Cisco Stealthwatch vs. Meraki Dashboard

As of June 2019, Cisco Stealthwatch is ranked 1st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 13 reviews vs Meraki Dashboard which is ranked 25th in Network Monitoring Software with 4 reviews. The top reviewer of Cisco Stealthwatch writes "You are able to drill down into a center's utilization, then create reports based on it". The top reviewer of Meraki Dashboard writes "Single pane of glass enables you to configure a monitor view, all from one dashboard". Cisco Stealthwatch is most compared with Darktrace, Splunk User Behavior Analytics and FireEye Network Security. Meraki Dashboard is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor and Cisco Stealthwatch.
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The solution's analytics and thrust detection capabilities are good. We're still adjusting it. It's a little hypersensitive, but it is working right now.The feature most valuable for us is to gain visibility of what is actually floating through, so we can stop it based on whether it's good or bad traffic.It is a good application, providing for real-time monitoring of the organization of data. It can basically identify points of peak traffic where possible issues are being caused.The most valuable feature is its alerts and dashboard.The most valuable part is that Stealthwatch is part of a portfolio of security devices from Cisco. Cisco literally can touch every single end point, every single ingress and egress point in the network. Nobody else has that.The solution has increased our threat detection rate. Cisco Stealthwatch has not reduced our incident response times. It has not reduced the amount of time it takes us to detect immediate threats. It has reduced false positives.The search options on Cisco Stealthwatch are the most valuable. You can get very granular with it, down to the kilobits or the seconds if you want. The product supports any time frame that you need, so that is nice.Cisco Stealthwatch has reduced the amount of time to detect an immediate threat.

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The feature I find most valuable is the single pane of glass where you can configure a monitor view, all from one dashboard. For example, on the wireless side, you can configure it under the configuration panel, and then view statistics like location analytics, user analytics, etc.It has improved my organization in the way that we've got a much better wireless coverage than we had before, and secondly, we have the visibility of all the users.The most valuable feature is their support, they get better every day.

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Cisco Stealthwatch needs more integration with device discovery. We have to do a lot of hard work to figure out what things are. Better service integration is required.The initial setup was complex.At my company, we might not be using it enough with other applications that we have that can integrate with it.It's too complicated to install, when starting out.I would like Cisco to make it easier for the administrators to use it.The ability to be natively integrated into Port Aggregator would be beneficial because it would reduce just one more component that's needed in order to have that type of view.I would like the search page available with Cisco Stealthwatch to be more intuitive. The previous release was better than the current one for the UI.There's a lot of traffic on our network that we don't see sometimes.

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Not a lot of training is available.You can't really clone or replicate a device, that sort of feature would be useful. You can clone the site but you cannot clone the device.The pricing for this solution needs to be improved.

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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.

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From a pricing perspective, they are still expensive.Licensing is around under 1000 pounds. The licensing is either one year, three years, five years or ten years and during the licensing, we can choose to renew it per year or per every three years. We've got a license for three years. It's about 160 or about 200 pounds each.

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Also Known As
Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise, Lancope StealthWatch
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Overview

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.

The dashboard that hosts all of the information around the Meraki product data.

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