Cisco Cyber Threat Defense

Cisco Cyber Threat Defense 1.1 Release Notes

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Introduction. 3

New Features; Supported Hardware and Software. 3

Caveats. 4

Related Documentation. 4


The Cisco Cyber Threat Defense Solution improves detection and remediation of advanced cyber threats within the Cisco network by combining the following elements:

Unique interior network traffic telemetry using the scalable unsampled NetFlow capabilities of Cisco Catalyst® switches, Cisco routers, and Cisco NetFlow Generation Appliances, as well as NetFlow Security Event Logging from Cisco ASA 5500 Series Next Generation Firewalls.

Network traffic analysis capabilities provided by the Lancope StealthWatch products. Cisco has partnered with Lancope to jointly develop and offer the Cisco Cyber Threat Defense Solution.

Contextual information, including user and device identity from the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), NAT translation from Cisco ASA firewalls, and Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR) from Cisco routers.

New Features; Supported Hardware and Software

New Features Supported in StealthWatch 6.3

Lancope StealthWatch 6.3 adds the following new capabilities to the Cisco Cyber Threat Defense Solution:

Support for NetFlow export from Cisco NetFlow Generation Appliances and Cisco ASR 1000 Series routers

New threat defense dashboards

NAT stitching for ASA firewalls and ASR 1000 Series routers

Improved caching of ISE identity information

Support for redundant ISE Monitoring and Troubleshooting nodes

Solution Components

Tables 1 and 2 list hardware and software components of the Cisco Cyber Threat Defense Solution 1.1.

Table 1. Cisco Catalyst Switches Capable of Line-Rate, Unsampled NetFlow


Hardware Required

Recommended Cisco IOS®
Software Version

Catalyst 3560-X and 3750-X

Cisco Service Module


Catalyst 4500 Series

Supervisor Engine 7-E or 7L-E

15.1.1-SG (IOS-XE 3.2 SG)

Catalyst 6500 Series

Supervisor Engine 2T


Additional information regarding Cisco Catalyst switches and Cisco NetFlow can be found at and

Table 2. Recommended Software for Different Cisco Platforms


Recommended Software Version

Cisco Integrated Services Routers

Cisco IOS Software Release 15.1(2)T3

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregated Services Routers

Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.7S
Cisco IOS Software Release 15.2(4)S

Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances

Cisco ASA Software Release 8.4.3

Cisco Identity Services Engine

Cisco ISE Release 1.1.2

Cisco NetFlow Generation Appliance

Cisco NGA Release 1.0 (1)


ISE API Performance with Large Numbers of Endpoints

In Cisco ISE Software 1.1, the response time of the ISE Representational State Transfer (REST) API may degrade with large (in excess of 20,000) numbers of endpoints in the ISE session database. Care should be exercised when integrating StealthWatchinto such a deployment.

Release Notes for Component Products

Please consult the product release notes for product-specific caveats regarding any Cisco products integrated with the Cyber Threat Defense Solution (Table 3).

Table 3. Release Notes for Component Products


Release Notes

Cisco Catalyst 3560-X/3750-X with C3KX-SM-10G Service Module

Cisco Catalyst 4500 with Supervisor Engine 7-E or 7L-E

Cisco Catalyst 6500 with Supervisor Engine 2T-10GE

Cisco Integrated Service Router G2 Series

Cisco Aggregated Service Router 1000 Series

Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances

Cisco Identity Services Engine

Cisco NetFlow Generating Appliance

Related Documentation

Design and implementation guides and other reference materials are available at