SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon® Inc. (NYSE:GIMO), a leader in traffic visibility solutions with the innovative Visibility Fabric™ architecture, today announced that Duston Williams has informed the company of his intention to step down as chief financial officer to take a new position with a privately held company. Mr. Williams will continue in his role at Gigamon until June 6, 2014, and will remain available in an advisory capacity through August 30, 2014 working on transition and other matters. The Gigamon board of directors has launched a search to replace Mr. Williams. Following Mr. William's departure, Ravi Narula, Gigamon's chief accounting officer, will serve as the interim chief financial officer until a permanent replacement is found. Mr. Narula has been serving as Gigamon's chief accounting officer since 2013 and vice president, corporate controller since 2012. Prior to joining Gigamon, Mr. Narula held a number of finance and accounting roles for other publicly traded technology companies, including serving as chief financial officer at BigBand Networks, Inc.
"I am grateful for Duston's contributions to Gigamon, building a first class finance organization and being a key member of the team that took the company public last year," said chief executive officer Paul Hooper. "We wish him continued success at his next venture."
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About the Visibility Fabric architecture
At Gigamon we realized that delivering the visibility essential to manage, analyze and secure the complex system that is the IT infrastructure requires a new approach. With millions of traffic flows across thousands of endpoints, visibility needs to be pervasive, intelligent and dynamic. Using our patented, unique technology, we created an innovative new approach for delivering this visibility called the Visibility Fabric architecture. This new approach is intelligent and versatile in its ability to enable visibility into the network. For more information visit http://www.gigamon.com/traffic-visibility-fabric.
Gigamon provides an intelligent Visibility Fabric™ architecture for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Our technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with pervasive and dynamic intelligent visibility of traffic across both physical and virtual environments without affecting the performance or stability of the production network. Through patented technologies and centralized management, the Gigamon GigaVUE portfolio of high availability and high density products intelligently delivers the appropriate network traffic to management, analysis, compliance and security tools. With over eight years' experience designing and building traffic visibility products in the US, Gigamon solutions are deployed globally across vertical markets including over half of the Fortune 100 and many government and federal agencies. www.gigamon.com
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