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Pros
"Automation of the ILS.""The most valuable feature is the connectivity monitoring."

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"It is a good product. It provides network visibility, which is important. Gigamon can bring some optimizations to my network. It is helpful for security inspection, and it makes my firewall work fast because my firewall doesn't have to do the inspection of the SSL connections, for example.""The most valuable feature is NetFlow."

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"Sometimes the product gives us problems that require support.""API lacks robustness."

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"The security should be improved.""It only inspects a specific kind of traffic. There should be different kinds of use cases."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:The robustness in the API could be improved. I also think Cisco could look into reducing the pricing of the solution.
Top Answer:Our primary use case of the solution is for automation. We're an airline so a lot of people buy from us. We are vendors and I'm an IT manager.
Top Answer:The most valuable feature is NetFlow.
Top Answer:The security should be improved.
Top Answer:We use Gigamon for network visibility.
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8.0
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9.0
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Data Center Network Manager
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Overview
Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is designed to help you efficiently implement, visualize, and manage Cisco Unified Fabric. It includes a comprehensive feature set, along with a customizable dashboard that provides enhanced visibility and automated fabric provisioning of dynamic data centers.

What We Do

We provide pervasive visibility into physical, virtual, and cloud environments so you can see the data in motion across your entire network. Companies use the Gigamon Visibility Platform to make it easier to manage, secure, and understand all their data, enabling stronger security and enhanced network performance.

Why Gigamon?

Only Gigamon can help you manage, secure and understand what’s happening across your entire network. We offer the industry’s number one visibility platform to optimize data in motion as volume, speed and threats grow exponentially. Now you can reduce complexity, risk and costs while gaining valuable insights to drive your business.

Gigamon history

Gigamon was founded in 2004 on a revolutionary idea to provide pervasive visibility into company data across the entire network. Our vision is to make it easier for companies to secure, manage and understand their data in motion, enabling stronger security and network performance. Now, over a decade later, our intelligent Gigamon Visibility Platform delivers pervasive visibility across physical and virtual, public/private/hybrid cloud and remote sites for the world’s leading organizations.

We're #1 in Network Visibility

IHS Markit named Gigamon the market leader in network visibility.

·       Gigamon is the largest network monitoring equipment vendor, with 36% of revenue in CY16

·       In the enterprise market, Gigamon is leading by a wide margin with 37% market shares, two and half times the market shares of its closest competitor.

·       In the government market, Gigamon’s lead is even bigger, at 59% of CY16 revenue and over three times the market shares of its closest competitor.

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Sample Customers
Banco de Guayaquil, Cox Communications, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Roper St. Francis, University of British Columbia
Amica Insurance, College of William & Mary, Gamma, IntercontinentalExchange, OppenheimerFunds
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company26%
Government6%
Insurance Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company19%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government8%
Company Size
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise69%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise71%
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Cisco Data Center Network Manager is ranked 42nd in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews while Gigamon is ranked 1st in Network Packet Broker (NPB) with 2 reviews. Cisco Data Center Network Manager is rated 8.0, while Gigamon is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Data Center Network Manager writes "Good connectivity monitoring, but there are still things that they need to work on". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Gigamon writes "Provides visibility and is helpful for network optimization and security inspection". Cisco Data Center Network Manager is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, PRTG Network Monitor, Centreon and SolarWinds NPM, whereas Gigamon is most compared with Ixia Network Packet Brokers, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Big Switch Networks, Cisco Nexus Dashboard Data Broker and Cisco Stealthwatch.

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