The partnership is said to provide visibility into Software Defined Datacentre traffic via Gigamon’s new security delivery platform, GigaSECURE.
According to Gigamon, as a result of the alliance, RSA Security Analytics is better able to discover attacks on Datacentre infrastructure often missed by traditional tools.
When combined with analytics from RSA, the platform is designed to give visibility and actionable intelligence into physical and virtual networks environments, including VMware’s NSX platform.
RSA, senior product marketing manager, Maor Franco, said that because GigaSECURE can reach and deliver relevant network traffic, RSA Security Analytics is better able to discover attacks often missed by log-centric SIEM and signature-based tools, by correlating packets with other security data from anywhere in the network.
“Customers need pervasive visibility into virtual east-west traffic in order to enforce policy and enable appropriate data centre protection and risk remediation techniques, especially as more and more traffic moves through virtual environments,” he added.
Additional features of the new offering include: infrastructure-wide reach via Gigamon’s GigaVUE-VM and GigaVUE nodes to feed RSA Security Analytics with pervasive traffic visibility; a NetFlow record generation that is unsampled; application session filtering, which eliminates unwanted traffic, such as streaming video from the examined traffic flows; and SSL decryption for faster threat analysis.