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"One of the key advantages for us is we define a 24/7 service around it. We use far more of Vectra alerts than we do with our SIEM product because we understand that when we get an alert from Vectra we actually need to do something about it.""It is doing some artificial intelligence. If it sees a server doing a lot of things, then it will assume that is normal. So, it is looking for anomalous behavior, things that are out of context which helps us reduce time. Therefore, we don't have to look in all the logs. We just wait for Vectra to say, "This one is behaving strange," then we can investigate that part.""One of the most valuable features of the platform is its ability to provide you with aggregated risk scores based on impact and certainty of threats being detected. This is both applied to individual and host detections. This is important because it enables us to use this platform to prioritize the most likely imminent threats. So, it reduces alert fatigue follow ups for security operation center analysts. It also provides us with an ability to prioritize limited resources.""The solution's ability to reduce alerts, by rolling up numerous alerts to create a single incident or campaign, helps in that it collapses all the events to a particular host, or a particular detection to a set of hosts. So it doesn't generate too many alerts. By and large, whatever alerts it generates are actionable, and actionable within the day.""It gives you access, with Recall, to instant visibility into your network through something like a SIEM solution. For us, being able to correlate all of this network data without having to manage it, has provided immediate value. It gives us the ability to really work on the stuff where I and my team have expertise, instead of having to manage a SIEM solution...""The solution provide visibility into behaviors across the full lifecycle of an attack in our network, beyond just the Internet gateway. It makes our security operations much more effective because we are now looking not just at traffic on the border, but we're looking at east-west internal traffic. Now, not only will we see if an exploit kit is being downloaded, but we would be able to see then if that exploit kit was then laterally distributed into our environment.""Vectra produces actionable data using automation. That has helped us. It's less manpower now to look at incidents, which has definitely increased efficiency. Right now, in a lot of cases, our mean time to detection is within zero days. This tells me by the time something happened, and we were able to detect it, it was within the same day.""One of the most valuable features is all the correlation that it does using AI and machine learning. An example would be alerting on a host and then alerting on other things, like abnormal behavior, that it has noticed coming from the same host. It's valuable because we're a very lean team."

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"Monitoring the traffic, making sure you have the visibility."

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"I like the overall reports of this solution. They are crisp, and to the point.""It has an extremely low footprint, so it has got minimum impact on the user end points in terms of CPU and memory usage.""The most valuable feature is its threat analysis.""Scalability is good. We have had no issues with it.""The automatic alert feature is the most important feature of the solution.""Because it is security product and acts like an AIML smart product, not merely based on daily/weekly updates and signatures.""We have seen a reduction to the performance hit to our operating systems.""We are happy with CloudStrike's ease of use and touch notification."

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"The solution has not reduced the security analyst workload in our organization because we still need to SIEM. Unfortunately, while Vectra, for us, is a brilliant tool for network investigations, giving wonderful visibility, it doesn't go the whole way to replace our SIEM that is needed for compliance. So, I still have the same amount of alerting and logging that I did before. It gives us more defined ability to see incidents, but it doesn't give us enough information to satisfy a PCI or 27001 audit.""We would like to see more information with the syslogs. The syslogs that they send to our SIEM are a bit short compared to what you can see. It would be helpful if they send us more data that we can incorporate into our SIEM, then can correlate with other events.""You are always limited with visibility on the host due to the fact that it is a network based tool. It gives you visibility on certain elements of the attack path, but it doesn't necessarily give you visibility on everything. Specifically, the initial intrusion side of things that doesn't necessarily see the initial compromise. It doesn't see stuff that goes on the host, such as where scripts are run. Even though you are seeing traffic, it doesn't necessarily see the malicious payload. Therefore, it's very difficult for it to identify these type of host-driven complex attacks.""One thing which I have found where there could be improvement is with regard to the architecture, a little bit: how the brains and sensors function. It needs more flexibility with regard to the brain. If there were some flexibility in that regard, that would be helpful, because changing the mode of the brain is complex. In some cases, the change is permanent. You cannot revert it.""Some of the customization could be improved. Everything is provided for you as an easy solution to use, but working with it and doing specific development could be worked on a bit more in the scope of an incident response team.""Some of their integrations with other sources of data, like external threat feeds, took a bit more work than I had hoped to get integrated.""I would like to see a bit more strategic metrics instead of technical data. Information that I could show to my executive management team or board would be valuable.""It does a little bit of packet capture on alert so you can look at the packet capture activity going on, but it doesn't collect a whole lot of data. Sometimes it's only one or two frames, sometimes it does collect more. That's why they have the addition of their Recall platform, because that really does help expand the capability."

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"The initial setup is a bit complex in terms of deployment and configuration"

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"It is cloud-based, and this does make some weary of the data being held on the cloud. Privacy requirements must be taken into account.""The dashboard does not have the facility to export the reports in a PDF format, which I can quickly share with internal stakeholders.""I would like CrowdStrike to provide some correlation in the threat analysis, so we can visualize things better.""Whenever there is a feature release (upgrade) where we push to all the endpoints, it causes something to be blocked without us knowing.""The management of log aggregation is in need of improvement.""Unfortunately, native applications are not supported.""We have had to open a case with the technical support to get some issues and bugs resolved.""The GUI can use improvement, it's cloud-based so sometimes the interface can be a bit slow. The interface could use a little bit more speed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We are running at about 90,000 pounds per year. The solution is a licensed cost. The hardware that they gave us was pretty much next to nothing. It is the license that we're paying for.""The license is based on the concurrent IP addresses that it's investigating. We have 9,800 to 10,000 IP addresses.""There are additional features that can be purchased in addition to the standard licensing fee, such as Cognito Recall and Stream.""We have a desire to increase our use. However, it all comes down to budget. It's a very expensive tool that is very difficult to prove business support for. We would like to have two separate networks. We have our corporate network and PCI network, which is segregated due to payment processing. We don't have it for deployed in the PCI network. It would be good to have it fully deployed there to provide us with additional monitoring and control, but the cost associated with their licensing model makes it prohibitively expensive to deploy.""At the time of purchase, we found the pricing acceptable. We had an urgency to get something in place because we had a minor breach that occurred at the tail end of 2016 to the beginning of 2017. This indicated we had a lack of ability to detect things on the network. Hence, why we moved quickly to get into the tool in place. We found things like Bitcoin mining and botnets which we closed quickly. In that regard, it was worth the money."

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"The pricing will depend upon your volume of usage.""I would like them to further reduce the price, because it is quite pricey at the moment.""Purchasing the product through the AWS Marketplace is just a click away. Since we were using the on-premise version of the product, we continued on the cloud by purchasing it through the AWS Marketplace.""I do not have experience with the cost or licensing of the product.""The other administrator and I can log in to check the exact details of what happened, what was running, and what caused the detection. We know exactly what was happening on the end users PC and we can tell if it's something that we actually need or something that's malicious.""We are at about $60,000 per year.""This solution has a very competitive price.""Our company pays approximately US$ 65,000 annually for 900 machines."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I that feel there are two old problems still there in the market: 1-Vendors don't talk to each other. 2-Whoever is… more »
Top Answer: The two platforms take a fundamentally different approach to NDR. Corelight is limited to use cases that require the… more »
Top Answer: The dashboard gives me a scoring system that allows me to prioritize things that I should look at. I may not necessarily… more »
Top Answer: Monitoring the traffic, making sure you have the visibility.
Top Answer: I would like to see more forensic tools or more forensic features.
Top Answer: We are global distributors of Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud, we sell the solution to integrators. We usually have a team of… more »
Top Answer: While Carbon Black is great for good detections and incident Response, Crowdstrike is EDR on steroids. It's everything… more »
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Overview

Vectra® is the leader in network detection and response – from cloud and data center workloads to user and IoT devices. Its Cognito® platform accelerates threat detection and investigation using artificial intelligence to collect, store and enrich network metadata with the right context to detect, hunt and investigate known and unknown threats in real time. Vectra offers three applications on the Cognito platform to address high-priority use cases. Cognito Stream™ sends security-enriched metadata to data lakes and SIEMs. Cognito Recall™ is a cloud-based application to store and investigate threats in enriched metadata. And Cognito Detect™ uses AI to reveal and prioritize hidden and unknown attackers at speed.

Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud improves security and incident response across the distributed network, from the private network and branch office to the public cloud. This solution addresses the need for digital businesses to quickly identify threats posed by their network devices and cloud resources, and to do so with minimal management, oversight, and security manpower.

The Falcon Platform is flexible and extensible when it comes to meeting your endpoint security needs. You can purchase the bundles above or any of the modules listed below. The additional modules can be added to Falcon Endpoint Protection bundles.

Stand-alone modules can be purchased by anyone and do not require a Falcon Endpoint Protection bundle. Our specialized products are for customers working with more stringent compliance or operational requirements.

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Sample Customers
Tribune Media Group, Barry University, Aruba Networks, Good Technology, Riverbed, Santa Clara University, Securities Exchange, Tri-State Generation and Transmission AssociationOptions, Schneider Electric, Washington University in St Louis, Gotcha, Kraft Kennedy, PartnerRe, Sumologic, Veterans United, AFGE, Agraform, Artesys, Dynamic Ideas Financials, Department of Agriculture and Commerce
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Financial Services Firm20%
Mining And Metals Company20%
Retailer20%
Manufacturing Company10%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company27%
Government6%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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Comms Service Provider54%
Computer Software Company23%
Government4%
Financial Services Firm3%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Hospitality Company13%
Insurance Company7%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise91%
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Small Business18%
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Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud is ranked 21st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 1 review while CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 21 reviews. Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud is rated 0.0, while CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud writes "Offers great visibility of your traffic". On the other hand, the top reviewer of CrowdStrike Falcon writes "Great protection, excellent customer service, and an easy to understand UI". Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Dome9, Carbon Black CB Defense, Splunk User Behavior Analytics and IBM Security Network IPS, whereas CrowdStrike Falcon is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, CylancePROTECT, Carbon Black CB Defense and SentinelOne.

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