TechValidate Research on Gigamon


Gigamon Case Study

Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise telecommunications services company is based on a June 2020 survey of Gigamon customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company 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.”

Challenges

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.
  • 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
    • Troubleshooting network data
  • Considered the following vendors before selecting Gigamon:
    • Ixia
    • NetScout

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: significantly better
    • Storage cost savings: better
    • Ability to extend the lifespan of older tools: significantly better

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Gigamon:

  • Achieve the following ROI after using Gigamon solutions:
    • Optimized tool utilization by traffic filtering
    • Lowered escalating costs with other vendors or tools
    • Centralized traffic decryption
  • 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:
    • Overloaded VPN concentrators
    • 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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