Cisco Stealthwatch Review

Good dashboard but has a complicated installation process


What is our primary use case?

We use Stealthwatch to identify any risk or vulnerabilities in the environment.

How has it helped my organization?

Stealthwatch increased our threat detection rate a little bit, as well as our incident response time. It also reduced the amount of time it takes us to detect and remediate threats.

The cognitive analytics really helps us analyze the traffic.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is its alerts and dashboard.

The solution's analytics and threat detection capabilities are also pretty reasonable.

What needs improvement?

It's too complicated to install when starting out.

Also, we have actually seen an increase in false positives with Stealthwatch. A few of the false positives were too early to detect.

Availability is another issue. You need a couple of days to get it to work.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It was pretty stable. The only thing is the whole infrastructure is pretty complex with a lot of sensors and the like. With that level of complexity in mind, I would say it is very stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex. Sensor and controller installation was especially complex.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Stealthwatch as six out of ten. It is a good product but it needs a lot of work to complete the dot trace and other parts. It's not as competitive as others on the market.

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