- 25 March 2013 11:51
Jim Balog to spearhead Gigamon campaigns
SYDNEY, March 25, 2013 – Gigamon®, a leader in traffic visibility solutions with the innovative Visibility Fabric™ architecture, today announced the appointment of Jim Balog as Regional Sales Director for Australia and New Zealand to address expanding opportunities.
The company is ramping up sales and marketing activities to address growing network challenges of telecommunications, enterprise and government organisations. These include big data, bring-your-own-device (BYOD), network virtualisation and hybrid infrastructure using cloud, managed services and outsourcing.
Gigamon recently participated in the VMUG events in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Cisco Live in Melbourne. These events reached Gigamon’s target market and showcased recent Gigamon offerings from their Visibility Fabric™ architecture, including the GigaVUE™-HD8, GigaVUE-VM as well as 40Gb and 100Gb capabilities.
Gigamon provides end-to-end visibility into networks, to improve the management of business critical applications, security and network performance.
Balog said: “It is a challenging but exciting time to be joining Gigamon, whose technology is in demand from large organisations needing to manage their businesses more effectively. Ours is a simple, compelling value proposition – Gigamon promotes growth while enabling operational visibility and cost savings for the business and IT departments.” Gigamon is growing its operations in Australia and New Zealand through expansion of its reseller network and technology alliances.
Rob Perin, CEO of Gigamon distributor Newgen Systems, said: “Jim’s appointment signals an intensified expansion campaign in Australia and New Zealand, which reflects the company’s current successes in the region.”
Balog joined Gigamon from triCerat where he developed a channel strategy and launched their operations here in Australia. He has been involved with building service organisations and start-ups focused on virtualisation technology in Australia.
About the Visibility Fabric Architecture
Gigamon realises that delivering the visibility essential to manage, monitor 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 patented, unique technology, Gigamon created an innovative new approach for delivering this visibility, called the Visibility FabricTM architecture. This approach is intelligent and versatile in its ability to enable visibility into the network. For more information, visit http://www.gigamon.com/visibility-fabric-architecture.
Gigamon® provides an intelligent Visibility Fabric™ architecture to enable the management of increasingly complex networks. Gigamon technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with pervasive visibility and control of traffic across both physical and virtual environments without affecting the performance or stability of the production network. Through patented technologies, centralised management and a portfolio of high availability and high density fabric nodes, network traffic is intelligently delivered to management, monitoring and security systems. Gigamon solutions have been deployed globally across enterprise, data centers and service providers, including over half of the Fortune 100 and many government and federal agencies.
For more information
David Frost PR Deadlines, for Gigamon Tel: +61.2.4341 5021 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Balog ANZ Regional Sales Director, Gigamon Tel +61 3 9823 6295 Email: email@example.com
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