Extend Monitoring to Remote Sites and the Cloud

The Tunneling feature is a licensable addition to the GigaSMART® engine that helps alleviate blindness of business-critical traffic at remote sites, virtualized data centers, or hosted in a public cloud. Tunneling is used in conjunction with Flow Mapping® technology to select traffic at remote sites that should be subject to additional inspection. That traffic subset can then be forwarded via IP/UDP or L2GRE encapsulation to centralized monitoring and security resources. Tunneling also works with GigaVUE Cloud Suite to select and tunnel traffic from within virtual environments to the Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline via L2GRE tunnels. With Tunneling, physical networks can utilize cloud-based tools and load balance across multiple instances.

Benefits of the Tunneling Feature

  • Provides security teams with access to suspicious traffic anywhere within the organization, local or remote, physical or virtual.
  • Eliminates the cost of deploying and managing tools at branch offices and remote sites.
  • Preserves the processing power of hypervisors to handle workload, instead of management and monitoring.
  • Immediately extends monitoring and security to new acquisitions or temporary installations until other arrangements can be made.
  • Enables load balancing across multiple IP-addressable virtual and cloud-based tools.
  • Allows operators to take advantage of existing Cisco NEXUS features by forwarding traffic via ERSPAN tunnels to the Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline

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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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