Gigamonâs DAN switching platform has helped reshape the network monitoring landscape thanks to its ability to solve tool deployment problems, consolidate otherwise distributed tools, and enable co-existence of a variety of network monitoring tools. The DAN concept, pioneered by Gigamon, provides exactly the packets needed to carry out a toolâs function, without impacting network operations and reduces the capital and operational cost in monitoring, securing or troubleshooting networks and network applications.
Intuitive Drag-and-Drop Simplicity
Mapping SPAN ports or TAPs to connected monitoring tools will be a visual, drag-and-drop function of the new, secure GigaVUE GUI. Intelligent configuration planning aids will warn the administrator if a monitoring tool will be potentially overloaded with traffic as a result of the aggregation, or assist in defining simple or complex filters (including filtering by higher layer attributes) and insure that security protocols are followed to protect sensitive data.
âOur customers advised us to focus on GigaVUEâs performance, features and utility first, in favor of working on drag and drop management.â said Tom Gallatin, Gigamonâs Vice President of Marketing and Sales. âWe listened and put development of the world class meat and potatoes functions before the GUI sauce.â Gallatin continued, âNow after completing the development of the GigaVUE-2404 high density 10 Gigabit platform, it is time to top it off with a world class GUI DAN Management tool.â
Gigamonâs upcoming optional web based GUI will be available in addition to the GigaVUEâs existing command line interface. Other features of the Web-based GUI will include:
â¢ Single view DAN configuration management
â¢ DAN performance monitoring
â¢ Intelligent aggregation of multiple SPAN or TAP sources to consolidate tools
â¢ Intelligent packet replication to enable sharing data sources
â¢ Advanced filter creation and load balancing
â¢ Secure access to sensitive data
â¢ SNMP traps and alarms
â¢ TACACS+ and RADIUS authentication
Gigamonâs DAN technology has earned the Emerging Technology of the Year award in the world monitoring market from Frost & Sullivan. Over 1,750 GigaVUE units are already in use in 36 countries at over 400 telecom, industrial, manufacturing, financial, banking, medical, utility and government networks.