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Score 6.9 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

Cisco StealthWatch is well suited when you need to deal with big amounts of traffic. For example, big enterprises, data centers, [and] banks. [In] other words, it does a good job in cases when you have a lot of users with different access levels from different departments and maybe in different regions. So you need to have a clear vision of what [is] happening in your network right now.
Oleksandr Tsapenko | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

For medium to small organizations [PRTG Network Monitor is] very well suited. I found it very easy to deploy and manage, updates are easy to perform, its very rare but if for any reason the system gets problematic it could be redeployed in few minutes and old data could be restored very easily. I recommend to deploy free version for evaluation first use it for as long as you want in that way you can get actual feel of product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
PRTG
8.4
Automated network device discovery
Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
PRTG
9.0
Network monitoring
Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
PRTG
9.4
Baseline threshold calculation
Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
PRTG
8.5
Alerts
Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
PRTG
9.3
Network capacity planning
Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
PRTG
7.5
Packet capture analysis
Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
PRTG
8.0
Network mapping
Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
PRTG
7.5
Customizable reports
Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
PRTG
8.4
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
PRTG
7.8
Hardware health monitoring
Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
PRTG
8.6

Pros

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

  • Breaks down network data into categories like Recon, exploit, etc,
  • Good data around usage (categorized as Data Hoarding)
  • Alarms broken out by TTP
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

  • Very, very configurable. You can create all kinds of monitors for all kinds of things. Plus it has loads of suggestions out of the box. It can get complicated but monitoring is complicated. Pretty decent interface and good support - active community.
  • I really liked how easy it was to add alerts by SMS. So easy to setup.
  • I like their sizing models (for purchase). We're actually small enough that we are free. But it's not free as in stripped down - it's free because we don't use many "sensors" and don't honestly have the need.
Dan Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

  • As with new technologies, learning curves are a given. On this one, there is a slight curve before you fully grasp it.
  • User interface can be improved to better user experience.
Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

  • The probe service can be quite resource-intensive. This can cause false-positive readings from some sensors sometimes.
  • The software gets updated very regularly. Whilst this is usually a good thing to fix bugs etc, it does meantime downtime of the monitoring quite often while they are installed.
  • The ability to create Maps from Libraries. Very specific issue but a lot of people have been asking for it for years and it is still not available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

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PRTG

PRTG 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is now an essential tool for monitoring and maintaining the health of our network and systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch) 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Strong and complete tool which gives comprehensive methods to discover cyber security incidents and prevent data leakage. In case of common use of Cisco StealthWatch and Cisco ISE, you will receive [the] ability [to] not just discover cyber security incidents but also dynamically respond to them. This makes StealthWatch one of most valuable products through[out] [the] whole Cisco Security product portfolio.
Oleksandr Tsapenko | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

PRTG 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The tool is very intuitive to use and it is Windows-based (everybody knows how to use Windows) so it's easy to get into. Every time is setup in a hierarchy so if you have a good initial hierarchy design, it will really reduce administrative effort down the road.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch) 7.9
Based on 3 answers
Overall winner because it exceeds our expectations by answering all our requirements and at the same time empowers our operations thru other built-in capabilities it has. Visibility is a key to security operations and Cisco StealthWatch really gives us a magnifying glass to check all logs in the network for threat intelligence and threat hunting.
John Patrick Duro | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

PRTG 8.6
Based on 28 answers
I am giving this a 6 simply because I have never had to contact support. The online documentation is adequate for most things, and the user-maintained knowledgebase is excellent. The few times I have run into issues that were not easily resolvable with intuitive UI, I was able to find the answers that I needed either in the PRTG-provided documentation, the knowledgebase, or with a quick online web search.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

NTOP is the only thing out there, in my opinion, that provides similar type of visibility. But StealthWatch is the product all vendors should strive to emulate. It is easy to install; it is easy to configure; it works as advertised (and then some). I do recommend the three-day work shop they occasionally run - or some onsite training. The product is feature rich and the training will help you get the most out of it.
Matthew Frederickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

Nagios and Icinga (which is itself a fork from Nagios) are decent enough solutions for free, being open source. They do take more to set up and maintain, with quite a lot of manual work and agent installs in some cases. So in comparison with PRTG, they require more labor, but PRTG requires more capital. I also feel like PRTG is more robust, and stable; it's never crashed or required a complete reinstall, which I've definitely had to do with Icinga in the past.PRTG runs on Windows, while the other two are Linux. That only matters if you're more familiar with one or the other, of course, but it does take more to set up a LAMP server sometimes.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

  • StealthWatch helps other departments make decisions quickly based on NetFlow data.
  • StealthWatch can bring a lot of reporting to the table that can be used to advance project necessities and prove data necessities to management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

  • Given us a nice, controlled, ringed-fence portal to deliver to customers for them to view monitoring on the services we sell them.
  • Given us plenty of metrics to allow us to measure SLA's and OLA's.
  • Given us the tools to deploy proactive measures for service outages.
Jamie Imms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PRTG

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PRTG Editions & Modules

Edition
PRTG 500$1,7501
PRTG 1,000$3,2001
PRTG 2,500$6,5001
PRTG 5,000$11,5001
PRTG XL 1$15,5001
PRTG EnterpriseCustom Pricing2
  1. perpetual license
  2. subscription license
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
6.9
PRTG
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
PRTG
10.0

Usability

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
7.3
PRTG
9.0

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
7.9
PRTG
8.6

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