Gigamon® provides intelligent Traffic Visibility Networking solutions for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Our technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with unmatched visibility into the traffic traversing both physical and virtual networks without affecting the performance or stability of the production environment. Through patented technologies, the Gigamon GigaVUE® portfolio of high availability and high density products intelligently delivers the appropriate network traffic to security, monitoring or management systems. With over seven years’ experience designing and building intelligent traffic visibility products in the US, Gigamon serves the vertical market leaders of the Fortune 1000 and has an install base spanning 40 countries.
Organizations have adopted the Gigamon Visibility Fabric™ to optimize and extend the use of traditional IT monitoring and security tools since 2005. The Visibility Fabric is comprised of “fabric nodes” that terminate network TAP and SPAN ports on one side, and tool ports on the other.
As high-velocity data flows over a network link and passes through a Gigamon network TAP, a copy of each packet is taken at wire speed on 1, 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit per second links and sent to a fabric node. Using Gigamon’s patented Flow Mapping® technology, the fabric node can apply map rules to identify specific packets based on Layer 2, 3 or 4 information (or combinations of such) and direct the packet to specific monitoring, analysis, or security tools. The same packet can be sent through thousands of map rules and for each rule hit, a copy of the same packet can be sent to a different tool.
With role-based access control and the patented map rule engine, administrators within specific IT delivery groups can be assigned on a need-basis to specific ingress ports, output tool ports, and map rules within the same Visibility Fabric infrastructure. By delivering a pervasive Visibility Fabric solution across the entire IT infrastructure, the operations team is able to offer Visibility as a Service to all internal stakeholders, on-demand, through the Gigamon web-based user interface, without compromising production applications, networks, or storage systems.