Michael Dickman

Gigamon AWS partnership and Hawk launch simplifies secure cloud adoption

Gigamon is launching Hawk, elastic visibility and analytics fabric.

Hawk’s visibility-as-code can be embedded into cloud automation to elastically scale-up and scale-out on demand. A single, consumption-based licensing model operates across any cloud, public or private.

It provides traditional network tools with immediate, agentless visibility into layers 2-7 across any cloud network.

Whilst delivering visibility into east-west container traffic and unmanaged devices, through network application metadata.

Hawk is integrated with AWS and other cloud platforms and tools, providing a unified view across hybrid infrastructure. Hawk for AWS includes features such as elastic visibility that automatically scales out to capture traffic from new EC2 instances, efficient distribution of mirrored traffic to multiple tool destinations, and the ability to extract and store network and application metadata in an AWS storage bucket for near real-time or historical analysis.

“Helping our customers derive value from their cloud investment and solutions is the most important aspect of our work at AWS. As organisations move workloads to the cloud, they want to ensure that they have clear visibility around potential vulnerabilities in their environment. Using AWS with Gigamon Hawk, for example by leveraging Amazon Athena to analyse application metadata collected by Hawk in S3 buckets, customers can gain the visibility they need across their hybrid – or pure cloud – infrastructure to be confident in its security, performance and scalability,” commented Scott Ward, Principal Solutions Architect at AWS.

“We are seeing most of our clients accelerate the movement of their mission-critical apps and workloads to the cloud, resulting in increasingly complex hybrid cloud infrastructures and interactions. This rising complexity challenges IT and InfoSec teams to provide the comprehensive traffic visibility and control that has become the hallmark of optimised and secure networks required to deliver the best user experience. Because traditional network monitoring tools struggle with visibility into cloud activity, increasing cloud adoption will heighten the presence and criticality of network blind spots. Here, cloud visibility and control problems can best be solved by next generation, cloud visibility solutions like those from Gigamon,” said Mark Leary, Research Director with IDC.

“While the path to the cloud varies for every enterprise, managing IT complexity is the universal challenge we have seen among the more than 700 customers who have purchased our cloud visibility fabric. We are proud to be working with AWS and other cloud leaders to deliver solutions that simplify our customers’ ability to reap the benefits of cloud adoption,” said Michael Dickman, Chief Product Officer at Gigamon. “With Hawk, we enable enterprises to simplify and secure today’s hybrid cloud networks and feel confident in their ability to scale for tomorrow’s business needs.”

Read the latest edition of PCR’s monthly magazine below:

Like this content? Sign up for the free PCR Daily Digest email service to get the latest tech news straight to your inbox. You can also follow PCR on Twitter and Facebook.

Check Also

PCR JULY/AUGUST ISSUE OUT NOW! SUSTAINABILITY & SMART TECH SPECIAL

The PCR July/August issue is out now offering a bumper combined issue with special focuses …