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Traded as NYSE: GIMO
Industry Computer networking, Computer security
Founded 2004
Headquarters Santa Clara, California, U.S.
Area served
Key people
  • GigaSMART
  • GigaSECURE
  • GigaVUE series
  • Gigamon Visibility Platform for AWS
Revenue Increase US$310.9 million (2016)[1]
Increase US$49.4 million (2016)[1]
Number of employees
743 (As of April 2017)[2]

Gigamon is a privately held network visibility and traffic monitoring technology vendor.[3] Formerly traded publicly,[4] it is now owned by Elliott Management.[5] Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Gigamon had 371 employees as of December 27, 2014,[4] and 743 employees as of April 2017[2]

The company’s proprietary products can manipulate and route traffic to various application performance, network management, analysis, compliance and security tools.[6]


Gigamon was founded in 2004 as Gigamon Systems, LLC.[7][8]

The company went public on the New York Stock Exchange on June 11, 2013.[9] During the initial public offering on June 12, 2013, investors bought 6.75 million shares priced at $19 each, generating $128 million in sales.[10][11] Gigamon officials rang the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange on February 24, 2016.[12][13]

In January 2018, the company was acquired by Elliott Management Corporation.


Gigamon develops physical and virtual network visibility technologies, including network TAP and aggregation products, traffic manipulation applications and visibility fabric nodes.[14]

Recognition and awards[edit]

  • Gigamon was chosen as the winner of the 2015 Network World Asia Information Award for Network Traffic Monitoring & Management.[15]
  • Gigamon was chosen as the winner of the 2015 Network World Asia Information Award for Network Testing & Management.[16]
  • Gigamon won a TechTarget SearchNetworking Network Innovation Award for its HC2 modular fabric node for network traffic visibility.[17]
  • Frost & Sullivan recognized Gigamon for its work to help service providers de-risk their IP Voice / VoLTE deployments.[18]
  • Gigamon's NetFlow Generation Application is named a finalist for Best New Product (Telecom) for the 2014 Leading Lights Awards from Light Reading.[19]


  1. ^ a b "2016 Form 10-K". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 28 April 2017. p. 18. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Gigamon's (GIMO) CEO Paul Hooper on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript". Seeking Alpha. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Network Visibility and Monitoring: What's Going on in There, Anyway?". 451 Research. 2014-07-01.
  4. ^ a b "Gigamon 2014 Form 10-K". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 2015-03-09.
  5. ^ "Gigamon Announces Completion of Acquisition by Elliott Management and Qatar Investment Authority". Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  6. ^ "Gigamon…Fixing Problems You Didn't Know About". Standalone Sysadmin. 2011-10-02.
  7. ^ "Calling YCombinators: Lessons from a "Serial First-Timer". Gigaom. 2008-04-04.
  8. ^ Mark Haranas (28 January 2015). "Gigamon takes partner program to next level". CRN. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  9. ^ Schubarth, Cromwell (11 June 2013). "Gigamon IPO brings in $128.25M, prices at mid-range". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  10. ^ Avalos, George (17 July 2013). "Gigamon will move to new Santa Clara HQ where it could employ 500 people". Mercury News. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Gigamon makes stock exchange debut; sees shares soar". CRN. 12 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Gigamon rings the NYSE closing bell". Livestream. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  13. ^ "The past, present and future of network security: An interview with Paul Hooper, CEO of Gigamon". New York Stock Exchange. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Gigamon rolls out active visibility, stays ahead of the commodity curve". Network World. 2014-10-29.
  15. ^ "2015 Information Management Awards". Network World Asia. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  16. ^ "2015 Information Management Awards". Network World Asia. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  17. ^ "Gigamon gets NIA award for network traffic visibility platform". SearchNetworking. 2015-04-10.
  18. ^ "Gigamon: 2015 Global VoLTE Network Monitoring Systems Product Line Strategy Leadership Award" (PDF). Frost & Sullivan. 2015.
  19. ^ "Leading Lights 2014: The Finalists". Light Reading. 2014-05-07.

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