Profile: Gigamon Inc (GIMO.N)

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12 Feb 2016
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Gigamon Inc., incorporated on January 2, 2009, offers a solution that delivers visibility and control of traffic across networks. The Company's Unified Visibility Fabric solution consists of a distributed system of nodes (or a Fabric) that enables a level of visibility, modification and control of network traffic. The Visibility Fabric spans physical appliances, virtual nodes and traffic from remote sites to enable visibility of network infrastructures. Its Fabric enables IT organizations to gain visibility into infrastructure by forwarding selected traffic of interest from network and server infrastructure to management, analysis, compliance and security tools. The Company's Flow Mapping technology identifies and directs incoming traffic to single or multiple tools based on user-defined rules that can be managed from a centralized management console. Its GigaSMART platform provides a range of software applications to modify, manipulate, transform, filter, correlate and sample network traffic. Its product offering includes a single product family comprising its GigaVUE, GigaSECURE, GigaSMART and GigaTAP products.

The Company's Unified Visibility Fabric is deployed using its GigaVUE family of products. GigaVUE products are both purpose-built physical appliances that are integrated with its custom software, and also a range of software-only products. The Company's products enable its end-user customers to design Unified Visibility Fabric architectures optimized for a range of scale and performance requirements from monitoring in virtual server environments, to one Gigabit appliances to multi-Terabit chassis-based solutions.

The Company's product portfolio has a range components, including a distributed set of physical and virtual Visibility Fabric nodes that collect and move traffic, GigaSMART software applications that provide traffic intelligence and a Fabric management software layer called GigaVUE-FM. GigaVUE fabric nodes are appliances that form the foundation of a distributed fabric. The fabric nodes are used for a range of scale and performance requirements from one Gigabit 1RU nodes to 2.4 Terabit chassis-based solutions.

The Company's GigaVUE H Series includes both blade-based modular chassis products, such as the HC-2, HD-4 and HD-8, as well as fixed-configuration appliances, such as the HB-1. This series also includes GigaVUE-HC2 product, which is a 2 RU modular appliance that has a package of traffic intelligence powered by GigaSMART and all the fabric services offered by GigaVUE-OS visibility software. The GigaVUE-HC2 also features integrated (internal) TAP modules that consolidate access points for secure backplane connectivity. Internal TAP modules prevent unauthorized users from attaching local packet capture devices to capture or view traffic.

The Company provides customers with products that deliver visibility at the edge of the Visibility Fabric in a variety of form factors, including GigaVUE-TA series, GigaVUE-VM and GigaVUE-HB1. The GigaVUE-TA series forms the physical edge of the visibility infrastructure. GigaVUE-VM forms the virtual edge of the visibility infrastructure and offers visibility within virtual networks and monitors traffic between virtual machines. GigaVUE-VM, together with GigaSMART applications such as Adaptive Packet Filtering and Header Stripping, provides visibility into network virtualization deployments powered by VMware NSX, and enables VMware NSX customers to extend the value of their physical tools to virtual networks. The GigaVUE-HB1 is an entry level visibility appliance that can extend traffic visibility to more remote portions of the network running critical applications where GigaSMART intelligence is required.

The Company's G-TAP series of TAPs provide non-intrusive access to physical traffic at various network interface speeds, such as 1 Gigabyte (Gb) (Copper or Fiber), 10Gb, 40Gb (including Cisco 40Gb BiDi) and 100Gb. The GigaVUE G Series consists of a range of small form-factor traffic visibility appliances with some having network equipment building systems (NEBS) certification based on compliance guidelines regarding power management, electrical shielding, disaster preparation and hardware interfaces. Each chassis provides support for optional line cards (port modules), TAP modules or traffic manipulation or modification blades (the GigaSMART and GigaSECURE modules). The optional GigaSMART card offers de-duplication, tunneling, masking, slicing, time stamping and header stripping capabilities that are enabled through software licenses. Its GigaSECURE products provide in-line packet distribution specifically designed for use with security-based tools, such as Intrusion Prevention Systems, or IPS.

The Company also offers a series of software applications called GigaSMART that can modify the network traffic of information managed by its Visibility Fabric. GigaSMART applications include packet slicing/masking, header stripping, de-duplication, GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP), correlation, SSL decryption, NetFlow generation and FlowVUE. GigaVUE-FM is a software application that provides centralized management and a common policy framework for the Visibility Fabric. GigaVUE-FM delivers a single pane-of-glass view of all the physical and virtual nodes across the Visibility Fabric, while also providing a wizard-based approach for configuring Flow Mapping and GigaSMART traffic policies. The Company offers a range of supplemental components and accessories, including modules, cables and transceivers.

The Company competes with Cisco Systems, Inc., Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Arista Networks, Inc., Netscout and Ixxia.

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Gigamon Inc

3300 Olcott St
SANTA CLARA   CA   95054-3005
P: +1408.8314000
F: +1408.2632023

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