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"The dashboard gives me a scoring system that allows me to prioritize things that I should look at. I may not necessarily care so much about one event, whereas if I have a single botnet detection or a brute force attack, I really want to get on top of those.""It has helped us to organize our security. We get a better overview on what is happening on the network, which has helped us get quicker responses to users. If we see malicious activity, then we can quickly take action on it. Previously, we weren't getting an overview as fast as we are now, so we can now provide a quicker response.""The key feature for me for Detect for Office 365 is that it can also concentrate all the information and detection at one point, the same as the network solution does. This is the key feature for me because, while accessing data from Office 365 is possible using Microsoft interfaces, they are not really user-friendly and are quite confusing to use. But Detect for Office 365 is aggregating all the info, and it's only the interesting stuff.""It gives you access, with Recall, to instant visibility into your network through something like a SIEM solution. For us, being able to correlate all of this network data without having to manage it, has provided immediate value. It gives us the ability to really work on the stuff where I and my team have expertise, instead of having to manage a SIEM solution...""One of the most valuable features of the platform is its ability to provide you with aggregated risk scores based on impact and certainty of threats being detected. This is both applied to individual and host detections. This is important because it enables us to use this platform to prioritize the most likely imminent threats. So, it reduces alert fatigue follow ups for security operation center analysts. It also provides us with an ability to prioritize limited resources.""The most valuable feature for Cognito Detect, the main solution, is that external IDS's create a lot of alerts. When I say a lot of alerts I really mean a lot of alerts. Vectra, on the other hand, contextualizes everything, reducing the number of alerts and pinpointing only the things of interest. This is a key feature for me. Because of this, a non-trained analyst can use it almost right away.""It is doing some artificial intelligence. If it sees a server doing a lot of things, then it will assume that is normal. So, it is looking for anomalous behavior, things that are out of context which helps us reduce time. Therefore, we don't have to look in all the logs. We just wait for Vectra to say, "This one is behaving strange," then we can investigate that part.""The solution's ability to reduce alerts, by rolling up numerous alerts to create a single incident or campaign, helps in that it collapses all the events to a particular host, or a particular detection to a set of hosts. So it doesn't generate too many alerts. By and large, whatever alerts it generates are actionable, and actionable within the day."

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"From what I understand, you can encrypt and unencrypt traffic moving in transit. This is one of the features that we liked about it.""It has definitely helped us improve our mean time to resolution on network issues.""Overall, the implementation is very good.""We find that Stealthwatch can detect the unseen.""It's easy to set up. The deployment takes one or two days. You need to collect the data from a device and then direct it to the portal.""Great network monitoring, looking at anomaly detection and evaluation."

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"Visibility is a valuable feature, the ability to see even if the traffic is not going into the firewall""The most valuable feature is the log, which can be analyzed by our SIEM solution."

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Cons
"Some of their integrations with other sources of data, like external threat feeds, took a bit more work than I had hoped to get integrated.""In comparison with a lot of systems I used in the past, the false positives are really a burden because they are taking a lot of time at this moment.""I'd like to be able to get granular reports and to be able to output them into formats that are customizable and more useful. The reporting GUI is lacking.""Some of the customization could be improved. Everything is provided for you as an easy solution to use, but working with it and doing specific development could be worked on a bit more in the scope of an incident response team.""Integration with other security components needs improvement. It should have true integration as opposed to just being a separate pane of glass.""I would like to see data processed onshore. Right now, the cloud components, like Office 365, must be processed on servers outside of Australia. I would like to see a future adoption of onshore processing.""They use a proprietary logging format that is probably 90% similar to Bro Logs. Their biggest area of improvement is finishing out the remaining 10%. That 10% might not be beneficial to their ML engine, but that's fine. The industry standard is Zeek Logs or Bro Logs, or Bro or Zeek, depending on how old you are. While they have 90% of those fields, they're still missing some fields. In very rare instances, some community rules do not have the fields that they need, and we had to modify community rules for our logs. So, their biggest area of improvement would be to just finish their matching of the Zeek standard.""It does a little bit of packet capture on alert so you can look at the packet capture activity going on, but it doesn't collect a whole lot of data. Sometimes it's only one or two frames, sometimes it does collect more. That's why they have the addition of their Recall platform, because that really does help expand the capability."

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"Many of these tools require extensive on-premises hardware to run.""The visualization could be improved, the GUI is not the best.""We would like the solution to make more advances in the way that Extreme Networks has been doing.""It's a good solid solution but integration with Network Access Control products with Cisco ISE would be good.""Cisco could improve the administration for the customers.""We determined that Stealthwatch wouldn't provide the machine learning model that we required."

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"Could use a topology diagram which would help get an exact visual.""The training for this product is not very good and needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Cost is a big factor, as always. However, I think we have a very good price–performance ratio.""The pricing is high.""At the time of purchase, we found the pricing acceptable. We had an urgency to get something in place because we had a minor breach that occurred at the tail end of 2016 to the beginning of 2017. This indicated we had a lack of ability to detect things on the network. Hence, why we moved quickly to get into the tool in place. We found things like Bitcoin mining and botnets which we closed quickly. In that regard, it was worth the money.""The pricing is very good. It's less expensive than many of the tools out there.""We have a desire to increase our use. However, it all comes down to budget. It's a very expensive tool that is very difficult to prove business support for. We would like to have two separate networks. We have our corporate network and PCI network, which is segregated due to payment processing. We don't have it for deployed in the PCI network. It would be good to have it fully deployed there to provide us with additional monitoring and control, but the cost associated with their licensing model makes it prohibitively expensive to deploy.""From a pricing perspective, they are very commercially competitive. From a licensing perspective, just be conscious that some of their future cloud solutions come with additional subscriptions. Also, if you're outside of the US, you will get charged freight for the device back to your country.""We are running at about 90,000 pounds per year. The solution is a licensed cost. The hardware that they gave us was pretty much next to nothing. It is the license that we're paying for.""There are additional features that can be purchased in addition to the standard licensing fee, such as Cognito Recall and Stream."

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"This is an expensive product. We have quit paying for support because we don't want to have to upgrade it and keep paying for it."

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"The price of this solution is too high, so it should be made more practical and more valuable for the customer."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Cognito Streams gives you a detailed view of what happens in the network in the form of rich metadata. It is just a… more »
Top Answer: Cost is a big factor, as always. However, I think we have a very good price–performance ratio.
Top Answer: If you hit a certain number of rules, triage filters, or groups, the UX responds more slowly. However, we have a complex… more »
Top Answer: Great network monitoring, looking at anomaly detection and evaluation.
Top Answer: This is an expensive solution and the license is expensive. The cost is an area where a lot of clients are a little… more »
Top Answer: The visualization could be improved, the GUI is not the best. Stealthwatch was purchased from a company called Lancope… more »
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Also Known As
Vectra Networks, Vectra AI NDR
Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise, Lancope StealthWatch
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Overview

Vectra® is the leader in network detection and response – from cloud and data center workloads to user and IoT devices. Its Cognito® platform accelerates threat detection and investigation using artificial intelligence to collect, store and enrich network metadata with the right context to detect, hunt and investigate known and unknown threats in real time. Vectra offers three applications on the Cognito platform to address high-priority use cases. Cognito Stream™ sends security-enriched metadata to data lakes and SIEMs. Cognito Recall™ is a cloud-based application to store and investigate threats in enriched metadata. And Cognito Detect™ uses AI to reveal and prioritize hidden and unknown attackers at speed.

Cisco Stealthwatch uses NetFlow to provide visibility across the network, data center, branch offices, and cloud. Its advanced security analytics uncover stealthy attacks on the extended network. Stealthwatch helps you use your existing network as a security sensor and enforcer to dramatically improve your threat defense.

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Transform your physical or virtual system into a network forensics sensor in a matter of minutes for free with LogRhythm's NetMon Freemium. Your investigations will come together effortlessly with extensive corresponding metadata, full packet capture, and customizable advanced correlation.. Detect network-based threats with real-time network monitoring and big data analytics

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Sample Customers
Tribune Media Group, Barry University, Aruba Networks, Good Technology, Riverbed, Santa Clara University, Securities Exchange, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Edge Web Hosting, Telenor Norway, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Webster Financial Corporation, Westinghouse Electric, VMware, TIAA-CREF
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm19%
Retailer19%
Manufacturing Company13%
Mining And Metals Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company24%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company23%
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company8%
Logistics Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company19%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government7%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise76%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise53%
REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise79%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise71%
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Cisco Stealthwatch is ranked 5th in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 6 reviews while LogRhythm NetMon is ranked 40th in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews. Cisco Stealthwatch is rated 8.4, while LogRhythm NetMon is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Stealthwatch writes "Provides valuable security knowledge and helps us improve network performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of LogRhythm NetMon writes "Provides very good lateral visibility for easy detection of irregular traffic and attacks". Cisco Stealthwatch is most compared with Darktrace, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud and Splunk User Behavior Analytics, whereas LogRhythm NetMon is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Meraki Dashboard, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, Flowmon Solution and Nagios XI. See our Cisco Stealthwatch vs. LogRhythm NetMon report.

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