Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Gigamon Debuts Visibility Platform on AWS

Gigamon released its data-in-motion visibility platform on AWS.

The Gigamon Visibility Platform for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) enables enterprises to gain visibility into network traffic in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), eliminating both the visibility gap and the need for custom agents. It provides the ability to consolidate and distribute traffic to multiple security and management tools while supporting Gigamon’s patented Flow Mapping and GigaSMART applications, which employ sampling, slicing and masking to deliver only the traffic of interest to the tools or monitoring applications.  The solution enables security teams to customize traffic sent to each security tool to increase its effectiveness. Gigamon said its visibility platform provides the flexibility to run security tools on-premises, in the same Amazon VPC, or in a centralized Amazon VPC.


“During the course of the last year, many customers and partners asked us to deliver a solution that provides the same level of visibility in the cloud as we offer on-premises,” said Ananda Rajagopal, vice president of products, at Gigamon. “We developed the Gigamon Visibility Platform on AWS to enable our customers to have one consistent visibility platform regardless of workload location. Now these customers can effectively manage, secure and understand all of their data-in-motion across their enterprise and AWS cloud environments.”

“The Gigamon Visibility Platform enables our customers to accelerate their ‘lift and shift’ strategy as they move workloads on AWS,” said Tim Jefferson, Global Ecosystem Leader-Security, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “They can now accelerate migration of their existing applications and workloads, while gaining greater visibility into network traffic for richer content inspection and protection of their mission-critical workloads and data.”

The Gigamon Visibility Platform on AWS is built for elastic scale. Highlights include:

  • Integration between GigaVUE-FM, Amazon EC2 APIs and Amazon CloudWatch to automatically discover new virtual machines (Amazon EC2 instances) or ongoing changes in a VPC
  • “Automatic Target Selection” for elastic visibility as applications scale-out: Innovative, patent-pending method to automatically select and deliver traffic that matches a configured policy as new instances spin up
  • A patent-pending controller-based elastic architecture that enables organizations to start small and massively scale out to maximize the benefits in a public cloud IaaS
  • Open REST APIs for third-party management applications to orchestrate and automate visibility or tool vendors to perform closed loop detect-react-respond to traffic analysis
Gigamon Visibility Platform on AWS will be generally available as community AMIs (end of November) and later, through the AWS Marketplace and activated by BYOL license. List pricing for the overall solution ranges from 1.4–2.7 cents per monitored Amazon EC2 instance per hour depending on the term duration.

https://www.gigamon.com/company/newsroom/press-releases/gigamon-introduces-pervasive-visibility-platform-aws

See video:  Gigamon Intros Cloud Visibility for AWS
https://youtu.be/kfDiaRZ7X9Y

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