NextGig Systems, Inc. - Network Connectivity & Test Solutions

Gigamon Filter Packets

Packet distribution or filtering is where GigaVUE's real power is on display. GigaVUE intelligently decides how traffic arriving on network ports should be sent to tool ports. User defined policies determine which traffic should be forwarded, where it should be sent, and how it should be handled once it arrives.

Set either or both hardware based (near zero latency) pre-filters and post-filters on individual ports. Filters allow or deny traffic that meets specified user-defined criteria, including IP address and port ranges, VLAN ID's, protocols, application ports, MAC addresses, TCP ports, ect.

•Pre-filters are filters applied on a network port

•Post-filters are filters applied on a tool port


Connect any tool(s) to any link at anytime without affecting the production network

Improved monitoring efficiency, effectiveness and network uptime


Replicate traffic to support multiple tools with competing monitoring demands

Share SPAN ports and taps, customizing access for all tools all the time


Aggregate traffic from multiple access points including Ether-channel to create a "big pipe" or "end-to-end" view

Save money by consolidating expensive tools and reducing management time

Packet Filtering

Customize and map traffic flow to multiple tools and reduce traffic load on all tools

Optimize tool utilization and share loads across multiple tools




The figure below illustrates the concept of data flows between network and tool ports. Data arrives from different sources at the network ports on the left and is forwarded to different tools connected to tool ports on the right. Traffic arriving at a single network port can be sent to multiple destination tool ports. Filters can be applied to network and tool ports. Filters applied to network ports are pre-filters and filters applied to the tool ports are post-filters.

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