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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.


Network packet brokers (NPBs) filter traffic to send only the right data to the right tool. Packets are aggregated and filtered from Layer 2 through to the application layer. Duplicate packets can also be removed and sensitive content stripped before the data is sent to the monitoring tools if that is required. This provides a better solution to improve the efficiency and utility of your monitoring tools.

  • Aggregates monitored traffic from multiple links and segments
  • Deep packet inspection and filtering grooms traffic to relieve overburdened monitoring tools
  • Extended burst protection, available with the Advanced Feature Module, offers traffic management, and protection to online businesses subject to bursts of activity
  • Installs, configures, and sends clean traffic to appliances in less than thirty minutes
  • Time stamping and data masking aid in compliance and working with sensitive data
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Sample Customers
Amica Insurance, College of William & Mary, Gamma, IntercontinentalExchange, OppenheimerFunds
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm8%
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm8%

Gigamon is ranked 1st in Network Packet Broker (NPB) with 1 review while Ixia Network Packet Brokers is ranked 2nd in Network Packet Broker (NPB). Gigamon is rated 10.0, while Ixia Network Packet Brokers is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Gigamon writes "Good visibility, deduplication, and header stripping features". On the other hand, Gigamon is most compared with NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Big Switch Networks, Cisco Nexus Data Broker, APCON and Niagara Packet Brokers, whereas Ixia Network Packet Brokers is most compared with Cisco Nexus Data Broker, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Arista Data ANalyZer, Big Switch Networks and APCON.

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