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How metadata analysis can help your network stay secure

With some organizations running more than 2,000 unique applications and tools everyday—which create terabytes of log data—finding anomalies can be difficult.

That’s where metadata can help. With metadata, you can look at your different types of structured data, locate the problem, and:

  • Pull out the data relevant to the problem 
  • Create a single summary record without using any compute cycles 
  • Send thousands of enriched summary records to a SIEM 
  • Burn compute cycles to analyze those records

Download this white paper to learn how Gigamon’s security platform uses metadata to protect your organization, as well as use cases for metadata in security.

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