Extending visibility to Cisco BiDi links

Cisco BiDi technology makes 40Gb connectivity more cost effective by using bidirectional optics over traditional multimode fiber links used for 1Gb and 10Gb. These BiDi links require special taps. Gigamon’s BiDi taps export monitored traffic gathered from across all four transmit signals, providing complete, and cost-effective coverage for analytic and security tools.

Extending Visibility to Cisco BiDi Links

A Future-Proof Cisco Investment

Optimize Your Cisco Infrastructure with End-to-End Visibility and Security

Use Cases for G-TAP BiDi Solution

Use cases for G-TAP BiDi solution

  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) deployments leveraging BiDi connections
  • High-speed edge leaf/spine deployments
  • New 40Gb build-outs using Cisco Nexus equipment
  • Cost-efficient upgrades or migrations from 10Gb to 40Gb
  • TAP-all infrastructures looking to monitor all traffic in all locations

Explore our offerings.

The G-TAP BiDi solution includes a purpose-built passive BiDi TAP combined with a pair of receive-only (RX-only) BiDi transceivers to protect the network, helping to ensure monitored traffic can never be introduced back into the production network. Monitored BiDi traffic is channeled directly into the Gigamon Visibility Platform to be combined with other traffic sourced from across the network. Gigamon’s patented Flow Mapping® technology filters, aggregates, and disperses the right information to the right tools anywhere across the fabric. Advanced intelligence offers deep packet inspection providing a variety of services from De-duplication to NetFlow Generation. The G-TAP M Series BiDi module taps 4 BiDi links—that’s up to 24 BiDi links in a 1 RU chassis. The Rx-only BiDi QSFP+ is compatible with all 40Gb ports on the Visibility Appliances.

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G-TAP M Series

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G-TAP G Series

White Paper

Understanding Network TAPs – The First Step to Visibility

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Enterprise System Reference Architecture for the Visibility Platform.

Network TAPs

Broad, reliable access to 100% of the traffic on your network.

Traffic Aggregators

A step toward pervasive visibility: aggregate and optimize network traffic.

GigaVUE Visibility Appliances

High-performance, modular, extensible — the foundation of our Visibility Platform.

Virtual and Cloud Visibility

Get pervasive visibility across your public, private and hybrid clouds.