Cisco Stealthwatch Review

​Provides complete network visibility and has made troubleshooting easy


What is most valuable?

SMC and FC, though they are components, not features.

Most valuable features are the network maps and server and network response time. Maps is a unique feature which provides logical grouping of different segments of the network with complete visibility and alerting based on a total or protocol base as per defined threshold. So, one can check how many connections to the server and/or on the protocol, and who is consuming the most bandwidth. This is done, while the server and network response time provide quick identification of root cause of slow response from the server.

How has it helped my organization?

Provided complete network visibility and made troubleshooting easy.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Cisco Stealthwatch for four to five years: versions 5.0 to 6.22.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Yes. The version with the Dell server had iDRAC problems. Often, it reported iDRAC failure.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How is customer service and technical support?

Very good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No, we did not use a different solution.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is much higher compared to other solutions.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, SolarWinds.

What other advice do I have?

It is a good product. I don't see any matching product with level of detailed information.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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