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-VM for VMware, GigaVUE-VM for OpenStack, and Visibility Platform for AWS to select and tunnel traffic from within virtual environments to the Gigamon® Visibility Platform via L2GRE tunnels. With Tunneling, physical networks can utilize cloud-based tools and load balance across multiple instances.