ViaSat, Inc.

Challenges

Solved the following operational challenges with Stealthwatch:

  • Reduced mean-time-to-know (MTTK) root cause of network or security incidents
  • Improved in network performance
  • Enhanced network security posture
  • Increased efficiency in the identification of security threats
  • Increased flow collection, monitoring and analysis

Use Case

Primarily uses Stealthwatch in the following ways:

  • Incident response
  • Network forensics
  • Network performance monitoring

Used Stealthwatch to detect or prevent the following security threats:

  • Network malware or virus
  • Suspicious user behavior
  • Network reconnaissance

Is doing the following with Stealthwatch deployment:

  • Monitoring a large, globally distributed network
  • Monitoring a centralized network with a large number of satellite or retail locations
  • Monitoring traffic within a data center, physical and virtual

Results

Chose Stealthwatch for the following capabilities:

  • Real-time flow monitoring capabilities
  • DDoS
  • Scalability
  • Application-aware network performance monitoring

Meets enterprise requirements by utilizing the following Stealthwatch 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
  • Forensic analysis

Reduced the time it took to mitigate a security incident by 25 percent to 49 percent by deploying Stealthwatch.

Rated the following Stealthwatch capabilities as compared to competing vendors:

  • Network Visibility: Much Better
  • Performance Monitoring: Much Better
  • Innovation: Much Better
  • Network Security: Better
  • Scalability: Better

[Stealthwatch is a] great way to see threats proactively.

Alex Kitthikoune, Network Administrator