About inline or port span/tap network configurations

Article:HOWTO36873  |  Created: 2010-12-16  |  Updated: 2011-02-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO36873
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About inline or port span/tap network configurations

Table: Comparison of inline and port span/tap network configurations describes the types of configurations that you can install in your network.

See Port connections for typical network configurations.

Table: Comparison of inline and port span/tap network configurations

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Inline

Symantec Web Gateway can block file downloads as well as block Web sites and phone-home attempts. Inline configuration requires more network connections than port span/tap.

Port span/tap

Symantec Web Gateway cannot block file downloads, but it can block Web sites and phone-home attempts. The port span/tap configuration is easier because it only requires one connection to your LAN. This configuration can be useful as an initial test of Symantec Web Gateway.


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