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Gigamon Kicks off Fourth Quarter with Noted 2009 Accomplishments

Data Access Networking Innovator Hires Vice President of North American Sales to Support Record Growth and Sales Projections

Silicon Valley—October 8, 2009 - Gigamon, the leading global provider of intelligent data access networking™, today announced the promotion of Mike Hoffman to vice president of North American Sales. As part of his new responsibilities, Hoffman will more than double Gigamon’s North American sales staff in 2010. In 2009, the Milpitas, California based company that solves real problems in data access for monitoring/security and instantly saves IT departments’ money, continued its growth, maintaining a greater than 40 percent annual revenue and profit growth since inception in 2005.  Gigamon anticipates a sustainable growth rate and therefore needs to expand and upgrade its sales team.

“We started and self-funded Gigamon in 2004 and recognized a gap in the data center monitoring market,” said Tom Gallatin, managing partner, Sales & Marketing. “Today we’ve reached an exciting new phase where the global demand for enhanced network monitoring and security has led to our 90 percent market share for intelligent data access networks. We’re so pleased to expand the Gigamon family with great additions such as Mike Hoffman, who will help us continue this momentum.”

By growing its management team with industry veterans, Gigamon has maintained its status as the leading global provider of intelligent data access networking. In September, Hoffman was promoted to vice president of North American Sales to lead all sales activities in North America. Having worked most positions in the sales channel from reseller to an independent manufacturer representative, Hoffman brings years of management in networking analysis and monitoring. Before joining Gigamon, Hoffman was the vice president of Enterprise Sales for MRV Communications. During his tenure at MRV, Hoffman pioneered a new sales structure that increased the channel sales by 158 percent. Hoffman served eight years in the US Navy’s Advanced Electronics Field, and after completing two tours in Operation Desert Storm, he was hand-selected for instructor duty at the Navy’s Combat Systems Technical School. Mike holds a BA and MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California.

“Gigamon’s customers’ realize the importance of having a GigaVUE on the front end of their tools. This protects their investment while allowing their tools perform more efficiently —a fact that certainly contributed to our rapid growth in 2009. Where passive, ethernet-based tools don’t work, Gigamon has emerged as the leader in aggregating, filtering and replicating customized data streams to all monitoring tools.” said Mike Hoffman, vice president of North American Sales.

To date, Gigamon’s 2009 financial and operational highlights include:

Experienced 15 consecutive quarters of positive cash flow, and anticipated 40 percent year over year growth

Met emerging global demand for intelligent data access networking solutions, serving more than 500 of the top enterprise, institutional and Telco networks.  

Selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor. CRN's Emerging Technology Vendor list features companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology

Became the industry’s first and only NEBS (Network Equipment Building Systems) certified data access switch

Released GigaStream, an innovative trunking technology for traffic load balancing that eliminates bottlenecking and guarantees the highest port density and lowest latency in the industry, and Citrus™1.1, which supports GigaStream in a single browser-based GUI

Added key strategic partnerships with joint solution providers of Web Application Firewalls,

About Gigamon
Gigamon delivers intelligent data access solutions to enhance monitoring of service provider and enterprise data centers. The company’s world-renowned GigaVUE “orange boxes” aggregate, filter and replicate customized data streams to all monitoring tools. Gigamon pioneered technology for multi-tool environments to address new demands for reporting and analyzing organizational data. Now in its third generation with global deployments in over 40 countries and 90 percent market share for intelligent data access, Gigamon’s GigaVUE platform is the only proven, fully-integrated, total solution for all data access needs. Gigamon’s patented technology enables companies to realize day one ROI by increasing tool value and operational efficiencies. GigaVUE ensures seamless and controlled delivery of the right data, at the right time to the right tools. Organizations deploying Gigamon solutions enjoy greater uptime, reduced threat vulnerability and improved regulatory compliance.


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