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"The most valuable feature is NetFlow."

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"With SolarWinds, we are now able to accurately gauge bandwidth consumption.""The performance analysis is a valuable feature. With the performance analyzer, we can see the realtime monitoring, the realtime performance, and historical performance on specific components like virtualization storage, CPU, servers and network equipment.""The solution's most valuable feature is its traffic analysis.""The program is scalable enough for our usage.""SolarWinds has improved our organization because whenever a device is down, we get an alert.""The most valuable feature is the alarm that is set up to trigger based on bandwidth utilization.""The monitoring is perfect, showing you the details for the utilization of resources and network bandwidth.""The most valuable features are the bandwidth analyzer, the monitoring, the network analyzer, it has overall good performance, and an easy deployment."

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Cons
"The security should be improved."

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"The licensing should be more realistic so that we can adjust the number of nodes according to my needs, rather than in fixed increments.""The price of the solution is a bit high for our clients. They should consider adjusting their price model.""Technical support needs improvement.""It is very slow to pick the dynamics of the network.""It does not flow. It cannot do our metric performance monitoring. So it is very limited. They can do it but in a very limited fashion. It is only good for SNMP-based alerts.""This solution does not do a very good job when I am trying to look deeper into my internal network, in particular with respect to individual ports.""The Atlas module that is used for building the network map is very bad.""The pricing is expensive."

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"The licensing for this solution is based on the number of nodes.""The price of this solution is exceptional.""While the pricing is fair, it could be better.""The pricing is reasonable.""We pay yearly, and we are happy with its price."

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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 have worked from 1973 with all kind of systems in large enterprises across the world. And have experience with all kind of software in monitoring from infra to end to end, it depends on the… more »
Top Answer: For managing the traffic, it provides you a response about whether the traffic is down, up, or heavy, which is a very powerful feature. It has a good response time. We have been using this… more »
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Netflow Traffic Analyzer
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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.

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SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer enables you to capture data from continuous streams of network traffic and convert those raw numbers into easy-to-interpret charts and tables that quantify exactly how the corporate network is being used, by whom, and for what purpose.
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Sample Customers
Amica Insurance, College of William & Mary, Gamma, IntercontinentalExchange, OppenheimerFunds
Oceaneering International, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, 335th Signal Command, Immofori
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company30%
Financial Services Firm20%
Transportation Company10%
Real Estate/Law Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company23%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
No Data Available
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise60%

Gigamon is ranked 1st in Network Packet Broker (NPB) with 1 review while SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is ranked 6th in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 14 reviews. Gigamon is rated 10.0, while SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Gigamon writes "Good visibility, deduplication, and header stripping features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer writes "Alerts us whenever a device is down but it cannot do metric performance monitoring". Gigamon is most compared with Ixia Network Packet Brokers, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Big Switch Networks, Cisco Nexus Data Broker and Cubro Network Packet Brokers, whereas SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is most compared with Zabbix, Cisco Stealthwatch, Centreon, Plixer Scrutinizer and Fortinet FortiSIEM.

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