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

Monday, November 4, 2013

Gigamon Cites Rapid Growth, Sales up 52% YoY

Gigamon reported Q3 revenues of $39.0 million, compared to $25.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2012, representing growth of 52% year-over-year. GAAP gross margins of 80% in the third fiscal quarter, in line with the third quarter of fiscal 2012.  GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $1.4 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $1.1 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2012.

"We are pleased with the results this quarter demonstrating our continued ability to execute," said Paul Hooper, CEO of Gigamon. "During the quarter we added 86 new customers including 19 Fortune 1000 companies. We also received the largest order in the company's history from a first time customer, indicating that visibility fabrics are increasingly being designed into major infrastructure projects.  We are especially pleased with the performance of the GigaVUE HB-1, which experienced the fastest ramp of any Gigamon product since its launch in late June."

http://www.gigamon.com

Friday, October 4, 2013

Gigamon Files for Follow-On Offering

Gigamon, which supplies network traffic visibility solutions, filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed public offering of shares of its common stock.

Gigamon is proposing to offer 300,000 shares and certain selling stockholders are proposing to offer 4,800,000 shares.  In addition, certain of the selling stockholders are expected to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 765,000 additional shares of common stock from them.

Gigamon will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of the shares that are proposed to be sold by the selling stockholders.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse are acting as lead joint book-running managers for the offering and Raymond James,

Pacific Crest and William Blair are acting as co-managers for the offering.

http://www.gigamon.com

Monday, August 26, 2013

Gigamon Enables Multi-tenant Visibility

Gigamon announced the latest release of its GigaVUE H Series software, Version 3.1, offering enhancements to Flow Mapping as well as support for role-based access control and advanced workflows for independent and concurrent monitoring policy configurations. This provides the ability to virtualize the Visibility Fabric.  The company said these new capabilities will enable enterprises to offer Visibility as a Service to internal IT tenants, who will gain the power to dynamically change monitoring and traffic visibility policies on a per-organization or per-tenant basis without impacting other departmental monitoring polices and while maintaining compliance and privacy.

"The notion of multi-tenancy has made its way from the public cloud space into enterprise IT infrastructure as well," said Shehzad Merchant, Chief Strategy Officer at Gigamon. "This solution enables network administrators and services teams to virtualize the Visibility Fabric and offer Visibility as a Service to the different IT departments."

The GigaVUE H Series 3.1 software update is targeted for availability for current and future GigaVUE H Series customers on September 30, 2013.



Monday, July 29, 2013

Gigamon Posts Strong Growth in 1st Quarter as Public Company

Gigamon reported Q2 revenue of $32.4 million, compared to $22.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. GAAP net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $7.9 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $1.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2012.

"In our first quarter as a public company, we delivered solid revenue growth of 44% year-over-year," said Paul Hooper, CEO of Gigamon. "Our Visibility Fabric enables our customers to gain higher levels of visibility into their IT infrastructure by delivering the right network traffic to the right management system, at the right time.  We believe our market is significantly underpenetrated, and through our broad, intelligent and scalable solution, we believe we are well-positioned to capitalize on this exciting growth opportunity."

http://www.gigamon.com

Monday, June 24, 2013

Gigamon Enhances Visibility Fabric for Cisco Cisco Nexus

Gigamon has enhanced its Visibility Fabric architecture by adding support for Cisco’s Nexus 1000V virtual switch and seamless visibility for vMotion events.

Gigamon's architecture delivers visibility and simplified management and provisioning of monitoring policies across all network topologies including physical, virtual and software-defined networks (SDN). Specifically, the GigaVUE-VM exposes inter-VM traffic flowing in a physical host and across physical hosts with intelligent filtering and forwarding capabilities for monitoring and troubleshooting virtual environments.

Gigamon said its latest GigaVUE-VM 2.0 release now provides visibility into VMware virtual infrastructures that utilize the Cisco Nexus 1000V distributed virtual switch. The 2.0 update also provides automatic re-configuration of the Visibility Fabric architecture by migrating monitoring policies to maintain continuous visibility when a vMotion event occurs.

“GigaVUE-VM 2.0 automates the ‘tuning’ of monitoring policies in response to real-time network events such as the migration of a virtual machine from one host to another,” said Huy Nguyen, Sr. Director of Product Management at Gigamon. “In addition, traffic between virtual machines on the same host is switched locally without ever hitting the physical network, thus rendering the existing analysis tools blind to that virtual traffic.  Now, GigaVUE-VM bridges the gap between the physical and virtual worlds and allows complete visibility to monitoring and management tools.”

The GigaVUE-VM 2.0 upgrade is available immediately and pricing starts at $14,995 for 10 GigaVUE-VM Visibility Fabric nodes.

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


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gigamon Rockets Ahead in IPO - Up 50% on Opening Day

On the first day of public trading, shares of Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) rose 50% to close at $28.47.  The company offered 6,750,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $19.00 per share.

Gigamon provides intelligent Traffic Visibility Networking solutions for enterprises, data centers and service providers.  The company is based in Milpitas, California.

http://www.gigamon.com

In April, Gigamon outlined its vision for software-defined monitoring based on a four-layer architecture: a Services Layer, a Management Layer, an Orchestration Layer and an Applications Layer.

Gigamon said its strategy is to develop a unified Visibility Fabric architecture that would ultimately deliver orchestrated visibility across physical, virtual and software-defined networks (SDN). This will build on Gigamon's existing architecture and the principles of SDN to provide a centralized, programmable approach that aims to bridge the gap between the raw data passing through the network and optimally presenting that data to the tools that monitor, manage, secure and ensure application and network performance.
  • The Services Layer currently provides advanced Flow Mapping® and intelligent packet optimization and normalization using GigaSMART technology across physical and virtual worlds and, and Gigamon expects to expand this layer to include software defined data networks with the GigaVUE-CV application which is currently being developed as a proof of concept.
  • The Management Layer consists of the GigaVUE-FM (Fabric Manager) which provides centralized management and a common policy framework for multi-department and multi-tenant traffic monitoring and manipulation policies across the Visibility Fabric architecture.
  • The Orchestration Layer will be developed by Gigamon to provide an open environment through a set of forthcoming APIs and SDKs to enable third party development of applications.  
  • The Applications Layer will consist of a set of visibility applications to be developed by Gigamon, as well as through independent software vendors to deliver optimal tool utilization and performance.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Gigamon Builds its Unified Visibility Fabric


Gigamon continues to build its Visibility Fabric architecture with the introduction of a a new Visibility Fabric node, the GigaVUE-HB1 for branch offices and the implementation of a new Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Gigamon’s H Series product line.

The new GigaVUE-HB1 extends Gigamon's pervasive and intelligent visibility and packet modification into a customer’s remote sites and enables remote network monitoring by tunneling monitored data back to a central site for tool centralization and consolidation through a unified Visibility Fabric architecture. The platform comes with GigaSMART technology, which offers the ability to normalize traffic and perform VXLAN decapsulation for monitoring virtualized network overlays, ERSPAN termination, packet de-duplication, packet masking and packet slicing, among others.

The new graphical interface is being introduced as part of the H Series 3.0 OS Software release, which also enables customers to utilize Gigamon’s GigaPORT-C01 100Gb blade for visibility into full line-rate 100Gb Ethernet connections.

Gigamon is also introducing a proof-of-concept application called FlowVUE which will offer flow-based correlation services. Gigamon recently announced a strategy to develop a unified Visibility Fabric architecture that would ultimately deliver orchestrated visibility across physical, virtual and software-defined networks (SDN). These additions to the Gigamon portfolio further that strategy by extending the reach of the Visibility Fabric architecture to remote locations and providing ease of use and configurability for simplified management and provisioning of monitoring policies. FlowVUE, upon release, will help tame big data and allow for the ability to intelligently correlate network traffic for tool optimization.

FlowVUE will join the session-aware flow de-duplication application as the second visibility application to be developed by Gigamon in the Applications Layer. These applications offer flow-based correlation services to tools, ensuring optimal tool utilization and performance by making network-based big data more manageable. Gigamon said it plans to continue to work with technology partners and other third parties to develop additional applications as well as continuing to work on in-house applications.

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Gigamon's Unified Visibility Fabric Architecture Spans Physical, Virtual, SDN

Gigamon outlined its vision for software-defined monitoring based on a four-layer architecture: a Services Layer, a Management Layer, an Orchestration Layer and an Applications Layer.

Gigamon said its strategy is to develop a unified Visibility Fabric architecture that would ultimately deliver orchestrated visibility across physical, virtual and software-defined networks (SDN). This will build on Gigamon's existing architecture and the principles of SDN to provide a centralized, programmable approach that aims to bridge the gap between the raw data passing through the network and optimally presenting that data to the tools that monitor, manage, secure and ensure application and network performance.
  • The Services Layer currently provides advanced Flow Mapping® and intelligent packet optimization and normalization using GigaSMART technology across physical and virtual worlds and, and Gigamon expects to expand this layer to include software defined data networks with the GigaVUE-CV application which is currently being developed as a proof of concept.
  • The Management Layer consists of the GigaVUE-FM (Fabric Manager) which provides centralized management and a common policy framework for multi-department and multi-tenant traffic monitoring and manipulation policies across the Visibility Fabric architecture.
  • The Orchestration Layer will be developed by Gigamon to provide an open environment through a set of forthcoming APIs and SDKs to enable third party development of applications.  
  • The Applications Layer will consist of a set of visibility applications to be developed by Gigamon, as well as through independent software vendors to deliver optimal tool utilization and performance.
"As data networks evolve from physical to virtual to software-defined networks (SDN), the role of network visibility needs to evolve as well," said Shehzad Merchant, Chief Strategy Officer at Gigamon. "The Gigamon Unified Visibility Fabric architecture has advanced the vision from providing intelligent traffic filtering and aggregation, to a centralized, policy driven fabric that serves multiple constituents, departments and tools, each with their own policy model. Going forward, we expect that the Unified Visibility Fabric architecture would enable customers to implement 'Visibility as a Service'. And, as Gigamon continues to develop its offerings, our vision is that this ability will not just be for the physical network, but also across virtual and SDN 'islands' as well."


Monday, April 1, 2013

Shehzad Merchant Joins Gigamon as Chief Strategy Officer


Gigamon named Shehzad Merchant as Chief Strategy Officer.

Previously, Merchant served as the CTO at Extreme Networks and prior to that as the co-founder and VP of Products at Polytime Systems. Merchant has also held various senior architectural and research roles at Allied Telesyn, Nevis Networks and SRI.

http://www.gigamon.com

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gigamon Turns Big Data into Manageable Data for Mobile Carriers

Gigamon is developing an innovative approach for dealing with the problems that Big Data creates for network visibility in the networks of mobile operators.  The aim is to deliver a cost-effective solution for connecting single or multiple 40Gb and 100Gb pipes to 10Gb and 1Gb analytic tools.

Gigamon's technology essentially takes the network traffic flowing through the large pipes, and controls the volume of data being forwarded to the tools.  The concept is being showcased at this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The company said this approach will faithfully reproduce the data on a smaller scale, retaining its stateful condition with session awareness. Single tools can then effectively process throughput of what was originally 100Gb or 40Gb traffic flows.

When commercially available, this new innovation will work in tandem with Gigamon’s Flow Mapping and GigaSMART applications technologies. Flow Mapping enables advanced filtering of individual network traffic packets that are forwarded according to a set of user-defined rules that are optimized to provide customers with unique granularity and scalability.

GigaSMART applications modify, manipulate, transform and transport packets, along with the information they carry, in order to enhance and improve the value of the network traffic before delivering it to the appropriate management, monitoring and security tools.


“Gigamon was the first to recognize that the flow of data rushing through mobile carrier pipes has scaled to such levels that no technology out there can sufficiently filter and process it all, so we decided to design an entirely new approach,” said Andy Huckridge, director of service provider solutions at Gigamon. “For the first time, the industry as a whole has a real way to tackle the issues associated with Big Data. Through this new concept we hope to alleviate much of the data running through 40Gb and 100Gb pipes, allowing it to fit into smaller existing pipes and saving the carrier from drowning under the massive flow of data and resulting greater tooling costs.”


http://www.gigamon.com




Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gigamon Targets Big Visibility for Big Data

Gigamon announced a holistic approach for ensuring visibility across mobile operator networks being deluged by big packet flows. Whereas conventional networking monitoring and test approaches are struggling to keep up with the rising traffic volumes, Gigamon's Visibility Fabric architecture promises the volume, port density and scale for the biggest networks.  Gigamon recently introduced 100 Gbps and 40 Gbps line cards for its GigaVUE H Series platform.

Gigamon deploys highly port-dense 1Gb, 10Gb, 40Gb and 100Gb solutions, facilitating connections with all processing taking place over the built-in backplane. This design allows for enhanced tool integration features, filtering and load balancing across tool

“Big Data is no a longer a problem unique to enterprise data centers. Mobile carriers are now facing a deluge of traffic in their pipes, from an increasingly mobile workforce and the proliferation of smart devices and applications. Mobile carriers must have the capacity to connect pipes to individual analytics tools at the network core and concentration points, to ensure accurate data processing and analysis, as they have already invested a tremendous amount into their existing tools. Gigamon’s technology uniquely provides the necessary volume, port density and scale that enables each tool to function at maximum efficiency whilst keeping monitored traffic off the production network, saving the carrier significant costs that translate into cost savings for the subscriber,” said Andy Huckridge, director of Service Provider Solutions at Gigamon.

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


Monday, January 28, 2013

Gigamon Scales Data Center Traffic Visibility with 40Gb Blade

Gigamon is introducing a new high density 40Gb blade, the GigaPORT-Q08, for the GigaVUE H Series Chassis.

Gigamon's flagship GigaVUE H Series can handle up to 2.5 Tbps of monitored traffic, delivering it intelligently to the appropriate application, security, or performance management systems. The new GigaPORT-Q08 blade enables 40Gb scalability in dense data center network architectures, whether end-of-row (EoR) or top-of-rack (ToR) deployments.

Gigamon said its new GigaPORT-Q08 blade offers line rate performance and connectivity with eight 40Gb ports. This allows the new blade to quadruple the 40Gb connectivity density of the GigaVUE H Series while providing high-speed traffic ingress from SPAN ports, inter-node stacking and aggregation uplinks at up to 40Gb. The blade also supports direct-connection to monitoring, management and security tools.  It can also aggregate multiple links with a GigaVUE-TA1 traffic aggregation node, which consolidates multiple low utilization links into "gateway" ports. This aggregation takes place at the top of each rack and then sends the traffic through the 40Gb ports into the GigaPORT-Q08 blade in a GigaVUE H Series Node at the end of the row, resulting in a consolidated and efficient visibility architecture.

"As enterprises and data centers respond to the ever-increasing volume of network traffic and the need to effectively and efficiently manage their environment, they look to Gigamon for a scalable, pervasive, and intelligent monitoring infrastructure.  The new 40Gb solution delivers the next wave in higher density deployments, while also enabling pervasive traffic visibility for monitoring, management and security tools for both physical and virtual networks," said Huy Nguyen, Sr. Director of Product Management at Gigamon.

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

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


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

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, 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

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Gigamon Adds High-Accuracy Packet "Time-Stamping" to Network Monitoring

Gigamon has enhanced its Traffic Visibility Fabric solutions with an FPGA-based, high-speed time-stamping capability that can be applied to packets directly at the ingress ports with nanosecond accuracy.

Accurate time-stamping of traffic traversing production networks enables architects, engineers and operators of High Frequency Trading (HFT), financial and service provider infrastructures to analyze, evaluate, manage and tune the latency of transactions.


Gigamon has previously provided a GigaSMART Time Stamping module as part of its GigaVUE-2404 platform. This time-stamping module allows enterprise customers to accurately measure application response times, jitter and latency by marking incoming packets with microsecond precision.

The new H Series GigaPORT-X12-TS line card improves this time-stamping to nanosecond level accuracy, thereby supporting applications such as high frequency trading.

It also supports the PTPv2 timing standard (IEEE 1588), dramatically improving the timing accuracy and visibility into enhanced latency, jitter and bidirectional transactional performance.

Gigamon said this new time stamping technology enables out-of-band network analysis to occur at a single location, which drives operational efficiency and reduces infrastructure complexity and cost. Combined with GPS synchronization, GigaPORT-X12-TS enables enhanced accuracy across networks that span hundreds or thousands of miles.
http://www.gigamon.com

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Video: Network Intelligence Optimization

Network monitoring systems are essential in ensuring the performance and reliability of key infrastructure, but operators need to see a clear return-on-investment for these expensive tools. In this video, Andy Huckridge, Dir. of Marketing at VSS Monitoring, shows how a Network Intelligence Optimization Layer solves the challenge and why it provides the best ROI for operators.


http://www.vssmonitoring.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Gigamon Expands its Traffic Visibility Fabric

Gigamon has expanded its H Series Intelligent Traffic Visibility Node portfolio with a smaller form factor chassis with a high-resiliency multi-chassis "clustering" capability.


Gigamon's flagship H Series are designed to handle millions of traffic flows each second, delivering them intelligently to the appropriate infrastructure security or managing systems.


The new GigaVUE-HD4 is a 5U rack-mountable, four-slot platform for core data center infrastructure. It supports a maximum of eight ports of 40Gbps, 96 ports of 10Gbps ports, or 176 1Gbps ports.


The GigaVUE-HD4 uses Gigamon's FlowMapping technology to intelligently filter, forward, replicate and manage the flow of traffic from production networks to management, monitoring and security tools.


Gigamon also released an upgrade to its H Series software that enables network architects to create a "Master/Slave" control-plane clustering structure within the fabric to include multiple H Series visibility nodes. For added resiliency, secondary nodes can assume the role of "master" if connectivity is lost to the original master. Additional capabilities and functionality has been added in the form of a graphical user interface (GUI) specifically designed to efficiently manage and control the many hundreds of ports contained across a Cluster of H Series nodes.


"A significantly increasing challenge faced by IT professionals is to maintain accurate and pervasive management and monitoring of the rapidly rising volumes of traffic traversing the enterprise infrastructure. The past approach – to connect monitoring and management tools into specific segments or domains of the network – will not scale into the future. A new approach is required, and we believe the Visibility Fabric architecture represents a compelling solution. Without the Visibility Fabric in place, network managers lack the ability to ensure pervasive visibility that enables management tools to effectively monitor this increasing volume of traffic." said Ted Ho, Gigamon CEO.
http://www.gigamon.com

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gigamon Shows Inline Switch for Monitoring 10G Networks

Gigamon introduced a new switch that enables intelligent distribution and management of traffic within Enterprise DMZs.


The G-SECURE-0216 Inline Traffic Distribution Switch is able to receive traffic at up to 10 Gb and intelligently distributes it to different 1 Gb security tools (up to 8 in parallel), such as IPS, firewall, DPI devices, NACs or Web Filters. Integration of both session-based and application-based intelligence allows security teams to distribute traffic loads based upon IP or MAC addresses, as well as by application port number. http://www.gigamon.com