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Gigamon's Metadata Engine feeds high fidelity network data to security tools to increase...

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    Most organizations built their network security infrastructure one point solution at a time. They started with a firewall, added anti-virus, and when that wasn't enough they brought in an intrusion prevention system (IPS), added endpoint protection, an intrusion detection system (IDS), a security information and event management (SIEM) system, and perhaps even a user behavioral analytics (UBA) solution.

    The siloed layers were added in a disjointed fashion. The tools overlap yet still leave gaps in visibility. Not only is this approach expensive, it also puts a strain on the network as each tool needs to collect all sorts of data to do its job. Some tools need device logs, some need to capture data packets in real-time, and others need to build and monitor profiles for every user and every device on the network.

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