GigaVUE Cloud Suite for VMware

Virtual network visibility solutions with automated scaling.

Pervasive Visibility into Virtual Workloads

The move to virtualized and private cloud environments no longer means giving up network visibility. Now, you can make both network packets and applications visible to formerly-opaque VMware virtual networks — including traditional VMware ESXi infrastructure and micro-segmented and automated VMware NSX-T environments. Easily deliver optimized traffic to your monitoring and security tools without the need to manually install individual tool agents.

With Gigamon you can:

  • Acquire all VM traffic and aggregate via a visibility tier or send directly to security and monitoring tools
  • Obtain insights into East-West traffic flows moving between virtual machines to track lateral threats
  • Reduce tool cost and increase tool efficiency by optimizing and streamlining data sent to tools
  • Deploy a fully virtualized visibility fabric with complete automation and dynamic scaling

 

Eliminate Traffic Blind Spots

A core component of the Gigamon Hawk hybrid architecture, GigaVUE® Cloud Suite for VMware is a virtualized VMware solution for ESXi and NSX-T environments that acquires traffic from all VMs in a VMware-based private cloud — enables security and network monitoring tools to have full visibility into the virtual environment.

  • Acquire all VM traffic flows of interest via agentless V Series VMs and optionally provide filtering and packet processing including GigaSMART® CoreVUE apps
  • Forward selected traffic to either a second V Series instance for aggregation with expanded processing or directly to the proper security and monitoring tools
  • Automatically instantiate and configure V Series using NSX-T Dynamic Service Insertion
  • Dynamically monitor new application VMs for security and monitoring analytics

For VMware ESXi and NSX-T environments, the vCenter and NSX-T Manager work with the GigaVUE-FM fabric manager to deploy an agentless GigaVUE V Series VM. These instances reside on each monitored server and mirror traffic based on workload VMs and ports, leveraging virtual switch mirroring functions.

Each V Series can process and then send traffic to a central aggregation second-phase V Series (or HC Series appliance) or directly to tools. Aggregation V Series are similarly provisioned and further expand processing and direct traffic to the user-designated tools.

With GigaVUE Cloud Suite for VMware, you gain the deep visibility you need to achieve superior security, ensure regulatory compliance and enhance performance, while empowering your management team with integrated, certified tool suites. The solution lets you:

  • Optimize traffic processing and distribution with 100 percent VM visibility into apps while reducing compute and tool load
  • Rapidly deploy an end-to-end fully virtualized solution with simplified network management and full automation
  • Enable dynamic provisioning and auto-updates of traffic policies as new tenants come onboard or as existing tenants' security groups dynamically scale
  • Identify more than 3,000 apps and send the right traffic to the right tool with contextual insights

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Learn how VMware-based clouds along with Gigamon solutions maximize security tools and improve visibility for better ROI.

SOLUTION BRIEF

GigaVUE Cloud Suite for VMware

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GigaVUE Cloud Suite for VMware

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Our Partnership

Gigamon is a certified partner that provides network 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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