Gigamon is an exceptional product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 31, 2019

Gigamon is an exceptional product

Score 9 out of 10
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Gigamon Spanning Distribution switches are one of a kind products with a huge multitude of features! Add on modules and software-based plugins are a great way to monitor and inspect traffic in your enterprise networking environment.
  • Span ports redistribution
  • Traffic to Netflow
  • SSL decryption
  • 10Gb
  • Somewhat Expensive
  • Easily distinguishable in DC
  • Smaller devices might get overwhelmed, size properly.
  • Ability to Monitor real data in real time
  • Conversion of traffic to NetFlow data saved on getting more expensive core switches
  • SSL decryption can provide a less expensive alternative than having data go thru SSL proxies
Taps and or just using span ports directly to the devices. The Interesting thing about Gigamon is its uniqueness, there are very little devices that are able to do all the functions that Gigamon can perform.
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Gigamon span port redistribution switches are great for capturing traffic from a single span port and redistributing, decrypting and converting to NetFlow. These devices are taps on steroids and are really great at what they do. I would highly recommend getting one at each location for the core of the network, especially where you want to collect actual packets and conversion to NetFlow, or the like is needed.