TechValidate Research on Cisco Stealthwatch

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1,144 Customers Surveyed

9,259 Data Points Collected

370 Published TechFacts

50 Published Charts

65 Published Case Studies

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Cisco Stealthwatch Customer Research

Has your organization integrated Stealthwatch with the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) for improved visibility and security?

Yes: 17%
Not yet, but plan to: 38%
Don’t plan to: 25%
Not sure: 19%

Cisco Stealthwatch Customer Research

Stealthwatch helps my organization:

Improve security efficacy
Reduce enterprise risk
Increase operational efficiency
Better serve customers/partners
Improve regulatory compliance
Protect intellectual property
Maintain a competitive advantage

Pervasive Network Visibility

83% of surveyed IT organizations meet enterprise requirements by utilizing Stealthwatch by Cisco for enterprise-wide visibility into network activity.

Case Study: State & Local Government


This case study of a state & local government is based on a June 2014 survey of Cisco Stealthwatch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Cisco provides the network visibility to help my staff see cyber threats data flow trends and improve our network troubleshooting.”


  • Purchased Cisco because it is differentiated from competitive products in the following areas:
    • Advanced behavioral detection
    • Flow analytics

Use Case

  • Uses Stealthwatch with:
    • Firewalls
    • IDS / IPS
  • Is doing the following with Stealthwatch by Cisco deployment:
    • Monitoring a centralized network with a large number of satellite or retail locations
    • Monitoring traffic within a data center, physical and virtual


  • The following are the greatest benefits of the internal visibility provided by Cisco Stealthwatch:
    • Earliest detection of advanced threats (APTs, malware, etc.)
    • Faster Incident response
    • Forensics
    • Monitors individual user activity & mobile devices
    • Continuous internal monitoring
    • Contextual & situational awareness
  • Agrees that Stealthwatch’s user/host-level information is critical for the following:
    • Security
    • Performance monitoring
    • Forensics
    • Network troubleshooting
  • Rated Stealthwatch’s effectiveness in the following areas:
    • detecting DDoS: effective
    • accelerating incident response and forensics: effective
    • detecting advanced persistent threats: extremely effective
    • detecting insider threats / Suspicious behavior: extremely effective
    • detecting malware / zero-day attacks: effective
  • Rated how critical Cisco Stealthwatch is for the following:
    • Monitoring visibility: very critical
    • Improving security: very critical
    • Managing cyber security: very critical
    • Responding to cyber threats : very critical
  • Selected Stealthwatch by Cisco over the following vendors:
    • Riverbed Cascade / Mazu Networks
    • NetScout
    • Fluke / Visual Network systems
    • Open source solution

A Sense of Partnership

There is a sense of them partnering with you by trying to make sure you are as successful as possible during your implementation and operation.

IT Architect, Large Enterprise Health Care Company

Case Study: Global 500 Energy & Utilities Company


This case study of a Global 500 energy & utilities company is based on a August 2015 survey of Cisco Stealthwatch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Stitches user information to netflow data, reducing time for investigations.”


  • Stealthwatch has helped improve the following:
    • Network baselining
    • Network segmentation
    • Real-time threat detection

Use Case

  • Stealthwatch has helped with:
    • Insider threats
    • APTs
    • Malware/zero-day attacks
    • Network performance
  • Is able to secure the following with Stealthwatch:
    • Areas of my network I could not see previously


  • Reduced their network and security troubleshooting time by hours.
  • Stealthwatch System has helped their organization achieve the following:
    • Greater network visibility
    • Heightened threat intelligence
  • Found the following Stealthwatch capability to be the most beneficial:
    • Sophisticated security analytics/behavioral analysis
  • Compared to other security vendors, Cisco is:
    • Effective at detecting attacks
  • Stealthwatch enables the company to:
    • Accelerate threat detection and mitigation

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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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