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Comprehensive Continuous Monitoring from Gigamon and Sourcefire

describe the imageToday’s data centers need to be able to ensure network uptime, be vigilant against threats, detect intrusions and do all of these things on a continual basis. A continuous Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is critical to both the performance and the survivability of a data center.

The problem

Unfortunately, getting security devices out to every segment of your data center’s network – which is where that traffic needs to be captured – can be terribly expensive and tremendously draining on your processors. This means greater amounts of network congestion, greater vulnerability and greater data loss.

Gigamon and Sourcefire deliversourcefire

The highly-reliable continuous monitoring solution from Gigamon and Sourcefire addresses the data center’s needs without jeopardizing the network. Here is a bit about how the solution works:

* In an asymmetrically routed network, the need for processing a packet that will travel multiple network segments is eliminated.

* Powerful deduplication features offer streamlined performance and reduce congestion.

* This solution utilizes flow mapping filtering that’s hardware based. This greatly reduces the burden on processors.

* Unneeded traffic is further reduced by transporting only protocols, VLAN IDs, port numbers or session based traffic to the security devices purpose.

* Bypass functionality that allows for the quick removal of inline security devices

* Quick and easy maintenance

* The ability to perform both software and firmware upgrades on inline security devices without having to interrupt service

* Moving devices seamlessly from one area of the network to another area of the network

* No need to schedule off-hours downtime on the network

* GigaVUE devices are able to validate the status of the various inline security appliances continuously via a heartbeat package that can be customized.

* If the GigaVUE doesn’t receive a return packet from the heartbeat package, it can resend again.

* With multiple failures the solution’s relays will automatically bypass the inline appliance, freeing up traffic to move through without obstructions.

Sourcefire is a world-class leader in the area of cybersecurity, and partnering with Gigamon’s intelligent solutions for traffic visibility is a one-two knockout punch that every data center and network can benefit from.

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Unitiv, Inc., is a professional provider of enterprise IT solutions. Unitiv delivers its services from its headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, and its regional office in Iselin, New Jersey, USA. Unitiv provides a strategic approach to its service delivery, focusing on three core components: People, Products, and Processes. The People to advise and support customers. The Products to design and build solutions. The Processes to govern and manage post-implementation operations.