Gigamon Announces Appointment of Helmut Wilke as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

11 Aug, 2014, 16:05 ET from Gigamon

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon® Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), a leader in traffic visibility solutions with the innovative Visibility Fabric™ architecture, today announced the appointment of Helmut Wilke as senior vice president of worldwide sales, effective immediately.

"We are pleased to have a seasoned executive of Helmut's caliber join the team and lead our worldwide sales organization," said Paul Hooper, CEO of Gigamon.  "Helmut's experience in recruiting and building world class sales teams and implementing channel programs will be invaluable as we continue to drive growth and expand internationally."

"I am excited to join Gigamon at a time when customers are demanding a higher level of intelligence within their monitoring fabrics.  I look forward to fully leveraging the highly differentiated features of Gigamon's Visibility Fabric by building relationships with new customers and partners around the world," said Wilke.

Prior to Gigamon, Wilke led worldwide sales, partner and operations for Ixia's Network Visibility Solutions as vice president of worldwide sales. Prior to Ixia, Wilke was the vice president of the US Western Region Enterprise and Partner Group for Microsoft where he delivered business critical technology solutions to enterprise customers.  Wilke also held senior sales positions at Extreme Networks and Sun Microsystems. 

Wilke received a master's degree and doctor of Social Sciences in 1985 from the Free University of Berlin, Germany.

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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

About Gigamon

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.

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