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Gigamon® Unveils New G-SECURE-0216 Inline Traffic Distribution Switch for 10G Networks

October 5, 2011  

New tool enables more intelligent Internet traffic distribution to help increase network performance and reduce operational risks

NEW YORK – October 5, 2011 – Gigamon®, the world leader in Traffic Visibility Networking solutions, today announced the release of G-SECURE-0216 Inline Traffic Distribution Switch; the newest addition to the industry leading G-SECURE platform. The new distribution switch allows for intelligent switching within the Defense Management Zone (DMZ)—an area that exists between the completely public internet and the private secure enterprise network—which helps manage the increasing amounts of information flowing into networks today. Today’s announcement was made at Interop New York 2011, taking place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

“Internet data traffic continues to grow at an alarming rate with the continued proliferation of mobile devices and rising amounts of digital content. As more companies deploy 10-Gigabit networks to keep pace with this trend, a more efficient and secure way of filtering the information flowing through corporate networks is needed,” said Patrick Riley, Senior Product Manager at Gigamon. “The G-SECURE-0216 addresses this need by delivering powerful distribution logic and intelligence capabilities that ensure Internet traffic is effectively distributed to help protect against outages and increase performance.”

Today, most 1G inline devices struggle to keep-up with increased data volume and rising network speed.  Many security tools need to be connected inline on production networks to realize their full value, forcing all traffic to flow from the network segment through the tool and then back onto the production network. This introduces various operational risks and challenges including the impact of a failure of the inline device and the potential performance degradation.

The G-SECURE0216  receives  10-Gigabit  information and distributes it to, up to, 8 different 1-Gigabit security tools, such as IPS, firewall, DPI devices, NACs or Web Filters, which allows networks to keep up with the amount of information coming through.  Integration of both session-based and application-based intelligence also allows security teams to distribute traffic loads based upon IP or MAC addresses, as well as by application port number.  By seamlessly connecting network security tools inline on production networks, the G-SECURE-0216 helps networks operate at maximum potential, while reducing operational risks and challenges, eliminating potential performance problems and protecting against device failure.

The G-SECURE-0216 also offers bypass protection which helps guarantee a network’s uptime  is maintained in the event of a failure or power outage. Bypass protection tool redundancy also reduces  change-order processes and maintenance window requirements, allowing traffic to continuously flow through the network to other inline security and monitoring devices. 

The G-SECURE-0216 is available to customers immediately in both single-mode and multimode fiber configurations.

About Gigamon

Gigamon® provides intelligent Traffic Visibility Networking solutions for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Our technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with unmatched visibility into the traffic traversing both physical and virtual networks without affecting the performance or stability of the production environment. Through patented technologies, the Gigamon GigaVUE® portfolio of high availability and high density products intelligently delivers the appropriate network traffic to security, monitoring or management systems. With over seven years’ experience designing and building intelligent traffic visibility products in the US, Gigamon serves the vertical market leaders of the Fortune 1000 and has an install base spanning 40 countries.

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