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

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


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

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gigamon Automates Network Traffic Visibility for Rapid Response to Security Threats

Gigamon outlined its framework for leveraging software-defined intelligent traffic visibility to automatically detect threats and then programmatically adapt security policies.

“Software Defined Visibility is a first of its kind breakthrough. It enables security tools, such as IPSs, WAFs, Secure Web Gateways, Sandboxes and other in-line or out-of-band security appliances to program the Gigamon Visibility Fabric to automatically update traffic Flow Maps and GigaSMART operations based on real-time conditions,” said Shehzad Merchant, chief technology officer at Gigamon.  “By enabling the programmability of our Visibility Fabric, customers gain the ability to dynamically adjust and enhance their visibility posture thereby improving security, while reducing costs and network complexities.”

Software Defined Visibility is 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 Application Program Interfaces (APIs).  By writing programs that utilize Gigamon’s APIs, critical functions previously requiring manual intervention can be automated to improve responsiveness, enhance analysis and increase protection of key resources and information assets. Potential use case examples include:

  • Improve Security Efficiencies – Security administrators can develop applications to improve network detection, reaction and response by automating NetFlow generation and SSL decryption so that current security appliances are not overtaxed when performing deep packet inspection. For example, administrators can use the APIs that program the Visibility Fabric to dynamically change the traffic forwarding policies in response to threats or anomalous network traffic changes. 
  • Automate Policy Management – As new virtual machines are spun up, administrators can write policy management programs that utilize Gigamon’s APIs to automatically follow new changes within virtual and physical networks.
  • Simplify Provisioning and Ticketing – For many organizations, IT Operations Management (ITOM) groups are burdened to manually perform common tasks, such as provisioning and ticketing of network port configurations, monitoring of new IP subnets and VLANs, and upgrading software images. With Software Defined Visibility, ITOM groups can develop programs to automate these processes.

The new capabilities are enabled in GigaVUE-FM 3.0 Fabric Manager, which delivers a single pane-of-glass view of physical and virtual nodes across the Visibility Fabric.  A single instance of GigaVUE-FM can manage hundreds of visibility nodes across multiple locations, containing more than a quarter of a million physical ports in addition to managing virtual infrastructures.

Flow Mapping technology helps reduce traffic and improve analyzer performance. 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, March 19, 2015

@Gigamon: Visibility into Virtualized Environments


Click to see video:  https://youtu.be/KopQRFFV4I4

Maintaining visibility into virtualized environments is essential.  In this video, Ananda Rajagopal, VP of Product Line Management at Gigamon, discusses virtual workload monitoring and what it means for security.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Gigamon - Visibility into VoLTE



Click for 3-minute video: https://youtu.be/-Gmecgbqifg

VoLTE brings great audio for users but carrier implementation raises many technical challenges. In this video, Andy Huckridge, Director of Service Provider Solutions at Gigamon, explores some of the issues surrounding the deployment of VoLTE.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

#MWC15 @Gigamon Discusses the Triple Challenge



The triple challenge is about how operators are deploying three new technologies simultaneously, namely, 100 Gbps transport pipes, VoLTE, and carrier network virtualization.  Andy Huckridge discusses traffic visibility concerns in each of these areas.

http://youtu.be/aTJ-B-4uaXo



#MWC15 - @Gigamon on De-risking VoLTE Deployments


Lots of interest for VoLTE and Video-over-LTE at this year's Mobile World Congress. Andy Huckridge previews Gigamon's approach to de-risking deployments.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Gigamon and Empirix Enable Data Filtering for Service Providers

Gigamon has teamed up with Empirix to extend the analytical capabilities of the Empirix IntelliSight customer experience and performance management platform.

The solution combines the advanced traffic intelligence of the Gigamon Visibility Fabric with the Empirix IntelliSight to transform volumes of data into real-time understanding of user experiences.

Empirix IntelliSight can ingest vast quantities of data leveraging intelligent optimization to better understand customer experience, application and performance management, as well as enhance the ability to make strategic business decisions.

"Carriers are constantly exploring new paths to monetization, and that journey begins with having clear insight into how their own infrastructure is being utilized by their subscribers," said Shehzad Merchant, Chief Technology Officer at Gigamon. "As the carrier infrastructure evolves to a converged 4G/LTE infrastructure with new applications running over that infrastructure, Gigamon's Visibility Fabric solutions provide pertinent, correlated, de-duplicated, and highly optimized traffic feeds to Empirix's IntelliSight platform. This provides carriers with a deeper insight into their infrastructure, which in turn results in the ability to pinpoint issues and resolve problems faster in order to meet service level agreements while also offering the ability to create new and innovative premium services."

http://www.gigamon.com
http://www.empirix.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gigamon to Deliver Traffic Visibility for White Box Hardware

Gigamon plans to offer its GigaVUE-OS software on select third party 'white box' hardware.

Gigamon said the new release for white box hardware will work seamlessly with the existing components of its Visibility Fabric, allowing Web-scale data center operators to expand the scope and scale of monitoring while retaining the functionality, agility and scale of visibility they have come to expect from a Gigamon fabric. The new offering will be compatible with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) boot loader that allows multiple operating systems to leverage the same underlying hardware. As part of this initiative, GigaVUE-OS will be initially certified to operate with select hardware from QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) and Agema Systems, Inc., two of the world's leading white box suppliers.

"With the announcement of GigaVUE-OS for white box platforms, Gigamon is essentially extending the edge layer of the visibility architecture to the high volume, 'TAP all' world of the Data Center operator," said Ananda Rajagopal, Vice President Product Line Management at Gigamon. "By managing the entire visibility infrastructure through a centralized Fabric Manager, operators can lay the foundation for truly active visibility built around Software Defined Visibility."

In the first phase of introduction, GigaVUE-OS will be offered as a perpetual software license on selected QCT bare metal hardware, with beta trials planned for February 2015 and general availability planned for April 2015.

http://www.gigamon.com/products/gigavue-os-white-box

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gigamon Offers Active Visibility for High-Volume Traffic

Gigamon is preparing to release enhancements to the Gigamon Visibility Fabric for high-volume traffic in both scale-out and scale-up architectures for next-generation business infrastructures. The solutions are aimed at the increasing levels of east/west data center traffic from virtualization and distributed applications, which is driving higher traffic volumes from the leaf to the spine, spurring migration to 40Gb and 100Gb network connectivity.

The upcoming new enhancements to the Gigamon Visibility Fabric include:


  • Clustering capabilities for the GigaVUE-TA1 Traffic Aggregation nodes, enabling multiple nodes at the edge to act as a single logical unit when combined with an intelligent GigaVUE-H Series node at the core, for seamless extension of visibility to the edge.
  • The addition of the industry's first 40Gb BiDi TAPs, offered in compact 1 RU and 3 RU enclosures, and 40Gb BiDi optics into the Gigamon portfolio. This solution is ideal for customers considering a cost-effective approach upgrade from 10Gb to 40Gb using BiDi.
  • The industry's first combination of multiple 100Gb and 10Gb ports on a single blade allowing a higher degree of network and tool port consolidation to be achieved. The new 2-port 100Gb + 8-port 10Gb combination blade will be available on the GigaVUE-HD4 and GigaVUE-HD8 platforms.
  • Gigamon's Fabric Manager, GigaVUE-FM, will offer fabric-wide reporting capabilities, summarized and customizable dashboards, enhanced reporting to visualize the most/least utilized network/tool ports and traffic maps across the Visibility Fabric, audit trail support for security compliance and the ability to export reports for offline review.
  • The industry's first intelligent traffic visibility solution to automatically discover the topology of a connected network running Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) or Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP). This unique capability allows automatic trace-back of network interfaces detected to be at fault by the Visibility Fabric and drastically cuts down mean time to resolution.

"We're seeing an increase in distributed mission-critical applications driving more east/west traffic below the spine of next gen data centers as well as an increase in the desire to gain a more pervasive view of network and VM-VM activity," said Ananda Rajagopal, vice president of product line management at Gigamon. "Unlike repurposed Ethernet switches that can only offer narrow visibility with no traffic intelligence, our new Visibility Fabric capabilities address higher traffic volume, allowing the best combination of cost, scale, reach and intelligence to be simultaneously achieved by administrators seeking uniform and pervasive visibility across their physical and virtual infrastructure."

http://www.gigamon.com/gigamon-announces-industry-leading-active-visibility-solutions-for-high-volume-traffic-monitoring

Gigamon Announces New Solutions for SSL Visibility

Gigamon is preparing to release a new GigaSMART traffic intelligence application that provides visibility into SSL sessions, thereby allowing deeper insight into infrastructure blind spots to help expose hidden threats or performance issues.  The company will also release a number of enhancements to its ‘Active Visibility for Multi-Tiered Security’ architecture detailed earlier this year, as well as associated upgrades to its Fabric Manager, which will centrally administer all of these capabilities across the Visibility Fabric.

"SSL sessions are either invisible to security and performance management tools or degrade performance by up to 80% if they are processed by the tools,” said Ananda Rajagopal, vice president of product line management at Gigamon. “By delivering SSL decryption as a common service to security and performance management tools, the tools can return to full performance. Further, because SSL is at the heart of today’s enterprise infrastructure, endpoints and DMZ servers are potentially exposed to attacks without the right level of traffic visibility.”

Gigamon notes that its GigaSMART applications can be ‘service chained’ together so that multiple visibility services can be performed in combination to address the specific needs of a range of vertical markets.

http://www.gigamon.com/gigamon-announces-new-solutions-for-ssl-visibility-and-enhancements-for-multi-tiered-security-


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gigamon's Sales Rise 13% Sequentially

Gigamon reported Q3 2014 revenues of $39.3 million, up 13% from the second quarter of fiscal 2014 and up 1% year-over-year. GAAP net loss was $3.0 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $1.5 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, in the prior-year period.

"We are pleased to have delivered sequential revenue growth of 13% and returned to non-GAAP profitability in the third quarter," said Paul Hooper, chief executive officer of Gigamon. "We achieved solid performance in our Enterprise business, generated strong revenue from North America, and continued to see solid demand for our GigaSMART portfolio. We believe these results reflect a stabilization of our business, and we remain focused on bringing our business back to stronger growth rates as we continue to improve execution across our operations."

http://www.gigamon.com

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gigamon: Unified Visibility Needed for VoLTE, 100G, Network Virtualization

Gigamon, which offers active visibility solutions based on its Unified Visibility Fabric, announced a strategy to help network service providers de-risk the rollout of three key technologies: VoLTE, 100G transport links and carrier network virtualization.

Gigamon said it is uniquely positioned to address this “Service Provider Triple Challenge of Network Transformation”  because its Visibility Fabric provides operators with the capabilities to understand both the traffic and technology interdependencies.

“Gigamon is seeing carriers begin deployments with one of the technologies and end up deploying all three in parallel, which causes an unexpected resource crunch that only Gigamon's Visibility Fabric can resolve through the deployment of a unified tool rail. This quickly becomes apparent with two of the new technologies, 100Gb and network virtualization, since they actively remove monitoring visibility.” said Andy Huckridge, director of service provider solutions at Gigamon.

“By deploying a unified tool rail and driving it with the correct traffic, carriers can better understand the interdependencies when deploying these new technologies. This allows for the de-risking of all three new technologies, regardless of which one is deployed first – and keeps resource needs in check while allowing more than one technology to be deployed at the same time. The Visibility Fabric can help carriers understand how each of the Triple Challenge technology deployments affects each other, how each transported traffic type is affected by each deployed technology and how Real Time Protocol (RTP) traffic is affected by other transported traffic types on the same pipe.”

http://www.gigamon.com/gigamon-announces-plan-to-address-the-service-provider-triple-challenge-of-network-transformation

Monday, August 11, 2014

Gigamon Appoints Senior VP of WW Sales

Gigamonannounced the appointment of Helmut Wilke as senior vice president of worldwide sales.  Prior to Gigamon, Wilke led worldwide sales, partner and operations for Ixia's Network Visibility Solutions as vice president of worldwide sales. Before that, Wilke was the vice president of the US Western Region
Enterprise and Partner Group for Microsoft where he delivered business critical technology solutions to enterprise customers.  Wilke also held senior sales positions at Extreme Networks and Sun Microsystems.

http://www.gigamon.com

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gigamon's Visibility Fabric Adds Security Tools

Gigamon is enhancing its Unified Visibility Fabric with forthcoming set of modules to address inline traffic security with high availability modes, as well as intelligent load distribution across multiple inline and out-of-band security tools.

The new GigaVUE-HC2 modules extend the power of the Visibility Fabric with Active Visibility, utilizing intelligence and robust bypass capabilities to better protect both critical IT traffic and the inline tools designed to prevent malicious activity. The company said high traffic volumes can be efficiently handled by sending only the appropriate data to each tool. The Visibility Fabric can also monitor the health of the attached inline tools and in the event of a tool failure will bypass the outage to ensure the network remains available and protected. For example, an inline appliance can be removed for maintenance while allowing network traffic to be sustained.

“The threat envelope to organizations is constantly expanding. As a result, many organizations have taken a multi-tiered approach to security by deploying both inline and out-of-band security solutions,” said Shehzad Merchant, chief strategy officer at Gigamon. “All of these security solutions depend on getting a relevant, consistent and accurate stream of traffic data. With these new security offerings, Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric will provide a comprehensive and sophisticated security services delivery platform that addresses the stringent traffic delivery needs along with the resiliency and uptime requirements for continuous security management.”

http://www.gigamon.com/gigamon-announces-new-solutions-for-security-services-delivery

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Gigamon Announces Multi-Purpose Visibility Fabric Node for Big Data

Gigamon is preparing to release the  GigaVUE-HC2 fabric node for the Services Layer of its Visibility Fabric architecture.

The GigaVUE-HC2 is a modular platform that combines multiple external functions such as compute for stateful and intelligent traffic correlation, secure in-band TAPs to prevent unauthorized access to traffic data, and sophisticated filtering, replication and aggregation, all in a single, compact modular form factor thereby eliminating the need for service chaining multiple external nodes. The GigaVUE-HC2 will launch with seven optional modules including 10Gb and 40Gb modules, GigaSMART intelligence as well as copper and fiber TAPs. The optional GigaSMART capabilities include packet slicing, masking, source port labeling, tunneling, header stripping and Layer 7 load balancing.

Visibility Fabric Applications provide stateful packet correlation capabilities that enable de-duplication, provide session awareness for enhanced visibility, insight and control over data traffic flows, as well as the ability to summarize and generate NetFlow statistics from incoming traffic streams.

“The GigaVUE-HC2 provides a versatile multi-purpose platform that addresses the needs of a broad variety of tools. Its  performance and GigaSMART intelligence addresses not only the monitoring needs of today, but scales to meet the needs of the future,” said Shehzad Merchant, Chief Strategy Officer at Gigamon. “ Big Data traffic intelligence requires compute elasticity to meet the dynamic needs of today’s organizations.  Gigamon’s architecture supports distributed intelligence, centralized intelligence, or a hybrid of the two and ensures that multiple H-Series platforms can be managed as a single virtual chassis in a cluster.  GigaVUE-HC2 offers traffic intelligence at the right place in the network for the right price.”

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

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Gigamon Announces NFV for Tools (NFVfT)

Gigamon introduced an NFV for Tools (NFVfT) concept that aims to standardize APIs and the demarcation point for network traffic and Big Data to be brokered into an elastic compute architecture for analysis. The NFVfT framework would offer visibility arbitration so that the Big Data analytics tools can virtualize their functions and process data on demand enabling a per-unit-of-information-processed pricing model.

Gigamon said its vision is to create a new paradigm for the more effective processing of Big Data by Customer Experience Monitoring (CEM), troubleshooting and Quality of Service (QoS) tools, as well as the OSS/BSS function and other monitoring and analysis solutions. Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric would be used to normalize, filter and forward data in to a storage medium through a virtual demarcation point. The Orchestration Layer of the Unified Visibility Fabric Architecture and any developed APIs would discover which tools are available to the Visibility Fabric and their capabilities. This enables what would be called the Analytic Data Arbitration Function (ADAF) which manages the brokering of analytic tools with the supply of data that needs to be processed or analyzed. The ADAF capability is in many ways similar to a portal, but where a provisioning and arbitration function exists to broker vendors of analytic tools with those who supply data that needs to be processed or analyzed.

“Big Data is changing the status quo for mobile carriers. The current business model for service providers could become problematic as they fund the rising cost of transporting this data,” said Andy Huckridge, Director of Service Provider Solutions at Gigamon. “Many service providers have now realized the value of the Big Data in their pipes and are now in the process of enabling the monetization of that data. However, this model begins to break down with the legacy analytic tool vendors. The NFV for Tools concept empowers the tools of the future to analyze the bandwidth of the future with the end goal of enabling the monetization of Big Data.”

“Vistapointe was founded on this exact NFV vision of decoupling the analytic tools from the underlying custom hardware probes and enabling this functionality via software on x86 compute platforms. This architecture eliminates the current method of deploying multiple custom probe-appliances, and leverages the existing data-center compute infrastructure, therefore drastically reducing the total cost of ownership,” said Ravi Medikonda, CEO, Vistapointe Inc. “With an integrated solution of Vistapointe software analytic tools and Gigamon’s innovative NFVfT, the future of service provider monitoring will create a cost-effective and scalable platform for big-data applications.”

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

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Gigamon Partners with Vistapointe on Big Data Monitoring + Network Intelligence

Gigamon and Vistapointe announced a partnership to provide mobile network operators with deep visibility and insight into the operations and transactions occurring on their network.

Vistapointe delivers data extraction, analysis and insight generation technologies for mobile traffic.  Its product portfolio, following the NFV architecture, is completely software-based, runs on COTS and ATCA platforms, and provides a 360°visibility around Subscriber, Applications, Networks, Roaming, Tethering and Device proliferation. The solution passively taps into the data, session and signaling layers of 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi networks non-intrusively. It complies with the 3GPP, IETF & IEEE standard protocols, without requiring any integration with the existing vendors.

Gigamon provides an intelligent Visibility Fabric architecture for enterprises, data centers and service providers. Its GigaVUE portfolio of high availability and high density products intelligently delivers the appropriate network traffic to management, analysis, compliance and security tools.

Under the partnership, Vistapointe becomes part of Gigamon's Visibility Fabric Ecosystem Partner Program, which offers visibility solutions for network security, troubleshooting, application analysis, forensics review and SOX compliance.

"There are significant changes occurring within carrier networks as a result of various forms of virtualization and Big Data," said Andy Huckridge, Director of Service Provider Solutions at Gigamon. "The associated business impacts are also changing the way these operators deliver services and generate revenue. The Gigamon Visibility Fabric and a new class of tool vendor, like Vistapointe, are addressing the needs of these mobile service providers. We look forward to working with Vistapointe to truly deliver greater value to our carrier customers."

"Vistapointe is excited to partner with Gigamon to bring new and valuable solutions to mobile operators," said Ravi Medikonda, CEO, Vistapointe Inc. "Mobile providers are looking for ways to deal with the explosion in the amount and variety of traffic flowing through their networks. They need to enhance subscriber experience, while reducing churn and revenue erosion. The combined Vistapointe and Gigamon solution can support this new Big Data business model, while working towards delivering enhanced value in increasingly virtualized environments."

http://www.gigamon.com/
http://vistapointe.net/

Monday, January 13, 2014

Gigamon Adds NetFlow Generation to its Unified Visibility Fabric

Gigamon is adding NetFlow generation capabilities to its Unified Visibility Fabric. The NetFlow Generation application will create NetFlow records, then send the information to one or multiple NetFlow collectors or analyzers.

NetFlow is a simple way to derive basic information about things like traffic types, usage patterns, top talkers and top applications across systems.

Gigamon said that NetFlow Generation can significantly improve the efficiency of the network itself by assuming the processing necessary to generate NetFlow information that had previously been dedicated within the switch, thereby reducing the burden to the network.  The records from the NetFlow Generation application can be exported to multiple collectors concurrently, providing a single flow source for business-critical management applications such as security, billing, capacity planning, etc.

“The NetFlow Generation application is a new and very interesting offering for our customers,” said Shehzad Merchant, Chief Strategy Officer at Gigamon. “This application is unique because it centralizes NetFlow Generation, offloads this compute intensive job from the network switches and routers, and does it effectively at high throughput rates for both sampled and unsampled traffic. By making NetFlow Generation an application integral to the Visibility Fabric, all the benefits of Flow Mapping®, filtering, replication, can be applied in conjunction with the NetFlow Generation capability, providing a very fine granularity of control. This is really an industry first for the monitoring space.”

The NetFlow Generation application is a licensable software application starting at $4,995 and is targeted for availability in Q1 of 2014.

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

In December 2013, Gigamon announced new applications and enhancements for its Unified Visibility Fabric architecture, including advanced filtering capabilities such as stateful correlation, subscriber awareness, and deep packet visibility.

Gigamon's Visibiilty Fabric Architecture, which features an Application layer and a Services layer, goes beyond interconnecting testing tools to network traffic by providing traffic intelligence across physical, virtual and future SDN infrastructure.  At the Applications layer, Gigamon is updating its de-duplication capability and adding new FlowVUE and GTP correlation capabilities for mobile traffic.  At the Services layer, Gigamon is enhancing its header stripping capability while adding new adaptive packet filtering. The architecture is designed to handle millions of traffic flows across thousands of endpoints.

The enhancements and new applications for the Unified Visibility Fabric include:

  • GTP correlation application -- provides the ability to filter and forward correlated subscriber traffic streams that are encapsulated using the GPRS Tunneling Protocol, or GTP, within 3G/4G/LTE environments. GTP correlation utilizes stateful subscriber filtering and forwarding to understand and maintain subscriber-specific sessions, thus helping to ensure Quality of Experience (QoE) as well as reliable accounting, billing and subscriber management.
  • FlowVUE application -- provides active, subscriber-aware flow sampling to intelligently forward only the most relevant traffic to the tools. FlowVUE intelligently manages Big Data traffic, enabling carriers to connect monitoring tools that otherwise would not be able to handle the volume of traffic.
  • Adaptive Packet Filtering -- providing the ability to look for content anywhere in the packet and make intelligent filtering and forwarding decisions. Filtering criteria includes advanced encapsulation protocols and/or inner packet contents beyond Layer 4. These updates enable basic application identification and protocol-aware filtering for packet filtering and distribution.
  • De-duplication Application enhancements -- including IPv6 de-duplication, as well as support for visibility in Cisco FabricPath environments and IP fragmentation awareness.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Gigamon Deepens its Visibility Fabric

Gigamon announced new applications and enhancements for its Unified Visibility Fabric architecture, including advanced filtering capabilities such as stateful correlation, subscriber awareness, and deep packet visibility.

Gigamon's Visibiilty Fabric Architecture, which features an Application layer and a Services layer, goes beyond interconnecting testing tools to network traffic by providing traffic intelligence across physical, virtual and future SDN infrastructure.  At the Applications layer, Gigamon is updating its de-duplication capability and adding new FlowVUE and GTP correlation capabilities for mobile traffic.  At the Services layer, Gigamon is enhancing its header stripping capability while adding new adaptive packet filtering. The architecture is designed to handle millions of traffic flows across thousands of endpoints.

"As network architectures evolve and network speeds increase, the tools that monitor, manage and secure that network are increasingly turning to the Gigamon Visibility Fabric to provide intelligent correlated traffic filtering in order to keep up with the growth in volumes of data as well as the rapidly evolving network architectures," said Shehzad Merchant, Chief Strategy Officer at Gigamon. "The Visibility Fabric applications and advanced traffic filtering capabilities that we are bringing to market address a growing need for traffic intelligence built right into the Visibility Fabric."

The enhancements and new applications for the Unified Visibility Fabric include:

  • GTP correlation application -- provides the ability to filter and forward correlated subscriber traffic streams that are encapsulated using the GPRS Tunneling Protocol, or GTP, within 3G/4G/LTE environments. GTP correlation utilizes stateful subscriber filtering and forwarding to understand and maintain subscriber-specific sessions, thus helping to ensure Quality of Experience (QoE) as well as reliable accounting, billing and subscriber management.
  • FlowVUE application -- provides active, subscriber-aware flow sampling to intelligently forward only the most relevant traffic to the tools. FlowVUE intelligently manages Big Data traffic, enabling carriers to connect monitoring tools that otherwise would not be able to handle the volume of traffic.
  • Adaptive Packet Filtering -- providing the ability to look for content anywhere in the packet and make intelligent filtering and forwarding decisions. Filtering criteria includes advanced encapsulation protocols and/or inner packet contents beyond Layer 4. These updates enable basic application identification and protocol-aware filtering for packet filtering and distribution.
  • De-duplication Application enhancements -- including IPv6 de-duplication, as well as support for visibility in Cisco FabricPath environments and IP fragmentation awareness.

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