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We performed a comparison between Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline and Ixia Network Packet Brokers based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The solution is straightforward to set up.""The most valuable feature for improving network visibility with Gigamon is the packet filtering capability.""The tool's most valuable feature is the encryption feature. From a security perspective, the solution hasn't significantly strengthened our security posture. However, it has greatly improved performance by streamlining encryption processes and avoiding encryption at multiple layers. This has also simplified troubleshooting, as we can whitelist certain processes.""It offers straightforward integration.""It has high stability.""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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"The solution can scale quite well."

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Cons
"Its filtering feature needs improvement.""The graphical user interface could be improved.""It only inspects a specific kind of traffic. There should be different kinds of use cases.""The Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline should have a feature showing the traffic flow within its platform. Currently, customers have to use separate tools for monitoring, which is inconvenient. If it had its visibility feature, it would make monitoring easier and more complete without needing extra tools.""They should increase the solution's cluster capacity.""The security should be improved.""In terms of improvement, while the initial setup is not overly complicated, we did encounter a few issues."

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"We find the product to be expensive."

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  • "The solution is highly-priced."
  • "The solution's price is reasonable."
  • "I would rate the solution as expensive, around an eight or nine out of ten. There are other competitive solutions available."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature for improving network visibility with Gigamon is the packet filtering capability.
    Top Answer:In terms of improvement, while the initial setup is not overly complicated, we did encounter a few issues.
    Top Answer:We mostly use it for network visibility, security monitoring, and performance monitoring.
    Top Answer:The solution can scale quite well.
    Top Answer:The solution does not come cheap. It is pricey. This is a critical issue for us.
    Top Answer:We find the product to be expensive. We would like to see SSM decryption as a security feature in the future.
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    Also Known As
    Gigamon, GigaSecure
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    Overview

    Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline is a comprehensive network visibility solution that provides real-time insights into network traffic. It offers SSL inspection and mobile network monitoring for traffic monitoring purposes. The solution optimizes networks, aids in security inspection, and improves firewall performance. It is praised for its performance, power, straightforward integration, stability, and ease of initial setup. 

    With Gigamon, organizations can gain complete visibility into their network traffic, identify potential threats, and take proactive measures to prevent them. The solution is ideal for organizations of all sizes, including enterprises, service providers, and government agencies.

    Network packet brokers (NPBs) filter traffic to send only the right data to the right tool. Packets are aggregated and filtered from Layer 2 through to the application layer. Duplicate packets can also be removed and sensitive content stripped before the data is sent to the monitoring tools if that is required. This provides a better solution to improve the efficiency and utility of your monitoring tools.

    • Aggregates monitored traffic from multiple links and segments
    • Deep packet inspection and filtering grooms traffic to relieve overburdened monitoring tools
    • Extended burst protection, available with the Advanced Feature Module, offers traffic management, and protection to online businesses subject to bursts of activity
    • Installs, configures, and sends clean traffic to appliances in less than thirty minutes
    • Time stamping and data masking aid in compliance and working with sensitive data
    Sample Customers
    Amica Insurance, College of William & Mary, Gamma, IntercontinentalExchange, OppenheimerFunds
    Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm43%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Media Company14%
    Security Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government9%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%

    Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline is ranked 1st in Network Packet Broker (NPB) with 7 reviews while Ixia Network Packet Brokers is ranked 3rd in Network Packet Broker (NPB) with 1 review. Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline is rated 8.6, while Ixia Network Packet Brokers is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline writes "Stable solution with good technical support service". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ixia Network Packet Brokers writes "Efficient, reliable, and easy to set up". Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline is most compared with Cisco Nexus Dashboard Data Broker, Arista Data ANalyZer, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Cisco Secure Network Analytics and Big Switch Networks, whereas Ixia Network Packet Brokers is most compared with Cisco Nexus Dashboard Data Broker, Arista Data ANalyZer, Ixia Bypass Switches, Niagara Packet Brokers and Big Switch Networks.

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