This ensures PlexNet is more than able to meet the needs of its current and prospective clients.

Over the last 15 years we have worked closely with many vendors and technology solutions and this experience defines what PlexNet is today. The demands of the IT and data communications industry across the Australian and global marketplace are constantly changing and we are fully cognisant of these changes and welcome the challenges they present

With major global partners such as NETSCOUT and Spirent Communications, and well supported by a number of other partners, PlexNet has an unparalleled solution and skill set.

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