TechValidate Research on Gigamon

Gigamon Case Study

U.S. Department of Defense


This case study of U.S. Department of Defense is based on an October 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.”


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

  • Top reasons the organization invested in Gigamon solutions:
    • Single source of visibility across physical, virtual, and cloud environments
  • Invested in Gigamon solutions because they needed to remedy the following challenges:
    • Tools being overwhelmed with too much traffic
    • Troubleshooting network data
  • Considered the following vendors before selecting Gigamon:
    • Arista Networks
    • Cisco
    • Ixia

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
    • Inline bypass: best in class


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
    • Enhanced staff efficiency by reducing manual tasks
  • Saw ROI with their investment in Gigamon solutions immediately.
  • Reduced traffic to their tool set by 0 – 24% 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 network and security tools

About This Data

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

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