Compare Cisco Stealthwatch vs. SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer

Cisco Stealthwatch is ranked 1st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 39 reviews while SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is ranked 30th in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews. Cisco Stealthwatch is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is rated 7.6. 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 SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer writes "Saves time in everyday operations by managing all of our devices using a single pane of glass". Cisco Stealthwatch is most compared with Darktrace, Splunk User Behavior Analytics and FireEye Network Security, whereas SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Zabbix and SolarWinds NPM.
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Pros
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.It does change the way we troubleshoot and it is relatively easy to use once you learn it. I would recommend it to someone considering it.

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The dashboard alerts me when a critical device goes off the network.I like that it is able to monitor multiple devices and it's vendor-agnostic.This solution gives us important information about the utilization of protocols, particularly in terms of how often they are used.

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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.I would like to see better filters.

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Customer Support is quite complex.This solution would benefit from having more security-based communications between the actual devices and the software itself.I would like to see more training videos and additional material for learning how to use this solution.

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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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For our environment, we pay approximately $25,000 USD yearly.

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Also Known As
Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise, Lancope StealthWatchNetflow Traffic Analyzer
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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.

SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer enables you to capture data from continuous streams of network traffic and convert those raw numbers into easy-to-interpret charts and tables that quantify exactly how the corporate network is being used, by whom, and for what purpose.
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Sample Customers
Edge Web Hosting, Telenor Norway, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Webster Financial Corporation, Westinghouse Electric, VMware, TIAA-CREFOceaneering International, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, 335th Signal Command, Immofori
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Healthcare Company26%
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Manufacturing Company9%
Government9%
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