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"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."

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"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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Top Answer: It does a reliable job of parsing out the logs of all the network traffic so that we can ingest them into our SIEM and… more »
Top Answer: Their licensing model is antiquated. I'm not a fan of their licensing model. We have to pay for licensing based on four… more »
Top Answer: They use a proprietary logging format that is probably 90% similar to Bro Logs. Their biggest area of improvement is… more »
Top Answer: Great network monitoring, looking at anomaly detection and evaluation.
Top Answer: This is an expensive solution and the license is expensive. The cost is an area where a lot of clients are a little… more »
Top Answer: The visualization could be improved, the GUI is not the best. Stealthwatch was purchased from a company called Lancope… more »
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Vectra Networks, Vectra AI NDR
Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise, Lancope StealthWatch
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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 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.

ProtectWise shifts network security to the cloud to provide complete visibility and detection of enterprise threats and accelerated incident response. By harnessing the power of the cloud, the ProtectWise Grid has the ability to create an unlimited retention window with full-fidelity forensics, automated retrospection and advanced visualization — all with the ease and cost-savings of an on-demand deployment model. Security professionals can see threats in real-time and continuously go back in time to discover previously unknown threats automatically.

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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 Association
Edge Web Hosting, Telenor Norway, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Webster Financial Corporation, Westinghouse Electric, VMware, TIAA-CREF
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Retailer20%
Manufacturing Company13%
Mining And Metals Company13%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company24%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Healthcare Company23%
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company8%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company19%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Construction Company6%
Healthcare Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise81%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise52%
REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise79%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise69%
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Cisco Stealthwatch is ranked 5th in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 6 reviews while ProtectWise is ranked 23rd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS). Cisco Stealthwatch is rated 8.4, while ProtectWise 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, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud and ThousandEyes, whereas ProtectWise is most compared with Darktrace and ExtraHop Reveal(x).

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