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Cisco Nexus Data Broker with Cisco Nexus Switches provides a software-defined, programmable solution to aggregate copies of network traffic using Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) or network Test Access Point (TAP) for monitoring and visibility. As opposed to traditional network taps and monitoring solutions, this packet-brokering approach offers a simple,scalable and cost-effective solution that is well-suited for customers who need to monitor higher-volume and business-critical traffic for efficient use of security, compliance, and application performance monitoring tools.

What We Do

We provide pervasive visibility into physical, virtual, and cloud environments so you can see the data in motion across your entire network. Companies use the Gigamon Visibility Platform to make it easier to manage, secure, and understand all their data, enabling stronger security and enhanced network performance.

Why Gigamon?

Only Gigamon can help you manage, secure and understand what’s happening across your entire network. We offer the industry’s number one visibility platform to optimize data in motion as volume, speed and threats grow exponentially. Now you can reduce complexity, risk and costs while gaining valuable insights to drive your business.

Gigamon history

Gigamon was founded in 2004 on a revolutionary idea to provide pervasive visibility into company data across the entire network. Our vision is to make it easier for companies to secure, manage and understand their data in motion, enabling stronger security and network performance. Now, over a decade later, our intelligent Gigamon Visibility Platform delivers pervasive visibility across physical and virtual, public/private/hybrid cloud and remote sites for the world’s leading organizations.

We're #1 in Network Visibility

IHS Markit named Gigamon the market leader in network visibility.

·       Gigamon is the largest network monitoring equipment vendor, with 36% of revenue in CY16

·       In the enterprise market, Gigamon is leading by a wide margin with 37% market shares, two and half times the market shares of its closest competitor.

·       In the government market, Gigamon’s lead is even bigger, at 59% of CY16 revenue and over three times the market shares of its closest competitor.


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Sample Customers
Swisscom, Salt River Project
Amica Insurance, College of William & Mary, Gamma, IntercontinentalExchange, OppenheimerFunds
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider42%
Computer Software Company14%
Financial Services Firm7%
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm8%

Cisco Nexus Data Broker is ranked 4th in Network Packet Broker (NPB) while Gigamon is ranked 1st in Network Packet Broker (NPB) with 1 review. Cisco Nexus Data Broker is rated 0.0, while Gigamon is rated 10.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Gigamon writes "Good visibility, deduplication, and header stripping features". Cisco Nexus Data Broker is most compared with Ixia Network Packet Brokers, Big Switch Networks, Arista Data ANalyZer, Observer GigaStor and nGenius PFS, whereas Gigamon is most compared with Ixia Network Packet Brokers, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Big Switch Networks, APCON and Arista Data ANalyZer.

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