Compare Cisco Stealthwatch vs. Rapid7 Metasploit

Cisco Stealthwatch is ranked 1st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 39 reviews while Rapid7 Metasploit is ranked 7th in Vulnerability Management with 2 reviews. Cisco Stealthwatch is rated 8.0, while Rapid7 Metasploit is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Stealthwatch writes "You are able to drill down into a center's utilization, then create reports based on it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 Metasploit writes "The integration between Nmap, the database and Metasploit saves a lot of time. The initial setup was a bit tricky". Cisco Stealthwatch is most compared with Darktrace, Splunk User Behavior Analytics and Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud, whereas Rapid7 Metasploit is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Wireshark and Qualys VM.
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The most valuable feature is anomaly detection, where it finds things that are not allowed internally.Most of the engineers I've worked with have been really good. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with.Being able to graph and show data to management has improved our organization. We can show the data to the higher-ups. It shows them that it's picking up on these anomalies and doing its job.It's a dependable product that is able to pinpoint where we have vulnerabilities if they occur.Using the Cognitive Analytics feature, we have complete visibility that we didn’t have before.The most valuable feature about this solution is that it gives me insight of my network.It has improved our internal knowledge of what's going on with the network, and that's helpful.The most valuable features of this solution are the logging, keeping threats under control, and keeping our data and environment secure.

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The option to generate phishing emails has proven to be very valuable in understanding the behavior of users.It contains almost all the available exploits and payloads.It's not possible to do penetration testing without being very proficient in Metasploit.

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Cons
The usability of this solution needs to be improved.We've run into some issues with the configuration.They should include Citrix VDIs in the next release.The GUI could use some improvement. Being able to find features more easily would be a great improvement if it was simplified.The initial setup is complex, as there is a lot to configure.It hasn't really improved our direct detection rate but it has definitely reduced our incident response time as we wouldn't have been able to detect threats or immediate risks without this solution.I would like to see more and cleaner reporting. For example, if I pull up Steven and I want to look and maybe compare him to what you've done in the past week, and compare that to the past six months, the point would be to see what the difference in activity looks like over this time. I don't see that capability in reporting to date. You see that trend but you don't really see a straightforward comparison. That right there is key to what we want to see about the normal activity.It is time-consuming to set it up and understand how the tool works.

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Metasploit cannot be installed on a machine with an antivirus.It is necessary to add some training materials and a tutorial for beginners.The initial setup was a bit "tweaky" for the open-source version.

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Our fees are approximately $3,000 USD.Licensing is on a yearly basis.We pay for support costs on a yearly basis.On a yearly basis, licensing is somewhere around $30,000.The yearly licensing cost is about $50,000.The pricing for this solution is good.The licensing costs are outrageous.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.

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It is expensive. Our license expired, and our company is not thinking to renew because of our budget.I use the open-source version of this product. Pricing is not relevant.

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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.

Attackers are always developing new exploits and attack methods—Metasploit penetration testing software helps you use their own weapons against them. Utilizing an ever-growing database of exploits, you can safely simulate real-world attacks on your network to train your security team to spot and stop the real thing.

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Sample Customers
Edge Web Hosting, Telenor Norway, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Webster Financial Corporation, Westinghouse Electric, VMware, TIAA-CREFCity of Corpus Christi, Diebold, Lumenate, Nebraska Public Power District, Prairie North Regional Health, Apptio, Automation Direct, Bob's Stores, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, Carnegie Mellon University
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Healthcare Company26%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Transportation Company6%
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Comms Service Provider23%
Software R&D Company15%
Media Company7%
Government7%
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Non Profit8%
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