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Gigamon improves security performance for enterprises

Gigamon improves security performance for enterprises

Gigamon improves security performance for enterprises

New GigaVUE-HC1 offering extends coverage of GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform to bolster security effectiveness

Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), the industry leader in traffic visibility solutions, announced the availability of GigaVUE-HC1, which expands the reach of the GigaSECURE® Security Delivery Platform from large data centres to small enterprises and remote sites in distributed enterprises.

The solution delivers pervasive visibility across distributed enterprises and enables improved effectiveness of existing security technologies. Service providers can gain real-time visibility at remote sites to provide expanded service assurance and add-on experiences to their subscribers.

Network security operations is evolving and becoming more difficult to implement. According to a recent Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) survey sponsored by Gigamon, 85 percent of surveyed respondents reported that the complexity of network security operations is as difficult, or more difficult, as it was two years ago, primarily due to increased traffic, more connected devices on the network and diversity of network and security technologies used to address emerging and known security threats. 75 percent of surveyed organisations felt their network visibility could be improved.

Dan Conde, enterprise strategy group analyst says:

“From the midmarket up through small enterprises, organisations are limited by a finite number of personnel and imperfect tooling, which combine to hamper visibility and create vulnerabilities for cyber attackers to exploit undetected. Organisations are finding it more difficult to gain visibility into their networks and are left to grapple with the difficult task of quickly detecting anomalous or malicious activity.”

Ananda Rajagopal vice president of products, at Gigamon said:

“Distributed and small enterprises are an often overlooked, yet an important market segment with specific visibility needs. GigaVUE-HC1 expands the scope of our successful GigaSECURE platform, enabling organisations to see more and increase the scope of security coverage. GigaVUE-HC1 delivers a rich combination of metadata and traffic intelligence with the flexibility to deploy both inline and out-of-band security tools, thereby reducing the time to deploy and maintain security tools at smaller sites.”

GigaVUE-HC1 is ideal for remote sites with independent tools, such as call centres, as it provides a centralised way to administer and manage all tools, whether inline or out-of-band. Enterprises and service providers can also use the GigaVUE-HC1 to selectively backhaul traffic flows and metadata of interest to centralised tools, enabling both consolidation and expanded coverage of their centralised tools.

Randy Watkins, director, security architecture, Critical Start, a Gigamon ecosystem partner and threat detection vendor said:

“GigaVUE-HC1 brings the flexibility and features Gigamon is known for to smaller enterprises that face the same risks, but suffer resource disadvantages. The solution provides a cohesive architecture that makes it a great addition to the Gigamon product family.”

Announcing GigaVUE-HC1

GigaVUE-HC1 is a modular one rack unit visibility appliance with twelve 10 gigabit (Gb) interfaces, four 1Gb interfaces, two modular slots for expansion and GigaSMART® hardware processing built into the base system. Powered by GigaVUE-OS, the common operating system across the Gigamon portfolio, it offers key capabilities such as Flow Mapping®, inline bypass and multiple GigaSMART traffic intelligence applications, enabling both configuration and deployment flexibility. GigaVUE-HC1 will be generally available this quarter. For more information on GigaVUE-HC1, visit our solutions page.

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