GigaSMART® technology extends the intelligence and value of the Gigamon Visibility Fabric™ architecture by enhancing your monitoring infrastructure and improving tool performance. A range of applications are available to enable the modification, manipulation, transformation, and transport of traffic from your network to the tools you rely upon for management, monitoring, and security.
Network monitoring tools perform more efficiently by eliminating unwanted content with the de-duplication and packet slicing features. SSL Decryption provides visibility into encrypted sessions, sending decrypted packets to out-of-band monitoring tools. Masking allows network security teams to hide confidential information like passwords, financial accounts, or medical data, allowing companies to meet SOX, HIPAA and PCI compliance regulations. Organizations can improve accuracy by adding source or timing information at the point of collection with the source port labeling and time stamping capabilities. Enhanced packet distribution features available with Adaptive Packet Filtering or load balancing enable enhanced visibility into packet contents and, when combined with header stripping, allow tools to operate more effectively by removing unwanted protocol headers.
The advanced processing capabilities of the GigaSMART card can also be leveraged to summarize and generate NetFlow statistics from incoming traffic streams. Offloading NetFlow Generation to the out-of-band Gigamon Visibility Fabric eliminates the risk of expending expensive production network resources in generating these analytics. Enhanced flow-level visibility across remote locations and Big Data environments can be used to derive usage patterns, top talkers, top applications, and more, for effective capacity planning and enforcing security policies.