CA Spectrum vs Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise

CA Spectrum is ranked 5th in Network Monitoring Software with 58 reviews vs Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise which is ranked 22nd in Network Monitoring Software with 6 reviews. The top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "It has a REST API and is customisable using standard features". The top reviewer of Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise writes "You are able to drill down into a center's utilization, then create reports based on it". CA Spectrum is most compared with Nagios XI, CA Unified Infrastructure Management and IBM Tivoli NetCool. Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise is most compared with Darktrace, FireEye and Vectra Networks. See our CA Spectrum vs Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise report.
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The monitoring just comes to us: "Oh, there's something wrong with that machine." It tells us. There are some 50,000 machines or so, all doing different things. And if they go down we hear about it.It helps our NetOps group actually handle alarms in a way that lets them see the bigger picture of those alarms, and how they might affect our services. It helps us communicate information about the network state better to services that might be impacted by a specific network condition.As the kind of enterprise that straddles the line between telco size and enterprise size, it scales for us, because we're not all the way at telco yet.​It covers a lot of different types of hardware. It can do a lot and saves us time.​It is very stable. We have not had any major issues in over 10 years.​The stability of the product is key. It never breaks, really. The stability and reliability of the Spectrum product have been top-notch.​I can use it to detect whenever things go wrong on my network.We can plan changes and replacement of end-of-life products in our environment very well because it's very accurate.

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The artifacts available in the tool provide better information for analyzing network traffic. It enables a holistic view of network traffic and general packet analysis. It's easy to identify anomalies without the use of signatures. The way in which we implemented Stealthwatch Cloud has enabled my team to analyze traffic behind proxies.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.Able to drill down into a center's utilization, then create reports based on it.Ease of deployment, once you get your ducks in a row.Visibility. The ability to look East and West. To see what is passing through your circuits, where it is coming from, and how big it is.From a security standpoint, it is just seeing pockets as well. Visibility is very key for us.Provides easily identifiable anomalies that you can't see with signature detections.The beginning of any security investigation starts with net flow data.

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If they could interact with the MIBs of vendors better, and have a lot more pre-loaded ones, that would be amazing for us right now.The Spectrum OneClick is a Java-based client, and that's aging. Really, before any new feature integration, I'd love to see a comprehensive rebuild of the UI.The upgrade process could be smoother. More of the steps around upgrading could be automated.A better integration with the UIM, as far as being able to do root cause analysis and that type of analytics.Needs better integration with all the other products in the Agile suite of tools; anything they could do to make that less complex, would be great.If nobody else has said the documentation needs improvement, let's go there. I understand, you can either write about it or you can do it. And most of us would rather they do it, but now that they've done it, those of us that didn't do it, we need to go and find: "Where did they write about this to tell us how to do it?" That's always lacking.We have had one support issue that's been open for a couple of months, and it is currently open.​I would like to see them eliminate the Java console. The user interface for this is a Java applet that runs on your desktop, and it is very problematic for us.

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If there was one improvement I’d suggest it would be that it detect traffic through an intranet. The product requires that traffic flow through a managed network device. The product is designed mostly for enterprise environments and not smaller environments or businesses.Reliance on Java. Get away from that.If they can make this product more web-based, that would be amazing.One update that I would like to see is an agent-based client. Currently, Stealthwatch is network-based. A local agent could help manage endpoints.The version with the Dell server had iDRAC problems. Often, it reported iDRAC failure.One update I would like to see is an agent-based client. Currently StealthWatch is network based.We need to be able to filter out internal IPs as non-threats.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost of some of these products are a little cost prohibitive, which is unfortunate. We have to find lower cost solutions for some of the things that we have to pull in. For the most part, CA has capabilities in pretty much everything that you would need. You just have to figure out where are you going to spend the most money for what you have to actually get done. You can do all these things but, which ones do you have to do? And that's hard to choose sometimes because you want to do them all.It’s a great tool, but an expensive one. Learn how to use it properly.It is very pricey. With the current trend of enterprises moving towards cheaper and more modern looking solutions like ManageEngine, SevOne, ServicePilot, and Paesller.

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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.NetFlow is very expensive.One of the things which bugs me about Lancope is the licensing. We understand how licensing works. Our problem is when we bought and purchased most of these Lancope devices, we did so with our sister company. Somewhere within the purchase and distribution, licensing got mixed up. That is all on Cisco, and it is their responsibility. They allotted some of our sister company's equipment to us, and some of our equipment to them. To date, they have never been able to fix it.​Licensing is done by flows per second, not including outside (in traffic).Pricing is much higher compared to other solutions.Licensing is done by flows per second, not including outside>in traffic.It is worth the cost.

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Also Known AsLancope StealthWatch, Cisco Stealthwatch
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OverviewCA Spectrum can enable your organization to discover, optimize and improve its infrastructure and the business services running on top of it. By delivering large-enterprise scalability, robust features and superior root cause analysis, this solution can help your organization effectively manage its dynamic, complex IT infrastructure including physical, virtual and cloud environments as well as network virtualization.

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
Sample CustomersNational Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediEdge Web Hosting, Telenor Norway, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Webster Financial Corporation, Westinghouse Electric, VMware, TIAA-CREF
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Financial Services Firm
16%
Healthcare Company
12%
Insurance Company
9%
Manufacturing Company
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Financial Services Firm
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Comms Service Provider
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Retailer
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Healthcare Company
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Midsize Enterprise
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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