Intelligent network traffic visibility for VMware environments
Pervasive Visibility into Virtual Workloads
The move to virtualized and private cloud environments no longer means giving up network visibility. Now you can make opaque VMware virtual networks visible — both for traditional VMware ESXi infrastructure and micro-segmented and automated VMware NSX environments.
Acquire and forward VM network traffic to existing security and network monitoring tools, regardless of location
Get visibility into east-west traffic flows moving between virtual machines (VMs)
Reduce security risks and track lateral propagation of threats in virtual environments
GigaVUE® Cloud Suite for VMware -- a native VMware solution that acquires network traffic from all VMs in a VMware-based private cloud environment while supporting vMotion -- enables security and network monitoring tools to have full visibility into the virtual environment.
Agentless G-vTAP VMs acquire virtual machine traffic flows of interest and forward selected traffic to the Gigamon Visibility Fabric located in your physical data center.
For VMware ESXi environments, the solution deploys a lightweight virtual machine, G-vTAP VM, without the need for special software, kernel modules or changes to the hypervisor.
Using vCenter APIs, GigaVUE-FM can then track vMotion events across distributed resource scheduler (DRS) and high-availability (HA) cluster environments. That lets you tie visibility policies to the monitored VMs and migrate them with the VMs as they move across physical hosts.
The GigaVUE Cloud Suite for VMware solution also supports multiple vSwitch integration options, including vSphere Standard Switch (vSS) and vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS).
For NSX environments, your NetOps and SecOps teams can automate the acquisition and forwarding of east-west virtual traffic to security and network monitoring tools. The NSX network virtualization platform and distributed service insertion framework lets you:
Automate the deployment of the GigaVUE Cloud Suite for VMware, while also enabling dynamic provisioning of visibility traffic policies within your software defined data center (SDDC)
Auto-update this service and traffic policies as new tenants come onboard or as existing tenants' security groups dynamically scale
Flexibly choose from the classic VMware NSX-V Data Center or the new incarnation of this platform, NSX-T
GigaSECURE Cloud Overview
Acquire, optimize and distribute the right traffic to the right security and networking tools.