Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Gigamon Enhances its Data Access Switch

Gigamon Systems, a start-up based in San Jose, California, has enhanced its GigaVUE-420 Data Access Switch with a new 10GigaTAP add-on device that splits and copies inbound and outbound optical data streams, then forwards the replicant data to network monitoring tools at 1 or 10 Gbps. The 10GigaTAP eliminates the need for an external data tap in 10GigE data networks.

Gigamon's 10GigaTAP is available in three varieties to accommodate any fiber optic installation: SR-LC/Multimode, for Short Reaches of 850 nanometer-wavelength cables; LR-LC/Singlemode, for Long Reaches of 1310 nanometers; and ER-LC/Singlemode, for Extra-Long Reaches using 1550 nanometers.

When installed in the GigaVUE 420, two Gigamon 10GigaTAP fault-tolerant devices takes data from redundant core links, and the GigaVUE-420 ensures that only appropriate and optimized data reaches the intended monitoring tool. The add-ons balance data flows to ensure reliable performance from multiple intrusion detection systems, data recorders, VoIP analyzers and other network monitoring devices.

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