CGS Tower Networks

CGS Tower Networks

CGS Tower Networks

4th Generation Connectivity for Network Monitoring


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Passive Network Taps

The Tower Tap™ family is a 4th generation of passive Network Taps, designed with performance, scalability and quality in mind. The Tower Tap™ family provides an identical copy of the network traffic for security, monitoring and recording tools. Tower Tap™ Network Taps enable network infrastructure engineers to deploy decoupled, secure and failsafe test access points across their network quickly, easily and with minimal installation disruption.

The high density design of the Tower Tap™ family supports up to 240 Network Taps in a 1RU (19” x 1.75” ) space, dramatically reducing the overall rack space footprint of traditional access methods. Modern data center design architecture utilities the Tower Tap™ family as a demarcation point to reduce the isolation time of performance failures in complex networks. This results in a major reduction in CAPEX and OPEX.


Tower Tap™ family exclusive advantages:

• Integrated Laser shutter for optical safety
• ‘Push to Open’ ejection mechanism, handle-free design supporting high density and improved fiber management
• ‘Phase shift’ insertion mode to ease the installation and operation of fibers in dense environments
• Robust module retention system in chassis for ‘inserted’, and ‘phase shift’ modes
• Tower Chassis™ 1RU enclosure, with guiderails supporting efficient mix and match of all four module sizes
• MXC connector based modules, for high fiber density and data rate of up to 1.6Tb per connector
• Color coding scheme for ease of installation, operation and identification


Hi Class Network Packet Broker

The CGS-NPB series introduces the next generation appliances providing network visibility that enables Cyber Security, Big Data analytics and monitoring tools deployed in high-end data centers and branch offices. The CGS-NPB appliances address the market requirement to reduce the cost, complexity and footprint of high-end network visibility solutions.

The CGS-NPB series leverages a powerful state of the art platform combined with CGS innovative software, resulting in the most reliable, scalable, modular Packet Broker that support 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G and 100G ports and multiple interfaces (Optical, Copper, DAC) in a compact 1RU form factor.

The CGS-NPB series includes aggregation, replication, filtering, stacking and load balancing that enable and optimize the benefits of the tools. Additional advanced features with deep packet inspection capabilities that optimize network traffic management are available in a powerful data center ready 1RU server.


​Advanced features

In today's modern network architectures, cyber and monitoring tools are required to handle traffic coming from multiple visibility devices including TAPs, SPAN ports and aggregated traffic. The volume and diversity in the types of traffic can be overwhelming to these tools. Duplicated packets may cause applications to be stretched to the limits of their processing power whereas packets with multiple headers (e.g. MPLS, VLAN tags, ERSPAN etc.) are often unrecognized by these tools and are typically dropped.

Advanced network processing features such as Deduplication are CPU intensive and should not be performed on the aggregation device that is CPU bound by design. The CGS Server introduces the industry’s next generation NPB (Network Packet Broker) by leveraging advanced, high performance, modular and scalable ODM hardware that can be configured to the desired network capacity. This unique approach eliminates hardware performance constraints and allows alignment between hardware and performance requirements.

The CGS Server is the only NPB in the market that offers 100G network interfaces in a compact 1U form factor. The appliance is based on a powerful ultra-dense, reliable and versatile 1U rack server that can scale up with additional compute power and memory to meet the NPB requirements.