Gigamon Taps SOX

Gigamon data access network architecture provides assured remedy for SOX/Hipaa compliance

October 29, 2008

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SILICON VALLEY, Calif. -- Gigamon, a leading provider of intelligent data access networking products, today announced that its Data Access Network (DAN) technology, available through its flagship GigaVUE line of data access switches, provides a no-worries alternative to the security and audit risks posed by SPAN (Switch Port for Analysis) and TAP (Test Access Port) products. These risks, in many cases, cause companies to be out of compliance with requirements imposed by federal Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates.

“Nearly every corporate data network requires some form of data tap for intrusion protection or troubleshooting purposes. Trouble is, tap ports are unmanaged and can be used to steal sensitive network information without a trace. Even authorized Analyzers and sniffers using SPAN or TAP technology can reveal more information than is required for federal compliance purposes,” said Patrick Leong, Gigamon’s chief technical officer. “Because IT staff can potentially capture emails, VoIP streams and other confidential sources of information along with ‘neutral’ network data, companies using SPANs and TAPs are left open for SOX or HIPAA violations.”

Gigamon Systems LLC

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