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Gigamon Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN's 2015 Partner Program Guide
Annual guide recognizes the best channel partner programs in the market

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon® Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), the leader in traffic visibility solutions with its innovative Unified Visibility Fabric™, today announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company's CRN 2015 Partner Program Guide. This annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements within their channel programs.

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Gigamon's worldwide channel program rewards and enables value-added (VAR) partners by aligning resources, expertise and investments with partners who are committed to building successful practices around Gigamon's market-leading visibility and security solutions. The recently enhanced program recognizes the value of supporting a VAR's business with the introduction of expanded market development funds and significant investment in training programs. Gigamon works jointly with partners to develop expertise, build awareness and create demand in the high growth visibility market.

Gigamon Chief Marketing Officer Peter Finter was recently named as a 2015 CRN Channel Chief, demonstrating the company's track record of leading channel accomplishments, including their position and standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community and plans for driving industry innovation and channel growth.

To determine the 2015 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company's Research team assessed each vendor's investment in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communications.

"Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies, and the right approach can make all the difference," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendors deliver the best partner elements for their individual business goals."

"We're honored to receive this award as it exemplifies Gigamon's commitment to our channel partners," said Gigamon vice president of worldwide channel sales, Scott Sullivan. "We see our partners as a valued extension of our Gigamon sales force. As such, we are equipping them with the best solutions and most comprehensive portfolio to empower their growth and success as traffic visibility becomes essential to security, data center and service provider environments."

The 2015 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

About Gigamon
Gigamon provides an intelligent Visibility Fabric™ architecture for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Gigamon's 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. Gigamon has been designing and building traffic visibility products since 2004 and its solutions are deployed globally across vertical markets including over half of the Fortune 100 and many government and federal agencies. Learn more at www.gigamon.com, the Gigamon Blog, or follow Gigamon on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

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Marc Courchesne, The Channel Company, 508.416.1110, mcourchesne@thechannelcompany.com; Angie Fife, Weber Shandwick, 415.262.5937, afife@webershandwick.com

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