July 19, 2011 Gigamon
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
As the Blue Waters project progressed, the security team at NCSA realized their existing technology would not support the higher speed 10Gbps network connections required for the remote collaboration between the project researchers. The team turned to Gigamon’s GigaVUE-2404 intelligent data access switch to enable centralized monitoring for their higher performance network.
Using the GigaVUE® solution as their cornerstone, the security team at NCSA developed a robust monitoring architecture that allows them to aggregate multiple 10Gbps connections between the border routers/WAN, balance the aggregated traffic load, provide active failover, and replicate the traffic to existing Bro IDS and Netflow tools, ensuring that all network traffic is visible to the centralized security suite.
Gigamon® provides purpose-built appliances to enable visibility and deliver critical packet-flow information across data networking infrastructures. As creator and leader of the Intelligent Data Access Networking® architecture, Gigamon’s patented technology provides secure access and enhanced visibility for traditional and cloud-based data networks. The GigaVUE® line of intelligent data access switches eliminate SPAN port contentions, extend legacy tool utilization within 10Gbps environments, and enhance the effectiveness and productivity of network monitoring and security tools – all while running at full line rate speeds. This provides seamless and controlled delivery of the right data, at the right time, to the right tools; benefiting customers with greater uptime, reduced vulnerability to threats, and improved regulatory compliance. Founded in 2004, Gigamon has sold thousands of units to customers in more than 40 countries around the globe.