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Garland Technology is committed to educating the benefits of having a strong foundation of network visibility and access. By providing this insight we protect the security of data across your network and beyond.

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Our extensive technology partnership ecosystem solves critical problems when it comes to network security, monitoring, application analysis, forensics and packet inspection.

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Garland Technology vs. Gigamon

Comparison

How Does Garland Technology's Network Visibility Compare to Gigamon?

NetOps and SecOps face countless challenges from evolving network environments, constant security and performance analysis to compliance and risk assessments. Garland Technology and Gigamon handle these challenges differently - we give control back to the user.

Turn your network green!Here we want to illustrate those differences in approach and tell you how to win with Garland Technology, including our superior network TAP line, with a variety of active and passive TAPs, well known to be the standard of quality in the industry, Garland's renown EdgeSafeTM and EdgeLens® external and hybrid bypass solutions for managing inline security tools, and the popular PacketMAXTM purpose-built network packet brokers, which are scalable and flexible, offering a wide range of options to meet your needs.

Together, let's turn your network green!

 

Building a Foundation of Visibility 

In any structure, a strong base is critical. When architecting a network, laying a foundation of visibility shouldn’t be overlooked. Both out-of-band analysis tools and inline security appliances require network access. Network TAPs provide the 100% visibility needed to mirror the traffic from various segments of the network. A good access layer can reduce network complexity, enable easier infrastructure upgrades, facilitate traffic growth and improve the effectiveness of tool performance. 

“EMA recommends that enterprises use TAPs as much as possible in the access layer to avoid network performance impacts and assure packet fidelity.”

Garland Technology is the industry leader in Network TAP innovation with an extensive line of Breakout TAPs, Aggregator and Regeneration TAPs, All-In-1 Filtering TAPs, Inline Edge Security Bypass TAPs, Cloud TAPs, and hybrid TAP NPB hybrids.

Visibility Fabric Topology

Passive Fiber Optical TAPs

Garland Passive Network TAPs

Gigamon Passive Network TAPs

Passive TAP Lines • SelectTAP: Modular Chassis
• Passive Fiber Network TAPs
• BiDi Passive Fiber TAPs
• RegenTAP: Passive
G-TAP M Series
Speeds / feeds 1G/10G/25G/40G/100G/400G 1G/10G/40G/100G
Supports 25G for Multimode X
Supports 100G BiDi X
Media OS1/OS2, OM1/OM2/OM3/OM4/OM5 Not specified
Supports OM5 X
Split ratios Offers 50/50, 60/40, 70/30, 80/20, 90/10 or custom split ratios Offers only 50/50 and 70/30 split ratios
High Density Yes [28 or 56 TAPs in 1U] Yes [36 in 1U]
Form factor Portable, 1U Modular Chassis, 1U High Density, Industrial 1U Modular

Garland Passive Network TAPs

  • Passive TAP Lines

    • SelectTAP: Modular Chassis
    • Passive Fiber Network TAPs
    • BiDi Passive Fiber TAPs
    • RegenTAP: Passive

  • Speeds / feeds

    1G/10G/25G/40G/100G/400G

  • Supports 25G for Multimode

  • Supports 100G BiDi

  • Media

    OS1/OS2, OM1/OM2/OM3/OM4/OM5

  • Supports OM5

  • Split ratios

    Offers 50/50, 60/40, 70/30, 80/20, 90/10 or custom split ratios

  • High Density

    Yes [28 or 56 TAPs in 1U]

  • Form factor

    Portable, 1U Modular Chassis, 1U High Density, Industrial

Gigamon Passive Network TAPs

  • Passive TAP Lines

    G-TAP M Series

  • Speeds / feeds

    1G/10G/40G/100G

  • Supports 25G for Multimode

    X

  • Supports 100G BiDi

    X

  • Media

    Not specified

  • Supports OM5

    X

  • Split ratios

    Offers only 50/50 and 70/30 split ratios

  • High Density

    Yes [36 in 1U]

  • Form factor

    1U Modular

Active Network TAPs

Garland Network TAPs

Gigamon Network TAPs

Active TAP Lines • Copper Network TAP
• RegenTAP
• AggregatorTAP
• UniversalTAP: Aggregator
• XtraTAP: All-In-1 [Filtering]
G-TAP A Series
Speeds / feeds 100M/1G/10G/40G/100G 1G/10G
Media • Copper RJ45
• USB
• Fiber [LR, SR, 100Base-FX/LX]
• SFP/SFP+
• Copper RJ45
• SFP+
Form factor Portable, 1U Half Rack, 1U or 2U Modular Chassis, Industrial
• Easy remote access and management with GUI/CLI
1U Module
• GUI support not specified
High Density 4 TAPs [1U]; 12 TAPs [2U]; 2 TAPs in 1U Half Rack 1U Module
Mode Function Supported • Tap 'Breakout' mode
• Aggregation
• Bypass
• Regeneration
• Advanced filtering options
Tap 'Breakout' mode
Supports Failsafe Passive and Failsafe options Failsafe
OEO design [optical to electric to optical] Passive and Failsafe options X
Supports Media Conversion X
Utilization Alerts for overs-subscription X
Supports Advanced Features Filtering, Aggregation, Load Balancing, Packet slicing, Packet injection X
Supports Link failure Propagation (LFP) X
Supports Links Speed Synchronization Copper X
Battery backup No battery – Following standards, hazard proof On-board battery

Garland Network TAPs

  • Active TAP Lines

    • Copper Network TAP
    • RegenTAP
    • AggregatorTAP
    • UniversalTAP: Aggregator
    • XtraTAP: All-In-1 [Filtering]

  • Speeds / feeds

    100M/1G/10G/40G/100G

  • Media

    • Copper RJ45
    • USB
    • Fiber [LR, SR, 100Base-FX/LX]
    • SFP/SFP+

  • Form factor

    Portable, 1U Half Rack, 1U or 2U Modular Chassis, Industrial
    • Easy remote access and management with GUI/CLI

  • High Density

    4 TAPs [1U]; 12 TAPs [2U]; 2 TAPs in 1U Half Rack

  • Mode Function Supported

    • Tap 'Breakout' mode
    • Aggregation
    • Bypass
    • Regeneration
    • Advanced filtering options

  • Supports Failsafe

    Passive and Failsafe options

  • OEO design [optical to electric to optical]

    Passive and Failsafe options

  • Supports Media Conversion

  • Utilization Alerts for overs-subscription

  • Supports Advanced Features

    Filtering, Aggregation, Load Balancing, Packet slicing, Packet injection

  • Supports Link failure Propagation (LFP)

  • Supports Links Speed Synchronization

    Copper

  • Battery backup

    No battery – Following standards, hazard proof

Gigamon Network TAPs

  • Active TAP Lines

    G-TAP A Series

  • Speeds / feeds

    1G/10G

  • Media

    • Copper RJ45
    • SFP+

  • Form factor

    1U Module
    • GUI support not specified

  • High Density

    1U Module

  • Mode Function Supported

    Tap 'Breakout' mode

  • Supports Failsafe

    Failsafe

  • OEO design [optical to electric to optical]

    X

  • Supports Media Conversion

    X

  • Utilization Alerts for overs-subscription

    X

  • Supports Advanced Features

    X

  • Supports Link failure Propagation (LFP)

    X

  • Supports Links Speed Synchronization

    X

  • Battery backup

    On-board battery

Bypass TAPs

Garland Technology’s Inline Edge Security is the first line of defense for security threats and breaches by providing 100% visibility for security tools like firewalls, Intrusion prevention system (IPS), Web application firewall (WAF), Data loss prevention, Distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, or SSL decryption to protect and monitor.

When architecting your inline security tools into your network, incorporating bypass technology is a fundamental best practice to avoid costly network downtime. Simply put, a Bypass TAP provides the ability to manage your inline tool any time without having to take down the network or impact business availability for maintenance or upgrades.

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Garland EdgeSafe Bypass

GigaVUE-HC Series Bypass

Speeds / Feeds 1G/10G/40G/100G 1G/10G/40G/100G
Form Factor Portable, 1U Half Rack, 1U Chassis, 1U/2U Modular Chassis 1U Modular
External vs All-In-One Extensive Bypass options:
• External Bypass
• Modular Bypass
• High Availability Bypass
• Hybrid Bypass TAP/NPB Solutions
• No External Bypass options
• All-in-One connected backplane
• Failure risks
• Scalability issues
*Upgrades often require additional chassis
Heartbeat Technology Configurable Heartbeats Heartbeats
Additional Features • Aggregation
• Filtering
• Load Balancing
• Regeneration
• Aggregation
• Filtering
*Addition license upgrade for load balancing
Development • CTO developed the first bypass technology
• Continued Innovation
X

Garland EdgeSafe Bypass

  • Speeds / Feeds

    1G/10G/40G/100G

  • Form Factor

    Portable, 1U Half Rack, 1U Chassis, 1U/2U Modular Chassis

  • External vs All-In-One

    Extensive Bypass options:
    • External Bypass
    • Modular Bypass
    • High Availability Bypass
    • Hybrid Bypass TAP/NPB Solutions

  • Heartbeat Technology

    Configurable Heartbeats

  • Additional Features

    • Aggregation
    • Filtering
    • Load Balancing
    • Regeneration

  • Development

    • CTO developed the first bypass technology
    • Continued Innovation

GigaVUE-HC Series Bypass

  • Speeds / Feeds

    1G/10G/40G/100G

  • Form Factor

    1U Modular

  • External vs All-In-One

    • No External Bypass options
    • All-in-One connected backplane
    • Failure risks
    • Scalability issues
    *Upgrades often require additional chassis

  • Heartbeat Technology

    Heartbeats

  • Additional Features

    • Aggregation
    • Filtering
    *Addition license upgrade for load balancing

  • Development

    X

Cloud Visibility

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Garland Prisms provides complete network visibility by delivering advanced packet visibility for security monitoring and packet inspection in your cloud environments. Today’s virtual architecture and applications will not tolerate devices creating traffic bottlenecks and blindspots. Garland Prisms’ out-of-band packet mirroring and decryption solution, enabling your network-based tools to see deeper into your modern compute environments, providing visibility into Kubernetes and cloud environments without impacting performance or architectures and without modifying your deployment architectures.

Garland Prisms

Gigamon V-Series

Traffic mirroring Supports replication [1:N] 1:1
Platform • Multi-environment platform: Both public and private
• Frictionless Deployment with simplified licensing model
• Two different applications for both public and private
• Complicated and expensive
Container or Kubernetes support X
Features • Advanced Filtering
• Easily forward traffic with GRE/ VXLAN encapsulation to any specified IP address
• Advanced Filtering
• Forward traffic with GRE/ VXLAN
Performance Better performance
• Up to x7 better throughput
• 1/2 the CPU load
X
Decryption • Secure TLS based decryption (Including TLS 1.3/1.2 with PFS) with symmetric key intercept
• Decryption solution that can handle any session or protocol
X
Advanced management • Manage and control from GUI-based SaaS systems
• Private secure system in-house airgapped
Manage virtual nodes and configure traffic using GigaVUE-FM

Garland Prisms

  • Traffic mirroring

    Supports replication [1:N]

  • Platform

    • Multi-environment platform: Both public and private
    • Frictionless Deployment with simplified licensing model

  • Container or Kubernetes support

  • Features

    • Advanced Filtering
    • Easily forward traffic with GRE/ VXLAN encapsulation to any specified IP address

  • Performance

    Better performance
    • Up to x7 better throughput
    • 1/2 the CPU load

  • Decryption

    • Secure TLS based decryption (Including TLS 1.3/1.2 with PFS) with symmetric key intercept
    • Decryption solution that can handle any session or protocol

  • Advanced management

    • Manage and control from GUI-based SaaS systems
    • Private secure system in-house airgapped

Gigamon V-Series

  • Traffic mirroring

    1:1

  • Platform

    • Two different applications for both public and private
    • Complicated and expensive

  • Container or Kubernetes support

    X

  • Features

    • Advanced Filtering
    • Forward traffic with GRE/ VXLAN

  • Performance

    X

  • Decryption

    X

  • Advanced management

    Manage virtual nodes and configure traffic using GigaVUE-FM

Value through Aggregation

An Aggregation layer is designed to increase efficiency and port utilization of NPBs. By adding aggregation between the physical layer TAPs and the Network Packet Brokers (NPBs), you can increase the efficiency and port utilization of NPBs

Garland recognizes the need for a cost effective solution that allows the flexibility and speed that is required for the networks of the future. Get the advantages of full-featured NPBs at a significantly less cost.

We take the approach of providing solutions that are flexible and scalable for future on-demand growth with excellent ROI. Garland's PacketMAXTM Advanced Aggregators and Advanced Features packet brokers, are purpose-built to deploy what you need, when you need it.

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Network Packet Brokers | Traffic Aggregation

PacketMAX Advanced Aggregator

GigaVUE TA Series

Speeds / feeds 1G/10G/25G/40G/100G 1G/10G/40G/100G
*No support for 25G
Available Ports • 48x 1G / 4x 10G
• 48x 1/10G / 6x 40G
• 32x 40G / 100G
• 64x 40G / 100G
*No additional port licenses
• 48x 1G / 4x 10G
• 32x 40G
• 32x 40G / 100G
• 64x 40G / 100G
Core Functions • Aggregation
• Filtering
• Load Balancing
• Regeneration
• Aggregation
• Filtering
Additional Features • Supports session-aware configurable-hash based load balancing
• Round Robin Load Balancing
• Load Balancing
Additional Features 1K filters included
*No additional license fees
Basic filters [Ingress is 256, Egress is 20] included
*Additional license upgrade
Additional Features Includes VLAN/MPLS stripping, VLAN tagging, GRE Tunneling, Data Burst Buffering X

PacketMAX Advanced Aggregator

  • Speeds / feeds

    1G/10G/25G/40G/100G

  • Available Ports

    • 48x 1G / 4x 10G
    • 48x 1/10G / 6x 40G
    • 32x 40G / 100G
    • 64x 40G / 100G
    *No additional port licenses

  • Core Functions

    • Aggregation
    • Filtering
    • Load Balancing
    • Regeneration

  • Additional Features

    • Supports session-aware configurable-hash based load balancing
    • Round Robin Load Balancing

  • Additional Features

    1K filters included
    *No additional license fees

  • Additional Features

    Includes VLAN/MPLS stripping, VLAN tagging, GRE Tunneling, Data Burst Buffering

GigaVUE TA Series

  • Speeds / feeds

    1G/10G/40G/100G
    *No support for 25G

  • Available Ports

    • 48x 1G / 4x 10G
    • 32x 40G
    • 32x 40G / 100G
    • 64x 40G / 100G

  • Core Functions

    • Aggregation
    • Filtering

  • Additional Features

    • Load Balancing

  • Additional Features

    Basic filters [Ingress is 256, Egress is 20] included
    *Additional license upgrade

  • Additional Features

    X

Network Packet Brokers | Advanced Features

PacketMAX: Advanced Features

GigaVUE-HC Series

CapEx vs OpEx • No additional port/feature license fees
• All features included
Additional features require GigaSMART– priced per feature, so gets more expensive as you add
Scalability • Modular solutions developed for future growth
• Deploy what you need, when you need it
• All-in-One connected backplane
• Failure risks
• Scalability issues
*Upgrades often require additional chassis
Performance Dedicated purpose-built devices, designed for performance GigaSMART has restricted processing speed; possible performance strain
Features • Deduplication
• Time Stamping
• Packet Slicing
• Round Robin Load Balancing
• Passes physical layer errors
• GRE/ERSPAN/VXLAN
*Individual license upgrade
User Friendly Open Vendor: Supports multi-source agreement (MSA) transceivers/optics, no vendor lock-in Supports Gigamon transceivers/optics only

PacketMAX: Advanced Features

  • CapEx vs OpEx

    • No additional port/feature license fees
    • All features included

  • Scalability

    • Modular solutions developed for future growth
    • Deploy what you need, when you need it

  • Performance

    Dedicated purpose-built devices, designed for performance

  • Features

    • Deduplication
    • Time Stamping
    • Packet Slicing
    • Round Robin Load Balancing
    • Passes physical layer errors
    • GRE/ERSPAN/VXLAN

  • User Friendly

    Open Vendor: Supports multi-source agreement (MSA) transceivers/optics, no vendor lock-in

GigaVUE-HC Series

  • CapEx vs OpEx

    Additional features require GigaSMART– priced per feature, so gets more expensive as you add

  • Scalability

    • All-in-One connected backplane
    • Failure risks
    • Scalability issues
    *Upgrades often require additional chassis

  • Performance

    GigaSMART has restricted processing speed; possible performance strain

  • Features

    *Individual license upgrade

  • User Friendly

    Supports Gigamon transceivers/optics only

“Before we found Garland our options were limited. It’s either we go to a huge provider like Gigamon, which is super expensive, and doesn’t give you a custom solution. Or the other end of the spectrum would be buying a 1G consumer grade mirror on Amazon and that wasn’t going to solve our problem.”

-Lou Rabon, Founder / CEO, Cyber Defense Group

A Different Approach

Garland Technology believes that securing and monitoring your network is the ultimate goal. 

Garland Technology’s TAP to ToolTM philosophy empowers the solution by architecting to the tools, not competing with them. Garland Technology provides the scalability and flexibility to deploy what you need, when you need it, so you can focus on what's important - network visibility.

Garland Technology’s network TAPs and Packet Brokers are purpose-built and modular, to provide advanced functionality and scalability, allowing companies to save budget to put towards their tools and enhance existing infrastructure.

EdgeFocus

Network TAPs

Garland Prisms

Cloud Visibility

EdgeLens

Bypass

Network Packet Brokers

Packet Brokers

Together, let's turn your network green!

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