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A Bypass TAP/Switch is essential for maintaining uninterrupted connectivity and smooth network operation. It acts as a fail-safe mechanism in the event that devices fail or require maintenance, allowing traffic to continue flowing without interruption.

It also provides the flexibility to reroute traffic for security monitoring or analysis purposes without impacting network performance.

Essentially, investing in a Bypass TAP is critical to optimising reliability, security and operational efficiency in any network infrastructure.


  • Supports 10G/40G/100G networks
  • Supports 2 In-Line devices on a single network line
  • Heartbeat packet: ICMP, IPX, UDP, firewall support
  • Network and In-Line port health check as well as speed and duplex monitoring
  • 6 bypass modes: auto, semi-auto, force inline, force bypass, tap-separate, tap-aggregate
  • Console, Telnet, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS interfaces
  • Link Loss Detection (LLD), behaviour in the event of a network connection failure
  • Redundant bypass behaviour in the event of a Bypass TAP/switch failure : Active Bypass, Passive Bypass
  • Supports TAP mode: Net A, Net B traffic any-to-any mapping
  • Supports mirror mode: mapping of In-Line 1 to In-Line 2, In-Line 2 to In-Line 1 port traffic
  • Filtering by In-Line port IP, port : include or exclude
  • Syslog support (registration of up to 5 syslog servers)
  • Supports ACL (Access Control List) policies for the management port


  • 19” 1U rackmount 2-slots chassis, modular type
  • High-Availability: 1×2 Inline bypass TAP supporting (1) Network line (2) Inline devices.
  • Inline device heartbeat health check: Unidirectional, Bidirectional
  • Supported Heartbeat packet: ICMP, IPX, UDP(* TCP) and Firewall health check (* special feature)
  • System health LED indicators:
    • Network/Inline port link/activity, operation mode (Bypass/Inline), power, fan
  • Supported packet size: 64~9,000 byte
  • Traffic auto-refresh statistics per port: Byte/bps/pps, Uni/Multi/Broadcast packet, packet size, utilization%, Runt/Jumbo packet, CRC error, drop count
  • Operation mode:
    • Network: Auto, Semi-Auto, force Inline, force bypass
    • Inline: Single, Service-chain, load balance, Active/Standby and TAP(mirror) mode
    • Combine Inline and TAP mode: "2 x Inline" or "1 x Inline + 1 x TAP" or "2 x TAP”
  • Inline port TAP(mirror) mode support:
    • Net A, Net B traffic Any-to-Any mapping
    • Breakout, Aggregation
  • Redundant bypass operation in case of bypass TAP failure: active bypass, passive bypass
  • LLD (Link Loss Detection) operation in case of network link failure
  • Link-Drop operation: Inline device failure or network link failure
  • Inline port L3/L4 filtering: include or exclude
  • Syslog (internal: logging & viewer, external – up to 3 Syslog servers)
  • 2x Management ports: serial console, Ethernet
  • Management access: Telnet, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS (enable/disable, Service Port Custom)
  • ACL (Access Control List) on management port (based on host & network address)
  • Port DDM (Digital Diagnostic Monitoring)
  • System health monitoring LED indicator: power, fan, port link/activity, operation mode
  • Configuration export/import
  • Hot-swappable redundant power supply & fan module


Diagram - Bypass-Switch-Mode
PacketHawk – Example Deployment Scenario



  • Network: (2) 40G/100G ports, LC connectors
  • Inline: (4) 40G/100G QSFP+/QSFP28 ports
  • Management: (1) RJ45 console port (1) RJ45 Ethernet port
  • LEDs: Port connection indicator, bypass/inline status indicator, power indicator, fan status indicator
  • Bi-directional throughput: 40G/100G 1220 Gbps
  • Certifications: CE, RoHS

Dimensions & Weight

  • Size: 440mm x 410mm x 44mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 5.5 kg

Power Supply

  • Power: 100~240VAC, 2A,50/60Hz, typical: 70W, max.: 90W
  • 1+1 Redundant, hot-swappable power supply modules

Operating Temperaure

  • 0° – 50° Celsius

Relative Humidity

  • 10% – 90% (non-condensing)


PacketHawk - Intelligent 10G/40G/100G Network Bypass TAP/Switch
PacketHawk – Bypass TAP/Switch

Item No. Desription
NX-PH-BS-CH * 19″ 1U 2 slots, Bypass TAP modular chassis
NX-PH-BS-M10S 10 Gigabit Bypass TAP I/F module (SR)
NX-PH-BS-M10L 10 Gigabit Bypass TAP I/F module (LR)
NX-PH-BS-M40S 40 Gigabit Bypass TAP I/F module (SR4)
NX-PH-BS-M40L 40 Gigabit Bypass TAP I/F module (LR4)
NX-PH-BS-M100S 100 Gigabit Bypass TAP I/F module (SR4)
NX-PH-BS-M100L 100 Gigabit Bypass TAP I/F module (LR4)

* Any module configurations/combinations possible

Up to 4x
100G QSFP28
Cascading of several PacketFalcons possible
OSI Layer 2-4 Stateful Filtering
Breakout & Aggregation
TAP Modes
User Specific
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