TechValidate Research on Gigamon

Gigamon Case Study

Federal Government Agency


This case study of a federal 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.”


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
  • 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 vendor before selecting Gigamon:
    • Ixia

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: significantly better
    • TLS decryption: significantly better
    • Ability to extend the lifespan of older tools: significantly better
    • Inline bypass: significantly better


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
    • Accelerated threat prevention, detection, and response time
  • Saved $500,000 to $1,000,000 using Gigamon solutions over time.
  • Gigamon helped with the following during the COVID-19 situation:
    • 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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