Compare Cisco Stealthwatch vs. SolarWinds Network Bandwith Analyzer

Cisco Stealthwatch is ranked 1st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 39 reviews while SolarWinds Network Bandwith Analyzer is ranked 44th in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews. Cisco Stealthwatch is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds Network Bandwith 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 Network Bandwith Analyzer writes "Flexible options for remote access saves time maintaining workstations, but better integration with endpoint security solutions is needed". Cisco Stealthwatch is most compared with Darktrace, Splunk User Behavior Analytics and Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud, whereas SolarWinds Network Bandwith Analyzer is most compared with NetBrain and CA UIM (DX Infrastructure Manager).
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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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All the features are very good. The monitoring of the equipment, the configuration manager, and the IP address monitoring are great.I can do everything remotely, including running PowerShell scripts or performing standard updates.

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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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Scalability is a bit tricky because it requires more gateways in order to get the performance you may need. It also requires a lot of licensing.I would like to see integration with antivirus or other security endpoint solutions.

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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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The cost is based on the number of nodes, so it is expensive when you have a lot of them.

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Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise, Lancope StealthWatchSolarWinds BAM
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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 Network Bandwith Analyzer include key features: (1) Network Performance Monitor that Reduce network outages and quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve multi-vendor network performance issues with affordable, easy-to-use network monitoring software and Accelerate identification of root cause by dragging-and-dropping network performance metrics on a common timeline for immediate visual correlation across all your network data. (2) Netflow Traffic Analyzer that includes Bandwidth monitoring of Cisco NetFlow, Juniper, J-Flow, sFlow, Huawei NetStream, and IPFIX flow data identifies which applications, and protocols are consuming the most bandwidth and NetFlow Traffic Analyzer that collects traffic data, correlates it into a useable format, and presents it to the user in a web-based interface for monitoring network traffic.
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Sample Customers
Edge Web Hosting, Telenor Norway, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Webster Financial Corporation, Westinghouse Electric, VMware, TIAA-CREFDeakin University, East Lothian Council
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company26%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
University6%
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Comms Service Provider23%
Software R&D Company15%
Media Company7%
Government7%
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