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Gigamon IT Survey Highlights Lack of Visibility as a Leading Obstacle to Securing Enterprise and Hybrid Cloud Networks
Over two thirds of IT decision-makers cite blind spots as a major obstacle to data protection

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), the industry leader in traffic visibility solutions, today announced the results of a commissioned survey, "Hide and Seek: Cybersecurity and the Cloud," conducted by Vanson Bourne, an independent market research company. The survey polled information technology (IT) and security decision-makers in the U.S., the U.K., Germany and France about their cloud security preparedness and network visibility issues.

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The results of this survey demonstrate that lack of visibility is leaving organizations struggling to identify network data and investigate suspicious network activity tied to malicious attacks. Sixty-seven percent of respondents cited network "blind spots" as a major obstacle to effective data protection while 50 percent of those, who do not have complete visibility of their network, reported that they lacked sufficient information to identify threats.

Survey findings pinpoint three root causes of data blindness that are posing network security risks:

  • The increasing speed and growth of network traffic stresses monitoring and security tools, which are not adept at handling large amounts of traffic. Seventy-two percent of respondents report that they have not scaled their monitoring and security infrastructure to meet the needs of increased data volume.
  • High value information is being migrated to the cloud, where visibility is limited and application data is not easily accessible. Eighty-four percent of respondents believe that cloud security is a concern holding their organization back from adopting the latest technologies. When asked what types of information they are moving to the cloud, 69 percent of respondents reported day-to-day work information and 56 percent cited critical and proprietary corporate information.
  • A large amount of network data remains hidden due to data and tools still being segmented by organizational boundaries. IT and security decision-makers are not able to quickly identify and address threats and security events. Seventy-eight percent of respondents report that because different network data is being utilized between NetOps and SecOps teams, there is no consistent way of accessing it nor understanding it. Forty-eight percent of respondents, who do not have complete visibility over their network, report they did not possess information on what is being encrypted in the network.

"Today's attackers have the advantage as cybercrime is a thriving economy and attacks are focused on infiltrating the network and stealing important company information," said Ananda Rajagopal, vice president of products at Gigamon. "It is imperative for enterprises to adopt a visibility platform that provides visibility and control of their network traffic, and one that's integrated with their security tools to accelerate threat detection and improve efficiencies."

The Gigamon Visibility Platform directly addresses network "blind spots" by offering:

  • The most scalable visibility platform with up to 800Gbps of processing capability per node and up to 25.6Tbps when clustered, to meet the latest demands of the network.
  • Cross-architecture deployments on premises, in remote offices and in the cloud to securely migrate high-value information to public clouds.
  • An end to siloed data and tools that are segmented. Monitoring and security tools access the same data, encrypted or not, so that network and security operators can consistently access and understand what matters.

Gigamon solves data blindness by providing security and network operations teams with the pervasive visibility and control to automate and accelerate threat detection for securing enterprises and hybrid clouds. Learn more about our Gigamon Visibility Platform and Gigamon Visibility Platform for AWS.

The independent survey was commissioned by Gigamon and administered by Vanson Bourne in May 2017. Respondents consisted of 500 IT and security decision-makers of organizations with over 1,000 employees. The regional representation of respondents includes 200 respondents in the U.S. and 100 respondents each in the U.K., France and Germany.

Additional Resources

  • Vanson Bourne survey overview page
  • "Hide and Seek: Cybersecurity and the Cloud" report presentation
  • "Hide and Seek: Cybersecurity and the Cloud" executive summary (U.S. results)
  • "Hide and Seek: Cybersecurity and the Cloud" executive summary (U.K. results)
  • "Leading Obstacle to Securing Enterprise and Hybrid Cloud Networks" instagraphic
  • Highlights of the Vanson Bourne survey blog

About Gigamon
Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) provides active visibility into physical and virtual network traffic, enabling stronger security and superior performance. The Gigamon Visibility Platform and GigaSECURE®, the industry's first Security Delivery Platform, deliver advanced intelligence so that security, network, and application performance management solutions in enterprise, government, and service provider networks operate more efficiently and effectively. Learn more at www.gigamon.com, the Gigamon blog or follow Gigamon on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. See What Matters

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SOURCE Gigamon

Judy Kaneko, Gigamon, M. +1 (669) 600-1602, Judy.kaneko@gigamon.com; or Melissa Chadwick, Merritt Group for Gigamon, M. +1 (571) 382-8513, Chadwick@merrittgrp.com

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