Networking / September 10, 2020

GigaVUE 5.10.01 Extends Hardware and VMware Support, Adds ThreatINSIGHT to VAF

In the latest GigaVUE® 5.10.01 software release, generally available as of August 28, Gigamon brings new innovations in hardware and software to the Gigamon Visibility and Analytics Fabric™ (VAF).

With the increase in sophisticated attacks and the need for higher performance networks to support the demand in traffic growth, the new innovations provide enhanced security, higher bandwidth, more flexibility, extended private cloud support and much more.

The top innovations include:

  1. Double performance boost to GigaVUE-HC1 visibility node: With the third-generation GigaSMART® module, the GigaVUE-HC1 is getting twice the performance of the built-in GigaSMART engine. It now has up to 80G capacity per module and two modules per chassis. Along with the built-in GigaSMART engine, you get greater performance and flexibility for higher-load applications and more application chaining.  
  2. ThreatINSIGHT™ sensor integration: The GigaVUE-HC1 has primarily served as a visibility node, transforming network flows before feeding to security and performance tools, such as ThreatINSIGHT. Now, the ThreatINSIGHT sensor is integrated as a hosted application on the new third-generation GigaSMART module in GigaVUE-HC1 nodes, in support of ThreatINSIGHT NDR (network detection and response) functions to proactively protect the network. The combined capabilities simplify deployments and eliminate the need for a dedicated standalone sensor appliance. It is all managed, provisioned and troubleshot from the GigaVUE-FM Fabric Manager.
  3. Flexible Traffic Aggregator: As the need for higher speeds and bandwidth continues to grow whilst lower network speeds are still in operation, the introduction of the 2Tbps high-throughput GigVUE-TA25 traffic aggregator supports various speeds 1G/10G/25G/40G/100G, enabling flexibility and investment protection for organizations. The new GigVUE-TA25 provides three times the performance compared to GigaVUE-TA10 and also brings additional capabilities.
  4. The right-sized Traffic Aggregator for small locations: Remote locations and smaller installation sites that require traffic aggregation are now able to leverage a brite box from Dell. The Dell S4112F-ON 12-port SFP+ and 3-port QSFP28 switches run GigaVUE-OS and can be managed by GigaVUE-FM, similar to any GigaVUE TA Series product.
  5. Enhanced cloud support: The second-generation GigaVUE V Series (a key element of GigaVUE Cloud Suite™) provides GigaSMART applications for intelligent handling and transformation of traffic within VMware ESXi and NSX environments. It also includes support for the latest VMware NSX-T 2.5 and 3.0 versions.
  6. Simplified management and operation: Intent-Based Orchestration, which is an integral element of GigaVUE-FM, simplifies and automates the configuration, management and operation of the Gigamon Visibility and Analytics Fabric, and has a slew of enhancements to further enhance the user experience. This includes role-based access control (RBAC) to allow multiple users to share traffic independently, hybrid port support to extend building a visibility fabric, alarms to provide health status on devices and user-defined attribute (UDA) filters to improve filtering on inner frame content without using GigaSMART.

Additional innovations include enhanced scale and manageability in GigaVUE-FM, GigaSMART technologies that improve application identification intelligence, extended 4G/5G correlation that enhances subscriber intelligence for mobile operators and a new high-density SFP+ active TAP.

You can learn more about the release at the Gigamon Community, by reaching out to your local Gigamon representative or by contacting us.

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