Gigamon’s comprehensive data monitoring solutions deliver complete network visibility to NCSA.
Reading, UK, July 20, 2011 – Gigamon®, the creator and leading global provider of data access network solutions, has been selected by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) to deliver powerful network visibility products for its ‘Blue Waters’ project. Gigamon’s Intelligent Data Access Networking® technology will enable researchers to greatly enhance the scalability and security of their network infrastructure, increasing their productivity and as a result, reduce the time required to deliver breakthrough research.
The objective of the NCSA Blue Waters’ project is to deliver a supercomputer capable of processing 1 quadrillion calculations per second (one petaflop). The project is a combined effort between the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IBM and the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation. The project is also supported by the National Science Foundation.
As the Blue Waters project progressed, the security team at NCSA realised their existing technology would not support the higher speed 10Gbps network connections required for the remote collaboration between the project researchers. The team turned to Gigamon’s GigaVUE-2404 intelligent data access switch to enable centralised monitoring for their higher performance network.
Using the GigaVUE® solution as their cornerstone, the security team at NCSA developed a robust monitoring architecture that allows them to aggregate multiple 10Gbps connections between the border routers/WAN, balance the aggregated traffic load, provide active failover, and replicate the traffic to existing Bro IDS and Netflow tools, ensuring that all network traffic is visible to the centralised security suite.
“With Gigamon appliances, NCSA is able to protect its cyber infrastructure to best serve the researchers who use that cyber infrastructure to advance science and engineering,” said Mike Dopheide, Security Engineer at NCSA.
“Gigamon is proud to have been selected for one of this nation’s most important computing projects,” said Ted Ho, company Co-Founder and CEO. “Network scalability, information security and data visibility are of the utmost importance in advanced networking projects like Blue Waters, and this is specifically why we created our Intelligent Data Access Networking Technology.”
For more information about Gigamon or GigaVUE appliances, please visit the website at www.gigamon.com, or call (408) 263-2022.
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Gigamon® provides purpose-built appliances to enable visibility and deliver critical packet-flow information across data networking infrastructures. As creator and leader of the Intelligent Data Access Networking® architecture, Gigamon’s patented technology provides secure access and enhanced visibility for traditional and cloud-based data networks. The GigaVUE® line of intelligent data access switches eliminate SPAN port contentions, extend legacy tool utilisation within 10Gbps environments, and enhance the effectiveness and productivity of network monitoring and security tools – all while running at full line rate speeds. This provides seamless and controlled delivery of the right data, at the right time, to the right tools; benefiting customers with greater uptime, reduced vulnerability to threats, and improved regulatory compliance. Founded in 2004, Gigamon has sold thousands of units to customers in more than 40 countries around the globe.
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