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Cisco Stealthwatch Case Study

Montefiore Medical Center


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.”


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


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

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