Clemson University Uses GigaSECURE to Improve Network Security

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“To protect the university from cyberthreats, we need to know our network — and Gigamon provides the visibility we need to know what's traversing our network.”

John Hoyt
Security Information and Operations Director at Clemson University

Challenges

  • Distributed group of users who need a balance of network access, performance and protection
  • Network upgrade to 100Gb meant NetFlow Generation was no longer supported
  • Broad and deep infrastructure visibility to troubleshoot incidents and track down problem users and systems

Solution

  • GigaSECURE® Security Delivery Platform with:
    • GigaVUE-HC2 Series visibility nodes
    • GigaVUE TA Series edge traffic aggregation nodes
    • GigaVUE-FM for centralized management
    • GigaSMART® traffic intelligence modules with NetFlow/Metadata Generation, De-duplication, SSL/TLS Decryption, Load Balancing
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  • Splunk
  • Cisco/Lancope

Benefits

  • Optimized existing security stack, even with 100Gb upgrade
  • Enhanced security without jeopardizing the speed and effciency of the network
  • Reduced false positives by more than 60 percent, helping to identify threats faster
  • Increased visibility by more than 75 percent for broader inspection of network traffic
  • Increased NetFlow from 30,000 flows/second to 70,000 flows/second