Cisco Stealthwatch Initial Setup

Consulta004b
Consultant at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was pretty straightforward. Once you get the template down, you get to the eye pop or an egress point, then you need one sensor. Deployment is easy. View full review »
Travis Bugh
Senior Director of Architecture and Engineering at Trace3
On a scale of one to ten, I'd call it a six out of ten. Do you need seasoned engineers to put it in? Yes. Do you need a rocket scientist? No. View full review »
Technicab71a
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup is straightforward for me, so when I work with our customers the setup is straightforward for them. It is a basic, three-tier model that includes flow sensors, flow collectors, and the SMC (Stealthwatch Management Control). These are all named appropriately, so people can understand what is being talked about when they hear it. After the installation is complete, it takes about a week for the machine learning component to learn your network. View full review »
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NetworkAcb23
Network Administrator at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. They explained the steps that they were going to do and they had it deployed within about two hours. It didn't take long and now we're just doing the baseline, which takes about three months. View full review »
NetworkE7689
Network Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our previous manager implemented our initial setup. I'm just a user. I can imagine it was difficult. View full review »
Robert Ufer
Network Architect at Henry Ford health system
We deployed it ourselves. It was easy enough. The instructions were clear enough for us to be able to roll it out straightforward. View full review »
Directorb5e9
Director Network Services at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Installing the solution is straightforward, although the tuning can be complex. In our case, we didn't have any pre-training or the skills required before deploying it. So, tuning was a little complex. View full review »
Director9b3e
Director of Networking and Telecom at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was pretty complex because of the size of our environment. The product itself is complex. We had to have an advanced working knowledge of networks already before deploying the solution. View full review »
Dale Keehan
Network Engineer at UC San Diego Health System
The initial setup was pretty straightforward and sufficient. It's good. View full review »
Ken Poteate
Security Analysist at Amwins Group
I was involved in the deployment. The initial setup should have been easier than it was — fairly easy overall. I think my engineering department made it more difficult. We should have deployed it based on the exact specifications of the vendor. On our team, we've got people who think they know more than the vendor. Any trouble goes back to our entire team not following the directions to the letter during the setup. They should have made sure they followed the exact steps to get everything running, and then actually go dig into any other need they're trying to solve for specifically. After that make sure to get reporting to match issues that are important to solve for because that's what makes it useful. View full review »
NetworkSddc6
Network Section Chief at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Stealthwatch is just set up on a single network that we have. We're pulling primary data from anything that pops up out of the norm. We'll forward that information on to our cybersecurity guys and they'll track it down. The initial setup is straightforward, but we're starting to fine-tune. We're getting more detailed information on the practical use of the product. View full review »
Forensic60e5
Forensic Analyst at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The deployment was a breeze. It is a very innovative and robust platform that allows us to bi-directionally stitch together data elements from NetFlow-enabled devices to provide a context for network utilization. View full review »
Joaquin Quinata
Network Manager Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. It wasn't difficult. View full review »
NetworkM6238
Network Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
NetworkEd59a
Network Engineer at a tech services company
The initial setup was a little complex since I haven't set it up before. View full review »
Rob Hartstone
Network Operations Manager at Philips Electronics
The initial setup was complex. There were just a lot of different pieces. We were trying to figure out what was needed to configure the device. We also use IPAM for host integration. View full review »
Mark Green
Network Operations Manager at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
I wouldn't say that the initial setup was complex. It took us approximately one week, which included two days of off-screening and two days of prep. It was more a case of red tape on our end in regards to getting it into production than anything else. It wasn't complicated at all. View full review »
Steffen Jensen
IT Network Engineer at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was complex. Lancope was the owner of Stealthwatch until Cisco acquired them and there are still a lot of dependencies on Lancope, which makes the overview a bit difficult to get. View full review »
Finn Kristensen
Architect at Atea A/S
The initial setup of this solution is complex. The most important thing is that the customer has good guidelines. View full review »
Brian Grainer
Manager of Digital Communications at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
The initial setup was before I was at the company. It was over six years ago. View full review »
Director7b47
Director of Operations at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup of this solution is complex. it wasn't necessarily the tool that was complex, but the environment. It had to do with the way our network is and the requirements that we needed to be implemented. This is where the complexity came from. View full review »
James Stout
Network Engineer at Oracle Corporation
The initial setup for this solution was fairly complex. This was, in part, because of where we placed it in our network and the removal of our old system. It involved mapping it from the old to new so that it will be able to maintain the same functionality in our network. View full review »
Chad Koopmeiners
Network Manager at NorthBay HealthCare
The initial setup was straightforward but required a lot of data entry, to begin with building out the server types and network types. View full review »
Douglas Bentley
Assistant Director of IT at University of Rochester Medical Center
The initial setup of this solution is complex. There is a lot to configure, and we're a big university so there is a lot of work that needed to be done. View full review »
SeniorNe4b79
Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider
Although I wasn't involved in the initial setup myself, it looked straightforward. View full review »
ServiceE8f27
Service Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was straightforward. We simply followed the instructions on how to use it, and so far everything is working great. View full review »
NetworkMed21
Network Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. It was easy, the instructions were there. It was pretty straightforward to operate. Your learning curve could be a little bit difficult, but it's up and coming. View full review »
SeniorCoeaa2
Senior Consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup for this solution is complex, at least in the beginning. It is a really hard step from being a networking engineer and moving to that software component. You have to understand the software because the dependency on the actual programming is very important. That has been a learning curve. View full review »
SrNetworbb7a
Sr Network Engineer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The setup was of moderate complexity because of the Citrix environment. View full review »
JosephSullivan
Manager at Indiana University Health
The initial setup was complex, especially as it came to configurations. View full review »
Associat85b7
Associate Director Network Services at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was complex. Sensor and controller installation was especially complex. View full review »
Bill Guilford
Senior Information Security Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup is very straightforward. View full review »
reviewer1151310
Chief Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup of this solution is complex. View full review »
SrNetworab58
Sr. Network Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The configuration of the solution was quite complex so I won't say that it is straightforward to set everything up. View full review »
Toufeik Choukri
PIC for Cyber Security at a university with 51-200 employees
I think in order to master the network security issues it's complex. The deployment took a week or so. View full review »
Rafael-Garcia
Infosec Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
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