Network Critical’s V-Line taps allow simple and safe connection of Cisco FirePOWER FTD NGFW with FTD for Series 4100, 9300 and ASA 5506 series appliances. Intelligent, In-Line TAPS with By-Pass provide safety, security and high availability.

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SmartNA-X V-Line TAPs provide real time data visibility without sacrificing network reliability or availability. The Network Critical intelligent in-line TAP constantly monitors any connected appliance for uptime. If the appliance goes down, network traffic continues to flow through the TAP by-passing the out-of-service appliance maintaining network availability. There are also options to connect multiple security appliances providing redundant Firewall and IPS security as well as high network availability.

  • Use to connect In-Line Firewall, IPS and other real-time traffic monitoring appliances
  • Connect to Cisco FirePOWER ASX 5500, 4100 Series, 2100 Series and 9000 Series appliances
  • Each module has By-Pass technology to keep the network up if the appliance goes down
  • Power-fail relays keep the TAP operational even if power is lost
  • By-Pass also allows easy management of maintenance windows saving OPEX
  • The most flexible, high density modular TAP system available
  • Select from portable, 1U or 2 U designs
  • Up to four TAP Modules in a 1U Chassis
  • Up to 12 TAP Modules in a 2U Chassis
  • Speed options from 10 Mbps to 10Gbps
  • Single or dual AC or DC power supply to all the modules
  • Highest reliability available - MTBF = 465,000 hours
  • Unique Drag-n-Vu GUI makes deployment simple and fast
  • Link drop capability
Office Facilities
Support Model Direct through third party or partner, Direct to customer
Support Coverage Hours Standard business hours
TAC Hotline +441189543210 or (470) 554-7170
TAC Support Alias


Version Verified Compatible Cisco Product Date Tested
1.0 None N/A