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"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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"I have found the AppResponse, which is a packet capture solution, very good. It gives you the ability to drill down back in time. You've got all the packets there. You can troubleshoot it later, not immediately. It's very interesting.""We really like the scalability capabilities.""When it comes to the ability to scale up the product, this is suitable for small medium and large environments,""The most valuable feature is performance monitoring."

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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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"Technical support needs to be more responsive.""The initial setup is straightforward, but you have to know a little about the product. It's not for everybody to just plug and play. If you know how the solution is implemented then it is straightforward.""The pricing is on the higher side of things. If they could lower it, that would be ideal.""The AI features should be addressed in respect of the analysis and intelligence that must be supported and delivered in the tool to predigest the large amounts of data."

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  • "The price is a little bit high, especially because we have to pay an import tax."
  • "The solution is no more expensive than other products."
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    When it comes to the ability to scale up the product, this is suitable for small medium and large environments,
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    The solution is no more expensive than other products. At the end of the day all solutions are always expensive. It all depends on how one wishes to spend his money. There are a host of solutions… more »
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    The AI features should be addressed in respect of the analysis and intelligence that must be supported and delivered in the tool to predigest the large amounts of data.
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    Also Known As
    OPNET SteelCentral AppResponse, ACE Live, OPNET, AppResponse Xpert
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    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.


    Riverbed® AppResponse delivers full stack application analysis—from packets to web pages to end-user experience—letting you observe all network and application interactions as they cross the wire, whether they are encrypted or not. Using powerful, flexible network and application analytics and workflows, AppResponse speeds problem diagnosis and resolution, helping you get to answers fast

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    Sample Customers
    Amica Insurance, College of William & Mary, Gamma, IntercontinentalExchange, OppenheimerFunds, OneMain Financial, China Bank, Halkbank, Kaust
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise53%

    Gigamon is ranked 1st in Network Packet Broker (NPB) with 2 reviews while Riverbed AppResponse is ranked 21st in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews. Gigamon is rated 9.0, while Riverbed AppResponse is rated 8.0. 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 Riverbed AppResponse writes "Has modules to troubleshoot web applications, database transactions, and unified communications, all in one". Gigamon is most compared with Ixia Network Packet Brokers, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Big Switch Networks, Cisco Nexus Dashboard Data Broker and Cisco Stealthwatch, whereas Riverbed AppResponse is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, SolarWinds NPM, Wireshark and ThousandEyes.

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