iBypass HD

A new level of high-density bypass switches

Problem: More appliances = more room for failure

To keep their networks secure, organizations are increasingly relying on inline monitoring appliances such as intrusion prevention systems (IPSs), Web application optimization devices, and firewalls. The more inline network security appliances you add, however, the more single points of failure you introduce to your network. That’s because if an appliance fails, traffic can no longer flow through that particular link. Bypass switches can help by providing a fail-safe path for network traffic when deployed inline with these monitoring appliances for high network resilience and availability.

Solution: Confidence in keeping network traffic flowing

A new level of high-density bypass switch available for inline network security appliances, Ixia’s iBypass HD stands out for a number of reasons. First, iBypass HD supports two to eight segments, with each segment operating independently to ensure link protection. You can connect and remove appliances without affecting traffic through the links or the performance of other segments.

A modular design ensures that the iBypass HD chassis can accept four hot-pluggable dual bypass modules (DBMs), each one providing two independent bypass switches for greater support and deployment flexibility. And, in the event of a tool failure, iBypass HD automatically switches to “bypass on” mode. This enables network traffic to continue flowing, sometimes configured to take an alternate path to route to backup monitoring tools like an IPS, for example.

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Specifications

Operating Specifications:
Operating Temperature:
0C to 40C
Storage Temperature: -10C to 70C
Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95% max, non-condensing

Mechanical Specifications:
Dimensions: 1.75" high x 27" deep x 19" wide
Input Power:
AC Input: 100-240V, 1.45A, 47-63Hz
DC Input: -48VDC nominal, -36 to -72VDC, 4.0A

Cable Interface:
Fiber Type:
Multimode:
Corning 50 or 62.5/125m, 850nm wavelength
Insertion Loss: Network Port: 1.25 dB, Monitoring Port: 1.25 dB
Singlemode: Corning 8.5/125m, 1310nm wavelength
Insertion Loss: Network Port: 1.25 dB, Monitoring Port: 1.25 dB
Copper Cable Type: 22-24 AWG unshielded twisted pair cable, CAT5/CAT5E
Link Distance Supported: 100 meters

Connectors:
Monitoring Ports: (16) RJ45 (copper) or (16) SFP (fiber)
Network Ports: (16) RJ45 (copper) or (16) Duplex LC (fiber)
Management Port: (1) RJ45 10/100/1000
Console (CLI) Port: (1) RJ45 RS232
Pin 1-3 – Not used
Pin 4 – Ground
Pin 5 – RXD
Pin 6 – TXD
Pin 7 – CTS
Pin 8 – RTS

Management:
CLI local or SSH remote, RADIUS, TACACS+, RMON

Certifications:
Safety: UL, CE EMC: FCC, VCCI, C-Tick Environmental: RoHS, WEEE
Fully IEEE 802.3 compliant

Part Number:

IBP-8000
IBP-8000-DC

Key features

Offers high-availability (HA) configurations to support monitoring environments
Industry's fastest heartbeat to detect and react to failures faster and failover with less data loss
Available in "fail closed" mode for greater convenience with optional "fail open" mode
Accepts four hot-pluggable DBMs that can also be configured as an HA failover pair
Features a managed interface accessible through a secure, dedicated management port
Handles network traffic entirely in hardware, so data flowing through in-line links can never be hacked or compromised