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Hybrid cloud security driving need for deep observability
Wed, 28th Sep 2022
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The deep observability market is set to reach $2 billion by 2026, with Gigamon taking a commanding lead with 68% market share in the first half of 2022, according to forecasts from market intelligence firm, the 650 Group.

Gigamon has announced it is bringing application and network-level intelligence together for the first time to help network, security, and cloud IT operations teams eliminate security blind spots and deliver defence in depth across their highly distributed hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure.

Together with an expanding ecosystem of technology alliance partners, Gigamon harnesses actionable network-level intelligence that amplifies the power of cloud, security, and observability tools, ultimately empowering large organisations to achieve the transformational promise of the cloud.

A recent IDC global survey of 900 large organisation IT executives and managers* revealed that 'strengthened cybersecurity posture and practices' is the number one benefit of deep observability intelligence and insights. And to overcome their concerns for security vulnerabilities, 79% of respondents indicate they have made good-to-excellent progress in leveraging network intelligence and performance metrics for security insights.

When asked specifically where the alignment of NetOps and SecOps efforts and tools have improved security management, a strong majority of respondents cited the following: provide complete visibility into on-premises systems and cloud services, reduce false positives, improve speed and accuracy of triage, and validate remediation.

To underscore further the urgency for organisations to address security blind spots, a recent Vitreous World State of Ransomware for 2022 and Beyond survey revealed more than 95% of the more than one thousand global respondents, consisting of large organisation IT and security executives, had experienced ransomware attacks in the past year.

The research also revealed that 89% of global security leaders surveyed agree deep observability is an important element of cloud security with 50 percent of global CISOs/CIOs strongly agreeing with this statement.

“IT organisations are navigating an unprecedented increase in cyber threats across all vectors of their hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure, and the underlying complexity and disparity of tools used to manage these environments introduces blind spots that can expose their organisations to risk,” says Shane Buckley, President and CEO of Gigamon.

“Gigamon is at the right place at the right time to capitalise on this high growth market and deliver more value to our customers by extending the value of tools they have already deployed and empowering them with actionable network-level intelligence for the hybrid cloud so they can run fast, stay secure, and accelerate innovation.”

A New Frontier: Deep Observability

The Gigamon Hawk Deep Observability Pipeline harnesses actionable network-level intelligence to amplify the power of cloud, security and observability tools, enabling IT organisations to assure security and compliance governance, speed root-cause analysis of performance bottlenecks and lower the operational overhead associated with managing today’s highly distributed hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure.

Gigamon extends the value of these tools with real-time network intelligence derived from packets, flows and application metadata to deliver defense in depth and performance management. Gigamon has an extensive ecosystem of technology alliance partners that includes observability vendors Dynatrace, New Relic and Sumo Logic.

“We are proud to partner with Gigamon and integrate their network-level intelligence with the Dynatrace platform’s full-stack observability, application security, and AIOps capabilities to enable our joint customers to innovate faster and more securely,” says Bob Wambach, Vice President of Product Marketing at Dynatrace.

“Large organisations continue to embrace hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, and cloud-native technologies as the foundation for their digital services and innovation. As a result, applications have become increasingly complex and distributed," he says.

"The combination of Dynatrace and Gigamon gives customers unprecedented abilities to simplify cloud complexity. The actionable, network-level intelligence of the Gigamon deep observability pipeline provides additional network-security context to the precise answers and intelligent automation delivered by Dynatrace.”