NetFlow Generation

Take the pressure off routers and switches with more efficient NetFlow.

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NetFlow is an efficient method for delivering basic Layer 2–4 network traffic data to analysis tools. But extracting high-quality NetFlow using routers and switches can severely strain resources, leading to dropped packets. Other problems include reduced accuracy by relying on sampling and restricted interoperability due to limited format options.

The GigaSMART® NetFlow module overcomes these roadblocks by automatically generating NetFlow records and exporting them to your SIEMS, storage platforms and other tools. NetFlow from Gigamon has these advantages: 

  • Offloads NetFlow generation load from routers and switches
  • Provides full fidelity NetFlow intelligence vs. information derived from sampled packets
  • Supports all formats, including IPFIX and CEF

Gigamon NetFlow provides network and security teams with visibility into traffic types across systems, including multi-cloud environments. This helps organizations catch denial of service attacks, data exfiltration and other security-related activities. Similarly, network- and application-performance management (NPM and APM) tools can quickly troubleshoot and remediate user experience concerns and ensure SLAs. 

Using Gigamon can result in a 95 percent reduction in traffic sent to tools that use NetFlow.

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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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