Profile: Gigamon Inc (GIMO.N)
18 Aug 2017
Gigamon Inc., incorporated on January 2, 2009, offers a solution that delivers visibility and control of data-in-motion traversing enterprise, federal and service provider networks. The Company's Visibility Platform consists of a distributed system of nodes (that in combination establish a Visibility Fabric) enabling a level of visibility, modification and control of network traffic. The Visibility Platform includes physical appliances and virtual nodes that can be deployed in data centers, central offices, virtualized/private cloud/public cloud environments, and small form-factor remote site appliances, which in combination enable pervasive visibility of network infrastructures. The Company's GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform enables security teams and information technology (IT) personnel to gain visibility into their IT infrastructure by forwarding selected traffic of interest from network, server and remote location infrastructure to security, management, analysis and compliance tools in a manner that is optimized for specific uses or functions.
The GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform consists of six blocks: Visibility Fabric nodes; a metadata (NetFlow/Internet Protocol Flow Information Export (IPFIX)) record generation engine, which summarizes network traffic into flow records for consumption by the tools; an secure sockets layer (SSL) decryption engine, which enables receivers to inspect SSL encrypted traffic for malware; an Application Session Filtering engine, which extracts entire application sessions containing specific patterns of interest to be delivered to the tools; a set of capabilities, which allow multiple security tools to be placed either in line with the network or out-of-band without compromising network availability, and a management and orchestration platform, which exposes a set of application programmer interfaces (APIs) to facilitate integration between the GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform and network security tools.
The Visibility Platform includes a range of custom software and applications that in combination reside on modular hardware or run as virtual machines in private and public clouds. The product portfolio encompassed by the Visibility Platform has three categories: Visibility nodes powered by GigaVUE-OS software that offer a set of built-in services; Traffic Intelligence applications powered by GigaSMART, and Orchestration engine powered by GigaVUE-FM. Collectively, these components form a distributed set of physical and virtual visibility nodes that aggregate traffic, optimize traffic to identify data of interest and deliver the data to interested applications/tools that consume this information.
The visibility nodes in the Gigamon Visibility Platform can be physical appliances or virtual appliances for both on premise and public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Its hardware visibility nodes are offered in two primary product lines: GigaVUE H Series and GigaVUE TA Series. The GigaVUE H Series visibility nodes are offered in a range of form factors optimized for various locations in the network ranging from branch offices/remote sites (GigaVUE-HB1 or GigaVUE-HC1) to data centers/private clouds/mobile switching centers (GigaVUE-HC2, GigaVUE-HD4 or GigaVUE-HD8). The GigaVUE TA Series nodes are traffic aggregators that collect network traffic from various segments of network infrastructure. Both the GigaVUE H Series and GigaVUE TA Series run a common operating system, GigaVUE-OS. Visibility nodes may also be deployed in a software form factor (GigaVUE-VM) and are typically instantiated as virtual machines. GigaVUE-VM supports VMware ESXi, VMware NSX and OpenStack/KVM infrastructure. For public cloud environments, the Company offers a type of visibility node (GigaVUE V Series), which enables aggregation of traffic from virtual taps in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.
The Company's traffic intelligence applications offered through the GigaSMART suite. These applications enable organizations to profile, shape and refine the traffic before delivery to a security or management tool. Its GigaSMART applications are offered on GigaVUE H Series appliances. Its V Series virtual appliances in the public cloud integrate a subset of GigaSMART applications. GigaVUE-FM is a software application that provides centralized orchestration and a common policy framework for deploying the Visibility Platform. GigaVUE-FM delivers a single pane-of-glass view of all the physical and virtual nodes across the Visibility Platform, while also providing a wizard-based approach for configuring its Flow Mapping and GigaSMART traffic policies. GigaVUE-FM also features a range of out-of-the-box integrations with VMware vCenter, VMware NSX Manager, OpenStack, Amazon EC2 APIs, Amazon CloudWatch, as well as tools, such as Splunk, Viavi and other customer applications. To complement its visibility nodes and software applications, the Company offers a range of supplemental components and accessories, including modules, cables and transceivers.
The Company competes with Cisco Systems Inc., Brocade Systems Communications, Inc., Arista Networks, Inc., Ixia and Netscout.
3300 Olcott St
SANTA CLARA CA 95054-3005
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