Gigamon announces browser-based Citrus GUI for GigaVUE data access switch

Gigamon announced Citrus, a GUI for the company’s GigaVUE Data Access Switch. Citrus requires no downloads and no applets – users simply log on to any Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser for fast and secure network switch configuration and control.

The Citrus GUI features SSL encryption for secured access. The graphical interface allows network engineers to configure switches or ports for maximum efficiency. Citrus also offers (CLI) Command Line Interface integration, allowing users to apply hundreds, even thousands, of filters in a matter of seconds.

The Citrus GUI brings an even higher level of power to the GigaVUE, a modular, packet-aware device. GigaVUE switches provide dynamic connectivity for a large number of monitoring tools such as intrusion detection systems, data recorders, VoIP analyzers and other devices.

Through Citrus’ main Connection control window, users can easily perform aggregation, filter traffic on ingress and egress ports, assign and secure specific ports to users and more. Point-and-click features allow engineers to decide which traffic should be forwarded, where it should be sent, and how it should be handled once it arrives.

Citrus supports TACAC and RADIUS servers, and supports connections between any tool and any data, at any time. Key capabilities include:

  • Filter Set-Ups. In the Connection window, each port is listed with its own entry; users can change icons, port aliases, types and filters as desired. Connections, maps, and pass-alls are easily rendered by dragging lines between network elements.
  • Flow Mapping. The Flow Mapping window enables simple configuration of Layer 2, 3, & 4 traffic. Because maps are listed in individual containers, you can click different elements to easily change mapping or to add new rules.
  • CLI Integration. Citrus allows engineers to manage complex configurations by copying and pasting script into the CLI window. The embedded CLI allows pre-defined map rules to be easily inserted.

Finally, a Port Ownership window makes it possible to assign and/or secure specific ports to one or more users for maximum monitoring performance and optimal tool utilization.

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