Applications Enable Traffic Intelligence for Visibility into Big Data
Gigamon® (NYSE: GIMO), a leader in traffic visibility solutions with the innovative Unified Visibility Fabric™, today announced new applications and enhancements designed to provide Traffic Intelligence – the next phase of the Visibility Fabric evolution. As part of the Applications and Services Layers of the Unified Visibility Fabric architecture, new applications and feature enhancements offer advanced filtering capabilities such as stateful correlation, subscriber awareness, and deep packet visibility. With Traffic Intelligence, the Visibility Fabric will deliver more granular filtering and forwarding to ensure that the tools organizations rely upon for managing, analyzing, and safeguarding the network and its users, receive only the most relevant traffic.
“As network architectures evolve and network speeds increase, the tools that monitor, manage and secure that network are increasingly turning to the Gigamon Visibility Fabric to provide intelligent correlated traffic filtering in order to keep up with the growth in volumes of data as well as the rapidly evolving network architectures,” said Shehzad Merchant, Chief Strategy Officer at Gigamon. “The Visibility Fabric applications and advanced traffic filtering capabilities that we are bringing to market address a growing need for traffic intelligence built right into the Visibility Fabric.”
The enhancements and new applications for the Unified Visibility Fabric include:
- The GTP correlation application which enables customers to filter and forward correlated subscriber traffic streams that are encapsulated using the GPRS Tunneling Protocol, or GTP, within 3G/4G/LTE environments. GTP correlation provides access to mobile Big Data caused by consumption and transmission of more voice, video, and data for work and leisure purposes across 3G and 4G/LTE networks. GTP correlation utilizes stateful subscriber filtering and forwarding to understand and maintain subscriber-specific sessions, thus providing a complete picture of the subscribers’ activities to help ensure Quality of Experience (QoE) as well as reliable accounting, billing and subscriber management.
- The FlowVUE™ application which provides active, subscriber-aware flow sampling to intelligently forward only the most relevant traffic to the tools. FlowVUE intelligently manages Big Data traffic, enabling carriers to connect monitoring tools that otherwise would not be able to handle the volume of traffic. This capability will help service providers address rising tool costs by enabling them to preserve or increase tool utility and offset ARPU reduction by monetizing Big Data with tools like Customer Experience Management offerings.
- Adaptive Packet Filtering which offers the ability to look for content anywhere in the packet and make intelligent filtering and forwarding decisions. Filtering criteria includes advanced encapsulation protocols and/or inner packet contents beyond Layer 4. These updates enable basic application identification and protocol-aware filtering for packet filtering and distribution.
- Other GigaSMART® technology updates include the addition of IPv6 de-duplication to the existing De-duplication Application, as well as support for visibility in Cisco FabricPath environments and IP fragmentation awareness.
“The increased traffic intelligence that is added through Gigamon’s applications and integrated into their Visibility Fabric is a critical step for maintaining visibility into evolving networks and tools,” said Nick Lippis, The Lippis Report publisher and co-chair of the Open Networking User Group. “As networking technology changes and invisible overlay traffic soars, visibility becomes a greater challenge. If Gigamon’s fabric can see inside these networks while correlating packets and flows for enhanced traffic optimization, that level of intelligence makes them a ‘one-stop-shop’ for visibility and can certainly add value to their tool partners and customers who deploy these joint solutions.”