Application Filtering Intelligence

Layer 7 visibility and application traffic extraction for optimal tool efficiency



Application Identification and Traffic Forwarding

Gigamon Application Filtering Intelligence, a key component of Gigamon Application Intelligence, extends Layer 7 visibility to thousands of common and proprietary applications.

How Application Filtering works

Application Filtering Intelligence first identifies all the applications running on your network. Then, it lets you apply application filtering by using simple flow control to direct traffic by application, or families of applications only to the tools that require it. Irrelevant application traffic is not forwarded, saving storage and processing resources.  

  • Gain full visibility to the applications on your network along with the network resources they consume
  • Increase tool efficiency and capacity — up to 80 percent in certain cases
  • Improve network security by freeing up tool resources to protect a larger attack surface, including East-West traffic
  • Decrease time manually analyzing network data with automatic application identification and isolation.

Full Application Visibility and Control

Gigamon Application Filtering Intelligence gives you end-to-end granular application visibility and the power to direct specific application traffic to the appropriate tools.

With application awareness and Flow Mapping®, NetOps and InfoSec teams can optimize network and security resources. Use cases include:

  • Forwarding high-risk applications, such as CRM, Microsoft Office and BitTorrent search engine traffic, to intrusion detection systems (IDS).
  • Identifying 5G mobile smartphone applications using SMS, MMS, IM, WAP and peer-to-peer, being transmitted by the GPRS Tunneling Protocol.
  • Filtering out high-volume, low-risk web and video traffic, such as from Netflix and Hulu.
  • Offloading routine maintenance and patches (such as Microsoft Windows updates) so they don’t bog down monitoring and security appliances.
Increased Azure security and monitoring

Improved Efficiency of

Improves system performance by sending only applicable traffic to the right network and security tools at the right time.  

Enhanced network traffic intelligence

Higher Security

By freeing up security resources, you can secure more of your network without additional investments.

Improved operational agility

Reduced Workload
for IT

Set and change application filtering policies with a few clicks — no more tedious scripting and updating rules. 

“Improving observability is a critical challenge in network operations. Automating application identification and directing analysis traffic on that enhanced context is a powerful capability that Gigamon Application Intelligence brings to network management.”

Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst, 451 Research

GigaSMART Features

GigaSMART® offers several essential traffic intelligence services required for deep observability into infrastructure blind spots.

NetFlow Generation

Delivers basic Layer 2–4 network traffic data to analysis tools.

Source Port Labeling

Provides context to packets and identifies behaviors and threats based on network location.

Adaptive Packet Filtering

Identifies patterns across any part of the network packet, including the packet payload.


Targets, identifies, and eliminates duplicate packets, blocking unnecessary duplication and sending optimized flows.

Packet Slicing

Truncates packets while preserving the protocol headers required for network analysis.

Advanced Load Balancing

Divides and distributes traffic among multiple tools based on a variety of data points.

Advanced Flow Slicing

Reduces bandwidth usage by slicing payloads and packets from long data flows.


Provides customizable data protection by overwriting specific packet fields with a set pattern. 


Alleviates blindness of business-critical traffic at remote sites, virtualized data centers, or in the public or private cloud.

Application Visualization

Provides a complete view of the applications running on your network.

Application Filtering Intelligence

Extends Layer 7 visibility to thousands of common and proprietary applications.

Application Metadata Intelligence

Provides application visibility to identify performance and quality issues, and potential security risks.

GTP Correlation

Enables mobile service providers to monitor subscriber data in GPRS Tunneling Protocol tunnels.

FlowVUE Flow Sampling

Provides subscriber IP-based flow sampling.

5G Correlation

Forwards subscriber sessions to specific tools by filtering on subscriber, user device, RAN, or network slice IDs.

SSL/TLS Decryption

Creates a secure channel between the server and the end user's computer or other devices as they exchange information.


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