A 10Gb stream of traffic will quickly render a 1Gb inline device over-subscribed and potentially obsolete. Gigamon developed the G-SECURE-0216 Inline Traffic Distribution Node to specifically address these two challenges, availability and performance.

Traffic enters the G-SECURE-0216 10Gb ingress port and then, with powerful distribution logic and intelligence, the traffic is distributed to up to eight 1Gb inline devices such as an IPS or firewall. The integration of both session-based and application-based intelligence allows Security teams to distribute loads based upon IP or MAC addresses as well as by application port number. The G-SECURE-0216 is available in both single-mode and multi-mode fiber configurations, and the ingress supports both 1Gb as well as 10Gb connections.

The G-SECURE-0216 offers both active and passive bypass protection for inline tools, so that in the event of a failure or power outage, the network connectivity is maintained, resulting in no downtime. Customizable heartbeat packets can be sent to attached inline security tools to monitor for availability.

Features & Benefits

  • Deploy 1G inline monitoring devices on 10G network segments
  • Session and application-aware traffic distribution
  • Protect 1G inline appliances from oversubscription
  • Reduce change-order processes and maintenance window requirements