Cisco Stealthwatch Biggest Lesson

What is the biggest lesson you have learned using this solution?

Network Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The biggest lesson I've learned using the solution is the importance of NetFlow. We're using NetFlow 9. I'd like to move towards NetFlow 12.
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Travis Bugh
Senior Director of Architecture and Engineering at Trace3
The biggest lesson I've learnt is that everybody is a target, and everybody will be a target, unfortunately.
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Robert Ufer
Network Architect at Henry Ford health system
Make sure you resource it correctly because it's going to use more than you expect.
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Steffen Jensen
IT Network Engineer at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
What we have really learned from this exercise is how our users are working.
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James Stout
Network Engineer at Oracle Corporation
I learned that we didn't have such great coverage of our network in terms of watching and monitoring. There was a lot that we captured after it was set up, so it was definitely of assistance.
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Senior Consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
I have learned that we need to jump into programming and understanding everything that is behind this.
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Network Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
My biggest lesson learned was how easy it is to use and to what extent it decreased our troubleshooting time.
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Rob Hartstone
Network Operations Manager at Philips Electronics
The biggest lesson I learned using Stealthwatch is that there's a lot of traffic going on on the network that shouldn't be going on.
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Lead Network Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The biggest lesson I learned is if it's not getting the flow data, it's not helping you. You have to just get your appointment inside the data. That's not really a tool, that's just if you don't send it, it can't see it.
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Director Network Services at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The biggest lesson that I have learned is that all companies should have a solution like this. Firewalls and IPS systems, and some of the other security tools out there, do not do what this tool particularly does.
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Mark Green
Network Operations Manager at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The biggest lesson for us is that we needed improvement, compared to what we had before. We ran around naked for the previous four years that I have been with the company. We made a good decision.
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Ken Poteate
Security Analysist at Amwins Group
The biggest lesson learned was to deploy based on the exact specifications of the vendor. Our problems go back to us not following the directions.
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Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The biggest lesson that I have learned is how poorly implemented campus networks are. They’re just poor.
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Douglas Bentley
Assistant Director of IT at University of Rochester Medical Center
This is a big box with a lot of widgets.
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Director of Networking and Telecom at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Focus and finalize your thresholds so that the alerting is more AI. When we configured it initially, we really didn't have the fundamental knowledge of our network and the infrastructure. We were just too aggressive. We started getting noise and needed to go back in and simplify it.
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