Gigamon and JDSU Announce Integration of Software Defined Visibility APIs

Intelligence of Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric Enables JDSU Tools to Detect, React and Respond to Network Threats and Traffic Filtering Needs

SAN DIEGO (June 8, 2015) – Today at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), the leader in traffic visibility solutions with its innovative Unified Visibility Fabric, announced that JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) is developing closed loop integration plugins that support Gigamon’s breakthrough innovation – Software Defined Visibility, a framework that allows customers, security and network equipment vendors, as well as managed service providers, to control and program Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric via REST-based APIs.

“We are excited to be working with Gigamon to integrate with APIs that support Software Defined Visibility,” said Charles Thompson, senior director, Product Line Management for JDSU. “With this integration, we envision a multitude of possibilities where our customers can automate traffic visibility, so that they can focus their resources on other mission-critical activities.”

Software Defined Visibility and JDSU – Solving Critical Issues for Network Visibility

There are several use case examples of how JDSU plans to utilize Software Defined Visibility. The following will be presented at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference:

  • Session-based Filtering – JDSU will take advantage of Gigamon’s Adaptive Packet Filtering capabilities to dynamically drop unwanted, ‘streaming’ traffic such as Netflix or YouTube, from needlessly filling monitoring appliance storage.
  • Adaptive Packet Filtering – Additionally, JDSU sees specific situations where mobile operators will want to filter specific traffic and sessions based on GTP-C (UDP port 2123) traffic as well as GTP-U traffic based on IP addresses inside GTP tunnels. This gives operators greater insights into core network and user content traffic.
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Traffic Filtering – As more networks begin deployment of IPv6 along with legacy IPv4 infrastructure, JDSU expects customers will need to filter traffic on both standards. By having the ability to filter traffic on both, network administrators can rest assured knowing that they have comprehensive visibility and a future-proof path to simplify IPv6 migration without creating new blind spots.
  • Annotate captured/stored packets with Visibility Fabric’s ingress and egress ports along with any associated production CDP/LLDP Neighbors on the ingress ports. This allows a faster MTTR (Mean Time To Resolution) on any network anomalies.

“Having JDSU on board accelerates our market momentum in enabling Software Defined Visibility,” said Ananda Rajagopal, VP of Product Line Management at Gigamon. “Not only is JDSU at the forefront of innovation, they are validating the market need for pervasive and active visibility. Their API-based development demonstrates that true power and flexibility that a programmatic framework can provide to quickly and automatically react to changes in network conditions.”

Software Defined Visibility – Enabled by GigaVUE-FM Fabric Manager

GigaVUE-FM 3.0 Fabric Manager enables Software Defined Visibility.  It delivers a single pane-of-glass view of physical and virtual nodes across the Visibility Fabric, while providing an easy-to-use, wizard-based approach for configuring Flow Mapping®and GigaSMART® traffic policies. A single instance of GigaVUE-FM can manage hundreds of visibility nodes across multiple locations, containing more than a quarter of a million physical ports in addition to managing virtual infrastructures.

Flow Mapping technology helps reduce traffic and improve analyzer performance. Flow Mapping is a patented technology at the heart of Gigamon’s GigaVUE Visibility Fabric nodes that takes line-rate traffic at 1Gb, 10Gb, 40Gb or 100Gb from a network TAP or a SPAN/mirror port (physical or virtual) and then optimizes flows based on individual traffic profiles of the tools and applications that secure, monitor, and analyze the network infrastructure.

GigaSMART technology extends the intelligence and value of the Gigamon Visibility Fabric architecture by enhancing monitoring infrastructure and improving tool performance. A suite of applications is available to enable modification, manipulation, transformation, and transport of traffic from the network to the tools and appliances used for management, monitoring and security.

About Gigamon

Gigamon provides an intelligent Visibility Fabric architecture for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Gigamon’s technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with pervasive and dynamic intelligent visibility of traffic across both physical and virtual environments without affecting the performance or stability of the production network. Through patented technologies and centralized management, the Gigamon GigaVUE portfolio of high availability and high-density products intelligently delivers the appropriate network traffic to management, analysis, compliance and security tools. Gigamon has been designing and building traffic visibility products since 2004 and its solutions are deployed globally across vertical markets including over half of the Fortune 100 and many government and federal agencies. Learn more, the Gigamon Blog, or follow Gigamon on TwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.

About JDSU

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) innovates and collaborates with customers to build and operate the highest-performing and highest-value networks in the world. Our diverse technology portfolio also fights counterfeiting and enables high-powered commercial lasers for a range of applications. Learn more about JDSU at and follow us on JDSU PerspectivesTwitter,Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts
Chris McKie, Gigamon, +1 (408) 831-4440 or 
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Cynthia Hiponia, Investor Relations, +1 (408) 831-4100 or
Noel Bilodeau, JDSU, 408-546-4567 or
Bill Ong, JDSU, 408-546-4521 or

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