SANTA CLARA, Calif .– (WIRE BUSINESS) –Gigamon, the world leader in network visibility, threat analysis, detection and response, announced today plans to expand its international footprint with the addition of its fourth technology hub in Ottawa, Canada. Gigamon will use the city’s in-depth technology expertise to build a world-class R&D team in the coming months with the goal of opening an office in 2021. Gigamon currently has technology centers in Santa Clara, California; Seattle, Washington; and Chennai, India with worldwide sales offices.
When considering possible expansion opportunities in North America, we considered a number of attractive options. In the end, Ottawa’s diverse workforce and active tech community made it a clear choice, said Shane Buckley, President and Chief Operating Officer at Gigamon. I would like to thank our partners at Invest Ottawa for such exceptional partners throughout this process. We hope to add the best to our team as our new technology hub will play a vital role in supporting our accelerated growth trajectory.
Ottawa, the national capital of Canada, is well known for its highly skilled technical prowess, with a strong focus on candidates with software as a service (SaaS) and cloud expertise. This past summer, Ottawa saw one of the highest increases year on year Ranking of CBREs technical talents and secured first place for the concentration of technology talents. Today’s announcement further supports a long-term steady growth trend for the city’s vibrant technology sector, particularly as a hub for R&D. During the selection process, the Ottawa bid was actively supported by the Ottawa Global Investment team and the Ontario Internationals team in California and Canada.
We are proud that major companies like Gigamon have chosen to expand their operations in Ontario, and today ‘s announcement further strengthens Ottawa as the cornerstone of the Ontario technology ecosystem, said Vic Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. . This is a testament to the impressive talent, dynamic business climate and vibrant culture of innovation in the province.
I’m extremely proud to welcome Gigamon, an industry leader in network capability, visibility and security, to the nation ‘s capital, said Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa. This is a significant investment by an emerging technology industry leader, reinforcing Ottawa’s position as an attractive city in which to do business, especially during these uncertain times.
Initial employment opportunities in Ottawa will be primarily for software engineers, with a focus on Cloud and SaaS skill groups. Over time, Gigamon expects a significant expansion in Ottawa comparable to their existing technology hubs. For specific job descriptions, please visit Gigamon career site. For more information on the company, please visit www.gigamon.com.
Gigamon is the first company to offer unified network visibility and analytics across all information in transit, from the first packages to applications, across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure. We integrate, transform, and analyze network traffic to address critical performance and security needs, including rapid threat detection and response, freeing up your organization to drive digital innovation. Gigamon has been awarded over 75 technology patents and enjoys industry-leading customer satisfaction with more than 3,000 organizations, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100 and hundreds of government and education organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Gigamon operates globally. For the full story of how Gigamon can help you run fast, stay safe and optimize, please visit http://www.gigamon.com and follow us on Twitter @gigamon.