TechValidate Research on Cisco Stealthwatch

Case Study: Yale New Haven Hospital


This case study of Yale-New Haven Hospital is based on a November 2013 survey of Cisco Stealthwatch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


  • Purchased Cisco because it is differentiated from competitive products in the following areas:
    • Value for price
    • Customer support

Use Case

  • Is currently using Stealthwatch for:
    • Specialized threat analysis & protection
    • Network analysis & visibility
    • Advanced threat detection
    • Network performance monitoring & diagnostics
  • Uses Stealthwatch with:
    • SIEM


  • The following are the greatest benefits of the internal visibility provided by Cisco Stealthwatch:
    • Forensics
    • Continuous internal monitoring
  • Agrees that Stealthwatch’s user/host-level information is critical for the following:
    • Security
    • Performance monitoring
    • Forensics
    • Compliance
    • Network troubleshooting
  • Rated Stealthwatch’s effectiveness in the following areas:
    • detecting DDoS: effective
    • accelerating incident response and forensics: effective
    • detecting advanced persistent threats: effective
    • detecting insider threats / Suspicious behavior: effective
    • detecting malware / zero-day attacks: effective
  • Saves hours per incident for determining Mean-Time-To-Identify threats and Mean-Time-To-Know root cause using Stealthwatch.
  • Rated how critical Cisco Stealthwatch is for the following:
    • Monitoring visibility: Critical
    • Improving security: somewhat critical
    • Managing cyber security: somewhat critical
    • Responding to cyber threats : Not Critical
  • Ranks Cisco’s customer support as above average.

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