Compare Awake Security Platform vs. Cisco Stealthwatch

Awake Security Platform is ranked 3rd in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 2 reviews while Cisco Stealthwatch is ranked 1st in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 39 reviews. Awake Security Platform is rated 9.0, while Cisco Stealthwatch is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Awake Security Platform writes "Gives us the capabilities of a Tier 4 analyst without hiring one; at a glance we can see what's happening in our environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Stealthwatch writes "You are able to drill down into a center's utilization, then create reports based on it". Awake Security Platform is most compared with Darktrace, Vectra AI and Cisco Stealthwatch, whereas Cisco Stealthwatch is most compared with Darktrace, Splunk User Behavior Analytics and FireEye Network Security.
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Pros
The query language makes it easy to query the records on the network, to do searches for the various threat activities that we're looking for. The dashboard, the Security Knowledge Graph, displays information meaningfully and easily. I am able to find the information that I want to find pretty quickly.The most valuable feature is the ability to see suspicious activity for devices inside my network. It helps me to quickly identify that activity and do analysis to see if it's expected or I need to mitigate that activity quickly.

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Most of the engineers I've worked with have been really good. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with.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's a dependable product that is able to pinpoint where we have vulnerabilities if they occur.Using the Cognitive Analytics feature, we have complete visibility that we didn’t have before.The most valuable feature about this solution is that it gives me insight of my network.It has improved our internal knowledge of what's going on with the network, and that's helpful.The most valuable features of this solution are the logging, keeping threats under control, and keeping our data and environment secure.It does change the way we troubleshoot and it is relatively easy to use once you learn it. I would recommend it to someone considering it.

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I enjoy the query language, but it could be a bit more user-friendly, especially for new users who come across it... They should push it more into a natural language style as opposed to a query language.There's room for improvement with some of the definitions, because I don't have time and I'm not a Tier 4 analyst. I believe that is something they're working towards.

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We've run into some issues with the configuration.They should include Citrix VDIs in the next release.The GUI could use some improvement. Being able to find features more easily would be a great improvement if it was simplified.The initial setup is complex, as there is a lot to configure.It hasn't really improved our direct detection rate but it has definitely reduced our incident response time as we wouldn't have been able to detect threats or immediate risks without this solution.I would like to see more and cleaner reporting. For example, if I pull up Steven and I want to look and maybe compare him to what you've done in the past week, and compare that to the past six months, the point would be to see what the difference in activity looks like over this time. I don't see that capability in reporting to date. You see that trend but you don't really see a straightforward comparison. That right there is key to what we want to see about the normal activity.It is time-consuming to set it up and understand how the tool works.I would like to see better filters.

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Our fees are approximately $3,000 USD.Licensing is on a yearly basis.We pay for support costs on a yearly basis.On a yearly basis, licensing is somewhere around $30,000.The yearly licensing cost is about $50,000.The pricing for this solution is good.The licensing costs are outrageous.Today, we are part of the big Cisco ELA, and it is a la carte. We can get orders for whatever we want. At the end of the day, we have to pay for it in one big expense, but that is fine. We are okay with that.

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Overview

Awake Security is the only advanced network traffic analysis company that delivers a privacy-aware solution capable of detecting and visualizing behavioral, mal-intent and compliance incidents with full forensics context. Powered by Ava, Awake’s security expert system, the Awake Security Platform combines federated machine learning, threat intelligence and human expertise. The platform analyzes billions of communications to autonomously discover, profile and classify every device, user and application on any network. Through automated hunting and investigation, Awake uncovers malicious intent from insiders and external attackers alike. The company is ranked #1 for time to value because of its frictionless approach that delivers answers rather than alerts.

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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Healthcare Company22%
Software R&D Company19%
Manufacturing Company9%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Healthcare Company26%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company11%
Software R&D Company10%
Healthcare Company9%
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