About Inline Bypass Solutions

Security tools such as firewalls and intrusion protection systems (IPSs) are often connected inline on production networks, with traffic flowing from the network segment through the tool and then back onto the production network.

Inline bypass solutions involve bidirectional traffic between two networks, intercepted by a Gigamon node, and guided through one or more inline tools.

Inline bypass is a pillar of the GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform. For an overview of GigaSECURE, refer to About Inline Bypass Solutions.

Inline bypass is supported on all GigaVUE HC Series nodes: GigaVUE‑HC3, GigaVUE‑HC2, and GigaVUE‑HC1.

This section describes inline bypass solutions. Refer to the following sections for details:

■   Introduction to Inline Bypass Solutions
■   Logical Bypass and Physical Bypass
■   Types of Inline Networks
■   Simple and Complex Inline Bypass Solutions

Note:  The configuration of inline bypass solutions can be complex. Follow the order of configuration outlined in Configuration Steps and demonstrated in Inline Bypass Solution Examples.