TechValidate Research on Cisco Secure Network Analytics

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1,719 Customers Surveyed

14,055 Data Points Collected

590 Published TechFacts

63 Published Charts

71 Published Case Studies

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Case Study: United Auto Insurance Group


This case study of United Auto Insurance Group is based on a December 2012 survey of Cisco Stealthwatch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The anomaly based protection has been very instrumental in identifying security threats both internally and externally.”


  • Solved the following operational challenges with Stealthwatch by Cisco:
    • Reduced mean-time-to-know (MTTK) root cause of network or security incidents
    • Improved in network performance, forensic analysis
    • Enhanced network security posture
    • Increased efficiency in the identification of security threats, correlation of user identity and activity, flow collection, monitoring and analysis
    • Enhanced compliance posture

Use Case

  • Primarily uses Stealthwatch by Cisco in the following ways:
    • Incident Response
    • Network Forensics
    • Security Forensics
    • Application performance monitoring
    • PCI compliance
    • Network performance monitoring
  • Used Stealthwatch to detect or prevent the following security threats:
    • Advanced persistent threats
    • Network malware or virus
    • Suspicious user behavior
    • External hacking attempt
    • Compromised host
    • Command and control traffic/ botnets
    • Network reconnaissance
  • Is doing the following with Stealthwatch by Cisco deployment:
    • Operating in a classified network with strictly controlled access to specific segments
    • Monitoring traffic within a data center, physical and virtual


  • Chose Stealthwatch by Cisco for the following capabilities:
    • Behavior-based security monitoring
    • Real-time flow monitoring capabilities
    • Forensics
    • Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)
    • Auditing and compliance requirements
    • Identity awareness
    • Application Aware Network Performance Monitoring
  • Selected Stealthwatch by Cisco over the following vendors:
    • Arbor Networks
    • NetQoS / CA
    • Open source solution
  • Meets enterprise requirements by utilizing the following Stealthwatch by Cisco benefits:
    • Scalability and flexibility
    • Real-time threat detection and correlation with user identity data
    • Improved incident response and threat management
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Enterprise-wide visibility into network activity
    • Deployment and support simplicity
    • Enterprise-wide user monitoring
    • Forensic analysis
  • Improved time to mitigation of a security incident by > 75% by deploying Stealthwatch by Cisco.
  • Rated the following Stealthwatch by Cisco capabilities as compared to competing vendors:
    • Network Security: Much Better
    • Performance Monitoring: Much Better
    • Network Visibility: Better
    • Innovation: Better

Stealthwatch Enterprise Customer Testimonial

When asked about the value that Cisco Stealthwatch provides, a customer responded:

Visibility of the network traffic!!

IT Professional, Large Enterprise Banking Company

Cisco Stealthwatch Customer Research

Why did you choose Cisco Secure Network Analytics?

Integration with other Cisco solutions
Comprehensive visibility
Efficacy of threat detection
Granularity of information provided within alerts
Ability to analyze encrypted traffic without decryption
Scalable deployment

Cisco Stealthwatch Customer Experience Customer Research

Compared to your other security vendors; how would you rate the Stealthwatch Customer Experience team?

Extremely better
Significantly better
Don’t know/not sure

Case Study: National Water Company


This case study of National Water Company is based on a August 2015 survey of Cisco Stealthwatch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


  • Stealthwatch has helped improve the following:
    • Real-time threat detection
    • Incident response
    • Forensic investigations
    • Overall security posture
    • Network troubleshooting
    • Capacity planning

Use Case

  • Stealthwatch has helped with:
    • Insider threats
    • Malware/zero-day attacks
    • DDoS attacks
    • Network performance
  • Is able to secure the following with Stealthwatch:
    • Virtual infrastructure/private clouds
    • The data center
    • Areas of my network I could not see previously
    • Remote locations


  • Reduced their network and security troubleshooting time by hours.
  • Stealthwatch System has helped their organization achieve the following:
    • Greater network visibility
    • Heightened threat intelligence
    • Improved user identity awareness
    • Increased application awareness
  • Found the following Stealthwatch capabilities to be the most beneficial:
    • Sophisticated security analytics/behavioral analysis
    • Context awareness (user, application, device data)
  • Compared to other security vendors, Cisco is:
    • Effective at detecting attacks
    • Innovative
    • Easy to use
    • Easy to integrate with other security technologies
  • Stealthwatch enables the company to:
    • Better manage security with limited staff/resources
    • Accelerate threat detection and mitigation
    • Speed up incident response
    • Reduce enterprise risk
    • Gain pervasive network visibility
    • Clearly report on organizational security to upper management

Cisco Secure Network Analytics Customer Testimonial

We are using Cisco Secure Network Analytics to enforce our network segmentation and to control user access to specific parts of the network. Network visibility has increased dramatically and incident response time has gone down from days to hours.

Network Administrator, Medium Enterprise Banking Company

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About Cisco Secure Network Analytics

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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