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Pros
"The most valuable feature is NetFlow."

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"The most valuable feature is the deployment because it's very easy to deploy real flow through the network.""Our customer was happiest with the price of this product."

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Cons
"The security should be improved."

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"The customization of tests and even the results can be improved.""Ixia has one flaw, which is that they do not print the license code on the paper licenses that are shipped to the customers."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is NetFlow.
Top Answer: The security should be improved.
Top Answer: We use Gigamon for network visibility.
Top Answer: Our customer was happiest with the price of this product.
Top Answer: Ixia has one flaw, which is that they do not print the license code on the paper licenses that are shipped to the customers. This impacts technical support because once you have to contact the vendor… more »
Top Answer: We are a solution provider and Ixia Hawkeye is one of the products that we implement for our customers. We have a customer in Central America that is in the telco industry and needed to have greater… more »
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9,006
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1
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188
Rating
10.0
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1,218
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902
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2
Average Words per Review
476
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10.0
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Overview

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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Hawkeye quickly and effectively validates network performance, isolates problems, and proactively detects issues by running scheduled verification tests. Using a combination of hardware and software agents called Performance Endpoints, Hawkeye simulates application traffic and sends key performance metrics to a central console for fast action.
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Sample Customers
Amica Insurance, College of William & Mary, Gamma, IntercontinentalExchange, OppenheimerFunds
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%

Gigamon is ranked 1st in Network Packet Broker (NPB) with 1 review while Ixia Hawkeye is ranked 27th in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews. Gigamon is rated 10.0, while Ixia Hawkeye is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Gigamon writes "Good visibility, deduplication, and header stripping features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ixia Hawkeye writes "Priced-well, easy to scale, stable, and straightforward to set up". Gigamon is most compared with Ixia Network Packet Brokers, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Big Switch Networks, Cisco Nexus Data Broker and Cubro Network Packet Brokers, whereas Ixia Hawkeye is most compared with ThousandEyes, SolarWinds NPM, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, SevOne Network Data Platform and Netrounds.

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