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"We are running at about 90,000 pounds per year. The solution is a licensed cost. The hardware that they gave us was pretty much next to nothing. It is the license that we're paying for.""The license is based on the concurrent IP addresses that it's investigating. We have 9,800 to 10,000 IP addresses.""There are additional features that can be purchased in addition to the standard licensing fee, such as Cognito Recall and Stream.""We have a desire to increase our use. However, it all comes down to budget. It's a very expensive tool that is very difficult to prove business support for. We would like to have two separate networks. We have our corporate network and PCI network, which is segregated due to payment processing. We don't have it for deployed in the PCI network. It would be good to have it fully deployed there to provide us with additional monitoring and control, but the cost associated with their licensing model makes it prohibitively expensive to deploy.""At the time of purchase, we found the pricing acceptable. We had an urgency to get something in place because we had a minor breach that occurred at the tail end of 2016 to the beginning of 2017. This indicated we had a lack of ability to detect things on the network. Hence, why we moved quickly to get into the tool in place. We found things like Bitcoin mining and botnets which we closed quickly. In that regard, it was worth the money.""The pricing is very good. It's less expensive than many of the tools out there.""The pricing is high."

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"The price of WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is pretty reasonable compared to similar solutions.""It is not expensive. Other products like Fortinet and Check Point are of the same price."

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Vectra Networks, Vectra AI NDR
Cortex
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Overview

Vectra® is the leader in network detection and response – from cloud and data center workloads to user and IoT devices. Its Cognito® platform accelerates threat detection and investigation using artificial intelligence to collect, store and enrich network metadata with the right context to detect, hunt and investigate known and unknown threats in real time. Vectra offers three applications on the Cognito platform to address high-priority use cases. Cognito Stream™ sends security-enriched metadata to data lakes and SIEMs. Cognito Recall™ is a cloud-based application to store and investigate threats in enriched metadata. And Cognito Detect™ uses AI to reveal and prioritize hidden and unknown attackers at speed.

BluVector Cortex is an AI-driven sense and response network security platform. Designed for mid-sized to very large organizations, the platform makes it possible to accurately and efficiently detect, analyze and contain sophisticated threats including fileless malware, zero-day malware, and ransomware in real time.

Online attacks and malware continue to evolve, using sophisticated methods to exploit victims. WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) provides a preemptive approach to network security that adds an essential layer of threat detection and prevention. IPS protects your network from a wide range of malicious activities, including SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and buffer overflows.

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Sample Customers
Tribune Media Group, Barry University, Aruba Networks, Good Technology, Riverbed, Santa Clara University, Securities Exchange, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
International Bank of Commerce (IBC)
Chester School District
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm18%
Mining And Metals Company18%
Retailer18%
University18%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise92%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise49%
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BluVector Cortex is ranked 23rd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software while WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is ranked 19th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 3 reviews. BluVector Cortex is rated 0.0, while WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is rated 7.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service writes "Detect and prevent hacker attacks and has stable hardware and software ". BluVector Cortex is most compared with Darktrace and Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall, whereas WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is most compared with Cisco Sourcefire SNORT.

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