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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gigamon Launches Security Visibility Platform for Advanced Persistent Threats

Gigamon introduced its "GigaSECURE" Security Delivery Platform for providing pervasive visibility of network traffic, users, applications and suspicious activity, and then delivering it to multiple security devices simultaneously without impacting network availability.

The idea is to counter Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) by leveraging a traffic visibility fabric to extract scalable metadata across a network, including cloud and virtual environments, and thereby empower third party security applications. This enables improved forensics and the isolation of applications for targeted inspection. The company also said its solution is also able to deliver visibility to encrypted traffic for threat detection.  The architecture supports inline and out-of-band security device deployments.

Gigamon's GigaSECURE is comprised of scalable hardware and software elements:

  • Infrastructure-wide reach via GigaVUE-VM and GigaVUE nodes;
  • High-fidelity, un-sampled Netflow/IPFIX generation;
  • Application Session Filtering;
  • SSL decryption; and
  • Inline bypass capabilities.

Gigamon also highlighted its Application Session Filtering (ASF), a new, patent-pending GigaSMART application that can identifies applications based on signature or patterns that appear within a packet or packets. Once positively identified, ASF extracts the entire session corresponding to the matched application flow from the initial packet to the last packet of the flow, even if the match occurs well after the first packet. This allows an administrator to forward specific “traffic of interest” to security appliances thereby optimizing their operational efficiency and improving overall performance.

The GigaSECURE platform already supports a broad ecosystem of security partners and their respective security functions, including:

Advanced Malware Protection: Check Point, Cisco, Cyphort, FireEye and Lastline;
Behavior Analytics: Damballa, Lancope, LightCyber and Niara;
Forensics/Analytics: ExtraHop, PinDrop, RSA and Savvius;
IPS: Check Point and Cisco;
NGFW: Check Point, Cisco, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks;
Secure Email Gateways: Cisco;
SIEMs: LogRythm and RSA;
WAFs: Imperva.

https://www.gigamon.com/

Gigamon's Shehzad Merchant: Intersection of Open and Security


The open networking movement is here to stay. It's not just about open source software, says Shehzad Merchant, CTO of Gigamon, but really about taking a vertically-integrated networking stack and disaggregating it. With various components of the networking stack supplied by different vendors, maintaining visibility across every layer of that stack becomes critical.

By disaggregating the networking stack, you are, in principle, opening up new attack vectors across multiple surfaces. On the other hand, there will be a much broader ecosystem moving much quicker to address vulnerabilities.

This 9-minute sponsored video covers (1) whether the many open networking projects help or hurt the case for better network security (2) the overlapping trands of virtualization and higher networking speeds (3) security as the use case for SDN (4) redefining security boundaries with SDN

http://open.convergedigest.com/2015/05/gigamon.html

Automating Visibility inside the Cisco Live Network with Gigamon and JDSU

The Cisco Live Network and its state-of-the-art network operations center serve all of the attendees of Cisco's big annual event. Equipment must be deployed rapidly. As soon as the show begins, the network supports tens of thousands of clients and pushes terabytes of data to the Internet.

This video takes a look at the Cisco Live Network and the use of Gigamon's new software-defined visibility,  which leverages APIs to make real-times changes in the types of data under analysis. Software-defined visibility allows the NOC to change the nature of the visibility fabric to provide only the type data needed by the testing tools in real-time.  In addition, the video features a live use-case presented by JDSU covering software-defined visibility and their tools.

Presented by Andy Huckridge, Director of Service Provider Solutions at Gigamon; Joe Clarke, Distinguished Engineer at Cisco; and Charles Thompson, Senior Director, Product Line Management, at JDSU.

See video:  https://youtu.be/giYXwy2thlQ

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Gigamon's Shehzad Merchant: Intersection of Open and Security

The open networking movement is here to stay. It's not just about open source software, says Shehzad Merchant, CTO of Gigamon, but really about taking a vertically-integrated networking stack and disaggregating it. With various components of the networking stack supplied by different vendors, maintaining visibility across every layer of that stack becomes critical.

By disaggregating the networking stack, you are, in principle, opening up new attack vectors across multiple surfaces. On the other hand, there will be a much broader ecosystem moving much quicker to address vulnerabilities.

This 9-minute sponsored video covers (1) whether the many open networking projects help or hurt the case for better network security (2) the overlapping trands of virtualization and higher networking speeds (3) security as the use case for SDN (4) redefining security boundaries with SDN

http://open.convergedigest.com/2015/05/gigamon.html


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ixia Ships its Private and Hybrid Cloud Visibility Solution

Ixia has enhanced its Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) platform with single-pane-of-glass visibility into hybrid cloud deployments, allowing a unified view of the entire network.

The new major capabilities delivered in this release include:

  • Unified visibility for virtual and physical networks under a single management interface
  • Intelligent routing of application traffic
  • Double the available interconnects with existing hardware
  • High speed visibility with the 4x40Gbps Advanced Feature Module (AFM) hardware
  • Enabling visibility without borders - Insight into Hybrid Cloud Deployments

Ixia said its graphical user interface, patented dynamic filtering technology and "virtual tap" enable visibility into hybrid cloud deployments. Ixia’s NTO now controls a consolidated data flow from physical and virtual networks that can be then shared with existing security and application performance tools. This extends their life through the virtualization migration, leveraging existing infrastructure and reducing transition risk.

Ixia is also announcing the availability of a new advanced 160Gbps feature module, with 4x40Gbps interfaces. This module supports all existing packet grooming features such as de-duplication, slicing, stripping and tunnel termination.

http://www.ixiacom.com

Monday, June 8, 2015

Gigamon and JDSU Develop Software-Defined Traffic Visibility

JDSU is developing closed loop integration plugins that support Gigamon’s Software Defined Visibility, a framework that allows customers, security and network equipment vendors, as well as managed service providers, to control and program Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric via REST-based APIs.

There are several use cases in which JDSU plans to utilize Software Defined Visibility:


  • Session-based Filtering – JDSU will take advantage of Gigamon’s Adaptive Packet Filtering capabilities to dynamically drop unwanted ‘streaming’ traffic such as Netflix or YouTube, thereby reducing the demand on monitoring appliance storage capacity.
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Traffic Filtering – As more networks begin deployment of IPv6 along with legacy IPv4 infrastructure, JDSU expects customers will need to selectively filter v4 and v6 traffic. Leveraging the intelligent filtering of the Gigamon Visibility Fabric, network administrators can rest assured knowing that they have comprehensive visibility and a future-proof path to simplify IPv6 adoption without creating new blind spots.
  • Reduce ‘Mean Time To Resolution’ – To assist with faster diagnosis of traffic anomalies, the ability to enhance captured packets that are subsequently stored on JDSU’s GigaStor appliances will improve diagnosis accuracy and focus. Through the addition of Gigamon’s “Flow Mapping” meta-data and “network neighbor” discovery information, Network Operators will be able to evaluate network incidents more effectively and isolate issues to specific segments of the network infrastructure.

“We are excited to be working with Gigamon to integrate with APIs that support Software Defined Visibility,” said Charles Thompson, senior director, Product Line Management for JDSU. “With this integration, we envision a multitude of possibilities where our customers can automate traffic visibility, so that they can focus their resources on other mission-critical activities.”

“Having partners like JDSU on board and adopting our recently released APIs accelerates our Software Defined Visibility market momentum,” said Ananda Rajagopal, VP of Product Line Management at Gigamon. “Not only is JDSU at the forefront of adoption, they are validating the market need for pervasive and active visibility. Their API-based development demonstrates the true power and flexibility that a programmatic framework can provide to quickly and automatically react to changes in network conditions.”

Gigamon's GigaVUE-FM 3.0 Fabric Manager offers a single pane-of-glass view of both physical and virtual nodes across the Visibility Fabric, while providing a wizard-based approach for configuring Flow Mapping and GigaSMART traffic policies. A single instance of GigaVUE-FM can manage hundreds of visibility nodes across multiple locations delivering more than a quarter of a million physical and virtual ports. Flow Mapping is a patented technology at the heart of Gigamon’s GigaVUE Visibility Fabric nodes that takes line-rate traffic at 1Gb, 10Gb, 40Gb or 100Gb from a network TAP or a SPAN/mirror port (physical or virtual) and then optimizes flows based on individual traffic profiles of the tools and applications that secure, monitor, and analyze the network infrastructure.

http://www.gigamon.com

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Avago to Acquire Emulex for Connectivity and Visibility Solutions

Avago Technologies agreed to acquire Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) for approximately $606 million in cash.

Emulex, which is based in Costa Mesa, California, is a supplier of network connectivity, monitoring and management solutions. The Emulex portfolio includes Fibre Channel and 10GbE network connectivity that are designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs and ODMs worldwide. Through its Endace division, Emulex supplies network monitoring/visibility/recording.

"Emulex's connectivity business fits very well with Avago's existing portfolio serving the enterprise storage end market," stated Hock Tan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Avago. "We are excited to welcome the Emulex team to Avago."

"This combination represents a great opportunity for Emulex and its employees to build upon our history of delivering leading-edge solutions to our customers, while providing immediate value to our stockholders," said Jeffrey Benck, President and Chief Executive Officer of Emulex. "Our leading portfolio is a strong complement to Avago's offerings and capabilities, accelerating our strategy to support next generation server and storage architectures."

http://www.Emulex.com
http://www.avagotech.com


  • In 2014, Avago acquired LSI Corporation in a deal valued at $6.6 billion.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ixia Announces Native OpenFlow Integration

Ixia announced support for OpenFlow enabled switches from industry leading manufacturers for its ControlTower distributed network visibility platform.  Supported products include Arista, Dell and HP OpenFlow enabled switches.

Ixia said its ControlTower visibility solution allows customers to leverage SDN and seamlessly layer the sophisticated management and advanced processing features of Ixia’s Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) family of solutions on top of the flexibility and baseline feature set provided by OpenFlow switches.

Key highlights of the expanded visibility architecture include:


  • Ease of use, advanced processing functions and single pane of glass configuration through Ixia’s NTO user interface and purpose-built hardware
  • Full programmability and automation control using RESTful APIs
  • Patented automatic filter compiler engine for hassle-free visibility
  • Architectural support for line speeds from 1Gbps to 100Gbps in a highly scalable design
  • Open, standards-based integration with the flexibility to use a variety of OpenFlow enabled hardware and virtual switch platforms
  • Dynamic repartitioning of switch ports between production switching and visibility enablement to optimize infrastructure utilization


http://www.ixiacom.com/

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Accedian's VCX Brings Virtualized Network Performance Assurance

Accedian Networks introduced its SkyLIGHT VCX -- a virtualized performance assurance controller that enables advanced monitoring capabilities network-wide.

The VCX Controller works together with Accedian's Nano smart SFP (optical transponder) and compact gigabit Ethernet modules to deliver multi-flow traffic generation and ability to monitor the performance of thousands of flows. It combines centralized control with distributed test traffic generation to offer full mesh and segmented testing.

“The VCX is a radically more efficient approach to network performance monitoring, combining all the benefits of virtualization without compromising test speed or precision,” said Patrick Ostiguy, President & CEO of Accedian. “Accedian is doing to performance monitoring what Roku did to TV. We’re using the minimum hardware required at each monitoring point, while using NFV to turn ultra-compact modules into full-blown test sets, probes, and analyzers.”

Accedian calculates that its modules will cost up to 90% less than existing solutions, enabling service providers to realize the significant capital and operational efficiencies promised by an NFV architecture. Target markets include mobile infrastructure and data center networks.

For mobile operators, VCX offers operators the ability to test the service path, separately measure upload and download directions, and offer the precision required to accurately assess delay-sensitive impairments impacting hand-off and VoLTE call quality. Service providers offering hybrid-cloud and enterprise-to-data center connectivity can employ the VCX Controller in virtualized customer premises (vCPE) applications.

http://www.Accedian.com

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ixia Advances Network Visibility with Application Intelligence

Ixia introduced an Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Processor that extends its network visibility architecture. The goal is to provide real-time information about users and applications in any format – raw packets, filtered packets or metadata.

The Ixia ATI Processor is a 48 x 10GE interface card that can be used within an Ixia Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) 7300 network packet broker (NPB).   The solution integrates technology that Ixia gained through its acquisiong of BreakingPoint with the network visibility platform developed by Anue, which Ixia also acquired.

Ixia said its ATI Processor is able to leverage distinct Application Fingerprints, along with a patent pending dynamic identification capability, to help network managers gain a complete view of their networks. By combining rich contextual information such as geo-location of application usage, handset or device type, operating system and browser type, the ATI Processor helps to identify suspicious activity such as unauthorized BYOD usage or business connections from untrusted locations.

http://www.ixiacom.com/products/network_visibility/nto_7300/ati-processor/index.php

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

VSS Monitoring Delivers Network Data to Big Data Analytics Systems

VSS Monitoring, which is now a subsidiary of Danaher, introduced a Big Data Visibility solution that scales analytics and forensics to larger datasets than they could with legacy technology.

The VSS Monitoring’s vMesh architecture can connect hundreds of packet broker nodes, gaining real-time views into big data across their entire global network.  The new Big Data solution leverages two new advances in the vMesh Architecture: vSpool and vNetConnect.

The vSpool hardware module for VSS Monitoring’s vBroker chassis enables network data to be captured directly from the network infrastructure, and delivered to and analyzed synchronously or asynchronously by any network analytics, forensics and big data systems over a common storage or content platform.

vNetConnect software enables agent-free visibility into VMware and Cisco virtual switches, providing visibility into physical and virtual workloads and the associated network traffic without requiring any additional software to be installed on the hypervisor or as a virtual machine.

VSS Monitoring said the addition of vNetConnect enables packets from both virtual switches and physical switches to be directed into the network packet broker layer, while vSpool provides capture and delivery of those packets to analytics tools and content platforms from a single point and in an open standard format.

“Big-data systems are often blind to an invaluable resource: the data that represents every transaction in any networked business,” said Martin Breslin, Founder and President, VSS Monitoring. “Bridging this gap by linking network data with big data systems, enables a comprehensive view of the information that the business needs to make the right decisions.  vSpool addresses these challenges by delivering line-rate performance and advanced traffic grooming, while vNetConnect provides total visibility into network traffic from both physical and virtual hosts, and from active and stored data alike.  No longer are variations in data types, interfaces between systems, network latency, or physical locations of network assets a limitation to high-quality analysis.”

http://vssmonitoring.com

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Net Optics Launches Network Packet Broker for 40G

Net Optics introduced its xStream 40 Network Packet Broker (NPB) for 40G networks, providing advanced filtering, aggregation, load-balancing, time stamping, etc.

Net Optics said its new platform provides 30 percent improved latency over the previous latency record. xStream 40 also provides twenty percent more filters and 2.6X higher port density with the same form factor.

Key features include:

  • Delivery of up to 64 wire-speed 1 GbE and 10 GbE ports, or 48 wire-speed 1 GbE and 10 GbE ports and 4 40 GbE ports
  • Improved hardware includes support for IEEE 1588, Precision Time Protocol and time stamping on ingress
  • Time stamping of packets on the fly with nanosecond accuracy and packet manipulation options on all ports at line rate
  • Integrated capabilities for streamlining SDN migration supporting multiple management and integration protocols
  • Ability to leverage the supersized 1.28Tbps backplane to process more traffic at faster speeds while maximizing network performance and security
  • SPYKE 1.5 delivers AA-NPM supporting 10G networks and is designed to monitor applications and networks of companies from small branch sites to 10G Enterprise-wide networks. New support for 10G traffic monitoring allows Enterprise customers to deploy a plug-and-play, cost effective solution to complement current monitoring infrastructure. AA-NPM demands deep diving into packet payloads to identify the underlying application and extract relevant performance indicators. Spyke 1.5's DPI engine adds coverage for hundreds of applications, letting customers examine and extract application meta-data for fast troubleshooting and problem resolution.

Availability for xStream 40 and Spyke 1.5 are expected early Q3.

"Most monitoring tools see packet headers and provide flow information only," says Dave Britt, Net Optics Director of APM Technologies, "whereas DPI is like opening a letter to see the content."

http://www.netoptics.com
http://www.netoptics.com/products/npb/xstream-40

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Vasona Builds Cell Site Application Controller

Vasona Networks, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California with R&D in Tel Aviv, introduced its SmartAIR1000 edge application controller to address cellular bandwidth congestion.

 Vasona determines each cell's current capacity and characteristics of each of its concurrent sessions, whether streaming audio and video, web browsing, file downloads, or others. The platform, which sits between the RAN and the core network, then allocates bandwidth to each application in real time at the cell site level.

Vasona said its SmartAIR1000 is compatible with 3G and 4G networks, including cdma2000, UMTS/HSPA and LTE.

"Mobile networks can be unruly because traffic has no regard for other traffic — selfishly contending for as much resource and capacity as it can get," says Biren Sood, CEO of Vasona Networks. "Vasona Networks is working closely with mobile operators on establishing the SmartAIR platform to overcome bandwidth contention problems and enhance subscriber experiences."

http://www.vasonanetworks.com


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SevOne Raises $150 Million for Flow Monitoring and Analysis

SevOne,a start-up headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, raised $150 million from Bain Capital to support its IT infrastructure management solutions.

SevOne provides an monitoring and reporting solution for enterprises and service providers that uses peer-to-peer IT Performance Appliances to monitor and manage IT infrastructure of any size. The hardware-based appliances collect and store one year of raw performance data optimally without requiring aggregation. SevOne virtual appliances are also available running on on VMware.  Multiple appliances are joined in a peering fabric to access information about the entire network. It supports NetFlow, IPFIX, sFlow, NetStream, and Juniper J-Flow.

SevOne said it closed 2012 with its 6th consecutive year of record financial results.

"SevOne is thrilled to partner with Bain Capital as we take the company to the next level,” said Mike Phelan, CEO, SevOne. “The investment caps a highly successful 2012 for SevOne. Our bookings doubled year over year, profitability increased significantly and our customer base doubled.”

Pacific Crest Securities served as financial advisor.

http://www.sevone.com

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Argon Design Develops Flow Simulation Packet Blaster based on Netronome

Argon Design, a leading developer of high-performance software for multi-core processors, introduced a flow simulation tool based on Netronome's flow processors.

The Argon Blaster, which leverages a Netronome Flow Engine PCIe acceleration card, generates realistic, Internet scale traffic loads and applications to test networking and security equipment. The PCIe acceleration card runs in standard x86 platforms and delivers line-rate, timing-accurate packets for traffic flow simulation.

Argon Design said its Blaster is capable of saturating a 10 Gbps link with application traffic with accurate, consistent, per-flow rate control for up to a million unique flows.

“Flow processing has become pervasive in cyber security, network analytics and software-defined networking designs,” said Steve Barlow, chief technology officer at Argon Design. “As a result, new, cost effective testing and simulation tools are required to stress these products in ways not previously available.”

“Argon Design is a recognized leader in software development for engineering organizations,” said Jarrod Siket, senior vice president of marketing and general manager at Netronome. “Their expertise in the complex requirements facing developers of sophisticated communications equipment makes them uniquely qualified to bring this much needed application to market.”

Blaster pricing starts at $9,999, including 12-month warranty and customer support.

http://www.netronome.com
http://argonblaster.com



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gigamon Showcases 100 Gigabit Ethernet Traffic Visibility Fabric

Gigamon will showcase a 100 Gigabit Ethernet Traffic Visibility Fabric at next week's Supercomputing 2012.

The Gigamon Visibility Fabric is capable of intelligently forwarding network traffic at full line rate between nodes on 100GbE network connections, offering the ability to connect to 100GbE networks and to deliver intelligently aggregated 10GbE connections into a single 100GbE uplink to network monitoring, management and analytic tools.

Gigamon said it has demonstrated the capability to receive, filter, modify and deliver traffic at 100GbE rates on network segments with throughput that expands beyond 2.5 Terabits due to the unique architecture of the GigaVUE-HD8 chassis.

“Since inception of the company, Gigamon’s innovative culture continues to deliver regular industry firsts that address real challenges faced by real customers. With 48 of the top 100 Mobile Service Providers using the Gigamon Visibility Fabric, we are in lockstep with our customer base in understanding the challenges they face deploying 4G, LTE-Advanced & VoLTE architectures,” said Paul Hooper, VP of marketing and product management at Gigamon. “We realized that the move from 10Gb to 40Gb was a short-term step in the upgrading of the core, and that 100Gb was the ultimate medium-term objective for architects and engineers of the most advanced global networks. Our customers will be able to take advantage of our intelligent 100Gb network Visibility Fabric to enable effective monitoring, management and analysis of superior performance carrier-grade networks.”

http://www.gigamon.com/traffic-visibility-fabric


NetScout Acquires ONPATH for Network Monitoring at 10/40/100G

NetScout Systems has acquired privately held ONPATH Technologies, a supplier of calable connectivity and monitoring solutions for an undisclosed sum.

ONPATH, which is based in Marlton, New Jersey, offers a Universal Connectivity System and HorizON Software platform that automates and secures data center and test infrastructure.  The tools help network managers to conserve time, increase utilization, and save money compared to manual patching, static TAPs, SPAN ports, or complex mesh switching architectures. ONPATH claims over one million installed ports throughout Fortune 1,000 and Government customers.

NetScout said the acquisition of ONPATH is a strategic move that expands its position in the network monitoring switch market. NetScout said it will leverage ONPATH’s next generation technology to deliver an extensible modular chassis-based switching product portfolio supporting more than 500 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) per chassis along with market-leading densities for 40 GbE, and future support for 100 GbE interfaces.

“As enterprise and service provider organizations continue to face the challenges of monitoring large, distributed and high volume IP network environments, they need greater density and flexibility to scale their access to packet-flow intelligence,” said Anil Singhal, president and CEO, NetScout.  “Our acquisition of ONPATH significantly extends NetScout’s network monitoring switch position and will enable us to establish ourselves as the technology leader in this segment. We intend to quickly integrate this technology into our packet flow switch product offering to deliver a comprehensive, ultra low latency switch portfolio with industry-leading performance and port densities that will be easier to integrate and simpler to manage. This will enable enterprise and service provider organizations to address a diverse range of deployment requirements to improve the efficiency, control and distribution of valuable network traffic flows and reduce the overall total cost of ownership for network-based monitoring deployments.”

NetScout acquired Simena in November 2011 for its low-latency IP packet flow-based network monitoring switching technology.

http://www.netscout.com
http://live.onpathtech.com

Monday, October 29, 2012

Gigamon Extends and Scales its Traffic Visibility


Gigamon has enhanced its Traffic Visibility Fabric solutions with a new, 400 Gbps processing card for its high-density, GigaVUE H Series chassis. The platform supports a range of GigaSMART applications to enable the deduplication, modification, manipulation and transport of network traffic as it is delivered to management, monitoring and security tools and systems.

The enhancements represent the second step in Gigamon's four-phase evolution of its Visibility Fabric.  Subsequent phases are expected to include an Active Visibility Fabric and Living Visibility Fabric.

Gigamon emphasized that its solution represents the highest port density of any network visibility switch and that the packet processing cards as a game changer for managing, analyzing and securing IT infrastructure.

"As the volume and speed of network traffic continues to increase, the need to converge on a single platform – a fabric – that not only simplifies and automates traffic visibility, but also provides built-in intelligence, will drive the way organizations choose to monitor and manage their networks," said Paul Hooper, VP of Marketing at Gigamon.  "We see the features offered by GigaSMART as an anticipated and necessary next step in the evolution of the Visibility Fabric."

http://www.gigamon.com/traffic-visibility-fabric

Monday, October 22, 2012

VSS Monitoring Adds SSL Inspection to Network Packet Brokers

VSS Monitoring introduced SSL monitoring capabilities for its line of network packet brokers, providing visibility into encrypted communications across LAN, WAN and cloud boundaries.

 VSS Monitoring’s SSL inspection solution is based on 1U and 2U network appliances powered by Intel’s Xeon processors and accelerated by Netronome’s flow processors and SSL inspection software.

Key capabilities include:

· Line rate decryption for millions of simultaneous flows on 1/10 gigabit Ethernet links
· Support for inbound and outbound SSL inspection of network communications
· Full integration and interoperability with new and existing packet broker fabric deployments
· Interoperability with the McAfee Network Security Platform

 “Network security managers are facing an onslaught of new web- and cloud-based communications that use encryption by default,” said Dean Beaver, VP of worldwide sales & alliances at VSS Monitoring.  “Our network packet brokers with enhanced SSL inspection are a natural complement for organizations looking to extend the benefits of the McAfee Network Security Platform to include in-bound and out-bound SSL traffic while maintaining line-rate speeds.”

http://www.vssmonitoring.com

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gigamon Names Director of Service Provider Marketing


Gigamon, which provides Traffic Visibility Networking solutions, named Andy Huckridge as Director of Service Provider Marketing.  Huckridge joins Gigamon from VSS Monitoring, where he was Senior Director of Telecom Strategy and Marketing. Previously, he was Director of Marketing at Spirent Communications, and Director of Product Management at 8×8 Inc.

Monday, July 23, 2012

VSS Monitoring Scales its Packet Broker for Network-wide Visibility

VSS Monitoring introduced a new suite of network packet brokers (NPBs) that leverage a unique fabric-system approach for interconnecting network monitoring and security systems.

The new VSS Monitoring product family, called vBroker, delivers network-wide link-layer visibility and access to a broad set of network monitoring and security systems. This significantly reduces the capital costs of ensuring link visibility and analysis tool access across the network.

The new "vMesh" architecture can seamlessly interconnect up to 256 VSS Monitoring NPBs and more than 10,000 ports, delivering the greatest scalability and link-layer visibility in the industry, whether across multiple data center racks, physical locations or entire geographies. vMesh leverages VSS Monitoring’s proprietary vStack protocol to provide end-to-end visibility and data access – at the link-layer – across the entire network.


The new hardware includes the vBroker 200 and vBroker 300 appliances, which support traffic filtering/grooming and offloading of packet processing to increase tool system capacity and efficiency. The vBroker 300 Series provides the industry’s highest capacity in a 1RU format – 560 Gbps – and up to 56 ports per appliance, while the vBroker 200 Series provides the flexibility of a modular chassis in compact 1RU or 2RU form factors.

VSS Monitoring is also introducing a new management console, called vMC, that lets customers manage all or multiple VSS Monitoring NPBs using a single “pane-of-glass" to deploy, provision, and make drag-and-drop configuration changes for the full topology and perform bulk software updates. Customers can also create advanced charts and graphs at a group or network-wide level.

"Service providers and enterprises alike are challenged with ensuring continuous application performance, threat mitigation, and service availability, and are turning to us to support the latest set of network tool systems, including new security services that protect data, mitigate loss of control due to cloud and mobility initiatives, and ensure compliance. With our unique systems approach, we enable customers to start small and scale to meet their growing needs." http://www.vssmonitoring.com

Monday, April 23, 2012

Gigamon Partners With ForeScout on Real-time Visibility

Gigamon and ForeScout Technologies, a provider of automated security control solutions for enterprises, are collaborating to provide network management and visibility solutions that enable real-time network visibility and automated security controls, while minimizing core network switch infrastructure load for network operators.

The partnership enables the ForeScout's automated security control platform (CounterACT) to leverage Gigamon's Traffic Visibility Fabric to have broader visibility of all devices communicating on the network and dynamically apply security policy to reduce a range of security risks.

The Gigamon Visibility Fabric provides intelligent traffic mirroring, enabling the ForeScout platform to access network resources and sensitive data as appropriate. This provides IT real-time inventory and security posture intelligence for active remediation while allowing users to seamlessly connect to the network without disruptions or changes in end-user experience unless necessary.
http://www.gigamon.com
http://www.forescout.com

See also