Gigamon (News - Alert), a provider of traffic visibility solutions, says its updated Management Layer will let organizations virtualize Visibility Fabric architecture via its Flow Mapping technology, which in turn will let network administrators deliver Visibility-as-a-Service (VaaS) to departmental tenants.
Those tenants now have the capability to alter monitoring and traffic visibility policies on a per-organization or per-tenant basis and maintain compliance and privacy without impacting other departmental monitoring polices.
Shehzad Merchant, chief strategy officer at Gigamon, said, “The notion of multi-tenancy has made its way from the public cloud space into enterprise IT infrastructure as well. This solution enables network administrators and services teams to virtualize the Visibility Fabric and offer Visibility as a Service to the different IT departments.”
The Gigamon Visibility Fabric architecture delivers pervasive and dynamic traffic visibility from across the physical and virtual network environments to centralized tools that manage, analyze and secure the network. The Visibility Fabric architecture is comprised of the GigaVUE family of fabric nodes and advanced-level intelligence that can aggregate, filter, replicate or modify traffic to centralized management, analysis and security tools.
The GigaVUE fabric nodes feature the Intelligent Flow Mapping technology that provides superior granularity and scalability above and beyond the capabilities of connection- and ACL filter-based technologies. IT operations can deploy Visibility as a Service by taking advantage of the Flow Mapping role-based access control (RBAC) features on the GigaVUE H Series fabric nodes.
The newly released GigaVUE H Series software v3.1 is packed with enhancements to Flow Mapping and also with support for role-based access control and advanced workflows for independent and concurrent monitoring policy configurations. These enhancements should help IT operations teams to carve out their own slice of the visibility fabric and manage IT independently to enhance business processes.
In related news, Gigamon moved to a larger corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley and unveiled a new Fabric Management System.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson