If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco Tetration, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
The suitability of Cisco Tetration depends on the strategy of any given organization. If your organization has a micro-segmentation strategy then this is a good solution. It works to improve visibility by creating connection metrics between applications and having the proper policy in place. Overall, this is a really good product and I am happy with it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
You need to have a team with a good understanding of your information systems in order to have benefits with this kind of solution. My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to define what you want to use, and what you need from the tool. You can't have rules that are too strict in the beginning because otherwise, you can't go to production. Over time, you will have a clear view of what is ongoing with your information system. This allows you to improve step-by-step. This is a long-term approach. This is a good solution, but it should be more user-friendly and easier to deploy agents. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
We use the on-premises deployment model along with MSSP, a service provider. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.
For me, the solution is a nine out of ten. I really like it. It's a great tool that will help give visibility to a data center and network, understand processes that are running within the data center and be able to enforce rules and regulations for all your processes.
On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Cisco Tetration an eight or nine. I'd like to see better documentation for advanced features. The documentation is fairly basic. I would also like to see better integration with other applications. It's still a maturing product at the beginning of the lifecycle right now.
This product does everything that you need it to do and more. I would definitely rate it a 10 out of 10. It does a lot to provide visibility in a network environment, save time and money, and makes the organization IT operate in much more of a streamlined fashion. We could have chosen other products, but this is the horse that we picked to go in the race.
I would rate it an eight out of ten. I would advise you to give it a try. Call Cisco and get a demo, try it in a lab, and go for it.
The product should be easy to use, but it is not. Comparing it to other products, it was very complex. There are cheaper products out there which are simpler to use than Tetration.