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Gigamon Unveils Value-Priced Hi-Density 1/2-U G-TAP™ System for 1&10 Gbps Optical Links

Ultra Thin ½ U Chassis Conserves Space While Supporting Up to Eight Full Duplex Links; Six versions of optical TAP modules support all optical network options allowing mixed media and split ratios

Silicon Valley, CA - April 09, 2009 - Gigamon, the manufacturer of GigaVUE and the global leader in intelligent Data Access Networking™ (DAN) products, today announced the availability of a new 1/2-U external G-TAP™ (Test Access Port) system that is priced to meet the needs of today’s cost-conscious enterprise network manager.  The modular G-TAP system is the highest density and most economical optical tapping system in the industry.  It saves valuable rack space while supporting up to eight dual optical TAP links per chassis in any combination of multi-mode and single-mode options—at all 100MegE, 1GigE and 10GigE data rates. The external G-TAP system complements Gigamon’s industry leading GigaVUE data access/aggregation switch, combining high TAP density, optimal use of rack space and value pricing to create a flexible, one-stop connectivity solution.

“For ease of configuration, space efficiency, high reliability, and value, Gigamon’s new 1/2-U passive G-TAP is a very attractive network monitoring component,” said Patrick Leong, Gigamon’s chief technical officer.  “Its half-unit size is especially useful when a customer only needs four or less external TAPs, or when an odd number of external TAPs are required.  In these situations, the 1/2-U system far outshines other companies’ bulkier mounting systems.”

Gigamon’s G-TAP  ½-U chassis supports from one to four dual optical tap modules—up to eight full duplex links per chassis.  Each module contains two full duplex links to conserve space and maximize TAP density.  What’s more, six different media types and split ratios are available to meet all optical requirements.

Specific modules in the system include:

•50/50 Multi-Mode, 850nm (1/10G)

•50/50 Single-Mode, 1310/1550nm (1/10G)

•50/50 Multi-Mode, 1310nm LRM (1/10G)

•70/30 Multi-Mode, 850nm (1/10G)

•70/30 Single-Mode, 1310/1550nm (1/10G)

•70/30 Multi-Mode, 1310nm LRM (1/10G)

About Gigamon
Gigamon is the inventor and leading provider of Data-Access Switches. Its flagship product, GigaVUE®, can replicate packets from one span or tap to many tools to solve the span port sharing problem. It also can aggregate and intelligently filter packets from many spans or taps to one or multiple tools to solve the problem of monitoring flows across complex mesh topologies and virtual networks. GigaVUE® facilitates unobtrusive parallel tool deployment with network-wide coverage, significantly reducing customers’ capital budgets and yielding immediate ROI benefits.

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