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Gigamon announces further capabilities with GigaVUE 6.0

Gigamon has announced an extended set of new capabilities to the Gigamon Hawk Deep Observability Pipeline.

GigaVUE 6.0, the software powering Gigamon Hawk, democratises security delivery across networking, security and cloud operations teams while reducing cross-platform cost and complexity.

The company says its software helps IT teams to scale up and out with assurance, eliminate security and performance blind spots across cloud traffic and unmanaged hosts, and gain application transparency to secure against threats across distributed hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure.

Gigamon Hawk amplifies the power of observability by accessing network traffic at the source, whether virtual, container, or physical, and efficiently aggregates, optimises and improves it while serving actionable, network-level intelligence to any tooling anywhere.

According to Flexera, 92% of large organisations have embraced a multi-cloud infrastructure strategy. In addition, according to market research firm EMA, 96% of large organisations expect to integrate network packet and observability intelligence, with 77% planning to use network-level intelligence to fortify hybrid cloud security. Consequently, 81% of organisations have experienced a cloud-related security incident in the past year.

Advancements include: 

  • Next-gen container network visibility – GigaVUE enables the acquisition of container traffic, delivering universal container tap (UCT) solution deployable with any container network interface (CNI) and any container orchestration, powered by the enhanced Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) for network-level observability with minimal overhead.
  • Application metadata integration framework – Gigamon Hawk application metadata engine integrates directly with observability platforms, including Dynatrace, New Relic, and Sumo Logic, using JavaScript object notation (JSON) and Kafka. This integration enables existing observability tools to perform new security functions, such as identifying rogue services, activities, and illegal crypto mining.
  • Cloud-scale network telemetry processing – The new GigaVUE-HC1 Plus visibility appliance, an underlying component of Gigamon Hawk, delivers twice the pipeline processing performance in half the physical footprint and power requirements compared to the previous generation. This appliance can economically process network telemetry by aggregating telemetry from physical, virtual, and container workloads, including telemetry from public cloud workloads.

“We’re excited about the new universal container tap (UCT) solution in the latest release of GigaVUE Cloud Suite as it shows how Gigamon is continuing to innovate to stay current with modern software architectures, including a wide range of Kubernetes-based container deployments. Gigamon is heading in the right direction,” says Steve Watt, Principal, President, Layer8. 

“As we have moved workloads to the cloud over the last few years, one of the challenges has been maintaining visibility into key applications no matter where they are running,” says Jerry Hulbert, Senior Vice President of high impact technology solutions, Sev1Tech.

“Our partnership with Gigamon enriches our telemetry data platform with application metadata intelligence that spans more than 5,000 attributes to provide cloud and security operations teams with the deep observability they need to identify and eliminate security blind spots and performance bottlenecks between virtual machines, containers and within and between on-premises, public and private clouds,” says Michael Dickman, Chief Product Officer, Gigamon.

“Today’s GigaVUE 6.0 software release provides IT organisations with next-generation, actionable network-level intelligence that delivers granularity up to the application layer for all workloads including private and public cloud and all container environments.” 

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