Gigamon, a supplier of network traffic visibility solutions with the Visibility Fabric architecture, announced on June 19 that it has become a member of the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance), an industry organization created to promote collaboration among the network economy’s technology providers.
Participation in the NI Alliance will help Gigamon to continue to build and market innovative solutions for customers seeking to improve pervasive visibility across physical and virtual environments from the access to the core and backhaul.
In today’s network economy — a world that now depends and runs on networks — accurate visibility and precise tracking of data crossing networks have become crucial to the availability, performance and security of applications and services. The growing complexity of IP transactions, the explosion of mobile applications and the mainstream adoption of cloud computing surpass the capabilities of conventional tools to improve how networks operate, expand services and cope with cybersecurity.
Just like business intelligence solutions emerged to unlock information hidden in the enterprise, network intelligence technology is an emerging category of technology to reveal the critical details of the data locked inside network traffic and transactions.
The NI Alliance serves two purposes: first, as a forum for collaboration among technology providers whose solutions secure data in transit, ensure efficient data delivery, monetize data transactions or track real-time information. Through the NI Alliance, members can better serve their customers.
The NI Alliance also seeks to educate the market and the public on the role and value of network intelligence in protecting sensitive information; delivering value-added services, applications and information; and ensuring better performance of network-dependent solutions.
Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric allows communications service providers to gain crucial visibility into physical, virtual and, in the future, software-defined based networks (SDN). Using traffic intelligence, Gigamon delivers only the most essential and relevant network traffic and content to the tools that manage, analyze and secure the complex system that is a communications service provider’s IT infrastructure. With millions of network transactions occurring daily across a company’s network or networks, visibility needs to be pervasive, intelligent and dynamic. Using patented and unique technology, Gigamon created an innovative new approach for delivering this visibility called the Visibility Fabric Architecture. This new approach is intelligent and versatile in its ability to provide visibility into the network, enabling real-time access for any and all analytic requirements including Customer Experience Management, Network Performance Management, Application Performance Management and Security.