Continuous-Loop Packet Capture Appliances

IPCopper offers both continuous-loop and forensic packet capture appliances. Packet capture appliances with continuous-loop data storage offer long-term, uninterrupted packet capture, recording each and every packet in turn. Once continuous-loop packet capture appliances reach their capacity, they continue recording, overwriting the oldest captured data with the newest. Though the captured data will be overwritten (eventually), in the meantime it cannot be altered or deleted.

Like our forensic-class models, the captured data on our continuous-loop packet capture appliances can be authenticated. Once the continuous-loop packet capture appliance has reached its capacity, however, the oldest data will be lost as it is overwritten by the newest and the appliance will only contain the most recently captured data. Data, once overwritten, cannot be retrieved or authenticated. By comparison, our forensic models cease capturing and processing traffic once they reach capacity, keeping their recorded data permanently intact.

Continuous-loop models

Memory Capacity
Peak Capture Speed
Min. Sustained Capture Speed
Min. Sustained Packet Rate (packets/second)

USC4060

4 TB
1 Gbps
400 Mbps
165,000

USC6042

4 TB
1 Gbps
400 Mbps
100,000

USC10G3

24 TB
10 Gbps

USC10G08

8 TB
10 Gbps
2 Gbps
1,000,000

USC10G24

24 TB
10 Gbps
6 Gbps
1,000,000
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