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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

McAfee is a good solution if you're in a medium/large company and if you're looking for a solution that can be customized and expanded. I also recommend if you have the most common log sources on your environment, since McAfee supports the major log sources (but lack a lot of small vendors).In my opinion, I wouldn't recommend McAfee for small companies, since it's not that easy to manage and maintain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco StealthWatch

I would suggest performing an initial deep-dive and analysis of the current state of your network and workflow in terms of maintenance, deployment, and management. If it takes quite an amount of effort for a single person or a team, for an extended period of time, then I would highly recommend taking a look at and perhaps deploying Cisco StealthWatch as it will solve all of the items above.
Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
9.0
Cisco StealthWatch
Centralized event and log data collection
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
9.0
Cisco StealthWatch
Correlation
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
8.4
Cisco StealthWatch
Event and log normalization
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
9.2
Cisco StealthWatch
Deployment flexibility
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
8.4
Cisco StealthWatch
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
10.0
Cisco StealthWatch
Custom dashboards and views
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
8.1
Cisco StealthWatch
Host and network-based intrusion detection
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
9.7
Cisco StealthWatch

Pros

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

  • McAfee Enterprise Security Manager has a large library of pre-made correlations that reduces the amount of work needed to make it functional.
  • This is a core McAfee product that is still getting support.
  • It has a substantial amount of compatibility and integration with other products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco StealthWatch

  • Management Consoles - they are simple, easy to understand, centralized, organized, and have complete visibility and control.
  • Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA) - golden functionality that provides us more visibility without the need to decrypt traffic.
  • Extended data - longer data retention that is very helpful to our scalability issues.
John Patrick Duro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

  • If there is a requirement to integrate into other vendor products i.e. (log sharing) then this was very cumbersome.
  • Integration of vulnerability scanning that is available in other vendor products would be a good addition.
  • When integrating all of Intel's products a third party consultancy is usually required, where other vendor products can be configured without this additional cost.
Philip Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco StealthWatch

  • The StealthWatch interface is clunky and broken into 2 parts, both an HTML console and a JAVA console. This causes issues as one is completely different than the other.
  • Licenses are eaten up very quickly and can be pricey.
  • Upgrading StealthWatch is more tedious and time consuming than it should be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager 6.9
Based on 2 answers
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager overall is a great tool. It is effective in today's setting, wherein lots of potential threats are lurking. Its operations within the network are seamless. Users won't even notice that a SIEM is working in the background. But in today's trend, most of the businesses is heading towards the migration to cloud, which McAfee should improve its integration with.
Brandon Macapelit, CISA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco StealthWatch

Cisco StealthWatch 7.7
Based on 2 answers
We had an amazing experience with assistance during the deployment and hand-over phase to operations. They were very informative and provided proper guidance so that we can further develop on our own.The downside is of course the monetary requirement, but it was very well worth it. It will allow the administrators, users, and support members to fully utilize the functionalities and tailor them to the day to day workflow and needs.
Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

We selected McAfee Enterprise Security Manager because the pricing is competitive in the industry. It is very reliable. The vendor offers good support in real time. Offers the results that we have been looking for. The ability to get the logs may be of last 2 years in a matter of seconds. The ability to retain logs for a very long time.
Neil Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 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

Return on Investment

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

  • McAfee Antivirus is not a leader in the field and I don't recommend this product.
  • HIPS and Encryption are easy to manage.
  • Great tool for enterprise deployments.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco StealthWatch

  • ROI - it has good ROI in terms of functionalities and after-sales support.
  • Management - it is easy to handle and understand, it has all the functionalities to control the administrative tasks.
  • Available resources online from Cisco and vendors and good testimonials, too, from partners and existing customers.
John Patrick Duro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

General

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

Cisco StealthWatch

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
8.3
Cisco StealthWatch
7.2

Support Rating

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
6.9
Cisco StealthWatch
7.7

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