Advanced Flow Slicing

Intelligently slice flows to reduce traffic sent to tools.

Forward the First Set of Packets, then Slice or Drop the Rest

Inspecting long data flows hogs bandwidth and causes unnecessary processing burdens on tools. (A flow is an HTTP session or any general TCP/UDP session.)

GigaSMART® Advanced Flow Slicing application eliminates these issues by slicing payloads and packets from long data flow. This allows network operation teams and service providers, including those running 5G networks, to forward the first set of packets in the flow, then slice or drop the rest — saving your bandwidth and increasing tool effectiveness.

Benefits of Advanced Flow Slicing:

  • Reduces traffic sent to tools by more than 60 percent
  • Avoids costly tool upgrades to inspect unnecessary traffic
  • Improves overall tool efficiency and effectiveness
  • Retains complete visibility into each flow’s establishment
  • Interoperable with all major protocols including GPRS Tunneling Protocol

Advanced Flow Slicing is now part of our Gigamon NetVUE for Network Operations bundle.

How It Works

GigaSMART Advanced Flow Slicing reduces traffic sent to tools​ using a two-step intelligent slicing method:

  1. You decide the first number of packets in a flow to analyze
  2. Then either drop or slice subsequent packets in that flow
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Extend the intelligence and value of your GigaVUE® appliances with applications that improve tool performance.


Packet Slicing

Remove payloads irrelevant to monitoring and security analysis, reducing tool throughput while improving performance.


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GigaSMART Features

GigaSMART® offers a number of other essential traffic intelligence services required for active visibility into infrastructure blind spots, including:

NetFlow Generation

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

Advanced Flow Slicing

Eliminates these issues by slicing payloads and packets from long data flow.

Source Port Labeling

Provides context to packets and allows tools to properly assess network behavior and threats based on where they are.

Adaptive Packet Filtering

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

SSL/TLS Decryption

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

Packet Slicing

Truncates packets while preserving the portion of the packet (the protocol headers) required for network analysis.

Advanced Load Balancing

Divides and distributes traffic among multiple tools, so network and security visibility can scale.


Targets, identifies and eliminates duplicate packets, blocking unnecessary duplication and sending optimized 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 hosted in a public cloud.

Application Visualization

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

Application Filtering Intelligence

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

Application Metadata Intelligence

Empowers your security information and event management and network performance monitoring tools.

GTP Correlation

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

5G Correlation

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

FlowVUE Flow Sampling

Provides subscriber IP-based flow sampling.

SIP/RTP Correlation

Enables enterprises and service providers to monitor VoIP traffic.

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