Cisco Stealthwatch Review

Tracks anomalies in real time but is challenging to scale to the size of our environment

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for Stealthwatch is endpoint security.

How has it helped my organization?

Being able to graph and show data to management has improved our organization. We can show the data to the higher-ups. It shows them that it's picking up on these anomalies and doing its job.

It has reduced our incidence response time by around 30%. The solution has improved our efficiency in operations around 30% through basic cost-cutting. It has reduced the amount of admin support time by around 15%.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is its ability to track anomalies in real time. It increases our time-to-value ratios.

What needs improvement?

They should include Citrix VDIs in the next release.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's challenging to scale as big as our environment.

How are customer service and technical support?

I highly recommend their technical support.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We knew we needed to switch because we had a gap in visibility. We picked this solution because we're a Cisco shop.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was of moderate complexity because of the Citrix environment.

What about the implementation team?

We used a reseller for the deployment called Presidio. We had a good deployment with them.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at FortiGate.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Cisco HyperFlex HX a six only because of the challenges we had with Citrix.

You need a dedicated team to manage all of these products and their integration together.

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