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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

  • Zscaler Internet Access is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

81%
10 Ratings
8.5

Zscaler Internet Access

85%
16 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

80%
1 Rating
9.0

Zscaler Internet Access

90%
1 Rating

Usability

7.3

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

73%
1 Rating
9.0

Zscaler Internet Access

90%
1 Rating

Availability

7.0

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

70%
1 Rating

Zscaler Internet Access

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

80%
3 Ratings
8.1

Zscaler Internet Access

81%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

80%
1 Rating

Zscaler Internet Access

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.0

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

80%
1 Rating

Zscaler Internet Access

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Zscaler Internet Access

80%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Zscaler Internet Access

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

Cisco
Secure Network Analytics is a compulsion to any organization looking to secure their network in silence with a complete record and analysis of the threats. All the critical information of the client is also preserved for instance and assistance for future needs. Cyber-attacks can’t even think to roam about your
network in any case.
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Zscaler

[Zscaler Internet Access] is very well suited for scenarios where one is looking for hassle free internet and network connection. It ensures that your users can connect to any networks and they will be secure. Additional plus is ability to deploy Zscaler client to your company smartphones - this gives complete network protection. We only encounter a few issues with Zscaler Internet Access (mainly false-positives) but these were promptly resolve by the vendor.
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Pros

Cisco

  • Using predefined signatures and scripts to capture and alert us to problems.
  • Built-in tools that automatically watch for suspicious behaviors
  • Integration with our already implemented IPAM services
  • Interfaces with Splunk for our IT security to easy review
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Zscaler

  • Zscaler completely moved away from the traditional firewall setup to a hosted firewall solution. We don't have to worry about the hardware failing or maintaining it as part of our service plan compared to our on-premise firewall. Zscaler has a lot of data centres across the world where they are maintaining their solutions so mobile consultants will always be close to one of their data centres.
  • Rolling out Zscaler solutions to our end customers' computers is actually pretty easy and hassle-free. As part of onboarding of new employees we can set up the Zscaler solution and push it to our end users' machines and get them connected to the cloud solutions.
  • Zscaler does proper market research on the latest emerging threats and they keep their firewall patched and updated to the latest versions so the security team does not have to worry about keeping the firewall updated.
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Cons

Cisco

  • 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.
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Zscaler

  • Chat or email support is not available. Only option is to either call them or raise a ticket by logging into their website.
  • Pricing is not transparent and quote based.
  • Access to websites is a little too slow with Zscaler monitoring on.
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Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Zscaler Internet Access

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Zscaler Internet Access editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Cisco

      Cisco Secure Network Analytics is a fantastic tool, but does require some setup and upkeep which may turn off smaller IT Security teams. However, once all the flows are set up and the product is functioning with the proper rules, the insight into your network is fantastic. For us, the product has a significant ROI and will be a product we keep up on.
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      Zscaler

      The overall conclusion of the review is good. Zscalar have some limitations which will surely resolved in the updates provided by company from time to time. The best part is that it doesnt reduce the speed of internet.
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      Usability

      Cisco

      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.
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      Zscaler

      Zscaler is a mandatory solution required by almost every large organization with a workforce working remotely or using cloud-based apps. Its deployment is relatively easy and it keeps on working in the background without actively bothering the user. Apart from a few weird messages which a user is unable to comprehend, Zscaler is able to provide fast and safe access to the internet and other external applications.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Cisco

      We haven't had too many issues with the uptime and availability of CSNA, but the application does have a lot of dependancies and we have seen issues after an upgrade that caused an outage for several hours.
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      Zscaler

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Cisco

      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.
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      Zscaler

      I cannot give a fair rating for this as I have not had to contact Zscaler support. There was one time we had to contact them because we needed to check if they were having issues on their end. Our ISP was actually the problem but support seemed very friendly.
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      Implementation Rating

      Cisco

      Implementation of the product can be tedious, especially fine tuning its rules to customize it to your environment. However, after that is done, CSNA is a very useful and flexible product that would enhance the security posture of any corporate network.
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      Zscaler

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      In order for Armis to truly provide value, it will require spans and taps at every location. This is not feasible in most places since not all sides have the infrastructure to support this and now you are required to support an additional appliance at every site. Stealthwatch leveraging NetFlow makes it 2nd to none.
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      Zscaler

      Zscaler Intenet Access proved to be superior and the difference for us was the speed of policy delivery since your policy is applied in a web console and is effective in a matter of seconds. Another point to congratulate the solution is its compatibility with different platforms (macOS, Linux, Windows, Android, and iOS).
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • It is a little pricey - in my organization, with budget cuts, I eventually had to replace it with an open source product (NTOP). While it works well for visibility, it simply isn't the same. If you can afford it, don't bother looking anywhere else - just get it.
      • Being able to detect, pivot out, and remmediate from one console was awesome.
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      Zscaler

      • ROI is there and it is safeguarding the data and user access to net.
      • Being a cloud based can be scaled up when required.
      • Third parties can be allowed based on the company IT policies (Clients or Vendors etc.) for business perspective.
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