TechValidate Research on Gigamon

Gigamon Case Study

Sun Life Financial, Inc.


This case study of Sun Life Financial, Inc. is based on an August 2020 survey of Gigamon customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The Gigamon platform helps reduce the cost and sprawl of our tools while optimizing their effectiveness.”

“Gigamon was able to help us maximize network visibility, security, and/or performance during the current COVID-19 situation.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Gigamon:

  • Top reasons the organization invested in Gigamon solutions:
    • Most complete visibility solution
    • Advanced traffic intelligence, i.e., dedup, masking, decryption, etc.
    • Robust and superior architecture
    • Trusted source of high-fidelity data to feed network detection and response tools
    • Protection from blind spots including within encrypted traffic
    • Single source of visibility across physical, virtual, and cloud environments
  • Invested in Gigamon solutions because they needed to remedy the following challenges:
    • Reliable access to data
    • Tools being overwhelmed with too much traffic
    • Extending service life of older tools
    • Reducing tool sprawl
    • SSL decryption issues
    • Troubleshooting network data
  • Considered the following vendors before selecting Gigamon:
    • Cisco
    • Ixia
    • NetScout
    • Palo Alto Networks

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Gigamon that the surveyed company uses:

  • Rates the following Gigamon features and benefits as compared to the competition:
    • Filtering, slicing, and dedup capabilities: best in class
    • Storage cost savings: significantly better
    • TLS decryption: significantly better
    • Ability to extend the lifespan of older tools: significantly better
    • Inline bypass: significantly better


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Gigamon:

  • Achieve the following ROI after using Gigamon solutions:
    • Maximized network visibility and performance monitoring
    • Optimized tool utilization by traffic filtering
    • Lowered escalating costs with other vendors or tools
    • Centralized traffic decryption
  • Saw ROI with their investment in Gigamon solutions within 12+ months.
  • Reduced traffic to their tool set by 25 – 49% after using Gigamon.
  • Saved $200,000 to $500,000 using Gigamon solutions over time.
  • Gigamon helped with the following during the COVID-19 situation:
    • Overloaded VPN concentrators
    • Enhanced threat detection with remote employee VPN traffic
    • Troubleshooting and remediating poor network performance

About This Data

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