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Pros
"The most valuable feature is NetFlow.""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."

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"The solution transforms packet wire data into real-time data that is actionable. It helps us with faster detection of issues and allows us to create alerts.""The stability of this product is ok.""The quick drill-down views are similar to Wireshark views. Those are quite nice, with the views on how you interpret some of the data. The granularity of how far you can drill down into milliseconds or microseconds is a very nice feature. It actually stores quite a lot of data in its database.""The ability of the dashboards is useful for discover, mapping and understanding of application behaviour.""The installation process is straightforward.""If a lot of traffic from one site is hitting AWS Cloud or the data center, then we want to know which client is utilizing the most bandwidth. We will work with nGeniusONE to troubleshoot the issue."

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Cons
"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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"Initially, we were having a lot of issues with bugs when using version 6.1.1. There were a lot of problems with the dashboard causing confusion. We worked with our SE and the NETSCOUT engineering team to fix the visibility with the data. There should be a patch release to fix this issue. However, this seems to be working fine for us right now after the 6.2.2 upgrade.""There was a point in GTP where we were creating services on nodes and after that we wanted to have services on APN. We can't have both... There are some limitations with these types of things. When we would like to use a feature, we have to remove another one.""They can improve still on the workflows, document their workflows that are commonly used... We don't know some of the workflows yet, and it's not something that you can just read up in the manual. There is some stuff in the help manual and online, but it's to a point where you need to purchase extra training and services from them. You can't just go and read up on it yourself and learn from A to Z...""The initial deployment is tedious and requires a lot of build, deployment and configuration time. Experience is key to a successful deployment.""Initial setup was complex.""The solution could do more for security. It should offer more security-related features."

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  • "This solution has saved us more than $50,000 a month and freed up 30 percent of our bandwidth."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is NetFlow.
    Top Answer:The security should be improved.
    Top Answer:We use Gigamon for network visibility.
    Top Answer:I would say if it’s an ISP that will build a scrubbing center, Netscout/Arbor is a good solution. In all other solutions, Imperva is a great choice.
    Top Answer:The pricing is fair. We have a yearly agreement that covers extensions, etc. There are no additional costs.
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    Also Known As
    NETSCOUT nGenius, nGeniusONE
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    Overview

    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.

    Resources:

    The nGenius Real-Time Monitor software provides you with tools to monitor and display information about your network both historically and in real time. The nGenius Real-Time Monitor software allows you to understand your current network usage and to plan for future needs. It also allows you to proactively troubleshoot problem areas in your network.
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    Find out how nGeniusONE can help you to gain greater visibility into your network and keep things running as they should. Contact NETSCOUT to get more information.


    Sample Customers
    Amica Insurance, College of William & Mary, Gamma, IntercontinentalExchange, OppenheimerFunds
    Cerner Corporation
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government8%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider39%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government10%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise2%
    Large Enterprise88%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%

    Gigamon is ranked 1st in Network Packet Broker (NPB) with 2 reviews while NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is ranked 16th in Network Monitoring Software with 6 reviews. Gigamon is rated 9.0, while NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Gigamon writes "Provides visibility and is helpful for network optimization and security inspection". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE writes "Granularity of drill-downs into microseconds is helpful, but common workflows need better documentation". Gigamon is most compared with Ixia Network Packet Brokers, Big Switch Networks, Cisco Nexus Dashboard Data Broker, Cisco Stealthwatch and Ixia Hawkeye, whereas NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Dynatrace, Ixia Network Packet Brokers, AppDynamics and Cisco Stealthwatch.

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