Security / August 10, 2022

Experience Gigamon Tech with the New Product Tour

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, possibly forever. As companies and employees are trying to figure out the hybrid work environment, it becomes critical to deliver seamless on-prem–level product experience virtually.

Based on a recent survey, products and services is the top consideration factor, ranked #1 and #2 in importance by NetOps and SecOps customers, respectively, with 80 percent of both NetOps and SecOps customers opting to trial and experience a product before purchasing. This led our team to think outside the box and come up with some innovative ways for our customers and partners to experience our products and technology online.

Introducing Gigamon Product Tours!

Haven’t heard of Gigamon? No problem — we’ve got you covered! Geek out and get to know who we are and what we do at Gigamon. We supercharge your observability tools with actionable network-level intelligence to realize the transformation promise of the cloud with Gigamon Hawk Deep Observability Pipeline.

We built this cool new landing page that enables you to dive into our most popular use cases along with a quick video. For instance, one of the use cases that Gigamon helps you with is optimizing traffic to your tools.

To provide some background, Gigamon customers use network TAPs to gain 100 percent visibility into network traffic and traffic aggregation to achieve effective application, network, and security monitoring and analysis. This results in the elimination of blind spots and improves understanding of application performance, network utilization, and security threats.

However, by its nature, a traffic aggregation solution collects packets from multiple points within a network and along network paths, resulting in duplicate copies being sent to your tools for analysis. Duplicates can also be caused by inter-VLAN communication, incorrect switch configuration, or unavoidable SPAN/mirror port configurations. SPAN ports are just another form of aggregation within a network switch.

This is where packet de-duplication comes into play. De-duplication is a technique whereby duplicate packets are identified and dropped, while unique packets are left untouched. The Gigamon GigaSMART® De-duplication application targets, identifies, and eliminates duplicate packets, blocking unnecessary duplication and sending optimized flows to your security and network monitoring tools. GigaSMART offloads the de-duplication task from these tools, letting you centralize this function while providing multiple tools with the same feed.

This allows you to:

  • Enjoy significantly improved tool effectiveness and accuracy
  • Experience increased traffic volume analysis without swelling tool expenditure
  • Gain better security analytics and reduce false-positive results
  • Get faster, more accurate forensics and malware detection
  • Reduce tool storage capacity requirements

The “Try It Yourself” link on the Product Tours webpage redirects to a self-guided demo environment that offers you a test drive that unleashes the power of our products. The step-by-step instructions let you easily configure some of the use cases and see the results in action. The screenshot below shows one of the configuration steps and results from the Optimize Traffic to Tools use case.

And the screenshot below shows the duplicate traffic that was identified on the network by GigaSMART De-duplication.

Explore more use cases from the Product Tours webpage, reach out to your local Gigamon representative, or learn more by contacting us.

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