Gigamon® Unveils New G-SECURE-0216 Inline Traffic Distribution Switch for 10G Networks

Reading, UK - 6 October 2011

New system enables more intelligent traffic distribution to help increase network performance and reduce operational risks.

Gigamon®, the world leader in Traffic Visibility Networking solutions, today announced the release of the G-SECURE-0216 Inline Traffic Distribution Switch; the newest addition to the industry leading G-SECURE product family. The G-SECURE-0216 enables intelligent distribution and management of traffic within Enterprise DMZs - an area that exists between the public internet and the private, secure enterprise network - helping ensure reliable and secure environments as the volume of information continues to grow. This announcement was made at Interop New York 2011 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

“Internet traffic continues to grow at an alarming rate with the ongoing proliferation of mobile devices resulting in significant increases in the amount of digital content. As more companies deploy 10 Gigabit networks to keep pace with this trend, a more efficient and secure way of filtering the information flowing through corporate networks is required,” said Patrick Riley, Senior Product Manager at Gigamon. “The G-SECURE-0216 addresses this need by delivering powerful distribution logic and intelligence capabilities that ensure Internet traffic is effectively distributed to help protect against outages and increase performance.”

Today, most 1Gb inline devices struggle to keep up with increased data volume and rising network speed. Many security tools need to be connected inline on production networks to realise their full value, forcing all traffic to flow from the network segment through the tool and then back onto the production network. This introduces various operational risks and challenges including the impact of a failure of the inline device and potential performance degradation.

The G-SECURE0216 is able to receive traffic at up to 10 Gb and intelligently distributes it to different 1 Gb security tools (up to 8 in parallel), such as IPS, firewall, DPI devices, NACs or Web Filters. Integration of both session based and application based intelligence allows security teams to distribute traffic loads based upon IP or MAC addresses, as well as by application port number. By seamlessly connecting network security tools inline on production networks, the G-SECURE-0216 helps networks operate at maximum potential, while reducing operational risks and challenges, eliminating potential performance problems and protecting against device failure.

The G-SECURE-0216 also offers bypass protection which helps ensure that network connectivity is maintained in the event of a security device failure or power outage. Bypass protection tool redundancy also reduces change order processes and maintenance window requirements, allowing traffic to continuously flow through the network to other inline security and monitoring devices.

The G-SECURE-0216 is available to customers immediately in both single mode and multimode fibre configurations.

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