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Analysis of network traffic rules at a network visibility node

Techniques are disclosed for monitoring usage of network traffic rules applied by devices on a computer network. Operations in accordance with the disclosed techniques can be performed at one or more network visibility nodes that operate as part of a visibility fabric, for example for monitoring traffic on the network. ... Gigamon Inc

Network visibility appliances for cloud computing architectures

With exponential growth in virtualized traffic within physical data centers, many end users (e.g., individuals and enterprises) have begun moving work processes and data to cloud computing platforms. However, accessing virtualized traffic traversing the cloud computing platforms for application, network, and security analysis is a challenge. ... Gigamon Inc

Maps having a high branching factor

Disclosed is a technique for providing packet filter maps with high branching factors in a system for managing network traffic in a visibility fabric. A high branching factor enables a map to branch out more than two ways. ... Gigamon Inc

Dynamic service chaining and late binding

A visibility platform can be used to monitor traffic traversing private cloud infrastructures and/or public cloud infrastructures. In some instances, the traffic is provided to a set of network services that are accessible to the visibility platform. ... Gigamon Inc

Selectively forwarding flow of packets in a network appliance

A network appliance described herein allows the user to selectively forward the flow of packets received through a network port, to a particular egress port. The network appliance creates virtual ports, which can be assigned to the one or more egress ports. ... Gigamon Inc

Distributed visibility fabrics for private, public, and hybrid clouds

Improved network visibility may be achieved by deriving network traffic information from numerous visibility platforms that are communicatively coupled to one another. In some embodiments, an end user interacts with a distributed visibility fabric via a user interface, which can include a high-level representation of each visibility platform. ... Gigamon Inc

Graph-based network fabric for a network visibility appliance

With exponential growth in virtualized traffic within physical data centers, many end users (e.g., individuals and enterprises) have begun moving work processes and data to cloud computing platforms. A visibility platform can be used to monitor virtualized traffic traversing a cloud computing platform, such as amazon web services, vmware, or openstack. ... Gigamon Inc

Multi-path arrangement of redundant inline-bypass switches

An inline-bypass switch system includes: a first inline-bypass switch appliance having a first bypass component, a second bypass component, a first switch coupled to the first bypass component and the second bypass component, and a first controller; and a second inline-bypass switch appliance having a third bypass component, a fourth bypass component, a second switch coupled to the third bypass component and the fourth bypass component, and a second controller; wherein the first controller in the first inline-bypass switch appliance is configured to provide one or more state signals that is associated with a state of the first inline-bypass switch appliance; and wherein the second controller in the second inline-bypass switch appliance is configured to control the second bypass component based at least in part on the one or more state signals.. . ... Gigamon Inc

Reduction of network connectivity gaps experienced by inline network appliances

A network appliance may include a signal splitter that splits an incoming signal into multiple portions. The signal splitter can direct one portion of the incoming signal to a switching fabric and another portion of the incoming signal to an optical switch. ... Gigamon Inc

Status monitoring of inline network tools

A packet broker deployed in a visibility fabric may intelligently assign identifiers to data packets that are routed through sequences of one or more network tools for monitoring and/or security purposes. Guiding techniques based on these identifiers offer flexible support for multiple network tool operational modes. ... Gigamon Inc

Statistical multiplexing of inline network tools

A packet broker deployed in a visibility fabric may intelligently assign identifiers to data packets that are routed through sequences of one or more network tools for monitoring and/or security purposes. However, in some instances, it may be desirable for data packets the one or more network tools in a load-balanced manner rather than a cascaded manner. ... Gigamon Inc

Intelligent dropping of packets in a network visibility fabric

A network appliance deployed in a visibility fabric may intelligently drop certain low priority traffic to avoid indiscriminate dropping of data packets across all flow maps during periods of high congestion. More specifically, the network appliance may determine the data packets of a flow map should be dropped based on priority measures assigned on a per-flow map basis. ... Gigamon Inc

Flexible inline arrangements for guiding traffic through network tools

A packet broker deployed in a visibility fabric may intelligently assign identifiers to data packets that are routed through sequences of one or more network tools for monitoring and/or security purposes. More specifically, the packet broker may apply packet-matching criteria to incoming data packets to determine a predetermined sequence of network tools through which the data packets are to be guided. ... Gigamon Inc

Systems and methods for implementing a traffic visibility network

A method of packet processing, includes: providing a plurality of network appliances that form a cluster, wherein two or more of the plurality of network appliances in the cluster are located at different geographical locations, are communicatively coupled via a private network or an internet, and are configured to collectively perform out-of-band packet processing; receiving a packet by one of the network appliances in the cluster; processing the packet using two or more of the plurality of the appliances in the cluster; and passing the packet to one or more network monitoring tools after the packet is processed.. . ... Gigamon Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054397

Filtration of network traffic using virtually-extended ternary content-addressable memory (tcam)

Ternary content-addressable memory (tcam) of an ingress appliance in a visibility fabric may include rules for filtering traffic received by the ingress appliance. But the tcam has limited space for rules and can become easily exhausted. ... Gigamon Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013697

Software defined visibility fabric

A fabric manager includes: a processing unit having a service chain creation module configured to create a service chain by connecting some of a plurality of nodes via virtual links; wherein the some of the plurality of nodes represent respective network components of an auxiliary network configured to obtain packets from a traffic production network; and wherein the service chain is configured to control an order of the network components represented by the some of the plurality of nodes packets are to traverse.. . ... Gigamon Inc

12/28/17 / #20170373963

Monitoring virtualized network

A method of monitoring virtualized network includes receiving information regarding the virtualized network, wherein the information is received at a port of a network switch appliance, receiving a packet at a network port of the network switch appliance, and using the received information to determine whether to process the packet according to a first packet processing scheme or a second packet processing scheme, wherein the first packet processing scheme involves performing header stripping, and performing packet transmission to one of a plurality of instrument ports at the network switch appliance after the header stripping, each of the instrument ports configured for communicatively coupling to a network monitoring instrument, and wherein the second packet processing scheme involves performing packet transmission to one of the plurality of instrument ports at the network switch appliance without performing any header stripping.. . ... Gigamon Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324639

Session aware adaptive packet filtering

A method performed by a network device includes: receiving a first packet by the network device, wherein the first packet is tapped from a network; identifying a session to which the first packet belongs when the first packet has one or more values that at least partially match one or more terms, wherein the act of identifying the session is performed by the network device; receiving a second packet by the network device; determining whether the second packet belongs to the session; and performing a packet processing action by the network device based on the identified session; wherein the session is identified based on a first criterion, and the act of determining whether the second packet belongs to the session is performed based on a second criterion that is different from the first criterion.. . ... Gigamon Inc

09/28/17 / #20170279740

Redundant inline-bypass switch

An inline-bypass switch system includes: a first inline-bypass switch appliance having a first bypass component, a first switch coupled to the first bypass component, and a first controller; and a second inline-bypass switch appliance having a second bypass component, a second switch coupled to the second bypass component, and a second controller; wherein the first controller in the first inline-bypass switch appliance is configured to provide a state signal that is associated with a state of the first inline-bypass switch appliance; and wherein the second controller in the second inline-bypass switch appliance is configured to control the second bypass component based at least in part on the state signal.. . ... Gigamon Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257288

Automatic target selection

A method of identifying targets for monitoring includes: obtaining a user-defined filter map, the user-defined filter map having one or more filter rules for matching against network traffic when the user-defined filter map is used by a network system to process the network traffic; and determining a set of one or more targets by a processing unit based at least in part on the user-defined filter map, wherein the processing unit comprises a target selection module configured to access a list of available targets from a database, and select the one or more targets from the list of available targets based at least in part on the user-defined filter map.. . ... Gigamon Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230380

Security access for a switch device

A method for providing user access to a network switch appliance, includes: receiving from a user a request to access configuration item for the network switch appliance, the network switch appliance configured to pass packets received from a network to network monitoring instruments; and determining, using a processing unit, whether to allow the user to access the configuration item for the network switch appliance based on information regarding the user.. . ... Gigamon Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214703

Selective modification of data packets for network tool verification

A network appliance may be coupled to a network tool configured to monitor the traffic within a computer network. Often, the network tool is operable in two modes (i.e., an inline mode and an out-of-band mode). ... Gigamon Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214566

Bypass switch for redundant in-line network switch appliance

Systems of redundant in-line network switch appliances are described. In an embodiment, a system includes a primary network switch appliance and a secondary network switch appliance communicatively coupled in-line between nodes on a computer network. ... Gigamon Inc

05/18/17 / #20170141996

Routing network traffic packets through a shared inline tool

Introduced herein is a technology for a network switch device to route network packets through a inline tool, without introducing additional information to the network packets. The technology records an association between an input network port and a signature (e.g., source mac address) of the network packet, before forwarding the packet to the inline tool. ... Gigamon Inc

05/18/17 / #20170141989

In-line tool performance monitoring and adaptive packet routing

Embodiments are disclosed for monitoring the performance of an in-line tool without adding data to network traffic routed through the in-line tool. In some embodiments, performance of the in-line tool is based on a measured latency introduced by the processing of packets through the in-line tool. ... Gigamon Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134309

Traffic broker for routing data packets through sequences of in-line tools

Embodiments are disclosed for a network switch appliance with a traffic broker that facilitates routing of network traffic between pairs of end nodes on a computer network through a configurable sequence of in-line tools.. . ... Gigamon Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134262

Systems and methods for determining input and output interfaces of a network device and copies of a same packet going through the network device

A method performed by a network device that taps to a network having a routing device, includes: receiving a first packet tapped from the network; determining a first information regarding an input interface of the routing device based on a destination address of the first packet; receiving a second packet tapped from the network; determining a second information regarding an output interface of the routing device based on a source address of the second packet; determining a first crc for the first packet; determining a second crc for the second packet; and comparing the first crc with the second crc at the network device to determine whether the first packet and the second packet are the same.. . ... Gigamon Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126563

Filtration of network traffic using virtually-extended ternary content-addressable memory (tcam)

Ternary content-addressable memory (tcam) of an ingress appliance in a visibility fabric may include rules for filtering traffic received by the ingress appliance. But the tcam has limited space for rules and can become easily exhausted. ... Gigamon Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034078

Buffered session filtering for inline bypass application

A switch appliance includes: a first network port for communication with a first node, the first network port configured to receive a packet; a second network port for communication with a second node; a first instrument port for communication with a first inline tool; a buffer; and a processing unit coupled to the first network port, the second network port, the first instrument port, and the buffer; wherein the processing unit is configured to determine whether a packet processing state has been set as an inline-tool processing state or a bypass state; wherein the processing unit is configured to pass the packet to the second network port for transmission to the second node, and also to store a copy of the packet in the buffer, if the packet processing state has not been set as the inline-tool processing state nor the bypass state.. . ... Gigamon Inc








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