Gigamon Announces Bypass TAP for In-line Network Appliances

Bypass TAP Module Ensures 24x7 Network Uptime for Active In-line Tool Deployments

Jun 28, 2010, 09:27 ET from Gigamon

LAS VEGAS, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Cisco Live! -- Gigamon™, the leading global provider of Intelligent Data Access Networking™, today announced from Cisco Live, a breakthrough Bypass TAP offering non-intrusive access for active in-line network security and monitoring appliances. The module is designed to work with the award-winning GigaVUE-420 Data Access Switch.

With deployments of active and in-line network security and monitoring devices such as Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), firewalls, VPN gateways and in-line Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) appliances, the possibility of tool failure presents risk to network connectivity. Gigamon's Bypass TAP allows the appliance to perform directly in-line and eliminates that risk to the network. The Bypass TAP protects the network link from appliance failure.

Patrick Leong, Gigamon's CTO and Co-Founder, said, "The new Bypass TAP module offers both active and passive bypass protection to the inline tool and at the same time allows traffic entering and leaving the inline tool to be aggregated, replicated, filtered, and mapped to the connected tools. We are a customer driven company. This kind of flexibility and powerful functionality is the kind of innovation that our customers have come to expect from the leader in this market and we delivered," said Leong.

"Our value to our customers has always been to collect the data from anywhere on the network, 24x7, and distribute the exact 'wanted' data to any tool. Active in-line appliances need to evaluate that data in real-time and at the same time assure the customer that they will not pose a risk to the availability of the network. Gigamon's new Bypass TAP provides that level of assurance," said Kevin Jablonski, VP of Marketing and Business Development for Gigamon.

The new module, GigaVUE TAP-BPC, is available immediately. To learn more, visit or call Gigamon's headquarters at (408) 263-2022.

About Gigamon

Gigamon™ delivers intelligent data access solutions to enhance network monitoring of data centers, service provider and enterprises. The company's world-renowned GigaVUE® aggregates, filters and replicates customized data streams to all monitoring tools. Gigamon pioneered the technology for multi-tool environments, addressing the growing new demands for reporting and analyzing organizational data. Now in its third generation with global deployments in more than 40 countries, Gigamon's GigaVUE platform is the only proven, fully-integrated, total solution for all data access needs. Gigamon's patented technology enables companies to realize ROI on day one by increasing tool value and operational efficiencies. GigaVUE ensures seamless and controlled delivery of the right data at the right time to the right tools. Organizations deploying Gigamon solutions achieve greater uptime, reduce threat vulnerability and improve regulatory compliance. For more information about Gigamon and its award-winning solutions, visit

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