ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), the industry leader in traffic visibility solutions, today announced that it is extending its data-in-motion Visibility Platform to include the Microsoft Azure environment. Developed in response to demand from enterprise customers with applications deployed in Azure, the Gigamon® Visibility Platform for Azure enables organizations to gain consistent and pervasive visibility across their public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure.
With the promise of agile and flexible infrastructure, many enterprises are embracing the potential of the public cloud. However, with the shared-responsibility-model utilized by Infrastructure-as-a-Service public cloud vendors, security architects need to establish visibility into the cloud to ensure that they maintain an effective and appropriate security posture across their public and hybrid cloud architectures. The Gigamon Visibility Platform is extending into the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to ensure that data-in-motion entering, traversing or leaving the cloud can be protected and monitored by existing Security Operations Centers.
"Our customers around the globe require a solution that provides the same level of visibility in their cloud, virtualized and on-premise environments allowing them to leverage the knowledge and processes they've built as they work to secure their enterprise and cloud networks," said Ananda Rajagopal, vice president of products at Gigamon. "Through our strong alliance with Microsoft, Gigamon brings the power of network visibility to Microsoft Azure. Enterprises can leverage visibility to data-in-motion to extend and bolster their security posture within Azure, assuring compliance and reducing the time to detect threats."
A recent Vanson Bourne survey found that 90 percent of enterprises surveyed plan to approach cloud security in the same way they approach their on-premise security operations. Many have withheld migrating mission-critical workloads into the cloud due to the need to establish a comprehensive security framework that can proactively detect threats, deviations from organizational policies, and violations of industry compliance. Enterprises also prefer to avoid making significant investments to rewriting their on-premise applications, choosing instead to use a "lift-and-shift" approach to accelerate migration to Azure. With pervasive network visibility, enterprises can accomplish all these objectives and thereby significantly benefit from the agility and scale advantages in the cloud.
The industry recognizes the need for network visibility platforms. According to Gartner, "By 2018, the 60 percent of enterprises that implement appropriate cloud visibility and control tools will experience one-third fewer security failures."1
The Gigamon Visibility Platform for Azure offers:
- One consistent method to acquire network traffic and apply traffic intelligence before distributing to multiple tools.
- Centralized orchestration and single-pane-of-glass visualization of the Gigamon Visibility Platform across the entire infrastructure – on-premise, public and private cloud. Traffic policies are defined using a simple drag-n-drop user interface.
- Tight integration with Azure APIs and Azure Monitor to automatically detect changes in Azure Virtual Networks.
- Centralized visibility for security monitoring of all Azure Virtual Networks in an enterprise.
"Our enterprise customers require a comprehensive network security framework that can proactively detect threats, deviations from organizational policies and violations of industry compliance," said Ross Ortega, Partner Product Manager for Azure Networking at Microsoft. "We are pleased to be working with Gigamon to enhance network visibility for Microsoft Azure customers who can implement a comprehensive 'detect and response' mechanism to extend their security posture to Azure."
Mike Adler, vice president at RSA, said, "As more data moves through cloud deployments, including Microsoft Azure, it's essential for customers to gain pervasive visibility. The network traffic data that Gigamon provides in the Azure cloud platform boosts RSA NetWitness Suite's ability to detect and respond faster to attacks through its ability to correlate packets with security data from anywhere in the network."
Gigamon at Microsoft Ignite
Visit Gigamon at Microsoft Ignite September 25 - 29, 2017 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. Meet with a Gigamon representative to learn more about the Gigamon Visibility Platform for Azure. Contact Kirk Punches at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a meeting.
1Gartner, Inc., Cool Vendors in Cloud Security, 2017, Jay Heiser, Greg Young, Steve Riley, Neil MacDonald, May 26, 2017.
- Learn more at the Gigamon Visibility Platform for Azure web page.
- Attend the Microsoft Ignite breakout session "Monitoring, Diagnosing and Debugging with Azure Networking" by Sesh Sayani, Director of Product Management, Cloud, Virtualization and Fabric Management at Gigamon; Abhishek Pathak, Program Manager Azure Networking; Vijay Tinnanur, Principal PM Manager at Microsoft; and Charles Barry, CTO at Jolata on Friday, September 29 at 9:00 am at the Hyatt Regency Windermere.
- Call for Azure Beta: Gigamon is currently gathering interest for an Azure Beta Program that is scheduled to begin in December 2017. If you are interested visit www.gigamon.com/azure to sign up.
- Download the Gigamon Visibility Platform for Azure solution brief.
- Read the blog on Gigamon Visibility Platform for Azure.
Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) provides active visibility into physical and virtual network traffic, enabling stronger security and superior performance. The Gigamon Visibility Platform and GigaSECURE®, the industry's first Security Delivery Platform, deliver advanced intelligence so that security, network, and application performance management solutions in enterprise, government, and service provider networks operate more efficiently and effectively. Learn more at www.gigamon.com, the Gigamon blog or follow Gigamon on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. See What Matters.™
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