Stealthwatch brings awareness to IT security
July 12, 2021

Stealthwatch brings awareness to IT security

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)

Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch) is being used as a monitoring tool for IT--specifically by IT security to be alerted when Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch) "thinks" things should be checked. It checks for nefarious events or events that are not normal to the normal workplace environment. Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch) has been setup to watch for anomalies on the network and then to alert IT. It was originally installed to quell an audit report that found a deficiency in our IT security and to help prevent new issues and to also possibly help discover where they may have originated on the network.
  • 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
  • Costs
  • Almost too much information
  • Not the easiest out of the box to configure
  • Needed additional support from Cisco for setup and updates
  • Preventive measures
  • Monitoring
  • Scalable
  • Although expensive, it gave IT great insight into the network
  • For us, it did fill an audit deficiency
  • It helped us monitor literally hundreds of thousand of connections that were happening every minute

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Overall it's a great product that will help any IT experts see deeper into their network--specifically large networks that have thousands of users and traffic crossing around the globe. There could be need in a smaller network but it's probably not worth the cost. Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch) is another tool that is expensive but has a lot of configurability. Someone needs to be specifically responsible not just for keeping Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch) up to date but for following all the leads and rabbit holes it creates.