Anonymous UserCyber Security Analyst at a financial services firm
Mark LavineAirway Transportation Service Specialist at Federal Aviation Administration
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The pricing is very good. It's less expensive than many of the tools out there."
"The pricing is high."
"Their licensing model is antiquated. I'm not a fan of their licensing model. We have to pay for licensing based on four different things. You have to pay based on the number of unique IPs, the number of logs that we send through Recall and Stream, and the size of our environment. They need to simplify their licensing down to just one thing. It should be based on the amount of data, the number of devices, or something else, but there should be just one thing for everything. That's what they need to base their licensing on. Cost-wise, they're not cheap. They were definitely the most expensive option, but you get what you pay for. They're not the cheapest option."
"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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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 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.
Experienced Network Traffic Forensics, Performance Management and Billing.
Awards for security forensics, privacy and business use. Top Australian NSW company at the WCIT 2002 won awards for Security and Business software.
Unique intelligent agent architecture enables our traffic capturing software to scale whilst maintaining a small footprint providing highest granularity, baselining capability and logging compliance available (ref: International Patent Application entitled ‘A Method and Apparatus for recording a transfer of a piece of data’.).
Allows near real-time monitoring and profiling of Network activity and the ability to record and automatically report and alert on point to point data transactions at various degrees of grouping and granularity based on the value proposition required.
Cisco Stealthwatch is ranked 2nd in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 7 reviews while NetFlow Auditor is ranked 23rd in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA). Cisco Stealthwatch is rated 8.6, while NetFlow Auditor is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Stealthwatch writes "Provides valuable security knowledge and helps us improve network performance". On the other hand, Cisco Stealthwatch is most compared with Darktrace, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud, Splunk User Behavior Analytics and SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, whereas NetFlow Auditor is most compared with .
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