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"Using standard BGP, NetFlow and SNMP ensure wide compatibility. There are also peering traffic reports that can help identify upstream peering opportunities. The ATLAS aggregation service allows us to contribute to the global DDoS data and benefit from overall trends.""We use it not only for DDoS detection and protection, but we also use it for traffic analysis and capacity planning as well. We've also been able to extend the use of it to other security measures within our company, the front-line defense, not only for DDoS, but for any kind of scanning malware that may be picked up. It's also used for outbound attacks, which has helped us mitigate those and lower our bandwidth costs...""The auto-mitigation, that signaling feature, where it automatically raises an alarm that a line is under attack, is important. The upstream service provider will then do something to reduce the load on our internet lines. The fact that it's automated means I don't have to sit and always be looking at threats coming through. It does it almost automatically, without any intervention by me.""I like all the features together as a whole.""There were huge attacks in October, around 62 attacks at 30 gigabits per second, at one of our banks. We used Arbor DDoS to mitigate these attacks, and it performed great.""We have taken on the Arbor Cloud subscription, which is really useful because you secure yourself for anything beyond your current mitigation capacity. This is a really good feature of Arbor that is available.""The most valuable features include the traffic categorization and control of the traffic. The filtering of the traffic is very precise. When you want to stop some traffic, you precisely stop that traffic.""It is fully mitigating the attacks. We've dealt with other ones where we didn't necessarily see that. The detection is very good. It's also very simple to use. Arbor is a single pane of glass, whereas with other solutions you might have a detection pane of glass and then have to go to a separate interface to deal with the mitigation. That single pane of glass makes it much simpler."

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"It's easy to set up. The deployment takes one or two days. You need to collect the data from a device and then direct it to the portal.""It has definitely helped us improve our mean time to resolution on network issues.""Overall, the implementation is very good.""We find that Stealthwatch can detect the unseen.""Great network monitoring, looking at anomaly detection and evaluation.""From what I understand, you can encrypt and unencrypt traffic moving in transit. This is one of the features that we liked about it."

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Cons
"The upgrade process is mildly complex requiring treatment of the custom embedded OS separately from the application. The correlation of the underling OS to the application version can be easily missed.""I would also like more visibility into their bad actor feeds, their fingerprint feeds. We try to be good stewards of the internet, so if there are attacks, or bad actors within our networks, if there were an easier way for us to find them, we could stop them from doing their malicious activity, and at the same time save money.""Implementation could be better.""We need a SaaS model for the solution.""When it comes to some false positives, we need to tweak the system from time to time. There is room for improvement when it comes to the actual mitigation because of some false positives.""There is always room for improvement for any product or service. If we can bring in more agility when deploying services, that is definitely a scope which we can work towards. Nowadays, everything is being offered as a service model. It is not that we have to deploy the physical hardware, many things move up to the cloud, or even can be delivered in the VNS form in the customer's environment as well. So, in that space, if we can add more features to make it more seamless for customers to use and make it available through some marketplace, not only at the hyperscalers, but also for any on-prem deployment, that definitely would be a big plus.""On the application layer, they could have a better distributed traffic flow. They could improve that a bit. For network data it is very effective, but the application layer can be improved.""They should improve the reporting section and make it a little bit more detailed. I would like to have much better and more detailed reports."

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"Cisco could improve the administration for the customers.""Many of these tools require extensive on-premises hardware to run.""We would like the solution to make more advances in the way that Extreme Networks has been doing.""It's a good solid solution but integration with Network Access Control products with Cisco ISE would be good.""The visualization could be improved, the GUI is not the best.""We determined that Stealthwatch wouldn't provide the machine learning model that we required."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Arbor is striking a good balance between pricing and what they deliver.""The solution is a bit costly if you're a small organization, but I think it's worth the price that they are charging.""Arbor DDoS is quite expensive, but all these solutions are expensive because they deal with confidential information.""We do not use the Arbor Cloud DDoS solution because it is too costly.""You need to find a way to get a good offering from Arbor by negotiating a price. That is the challenge.""There is room for improvement with the pricing. It is an expensive solution. The issue with the pricing is more the way it is built. Right now we're paying per router, and there's a limitation there. I would like to see bundle-pricing where there is an overall solution cost.""The licensing of a complete Arbor solution, including fire-walling and unified site management, can get expensive.""The price of this solution is a little high in the African market, it should be lower."

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"This is an expensive product. We have quit paying for support because we don't want to have to upgrade it and keep paying for it."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The artificial intelligence feature is most appreciated. This solution can lower the throughput and clear the traffic, which is something really important for us. It also provides good protection… more »
Top Answer: The licensing of a complete Arbor solution, including fire-walling and unified site management, can get expensive. This is a cost-benefit scenario in which the risk of losing everything must be… more »
Top Answer: They should improve the reporting section and make it a little bit more detailed. I would like to have much better and more detailed reports.
Top Answer: Great network monitoring, looking at anomaly detection and evaluation.
Top Answer: This is an expensive solution and the license is expensive. The cost is an area where a lot of clients are a little uncomfortable. The license cost is based on the size of the environment you're… more »
Top Answer: The visualization could be improved, the GUI is not the best. Stealthwatch was purchased from a company called Lancope and the look and feel of the tool is a little different from some of Cisco's… more »
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8.8
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Also Known As
Arbor Networks SP, Arbor Networks TMS, Arbor Cloud for ENT
Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise, Lancope StealthWatch
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Overview

Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, is driven to protect the infrastructure and ecosystem of the internet. It is the principle upon which we were founded in 2000; and remains the common thread that runs through all that we do today. Arbor’s approach is rooted in the study of network traffic. Arbor’s suite of visibility, DDoS protection and advanced threat solutions provide customers with a micro view of their network enhanced by a macro view of global internet traffic and emerging threats through our ATLAS infrastructure. Sourced from more than 300 service provider customers, ATLAS delivers intelligence based on insight into approximately 1/3 of global internet traffic. Supported by Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), smart workflows and rich user context, Arbor’s network insights help customers see, understand and solve the most complex and consequential security challenges facing their organizations.

Cisco Stealthwatch uses NetFlow to provide visibility across the network, data center, branch offices, and cloud. Its advanced security analytics uncover stealthy attacks on the extended network. Stealthwatch helps you use your existing network as a security sensor and enforcer to dramatically improve your threat defense.

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Sample Customers
Xtel Communications
Edge Web Hosting, Telenor Norway, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Webster Financial Corporation, Westinghouse Electric, VMware, TIAA-CREF
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider60%
Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company10%
Security Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government4%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company23%
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company8%
Transportation Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company18%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise47%
REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise79%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise69%
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Arbor DDoS is ranked 1st in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 12 reviews while Cisco Stealthwatch is ranked 5th in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 6 reviews. Arbor DDoS is rated 8.8, while Cisco Stealthwatch is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Arbor DDoS writes "With automatic flow specs we're able to drop that traffic before it even enters into our network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Stealthwatch writes "Provides valuable security knowledge and helps us improve network performance". Arbor DDoS is most compared with Radware DefensePro, Cloudflare, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Corero and Kentik, whereas Cisco Stealthwatch is most compared with Darktrace, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer and Splunk User Behavior Analytics.

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