Network Taps: The Only Way to Reliably Access Traffic
Taps are the first step in the process of gaining consistent deep observability across your hybrid cloud environment. Gigamon network taps, integral to the Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline, provide access to 100 percent of network traffic required to secure, monitor, and manage cloud and data center infrastructure.
Gigamon taps deliver compelling advantages:
More reliable than SPAN, with complete fidelity of network packets, NetFlow, and metadata
Easy and efficient acquisition of traffic from container and multi-cloud environments
Eliminate costly gateway load balancers and installation of multiple tool agents
GigaVUE® Universal Cloud Tap (UCT), part of GigaVUE Cloud Suite™, is a lightweight virtual tap used to acquire North-South and East-West lateral traffic within and across cloud and container environments.
Supports Kubernetes container environments, including AWS EKS, Azure AKS, GCP GKE, Red Hat OpenShift, and VMware Tanzu
Gigamon offers a range of passive, active, and bypass taps, including economical, high-density network taps. To assure security, Gigamon active and passive taps are unidirectional, with data flowing strictly from the network to your tools.
Copies 100 percent of traffic at full bandwidth
Does not impact other network components, ensuring high network availability
Prevents data insertion with a “fail secure” design or signal blockage
Choose from high density, lower density, and unidirectional tap solutions
Gigamon passive optical network taps include economical, high-density network taps: G-TAP® M Series.
For highly sensitive and mission-critical applications: G-TAP M Series Unidirectional Taps.
Gigamon active taps offer high resiliency and manageability for networks that cannot be tapped passively. Battery backup along with fail-to-wire capability mitigate the risk of network impact in the event of a power failure. G-TAP A Series 2 can be managed through CLI or GigaVUE-FM fabric manager.
Used in conjunction with GigaVUE-OS inline bypass functionality for deploying inline security tools such as IPS, WAF, and ATP devices, bypass taps provide embedded fail-to-wire capability on the GigaVUE HC Series node.