Gigamon Introduces Network Auto-Discovery and Topology Visualization
July 11, 2016
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Gigamon announced automated network topology visualization - for managing visibility infrastructure at scale.

Designed specifically for large data centers, this new capability enhances the ease of use and administration of network visibility by providing end-to-end visualization of the Visibility Fabric components, associated production networks and interfaces from which traffic is sourced and the connected security and monitoring tools that analyze this traffic.

Gigamon constructs the data center topology through automated discovery of the attached networks using the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) or Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP). When security and monitoring tools attached to Gigamon’s Security Delivery Platform detect abnormal behavior, an administrator can quickly trace back to the network interfaces at the source of the abnormality, significantly reducing the mean time to resolution (MTTR). Gigamon’s leverage of common protocols minimizes manual tasks and enables visualization of various data center infrastructures comprised of networking products from best of breed vendors.

This is an integral capability of the GigaVUE-FM Fabric Manager, the management and orchestration element that is essential for operationalizing software-defined visibility. Together with other capabilities - such as REST APIs, workflows for common tasks, customizable dashboards and elastic search capabilities - GigaVUE-FM plays a central role in the Security Delivery Platform for creating automated cybersecurity orchestration across multiple security stacks.

“We remain committed to offering vendor-agnostic visibility and are uniquely able to meet the needs of customers with large data centers and clouds,” said Sesh Sayani, Director of Product Management, Gigamon. “We recognize that the Visibility Fabric is rapidly becoming essential data center infrastructure and we will continue to be customer-driven in the capabilities that make our market-leading solution easy to use for troubleshooting and security.”

Data center network topology visualization is available as part of the version 3.4 release of GigaVUE-FM.

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