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1,144 Customers Surveyed

9,259 Data Points Collected

345 Published TechFacts

39 Published Charts

65 Published Case Studies



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Stealthwatch Enterprise Customer Testimonial

Cisco Stealthwatch has increased network visibility from 0 to 100%.

Namiq Khazekhagg, IT Manager, Idrak Technology Transfer MMC

Detecting/Preventing Security Threats

Which of the following security threats have you used Stealthwatch to detect and/or prevent?

Advanced Persistent Threats
21%
Network Malware or Virus
79%
Suspicious user behavior
84%
External hacking attempt
47%
Compromised host
84%
Data loss / Exfiltration
21%
Command and Control traffic / Botnets
47%
Network reconnaissance
58%

Cisco Stealthwatch Case Study

Montefiore Medical Center

Introduction

This case study of Montefiore Medical Center is based on a September 2016 survey of Cisco Stealthwatch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Stealthwatch protects my previous investments by allowing me to do more with my existing security tools.”

“Stealthwatch has dramatically improved my organization’s security posture.”

For Montefiore Medical Center, Stealthwatch has:
1. Detected illegal scanning from compromised devices
2. Detected scanning from unknown devices
3. Helped identify medical devices not previously counted
4. Helped with ransomware investigations
5. Excellent continuously monitoring of critical & vulnerable assets

“I love Stealthwatch because it gives me a snapshot of what, how, and where the traffic on my network is doing.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led Montefiore Medical Center to evaluate and ultimately select Cisco Stealthwatch:

  • Uses Stealthwatch to gain visibility into the following:
    • Data centers
    • Core
    • User data
    • Mobile devices
    • Application usage
    • Virtualized infrastructure
    • Cloud environments
    • IoT devices

Use Case

Montefiore Medical Center uses Stealthwatch for the following reasons:

  • Combat insider threats
  • Identify malware and APTs
  • Conduct forensic investigations
  • Proactively hunt for threats on the network

Results

Montefiore Medical Center achieved the following results with Cisco Stealthwatch:

  • Uses Stealthwatch for the following reasons:
    • Improve security efficacy
    • Reduce enterprise risk
    • Protect intellectual property
    • Improve regulatory compliance
  • Uses Stealthwatch to enable the following:
    • Detect threats faster
    • Secure more areas of the network
    • Illuminate blind spots in the network
    • Accelerate incident response
    • Improve forensic investigations
  • Rates their experience with Stealthwatch’s proposed benefits to be as follows:
    • Simple, easy to use: strongly agree
    • Open, easy to integrate: very strongly agree
    • Automated, reduces manual work: very strongly agree
    • Effective, enhances security: very strongly agree

Cisco Stealthwatch Customer Testimonial

Prior to Stealthwatch, we had no visibility to edge communications, as well as any communications that happened on the flat part of the network. It is our primary method of detecting any kind of horizontal network movement.

Senior IT Architect, Small Business Professional Services Company

Cisco Stealthwatch Case Study

Deloitte & Touche

Introduction

This case study of Deloitte & Touche is based on a September 2016 survey of Cisco Stealthwatch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Stealthwatch protects my previous investments by allowing me to do more with my existing security tools.”

“Stealthwatch has dramatically improved my organization’s security posture.”

“Stealthwatch provides industry-leading network visibility and security intelligence. It gives you a single view into the lateral movement of traffic in the network and the ability to satisfy regulatory requirements.”

-Naveen Varma Chintalapati, Chief Technology Officer, Deloitte & Touche

Challenges

The business challenges that led Deloitte & Touche to evaluate and ultimately select Cisco Stealthwatch:

  • Uses Cisco Stealthwatch to gain visibility into the following:
    • Data centers
    • Access
    • Mobile devices
    • Application usage
    • Virtualized infrastructure
    • Cloud environments

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Cisco Stealthwatch that Deloitte & Touche uses:

  • Uses Cisco Stealthwatch for the following reasons:
    • Segment the network
    • Combat insider threats
    • Identify malware and APTs
    • Improve network performance
    • Conduct forensic investigations
    • Proactively hunt for threats on the network
    • Prevent DDoS attacks
    • Enforce policy

Deloitte & Touche has integrated Cisco Stealthwatch with the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE).

Results

Deloitte & Touche achieved the following results with Cisco Stealthwatch:

  • Uses Cisco Stealthwatch for the following reasons:
    • Improve security efficacy
    • Reduce enterprise risk
    • Maintain a competitive advantage
    • Protect intellectual property
    • Better serve customers/partners
    • Increase operational efficiency
    • Improve regulatory compliance
  • Uses Cisco Stealthwatch to enable the following:
    • Secure more areas of the network
    • Illuminate blind spots in the network
    • Reduce mean time to dwell for threats on the network
    • Improve forensic investigations
    • Use the network as a sensor
  • Rates their experience with Cisco Stealthwatch’s proposed benefits to be as follows:
    • Simple, easy to use: very strongly agree
    • Open, easy to integrate: very strongly agree
    • Automated, reduces manual work: very strongly agree
    • Effective, enhances security: very strongly agree

Cisco Stealthwatch Customer Research

My organization uses Stealthwatch to gain visibility into:

Data centers
69%
Access
60%
Edge
65%
Core
66%
Virtualized infrastructure
31%
Cloud environments
10%
Other
5%


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About Cisco Stealthwatch

With Cisco Stealthwatch, organizations can improve both network security and performance, and avoid the high costs associated with downtime, security breaches and other issues.

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