Stop Overloading Your Tools with Identical Packets
What is packet de-duplication? De-duplication is a technique whereby duplicate packets are identified and dropped, while unique packets are left untouched.
The GigaSMART® De-duplication application targets, identifies, and eliminates duplicate packets, blocking unnecessary duplication and sending optimized flows to your security and network monitoring tools. GigaSMART offloads the de-duplication task from these tools, letting you centralize this function while providing multiple tools with the same feed.
GigaSMART De-duplication benefits include:
- Enjoy significantly improved tool effectiveness and accuracy
- Experience increased traffic volume analysis without swelling tool expenditure
- Gain better security analytics and reduce false positive results
- Get faster, more accurate forensics and malware detection
- Reduce tool storage capacity requirements
GigaSMART De-duplication is accurate and customizable. It lets you tune duplicate detection to improve accuracy and effectiveness. For example, you can specify whether two packets that are identical except for specific headers or fields (for example, MAC address, IP TOS or TCP Sequence number) are considered duplicates. In addition, the duplicate detection window is configurable to match your network traffic acquisition deployment.
The application also supports service chaining so that you can direct the de-duplicated traffic stream to multiple GigaSMART applications in succession, such as to the NetFlow generation and export app.