Gigamon Wins Award for Hottest "New" Networking Company

SILICON VALLEY -- 05/28/13
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Gigamon®, a leader in network traffic visibility solutions with the innovative Unified Visibility Fabric™ architecture, announced today that they have won the NetEvents' 2013 Innovation Awards for the Hottest "New" Networking Company.

"We are pleased and excited to receive this award. Our Unified Visibility Fabric architecture solutions help enable rapid instrumentation, tooling and optimization of the network," said Shehzad Merchant, Chief Strategy Officer at Gigamon. "With the growth of new technologies and paradigm shifts such as virtualization, cloud and SDN, Gigamon is uniquely positioned to serve as an enabler to the adoption and growth of these new technologies and this award is a testament to the unique place we hold in the network ecosystem."

NetEvents' Innovation Awards recognizes the very best in the technology industry and rewards the leading individuals and organizations for innovation and performance in the networking and telecommunications sector. Judged by an independent panel of highly respected IT industry gurus, professionals and leading technology press and industry analysts from around the globe, recipients of the award are recognized for their endeavors and achievements in carrier ethernet business services, telecoms, enterprise wireless, cloud/datacenter, security and SDN.

"Gigamon is rapidly establishing a solid presence in the networking sector. Their innovative approach of providing visibility into networking technologies of today and tomorrow certainly impressed our assembled audience of more than 300 international press, analysts, researchers, industry professionals and Silicon Valley movers and shakers. The live wireless voting at the NetEvents Innovation Awards ceremony certainly made this an exciting vote, awarding Gigamon as the 'Hottest "New" Networking Company'. Perhaps, an indication of one to watch in this space," said Mark Fox, CEO, NetEvents.

The award was presented in tandem with The Ethernet Innovation Summit, which took place May 22nd in Mountain View, CA. Gigamon's Shehzad Merchant spoke on a panel at the Ethernet Innovation Summit on the topic of Future Network Architectures. The panel included other industry pioneers to propose and explore topics such as new architectures, the promised benefits and challenges of Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Content-Centric Networking (CCN) and other new Ethernet architectures and technologies.

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