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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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"We have a three-year license for this solution.""Licensing for this solution is paid on a yearly basis.""I don't know the exact amount, but most of the time when I go to a company with a proposition, they will say, "This thing that you are selling is good, but it's expensive. Why don't you propose something like FortiGate, Check Point, or Palo Alto?" Cisco device are expensive compared to other devices."

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Top Answer: The two platforms take a fundamentally different approach to NDR. Corelight is limited to use cases that require the… more »
Top Answer: It has helped us to organize our security. We get a better overview on what is happening on the network, which has… more »
Top Answer: The pricing is high. Darktrace was also pricey.
Top Answer: Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is easy to configure and the reporting is great. It's also very user-friendly.
Top Answer: We bought the appliance, which comes with a license as well. While I don't know the exact pricing, most of these… more »
Top Answer: I did not experience any pain points that required improvement. Maybe a couple of false-positives, but that's about it.
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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.

Snort is an open-source, rule-based, intrusion detection and prevention system. It combines the benefits of signature-, protocol-, and anomaly-based inspection methods to deliver flexible protection from malware attacks. Snort gained notoriety for being able to accurately detect threats at high speeds.

Our unique technology detects the most advanced threats, made with the most crafted exploitation methods (polymorphism, obfuscation, encoding, ROPchain…) and the threats based on all types of malicious files (ransomware, cryptolocker…).

Trackwatch® can be deployed from two types of devices: GCAP and GCENTER.

GCAP ensures the collection of network traffic flows and a portion of the anlyses. A GCAP is connected to a switch with a mirror port or to a TAP that copies the network traffic. One or more GCAPs can be deployed within an infrastructure, either locally or at remote sites. The GCAP(s) are connected to a GCENTER management device.

The GCENTER nalyses the information sent back by the GCAP, stores it, provides configuration and reporting interfaces, and exports the information to a security information and event management (SIEM).

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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
CareCore, City of Biel, Dimension Data, LightEdge, Lone Star College System, National Rugby League, Port Aventura, Smart City Networks, Telecom Italia, The Department of Education in Western Australia
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Financial Services Firm18%
Mining And Metals Company18%
Retailer18%
University18%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company19%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise92%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise33%
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Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is ranked 6th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 13 reviews while Gatewatcher is ranked 31st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is rated 7.4, while Gatewatcher is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Sourcefire SNORT writes "Intelligent with good threat detection capabilities but could be easier to implement". On the other hand, Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Fortinet FortiWeb, Darktrace, Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS and Check Point IPS, whereas Gatewatcher is most compared with Darktrace.

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