Gigamon launches Hawk and partners with AWS to simplify and secure cloud adoption

Gigamon has launched Hawk, the industry’s first elastic visibility and analytics fabric for all data-in-motion across any cloud network, to close the critical cloud visibility gap.

The gap exists because network tools lack visibility into cloud traffic, and cloud tools lack critical network visibility because they rely solely on application-level telemetry.

Also traditional visibility solutions cannot be automated to elastically scale across a dynamic hybrid infrastructure. This cloud visibility gap has made it extremely challenging for IT teams to effectively manage digital infrastructure, leading to a poor customer experience, blind spots in security and compliance and challenges in cloud adoption.

Hawk is the only visibility solution that delivers:

#    Elastic visibility for any cloud. 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 seamlessly across any cloud, public or private.

#    Cloud visibility for network tools. Hawk provides traditional network tools with immediate, agentless visibility into layers 2-7 across any cloud network.

#    Network visibility for cloud tools. Hawk delivers the “ground truth” of data-in-motion to cloud tools, such as visibility into east-west container traffic and unmanaged devices, through network application metadata.

Thanks to this unparalleled elastic visibility, Gigamon Hawk radically simplifies hybrid infrastructure, eliminates security and compliance holes and provides IT teams full visibility of their cloud environments at scale. Hawk is available in a subscription, scale-as-you-grow, business model including embedded support and is comprised of:

#    A suite of visibility nodes that can scale-up and scale-out as needed across any cloud network

#    A cloud data warehouse for security and operational analytic applications

#    A single, simple interface for either drag-and-drop manageability or programmatic orchestration

Hawk is integrated with AWS and other leading 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.