Faster network, slower tools.
As chipset capacity increases, security and monitoring tools are being forced to process more and more data, which overloads the tools. The solution? Metadata.
What is Metadata?
Metadata is data about data that describes and summarizes information about your raw network packets (based on Layer-4 and Layer-7 information), such as:
The Gigamon Metadata Generation capability supports CEF and NetFlow, a network protocol that is used to collect statistics on IP traffic information such as IP source, destination of traffic, class of service, causes of congestion, etc. NetFlow is a specific, standard form of metadata that provides visibility into traffic types and usage patterns across systems, enabling enterprises to catch denial of service attacks, data extraction, and other events that represent a security risk.
Gigamon has also extended Netflow Generation to include IPFIX, enabling application-specific extensions, as well as standard traffic information across on-premises and public cloud environments.
By offloading metadata generation to the Gigamon Visibility Platform, enterprises can leverage their valuable production network tools more efficiently - reduce the noise and only send useful data to them.
GigaSMART® offers a number of other essential traffic intelligence services required for active visibility into infrastructure blind spots, including: