The Ixia Net Optics Flex Tap family delivers total traffic visibility for network monitoring and security tools. Deploying these network taps on any network link with a universal rack mount will reduce rack space use and improve optical signal reliability. The high-density design of the Flex Tap family lets you install up to 24 taps in one rack-mount unit. Flexible and scalable, each device in the Flex Tap family is removable, is 100 percent passive, enabling the deployment of up to 24 taps in 1U, depending on the model. The monitoring device connected to the Flex Tap is provided all full-duplex traffic as if it were inline, including Layer 1 and Layer 2 errors. Without the requirement for an IP address, Flex Taps are isolated from external access, eliminating their exposure to remote attacks.