Deploying LinkShadow in your environment is very easy. The requirements are for the appliance to be connected to your SIEM, Active Directory and the span port of your core switch. The appliance listens passively on your network. The collectors are used to pull logs and flow data from the various parts of your network which is then aggregated and analyzed on the central manager. The number of collectors and their use is dependent on the size and complexity of your network. Please speak to LinkShadow advisor so that we can help you size and plan for the deployment.