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Prominent Analysts Recognize Gigamon ThreatINSIGHT as Leading Zero Trust Network Security Solution Provider

The new normal of network security is upon us as InfoSec teams face the daunting task of securing a fluid workforce. This challenge arises as employees are given the freedom and flexibility to rotate devices as they jump on and off of the corporate network. The necessity to secure the rapidly expanding attack surface a fluid workforce creates, along with the need to protect high-value data and information, is driving the need for advanced network security architectures such as the Zero Trust Security Framework

The keys to a comprehensive Zero Trust Framework are pervasive visibility into all information-in-motion across the network and the ability to detect, investigate and respond to threats in real time. This combination is critical as the defensive perimeter moves from the network's edge to high-value assets within the network. 

Gigamon ThreatINSIGHT, a cloud-native, high-velocity, Network Detection and Response (NDR) solution, which was purpose built for responders, by responders, has gained significant traction within the analyst community. The product was recently included in Gartner's 2020 Market Guide for Network Detection and Response, Forrester's Now Tech: Network Analysis And Visibility Q2 2020 report, as well as in Forrester's Now Tech: Zero Trust Solution Providers, Q2 2020 report. 

This industry recognition comes as InfoSec and IT teams scramble to implement Zero Trust Frameworks to address the challenge that keeps them up at night: how to protect their networks in a rapidly evolving environment. Recent analyst validation points include:

  • The Gartner Market Guide for Network Detection and Response report highlights Gigamon ThreatINSIGHT as a "Representative Vendor". Key capabilities of ThreatINSIGHT are Threat Hunting and Investigations, which Gartner recognizes as critical components of Response. Gartner states, "Enterprises should strongly consider NDR solutions to complement signature-based tools and network sandboxes. Many Gartner clients have reported that NDR tools have detected suspicious network traffic that other perimeter security tools had missed."
  • The Forrester Networks Analysis and Visibility, Q2 2020 report stresses, "There will be unmanaged assets (like IoT) in your infrastructure, and NAV may be the only opportunity to detect threats against them. NAV's behavioral detection capabilities may also surface beaconing, lateral movement, or exfiltration on managed assets where endpoint products failed." The report identifies ThreatINSIGHT as a referenced vendor and goes on to identify three main capabilities as critical to NAV solutions: threat detection, asset discovery, and threat hunting.
  • The Forrester Now Tech: Zero Trust Solution Providers, Q2 2020 report discusses how Zero Trust is neither a tool nor a technology but a comprehensive security approach that is ultimately a business differentiator. Gigamon is included in this report as a Zero Trust Pillar, validating the need for network visibility and analytics as part of a robust Zero Trust strategy. 

"This analyst recognition reflects ThreatINSIGHT's evolution from threat detection and response to the automation of investigation and analytics components, resulting in real-time, actionable threat intelligence," said Andrew Harding, Chief Product Officer at Gigamon. "ThreatINSIGHT uniquely addresses the fast-changing threat landscape and arms organizations with the capabilities needed to shift the power from the attackers back to the responders."

Tune into Virtual Black Hat August 5th and 6th to visit the Gigamon virtual booth for a first-hand look at ThreatINSIGHT. Gigamon is also offering selected network security operations teams a no-charge trial deployment and a self-drive to experience the ThreatINSIGHT advanced capabilities.

Visit our website to download Gartner's 2020 Market Guide for Network Detection and Response here and read Forrester's Now Tech: Network Analysis And Visibility Q2 2020 report here

Published Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:22 PM by David Marshall
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