TechValidate Research on Gigamon

Gigamon Case Study

County of Riverside, California


This case study of County of Riverside is based on a June 2020 survey of Gigamon customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Gigamon has enabled us to achieve the maximum effectiveness and efficiency of our security tools by giving us full visibility into all north/south and east/west traffic on our enterprise network, while eliminating the risk of placing them inline.”

“Gigamon’s products, services, and sales/support teams are exceptional and contribute to the overall performance and success of our security operations.”


The business challenges that led the profiled organization 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
    • 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
    • Reducing tool sprawl
    • SSL decryption issues
    • Inability to safely bypass inline tools
  • Considered the following vendors before selecting Gigamon:
    • Cisco
    • Palo Alto Networks

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:
    • 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
    • Accelerated threat prevention, detection, and response time
    • Enhanced staff efficiency by reducing manual tasks
  • Saw ROI with their investment in Gigamon solutions within 6 – 12 months.
  • Reduced traffic to their tool set by 0 – 24% after using Gigamon.
  • Saved up to $200,000 using Gigamon solutions over time.
  • Gigamon helped with the following during the COVID-19 situation:
    • Enhanced threat detection with remote employee VPN traffic

About This Data

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

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