Compare Cisco IOS Security vs. Darktrace

Cisco IOS Security is ranked 5th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 10 reviews while Darktrace is ranked 2nd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 10 reviews. Cisco IOS Security is rated 8.4, while Darktrace is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cisco IOS Security writes "Increased endpoint security but is overall a very complicated product". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Darktrace writes "A great solution for threat detection that intelligently and immediately responds to attacks across your enterprise system". Cisco IOS Security is most compared with Darktrace, Fortinet FortiOS and Fortinet FortiManager, whereas Darktrace is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Vectra AI and CrowdStrike. See our Cisco IOS Security vs. Darktrace report.
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Pros
Technical support for this solution is very good.The stability of this solution is excellent.Cisco IOS allows us to keep the same security features as our principal offices.I've found their network routing to be very good.You can scale it when you need to.The VPN is the most valuable feature.We use Cisco IOS Security mostly for routers to route off the firewall. It's a next-generation device.Previously, anyone in the organization would see any data point in the wall. They could just go and connect their machine with that data point and could access the network. But now, even if someone came and tried that, they will not be given access.

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Ability to see events and exactly what traffic or website the device had tried to connect to that raised the alert or issue.Its most valuable feature is its ability to identify malicious connected IPs from outside and the attacks that get through to the inside.The Dynamic Threat Dashboard is very nice, as it lists all of your threats and rates them, and then you can choose whether to investigate further.The solution is stable. We've never had any problems with it.The most valuable aspect of this solution is that it has very efficient search functionality.A simple, powerful AI solution that just does all the work for you when you turn it on.Darktrace is extremely stable.What I like about Darktrace, is that you can quickly identify threats.

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In the next release of this solution, we would like to see support for the 100BT and 7000 models.I think setup could be one area for improvement, because sometimes we don't have people inside so we have to move to the place.I wish it would be more like the next generation firewall technology. There should be more selection between the application and filtering.If they could increase the performance a little better because the device sometimes gets slow.The routers, don't have like long-term tendency features, or higher availability features available for the IOS. It could also use a better user interface.Most of their features are meant for Cisco. You cannot integrate them with any other vendor.We have a very bad experience on the support. They take too much time requesting logs, and they are not coming directly online to resolve the issues.There's a technology called SD-WAN that we would like to see. We are unable to handle multiple connections or to automatically load balance. I would like to have a feature that enables us to automatically prepare for load balancing.

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The product doesn't have an endpoint agent that can react to triggers set on the device,Darktrace needs to automate the reports of false positives, botnets and everything.This is quite an expensive product so the pricing is something that can be improved.The solution would benefit from automation. Currently, you have to know what you are searching for.Tracing and correlation of events could be improved.It could build in integrations for some complementary products, but it has an assistant plugin so this is not really a big deal.Darktrace does not have any capabilities to configure.The program is quite expensive.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The licenses for this solution are expensive.The licensing is on a subscription basis, and it is fairly costly. I would prefer a one-time payment.The pricing is very expensive. Normally I do a yearly contract; I don't know the exact pricing, but it's around $75,000 USD per year. That's the standard licensing.

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It is inexpensive considering what it can do and the competition.

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Overview
Cisco IOS Software delivers a sophisticated set of security capabilities for a comprehensive, layered security approach throughout your network infrastructure. Cisco IOS security technologies help to defend critical business processes against attack and disruption, protect privacy, and support policy and regulatory compliance controls.

Darktrace is the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber security.

Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System uses AI algorithms that mimic the human immune system to defend enterprise networks of all types and sizes.

Our self-learning approach is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems.

By applying its unique, unsupervised machine learning, Darktrace has identified 30,000 previously unknown threats in over 2,000 networks, including zero-days, insider threats and subtle, stealthy attacks.

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Sample Customers
Arup Group, Brunel University London, City of Biel, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, K&L Gates , New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Offshore Northern Seas, TransplaceIrwin Mitchell, Open Energi, Wellcome Trust, FirstGroup plc, Virgin Trains, Drax, QUI! Group, DNK, CreaCard, Macrosynergy, Sisley, William Hill plc, Toyota Canada, Royal British Legion, Vitol
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Financial Services Firm22%
Comms Service Provider22%
University11%
Transportation Company11%
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Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company7%
Retailer6%
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