TechValidate Research on Gigamon

Gigamon Case Study

US County Government


This case study of a US county government is based on a June 2020 survey of Gigamon customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“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 organization to evaluate and ultimately select Gigamon:

  • Top reasons the organization invested in Gigamon solutions:
    • Advanced traffic intelligence, i.e., dedup, masking, decryption, etc.
    • 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
  • Considered the following vendors before selecting Gigamon:
    • APCON
    • Cisco
    • Ixia
    • NetScout

Use Case

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

  • Rates the following Gigamon features and benefits as compared to the competition:
    • filtering, slicing, and dedup capabilities: best in class
    • storage cost savings: best in class
    • TLS decryption: best in class
    • ability to extend the lifespan of older tools: best in class
    • inline bypass: best in class


The surveyed organization 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
    • Reduced storage costs with better management of traffic volume
    • Lowered escalating costs with other vendors or tools
  • Saw ROI with their investment in Gigamon solutions immediately.
  • Reduced traffic to their tool set by 80% or greater after using Gigamon.
  • Saved $1,000,000+ using Gigamon solutions over time.
  • Gigamon helped with the following during the COVID-19 situation:
    • Overloaded network and security tools
    • Business continuity
    • Troubleshooting and remediating poor network performance

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Gigamon by TechValidate.

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