Most Helpful Review
Gives me insight into which servers interact with other elements in the environment, helps me to maintain them
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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.
The gradual way the Network Insight shows you all the relevant information about your networks. It's pretty good. You can really dig deep deep inside and see where the problem is, where it comes from, what you have inside, how did you configure it. Also, it has alerts so you can have pretty much quite a big overview about your network. This is really something good.
A lot of time is saved when you use this type of software solution for the network. We have moved systems into the new data center and the servers and systems are much faster because of the very low latency between virtual machines.
The solution helps reduce time to value, increase performance, provide deep visibility, and easily manage networks.
The initial was straightforward. You can have it up and running in one hour.
It provides deep visibility into what is happening with traffic and helps us manage our network.
If we deploy NSX it shows us how the workflow will flow in the organization, what the roadblocks are, and what we need to do to overcome those hurdles. When we run this product, it gives us reports which describe problems with physical switches. We work with the network team to get them all resolved.
The most valuable feture is NetFlow to help us understand how VMs communicate with each other over ports that are known and ports that are also unknown to us. Our company is a security company, so it's very important for us to know exactly which VMs are doing what at all times.
It especially helps with deploying NSX, that you're not having to manually chase down and figure out what you need to do to microsegment VMs. This gives a nice option where you can say, "Hey, this VM, show me what flows are there." I can export it out and then import it as an NSX rule and job done.
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.
I want to be able to monitor a network flow that is approximately two weeks back, but I haven't found an easy way to do this.
The virtual appliance has rebooted.
vRNI needs more remediation where it hooks into NSX.
If it had some kind of plugins with vSphere, more effective plugins with Horizon View or other VMWare products, if it had interconnectivity, I think it would be more effective than it is today.
I would like to see them expand the capabilities to infrastructure types other than just VMware.
While it's not exactly a feature, what normally happens when we are trying to look at the VM flow portion is - although Network Insight does have options to integrate a few physical switches into it - we can't really get an end-to-end flow of the network. We might be using a few switches that are not supported by Network Insight. That is where they can improve, in the support for more physical switches and network devices.
In a very general way, I would like to see an improvement in interoperability with third-party product, from other vendors.
I would like to see more reporting features, more dashboards.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
We have spent less time investigating network flows, so it is absolutely cost-effective.
It has brought more money into our company.
The solution has reduced the time that we spend on other products. For example, with NSX, we were able to quickly find things that we would normally spend days trying to figure out.
It's an expensive product because we have a lot of nodes.
They should include the product in NSX because it's important to have it for deployment.
Cost always has room for improvement, you could always make it cheaper. But I think it's a good value for what you pay for it.
The solution has helped us to reduce time, increase performance, reduce costs, and even easily manage networks. We are probably seeing 10 to 20 percent labor savings because we are able to be very specific and focused on what we want to do. It ends up saving the customer money and makes us be more efficient on our cost deliveries.
It reduces costs. It takes something that may be challenging and makes it more usable and visual by being able to bring in tools, seeing what their impact is, such as microsegmentation and application rationalization, and seeing it quickly.
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Also Known As
|Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise, Lancope StealthWatch||Arkin|
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.
|VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps customers build an optimized, highly-available and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. It accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enables visibility across virtual and physical networks and provides operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments.|
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