Solution for complete network traffic visibility, including east-west traffic, in VMware ESX and NSX environments.

Pervasive Visibility into Virtual Workloads

Organizations are migrating to virtualized and private cloud environments to take advantage of scalability and reduced complexity and costs. With this shift, security operations (SecOps) teams are seeing a large share of network traffic flows that are now moving between virtual machines (VMs) also known as east-west traffic flows. In order to reduce security risks and track lateral propagation of threats, enterprises need visibility into these east-west traffic flows.

GigaVUE-VM allows VM network traffic to be acquired and forwarded to your existing security and monitoring tools, regardless of their location.


Eliminate Traffic Blind Spots

GigaVUE-VM is a native VMware solution that acquires network traffic from all VMs in a VMware environment, while supporting vMotion, and enables security and monitoring tools to have full visibility into the virtual environment.

With the Gigamon solution, enterprises will be able to acquire VM traffic flows of interest and forward selected traffic to the GigaSECURE® Security Delivery Platform located in the physical data center.

For VMware ESX environment, Gigamon deploys a lightweight GigaVUE-VM virtual machine without the need for special software, kernel modules or changes to the hypervisor. With GigaVUE-FM, our solution tightly integrates with VMware vCenter and facilitates simplified onboarding of the GigaVUE-VM virtual machines across the environment and the configuration of traffic policies.

Leveraging vCenter APIs, GigaVUE-FM can track vMotion events across distributed resource scheduler (DRS) and high-availability (HA) cluster environments, enabling visibility policies to be tied to the monitored VMs and migrated with the VMs as they move across physical hosts. The Gigamon solution also supports multiple vSwitch integration options including vSphere Standard Switch (vSS), vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) and Nexus 1KV.

For NSX environments, the Gigamon solution enables SecOps teams to automate the acquisition and forwarding of east-west virtual traffic to security and monitoring tools. Enterprises can leverage the power of the NSX network virtualization platform and distributed service insertion framework to automate the deployment of the GigaVUE-VM, while also enabling dynamic provisioning of visibility traffic policies within the customer’s software defined data center (SDDC).

The Gigamon solution also enables teams to auto-update this service and the traffic policies as new tenants come onboard or as existing tenants' security groups dynamically scale.



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Our Partnership

Gigamon is a certified partner that provides automated traffic visibility for virtual workloads in VMware NSX-powered SDDCs.

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“Not only are Gigamon’s products quite easy to configure and deploy, they provide us cost savings in multiple ways.”

Philippe Géhin • Network and Security Engineer • European Broadcasting Union

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