Gigamon: Automated Visibility for Software Data Centres
Gigamon collaborates with VMware to deliver enhanced Virtualised Functions in GigaSECURE platform
Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), the leader in traffic visibility solutions, announced an extension of its collaboration with VMware to enable customers to accelerate the operationalisation of the Software Defined Data Centre. New functionality in Gigamon’s GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform will enable administrators to automate the selection, filtering and forwarding of virtual traffic for monitoring and security analytics.
Rich operational visibility is essential in modern security deployments as it not only delivers pervasive reach to information across the physical and virtual enterprise, but it also maximises the effectiveness of customer investments in network, application and security monitoring tools. The Gigamon solution leverages the VMware NSX service insertion framework for automated deployment of virtual components in the GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform, while also enabling dynamic provisioning of visibility traffic policies within customers’ software defined data centres.
“As customers operationalise the software-defined data centre they expect to be able to fully automate all aspects of service activation,”
said Rod Stuhlmuller, senior director, product marketing, networking and security business unit at VMware.
“We are pleased to work with Gigamon to enable our customers to automate rich operational visibility within the data centre.”
Commenting on the announcement, Zeus Kerravala, Analyst at ZK Research said,
“VMware NSX network virtualisation provides an excellent model for abstracting the physical infrastructure and reproducing network and security services in software; it allows customers to provision and assign policies and security services to applications in within minutes in a virtual infrastructure. The Gigamon solution with VMware NSX allows IT to automate visibility policies for sending traffic and meta-data to security and performance monitoring solutions, enabling administrators to be constantly aware of what is happening in their network.”
“As customers ramp up their SDDC deployments they need to automate the deployment and orchestration of advanced operationalisation tools. Our vision is focused on leveraging VMware NSX service automation capabilities to help customers scale their deployments seamlessly,”
said Ananda Rajagopal, vice president of product management at Gigamon.
GigaSECURE – A Leading Security Delivery Platform Optimised for VMware NSX-based Software-Defined Data Centres
The GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform is comprised of scalable hardware and software elements that give security administrators unparalleled visibility and capability for bolstering security effectiveness. By combining the GigaSECURE platform with VMware NSX, organizations will have the ability to automate provisioning and configuration of their virtual network traffic monitoring, collection, manipulation and delivery to their network and security tools.
Additional key benefits of the GigaSECURE platform include:
• Infrastructure-wide reach to a broad range of network architectures and technologies via Gigamon’s GigaVUE-VM and GigaVUE nodes to feed tools with pervasive traffic visibility;
• Metadata and unsampled NetFlow/IPFIX record generation from any network traffic source;
• Application Session Filtering, which eliminates unwanted traffic, such as streaming video from the examined traffic flows;
• SSL decryption for faster threat analysis;
• Inline plus out-of-band for scaling and fault tolerance.
Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) provides active visibility into physical and virtual network traffic enabling stronger security and superior performance. Gigamon’s Visibility FabricÔ and GigaSECURE, the industry’s first Security Delivery Platform, deliver advanced intelligence so that security, network and application performance management solutions in enterprise, government and service provider networks operate more efficiently and effectively. See more at www.gigamon.com, the Gigamon Blog, or follow Gigamon on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.