Protect sensitive data

The Masking feature of the GigaSMART® engine provides customizable data protection by overwriting specific packet fields with a set pattern. Sensitive information is safeguarded during network analysis.

Confidentiality and compliance are crucial for a broad range of government and private organizations alike. Regulations in the financial, insurance, and healthcare industries require that sensitive data be protected. Penalties for non-compliance of such regulations can be severe, resulting in fines or even imprisonment. Masking permanently obscures the data before sending it to security and monitoring tools. Regulatory and privacy compliance becomes easier because the sensitive data is never seen, processed or stored by these tools.

Benefits of the Masking feature:

  • Supports compliance with stringent data protection regulations.
  • Protects network and security engineers from inadvertently being exposed to sensitive or confidential data.
  • Provides an added level of data protection in cases where network monitoring and analysis functions are outsourced.

GigaSMART Features

GigaSMART® offers a number of other essential traffic intelligence services required for active visibility into infrastructure blind spots, including:

NetFlow Generation

Delivering basic Layer 2–4 network traffic data to analysis tools. 

Advanced Flow Slicing

Eliminates these issues by slicing payloads and packets from long data flow.

Source Port Labeling

Provides context to packets and allows tools to properly assess network behavior and threats based on where they are.

Adaptive Packet Filtering

Identifies patterns across any part of the network packet, including the packet payload.

SSL/TLS Decryption

Creates a secure channel between the server and the end user's computer or other devices as they exchange information.

Packet Slicing

Truncates packets while preserving the portion of the packet (the protocol headers) required for network analysis.

Advanced Load Balancing

Divides and distributes traffic among multiple tools, so network and security visibility can scale.


Targets, identifies and eliminates duplicate packets, blocking unnecessary duplication and sending optimized flows.


Provides customizable data protection by overwriting specific packet fields with a set pattern. 


Alleviates blindness of business-critical traffic at remote sites, virtualized data centers, or hosted in a public cloud.

Application Visualization

Provides a complete view of the applications running on your network automatically.

Application Filtering Intelligence

Extends Layer 7 visibility to thousands of common and proprietary applications.

Application Metadata Intelligence

Empowers your security information and event management and network performance monitoring tools.

GTP Correlation

Enables mobile service providers to monitor subscriber data in GPRS Tunneling Protocol tunnels.

5G Correlation

Intelligently forward subscriber sessions to specific tools by filtering on subscriber, user device, RAN or network slice IDs.

FlowVUE Flow Sampling

Provides subscriber IP-based flow sampling.

SIP/RTP Correlation

Enables enterprises and service providers to monitor VoIP traffic.

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