Granular Filtering and Forwarding

An intelligent, scalable technology offered as part of GigaVUE OS, Flow Mapping® takes line-rate traffic at 1Gb, 10Gb, 40Gb or 100Gb from a network tap or a SPAN/mirror port (physical or virtual) and sends it through a set of user-defined map rules to the tools and applications that secure, monitor and analyze IT infrastructure. Flow Mapping provides granularity and scalability above and beyond the capabilities of connection- and ACL filter-based technologies by addressing the problems inherent when going beyond small numbers of connections or when more than one traffic distribution rule is required.

Flow Mapping has many benefits:

  • Granular control over distinct traffic streams with parallel actions
  • Optimized tool performance
  • Visibility into all traffic
  • Replicated and/or distributed traffic across multiple tools
  • Visibility as a service across silos within the IT organization
  • Scalability to hundreds of network and tool ports
  • Manipulation of packets with GigaSMART

Flow Mapping customers see between 20-30 percent traffic reduction to their network tools.

Granular filtering and forwarding

Flow Mapping: Just One of GigaVUE-OS Fabric Services

GigaVUE OS offers other essential fabric services required for active visibility into infrastructure blind spots, including:

  • Clustering: Enables multiple heterogeneous devices to be combined and managed as one logical node. Allows utilization of capabilities of other nodes within the cluster.
  • GigaStream: Innovative technology that intelligently distributes network traffic to multiple monitoring tools for maximum security and performance monitoring
  • Inline Bypass: for security application resiliency
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