Showing posts with label Gigamon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gigamon. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Endace and Gigamon announce partnership for packet capture/visibility

Endace and Gigamon announced a technology partnership to provide visibility into network traffic for SecOps, NetOps and DevOps teams.

The partnership brings together the EndaceProbe Analytics Platform and the GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform, which is a packet broker. Endace enables high-speed network recording, traffic playback and analytics hosting.  The companies said their joint solution enables customers to accurately record every packet on all segments of their network and decrypt encrypted traffic before it is delivered to hosted analytics applications and recorded by EndaceProbes.

"Investigating security threats or troubleshooting performance problems can be a slow, challenging and inconclusive process if you don't have access to the packets," said Stuart Wilson, CEO of Endace. "With the Endace and Gigamon partnership, customers have access to a highly scalable solution that delivers the definitive evidence they need to rapidly and accurately investigate and resolve issues."

Phil Griston, Senior Director of Partner Marketing and Development at Gigamon, commented: "Combining the GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform with EndaceProbes gives our mutual customers total control over, and visibility into, the traffic on their networks. They can direct traffic with absolute precision to the EndaceProbe platforms on their network for analysis and recording. And control traffic flows to the security and performance analytics solutions they have deployed – both hosted on their EndaceProbes or standalone."

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Gigamon appoints Buckley as COO and Arkley as CFO

Gigamon announced the appointment of Dave Arkley as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Shane Buckley as its new President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Arkley most recently served as CFO of International Decision Systems, and previously was with Vertafore, Edifecs, Parallels and Itron.

Buckley is joining from Xirrus where he was CEO prior to their 2017 acquisition by Riverbed. Before joining Xirrus, Buckley served as a general manager and senior vice president at NETGEAR and held various executive leadership positions at Rohati Systems, Nevis Networks, Juniper Networks, Peribit and 3Com,

"Dave and Shane bring a wealth of knowledge to our exceptional leadership team and their proven business acumen in high growth, global markets will be a tremendous asset as we navigate the rapidly evolving cybersecurity space," said Paul Hooper, CEO of Gigamon. "We look forward to leveraging their business, financial and strategy skills as we continue to execute our next phase of growth plans."

Gigamon's $1.6B privatization deal has been completed

Gigamon confirmed the completion of its acquisition by Elliott Management, a leading multi-strategy private investment firm, and the Qatar Investment Authority.

The acquisition, valued at approximately $1.6 billion, was approved by Gigamon shareholders on December 22, 2017. As a result of the completion of the transaction, shareholders will receive $38.50 per share in cash and Gigamon common stock will no longer be listed for trading on the NYSE.

"This is a pivotal day for Gigamon employees, customers and partners around the world. With the acquisition complete, our team will continue to execute strategic initiatives that will both empower our customers with new, rich functionality and drive Gigamon to the next level of growth," said Paul Hooper, Chief Executive Officer of Gigamon. "As a private company, we will continue to build upon our leading technology foundation and transform the market we created and lead. With our Security Delivery Platform, we are in a unique position to enable NetOps and SecOps teams to work together addressing the common goal of securing their enterprise while containing costs and minimizing complexity. Working closely with Evergreen, we are entering a new and exciting era."

Elliott Management to privatize Gigamon in $1.6 billion deal

Elliott Management, a private investment firm known for shareholder activism, will acquire Gigamon for $38.50 per share in cash, for a total value of approximately $1.6 billion, making Gigamon a privately-held company. Elliott Management and its affiliates currently hold a 7.0% equity voting stake in Gigamon.

Gigamon's recent revenue trends
         2017                        2016
Q3    $79.2 million          $83.5 million
Q2    $69.1 million          $75.1 million
Q1    $69.6 million          $66.9 million

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Gigamon's $1.6B privatization deal has been completed

Gigamon confirmed the completion of its acquisition by Elliott Management, a leading multi-strategy private investment firm, and the Qatar Investment Authority.

The acquisition, valued at approximately $1.6 billion, was approved by Gigamon shareholders on December 22, 2017. As a result of the completion of the transaction, shareholders will receive $38.50 per share in cash and Gigamon common stock will no longer be listed for trading on the NYSE.

"This is a pivotal day for Gigamon employees, customers and partners around the world. With the acquisition complete, our team will continue to execute strategic initiatives that will both empower our customers with new, rich functionality and drive Gigamon to the next level of growth," said Paul Hooper, Chief Executive Officer of Gigamon. "As a private company, we will continue to build upon our leading technology foundation and transform the market we created and lead. With our Security Delivery Platform, we are in a unique position to enable NetOps and SecOps teams to work together addressing the common goal of securing their enterprise while containing costs and minimizing complexity. Working closely with Evergreen, we are entering a new and exciting era."

Elliott Management to privatize Gigamon in $1.6 billion deal

Elliott Management, a private investment firm known for shareholder activism, will acquire Gigamon for $38.50 per share in cash, for a total value of approximately $1.6 billion, making Gigamon a privately-held company. Elliott Management and its affiliates currently hold a 7.0% equity voting stake in Gigamon.

Gigamon's recent revenue trends
         2017                        2016
Q3    $79.2 million          $83.5 million
Q2    $69.1 million          $75.1 million
Q1    $69.6 million          $66.9 million

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Elliott Management to privatize Gigamon in $1.6 billion deal

Elliott Management, a private investment firm known for shareholder activism, will acquire Gigamon for $38.50 per share in cash, for a total value of approximately $1.6 billion, making Gigamon a privately-held company. Elliott Management and its affiliates currently hold a 7.0% equity voting stake in Gigamon.

Under the deal, Gigamon shareholders will receive $38.50 in cash for each share of Gigamon common stock held.

"We are pleased to announce this transaction, which delivers immediate cash value to our shareholders upon closing at a premium to our unaffected stock price," said Paul Hooper, Chief Executive Officer of Gigamon. "The Gigamon Board, with the assistance of independent financial and legal advisors, conducted a thorough review of options to enhance shareholder value and unanimously concluded that entering into this agreement with Elliott represents the best way to maximize value."

"As the leading provider of visibility solutions that enable enterprises to guard against network and data breaches, Gigamon has a strong track record of innovation and delivering customer value that makes it a compelling investment," said Jesse Cohn, Partner at Elliott. "In partnership with Evergreen Coast Capital, our private equity affiliate, this is a landmark transaction in our long history of investing in leading enterprise technology businesses."


Gigamon's recent revenue trends
         2017                        2016
Q3    $79.2 million          $83.5 million
Q2    $69.1 million          $75.1 million
Q1    $69.6 million          $66.9 million

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Gigamon Extends its Visibility Platform for Azure

Gigamon is extending its data-in-motion Visibility Platform to include the Microsoft Azure environment to ensure that data-in-motion entering, traversing or leaving the cloud can be protected and monitored by existing security operations centers.

Key features:

  • One consistent method to acquire network traffic and apply traffic intelligence before distributing to multiple tools.
  • Centralized orchestration and single-pane-of-glass visualization of the Gigamon Visibility Platform across the entire infrastructure – on-premise, public and private cloud. Traffic policies are defined using a simple drag-n-drop user interface.
  • Tight integration with Azure APIs and Azure Monitor to automatically detect changes in Azure Virtual Networks.
  • Centralized visibility for security monitoring of all Azure Virtual Networks in an enterprise.

"Our customers around the globe require a solution that provides the same level of visibility in their cloud, virtualized and on-premise environments allowing them to leverage the knowledge and processes they've built as they work to secure their enterprise and cloud networks," said Ananda Rajagopal, vice president of products at Gigamon.

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...


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Gigamon Delivers Security Intelligence at 10/40/100G

Gigamon introduced its GigaVUE-HC3, a high-performance appliance to enable pervasive visibility and security intelligence at scale in 10Gb, 40Gb and 100Gb networks.

The new GigaVUE-HC3 extends Gigamon's Visibility Platform and GigaSMART technologies with higher compute and throughput performance, offering:

  • A total of 800Gbps of GigaSMART traffic intelligence per node, scaling to 25Tbps in clustered configurations
  • Up to 3.2Tbps of processing per node that scales to over 100Tbps per cluster.

“Organizations that deal with large volumes of network traffic are increasingly concerned about the attack surface posed by high-speed, distributed infrastructure and the ensuing challenges created for network security teams,” said Ananda Rajagopal, vice president of products at Gigamon. “Ensuring visibility and control in such environments is not just about tapping network traffic but also rapidly finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. The GigaVUE-HC3 is the first platform in the industry to provide intelligent visibility at scale.”

GigaVUE-HC3 will be generally available in May 2017.

http://www.gigamon.com

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Gigamon Brings Enhanced Visibility into Encrypted Data-in-Motion

Gigamon added new inline capabilities to its GigaSECURE SSL/TLS Decryption solution for addressing use cases such as monitoring accesses to Internet-based services for risk/compliance violations, detecting malicious activities such as command and control (C&C) communications, decrypting TLS sessions that use modern cipher suites and above all, creating an efficient framework to manage encrypted traffic at scale.

The Gigamon SSL Decryption solution now offers a new GigaSMART traffic intelligence application that supports both inline and out-of-band decryption. The new set of supported ciphers include Diffie-Hellman (DH), Diffie-Hellman Ephemeral (DHE), Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) and Elliptic Curve, and operates in networks that range from 1Gb to 100Gb.

Gigamon said its new SSL Decryption solution automatically identifies all SSL/TLS traffic across any port or application by establishing a “decrypt once and feed to multiple tools” design for improved scale and resiliency. A key enabler of this solution is an advanced set of traffic selection and distribution capabilities in the Gigamon Visibility Platform that simplifies deployment of SSL decryption at scale. Furthermore, advanced policies enable traffic filtering and selective decryption based on URL categorization using the market-leading Webroot BrightCloud® Web Classification Service, domain names, and whitelist/blacklist policies, in order to meet data privacy and compliance requirements.

“Inline SSL decryption represents a strategic technology evolution that further expands the benefits of the Gigamon Security Delivery Platform,” said Ananda Rajagopal, vice president of products at Gigamon. “By offering SSL decryption as a service in the Security Delivery Platform complemented by strong policy enforcement, organizations can create a centralized ‘decryption zone’, enabling them to more easily see and manage their growing SSL/TLS traffic volumes, while enabling their security tools with newfound visibility into formerly encrypted traffic and threats.”

http://www.gigamon.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Network Visibility 2017 - AT&T



Carriers around the globe are embracing SDN and NFV to enhance the experience of their customers while also increasing their organizational agility and driving down operational costs, says Paul Hooper, CEO of Gigamon.

AT&T really started with the customer experience , says Josh Goodell, VP, Network on Demand, AT&T. Customers want control and flexibility in the network. He discusses how AT&T has reengineered the core fabric of its network to enhance the customer experience.

Series produced by Converge! Network Digest and sponsored by Gigamon.

https://youtu.be/rWw5ZV6gztA


Monday, January 30, 2017

Network Visibility 2017 - Verizon



Network operators are in the early days of a significant  transformation as they provide visibility and insight into the performance of applications running across their infrastructure.  Paul Hooper, CEO of Gigamon, provides perspective on the power of visibility solutions to transform networks.

Customers want better visibility and Verizon is now providing end-to-end metrics of network services, says Greg Harris, Associate Director of Ethernet Services, Verizon.

Series produced by Converge! Network Digest and sponsored by Gigamon.

https://youtu.be/AEVdhDlmb6c

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Network Visibility 2017 - Level 3 Communications



Managing the customer experience has to be the highest priority for Service Providers, says Andy Huckridge, Director of Service Provider Solutions at Gigamon.  The next wave of software-defined services has started to roll.

Level 3 is keenly focused on the customer experience, says Adam Saenger, VP Product Development and Management, Level 3. The customer experience extends across a continuum of shop, buy, get, use, pay and renew.  Each step needs to be assessed.

Series produced by Converge! Network Digest and sponsored by Gigamon.




Thursday, November 3, 2016

Gigamon Enhances FlowVUE Feature with Overlapping Flow Samples

Gigamon introduced a subscriber-based IP sampling paradigm which helps service providers turn big data into manageable data providing greater visibility and insight.

The new capabilities in Gigamon’s FlowVUE application enable users to send overlapping flow samples to multiple analytic tools at the same time.

Gigamon said that by expanding tool rail depth of analysis, operators can gain a multi-dimensional understanding of subscriber behavior and deeper traffic insight for improved and actionable intelligence.

FlowVUE also increases tool performance by scaling the traffic to fit the attached tool processing throughput capacity as the network traffic volumes shift during high and low peak times. Service providers gain new operational efficiencies by avoiding the unnecessary traffic and tool dimensioning of over- and under-subscription across a wide set of tools. The optimized throughput processing allows operators to dimension their tool rail for a specific percentage of the typical busy hour and apply cost savings elsewhere on their network.


“For the first time, service providers can experience higher levels of subscriber-aware visibility and intelligence to make real-time decisions and improved customer experiences,” said Andy Huckridge, director of service provider solutions at Gigamon. “By centralizing and correlating previously siloed data samples with Gigamon’s FlowVUE, service providers can now offer expanded services to their high-value subscribers, create new revenue streams, de-risk new technology rollouts and gain an operational advantage in the process.”

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See 1 Minute video: https://youtu.be/9BXVMfGM7SA



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Gigamon Extends Visibility Coverage for Small Enterprises and Remote Sites

Gigamon is extending the visibility coverage of its GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform from large data centers to small enterprises and remote sites in distributed enterprises with the introduction of its GigaVUE-HC1 appliance.

GigaVUE-HC1 is a modular one rack unit visibility appliance with twelve 10 gigabit (Gb) interfaces, four 1Gb interfaces, two modular slots for expansion and GigaSMART hardware processing built into the base system. It uses the same GigaVUE-OS operating system that powers the Gigamon portfolio, supporting capabilities such as Flow Mapping, inline bypass and multiple GigaSMART traffic intelligence applications.

The new GigaVUE-HC1 appliance provides a centralized way to administer and manage all tools, whether inline or out-of-band, making it well suited for remote sites with independent tools, such as call centers.  Gigamon said its enterprises and service providers can also use the GigaVUE-HC1 to selectively backhaul traffic flows and metadata of interest to centralized tools, enabling both consolidation

“Distributed and small enterprises are an often overlooked, yet an important market segment with specific visibility needs. GigaVUE-HC1 expands the scope of our successful GigaSECURE platform, enabling organizations to see more and increase the scope of security coverage,” said Ananda Rajagopal vice president of products, at Gigamon. “GigaVUE-HC1 delivers a rich combination of metadata and traffic intelligence with the flexibility to deploy both inline and out-of-band security tools, thereby reducing the time to deploy and maintain security tools at smaller sites.”

http://www.gigamon.com

Monday, July 11, 2016

Gigamon Brings Automated Data Center Topology Visualization

Gigamon announced an automated network topology visualization - for managing visibility infrastructure at scale in large data centers.

The new capability provides end-to-end visualization of Gigamon's Visibility Fabric components, associated production networks and interfaces from which traffic is sourced and the connected security and monitoring tools that analyze this traffic. It provides automated discovery of the attached networks using the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) or Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP).

Gigamon said that when security and monitoring tools attached to its Security Delivery Platform detect abnormal behavior, an administrator can quickly trace back to the network interfaces at the source of the abnormality, significantly reducing the mean time to resolution (MTTR).

“We remain committed to offering vendor-agnostic visibility and are uniquely able to meet the needs of customers with large data centers and clouds,” said Sesh Sayani, Director of Product Management, Gigamon. “We recognize that the Visibility Fabric is rapidly becoming essential data center infrastructure and we will continue to be customer-driven in the capabilities that make our market-leading solution easy to use for troubleshooting and security.”

http://www.gigamon.com

Monday, February 29, 2016

Gigamon Revs Metadata Engine for Contextual Security Analytics

Gigamon unveiled its Metadata Engine for their GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform (SDP).

The solution centrally generates and aggregates contextual information about network traffic. It sends that metadata to the security analytics devices that can leverage the information.

The company said its Metadata Engine will ‘super-charge’ security information and event management systems (SIEMs), enabling forensics solutions and user behavioral analytics products to connect to its GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform and receive output of the Metadata Engine, that includes:
  • NetFlow/IPFIX records
  • URL/URI information
  • SIP request information
  • HTTP response codes
  • DNS queries
  • DHCP queries (future)
  • Certificate information (future)
  • Custom data (future)
Gigamon also announced a number of ecosystem partners supporting this approach: FlowTraq, Lancope, now a Cisco company, LogRhythm, Niara, Plixer and SevOne.

“We want to enable our customers to drastically improve their security posture by taking advantage of the latest trends in security analytics,” said Shehzad Merchant, CTO, Gigamon. “By enabling both context and packet based security analytics, Gigamon’s customers benefit by improving their ability to uncover intruder threats faster.”

http://www.gigamon.com

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/

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Gigamon Posts Q4 Revenue of $67 Million, up 31% YoY

Gigamon posted Q4 2015 revenue of $67.0 million, up 31% year-over-year. GAAP gross margin was 82%, compared to 77% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. GAAP net income was $2.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $2.9 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Full year revenue came in at $222.0 million, up 41% from fiscal 2014.

"2015 was a very strong year for Gigamon. We delivered over 40% year over year revenue growth, we increased our gross margins to over 80% and significantly increased our cash reserve to over $200 million," said Paul Hooper, Chief Executive Officer of Gigamon. "Our momentum in the security market continues to increase, with Q4 seeing almost 50% of our total business directly related to Security deployments. We enter 2016 with increased leadership in our market and continue to execute with conviction and predictability."

http://www.gigamon.com

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Telefonica Picks Gigamon for Network Visibility

Telefonica Argentina has selected Gigamon’s visibility solutions to help optimize its subscriber service offerings. The solution is being used to gain insight into the way subscribers consume content, enabling Telefonica to adjust service offerings accordingly.

Specifically, Telefonica Argentina is utilizing a number of Gigamon solutions and technologies including several GigaSMART applications for traffic intelligence: Adaptive Packet Filtering, Application Session Filtering and Header Stripping as well as Gigamon’s patented Flow Mapping.

Gigamon said that by combining its Aggregation Solution, GigaVUE-TA1, and the GigaVUE-HD8 Fabric Node with the GigaSMART applications implemented as part of a Visibility Fabric architecture, Telefonica Argentina gained visibility into more than 32 x 10Gbps IP/MPLS links. The GigaSMART feature set significantly reduced the traffic that needed to be processed by the tools, resulting in a 10:1 cost savings ratio for Telefonica. With Gigamon’s solution in place, Telefonica Argentina can streamline the introduction of new technologies such as VoLTE, IMS and CDN to its network and reduce operational and performance impact.

Telefonica Argentina is also working with Gigamon to increase its network performance and optimization capabilities.

“Gigamon’s solutions are well suited for our customer experience management needs. Gigamon has also helped us gain greater visibility across our entire network and identify and address issues as soon as they arise. In fact, during the deployment process, Gigamon helped us to troubleshoot a DNS Cache Server Farm performance issue, resolve it remotely avoiding a possible service outage. It really helped us to streamline the performance of the DNS system,” said Alberto Bernal, Telecom Network Planning Engineer, Telefonica Argentina.

https://www.gigamon.com/company/newsroom/press-releases/telefonica-selects-gigamon-gain-network-visibility-and-optimize


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Gigamon Posts Revenue of $56.7 million, up 44% YoY

Gigamon reported Q3 revenue of $56.7 million, up 44% year-over-year. GAAP gross margin was 80%, compared to 77% in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. Non-GAAP gross margin was 81%, compared to 78% in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. GAAP net income was $4.3 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss of $3.0 million, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.

"We continue to differentiate ourselves in this disruptive and high growth market through the delivery of innovative technology and outstanding financial performance," said Paul Hooper, chief executive officer of Gigamon.  "The demand for our Security Delivery Platform portfolio continues to accelerate following 20 of the world's leading security instrumentation vendors supporting our platform. Our leadership position in the visibility market and our rapidly expanding presence in the security market establishes a healthy momentum entering what is typically our strongest quarter of the fiscal year."

http://www.gigamon.com

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gigamon Posts Q2 Sales of $51 Million, up 48% YoY

Gigamon reported Q2 revenue of $51.4 million, up 48% year-over-year. GAAP net income was $38,000, or $0.00 per basic and diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss of $32.5 million, or $1.01 per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2014.

"Our record performance in the quarter was driven by continued traction of our security and GigaSMART portfolios, and strong results in our Federal and Service Provider businesses in the quarter," said Paul Hooper, chief executive officer of Gigamon.  "Reflecting our continued focus and investment in the security market, earlier this week we announced our GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform - an industry-first.  Our new Platform establishes a powerful architecture to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of both defense and detection security systems and solutions connected to the Gigamon Visibility Fabric."

http://www.gigamon.com

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


See also