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"One of the key advantages for us is we define a 24/7 service around it. We use far more of Vectra alerts than we do with our SIEM product because we understand that when we get an alert from Vectra we actually need to do something about it.""It is doing some artificial intelligence. If it sees a server doing a lot of things, then it will assume that is normal. So, it is looking for anomalous behavior, things that are out of context which helps us reduce time. Therefore, we don't have to look in all the logs. We just wait for Vectra to say, "This one is behaving strange," then we can investigate that part.""One of the most valuable features of the platform is its ability to provide you with aggregated risk scores based on impact and certainty of threats being detected. This is both applied to individual and host detections. This is important because it enables us to use this platform to prioritize the most likely imminent threats. So, it reduces alert fatigue follow ups for security operation center analysts. It also provides us with an ability to prioritize limited resources.""The solution's ability to reduce alerts, by rolling up numerous alerts to create a single incident or campaign, helps in that it collapses all the events to a particular host, or a particular detection to a set of hosts. So it doesn't generate too many alerts. By and large, whatever alerts it generates are actionable, and actionable within the day.""It gives you access, with Recall, to instant visibility into your network through something like a SIEM solution. For us, being able to correlate all of this network data without having to manage it, has provided immediate value. It gives us the ability to really work on the stuff where I and my team have expertise, instead of having to manage a SIEM solution...""The solution provide visibility into behaviors across the full lifecycle of an attack in our network, beyond just the Internet gateway. It makes our security operations much more effective because we are now looking not just at traffic on the border, but we're looking at east-west internal traffic. Now, not only will we see if an exploit kit is being downloaded, but we would be able to see then if that exploit kit was then laterally distributed into our environment.""Vectra produces actionable data using automation. That has helped us. It's less manpower now to look at incidents, which has definitely increased efficiency. Right now, in a lot of cases, our mean time to detection is within zero days. This tells me by the time something happened, and we were able to detect it, it was within the same day.""One of the most valuable features is all the correlation that it does using AI and machine learning. An example would be alerting on a host and then alerting on other things, like abnormal behavior, that it has noticed coming from the same host. It's valuable because we're a very lean team."

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"The most valuable feature is the alerts. The alerts are meaningful. The event rolls up into meaningful and actionable alerts rather than just being noise.""What I like about Darktrace, is that you can quickly identify threats.""Darktrace is extremely stable.""A simple, powerful AI solution that just does all the work for you when you turn it on.""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.""Its most valuable feature is its ability to identify malicious connected IPs from outside and the attacks that get through to the inside.""Ability to see events and exactly what traffic or website the device had tried to connect to that raised the alert or issue.""The solution is stable. We've never had any problems with it."

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"The technical support is really terrific.""In Digital Guardian, they have the cloud correlation servers that give you visibility work like EBR and the correlation server works very well for security analysis.""It can scale from 100 to 10,000. There's no problem with the scalability.""The feature we call desktop recording is the most valuable aspect of the solution. Not only can we collect data from the user's usage, but we also capture his screenshots when he is trying to steal the data."

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Cons
"The solution has not reduced the security analyst workload in our organization because we still need to SIEM. Unfortunately, while Vectra, for us, is a brilliant tool for network investigations, giving wonderful visibility, it doesn't go the whole way to replace our SIEM that is needed for compliance. So, I still have the same amount of alerting and logging that I did before. It gives us more defined ability to see incidents, but it doesn't give us enough information to satisfy a PCI or 27001 audit.""We would like to see more information with the syslogs. The syslogs that they send to our SIEM are a bit short compared to what you can see. It would be helpful if they send us more data that we can incorporate into our SIEM, then can correlate with other events.""You are always limited with visibility on the host due to the fact that it is a network based tool. It gives you visibility on certain elements of the attack path, but it doesn't necessarily give you visibility on everything. Specifically, the initial intrusion side of things that doesn't necessarily see the initial compromise. It doesn't see stuff that goes on the host, such as where scripts are run. Even though you are seeing traffic, it doesn't necessarily see the malicious payload. Therefore, it's very difficult for it to identify these type of host-driven complex attacks.""One thing which I have found where there could be improvement is with regard to the architecture, a little bit: how the brains and sensors function. It needs more flexibility with regard to the brain. If there were some flexibility in that regard, that would be helpful, because changing the mode of the brain is complex. In some cases, the change is permanent. You cannot revert it.""Some of the customization could be improved. Everything is provided for you as an easy solution to use, but working with it and doing specific development could be worked on a bit more in the scope of an incident response team.""Some of their integrations with other sources of data, like external threat feeds, took a bit more work than I had hoped to get integrated.""I would like to see a bit more strategic metrics instead of technical data. Information that I could show to my executive management team or board would be valuable.""It does a little bit of packet capture on alert so you can look at the packet capture activity going on, but it doesn't collect a whole lot of data. Sometimes it's only one or two frames, sometimes it does collect more. That's why they have the addition of their Recall platform, because that really does help expand the capability."

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

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"I would like to see the workflow, to get all the rules and policies set up, be less complicated.""The room for improvement with Digital Guardian is that it will be better with the Linux agent because it is the only DLP solution for Linux workstations. It still needs to upgrade the agents to the latest version for the Linux kernel.""There are a lot of issues with the current version of the Endpoint agent. It's not stable, it's resource-consuming, and there are some performance issues. If they could improve the stability of the agent it would be great.""Some features on Mac and Linux are not complete currently. For example, some device control features haven't been transferred over to the other systems. If they could have their Windows features also available on Mac and Linux, that would be perfect. Some of our customers have a Mac environment for their RD environment. Having the solution fully capable of handling everything in a Mac environment is crucial."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"It is inexpensive considering what it can do and the competition.""If you consider the features and the cost of market leaders, we are satisfied with the pricing.""The pricing is a little high compared to the competition.""Our customers feel that the price of Darktrace is quite high compared to other solutions.""The pricing is very flexible for Darktrace. Sometimes, a customer does not have the appropriate budget, but Darktrace can handle that. They offer monthly payments, so the customer can acquire the solution very easily.""When it comes to large installations, it can be expensive, but for small accounts it's fine.""It is a very expensive product.""It is expensive. I don't have the price for other competitors."

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"Digital Guardian has both, subscription and perpetual licenses, but I think when everything (all technologies) will go to the cloud they will only offer subscriptions.""If I compare Digital Guardian with Symantec, the license cost is lower, but McAfee can be cheaper than Digital Guardian. It depends on how many licenses you plan to buy and how big the project is. The cost is not so high as Symantec, but not as cheap as McAfee. They can easily sell the solution for price."

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Questions from the Community
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: The solution’s ability to reduce false positives and help you focus on the highest-risk threats is mostly good. It is… more »
Top Answer: The product offers us a very good user interface and we've found the network visibility to be very good so far.
Top Answer: We are still currently in the test period. Within the year, we will have to invest in the cost of licensing. We have not… more »
Top Answer: There are some automation capabilities, however, they could be presented better. The manual is difficult to follow… more »
Top Answer: The feature we call desktop recording is the most valuable aspect of the solution. Not only can we collect data from the… more »
Top Answer: For the price in the market, it is a little bit higher than Symantec and Forcepoint. However, I believe, especially in… more »
Top Answer: We're a distributor of the solution. I personally handle pre-sales. Some web upload actions need to be improved due to… more »
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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.

Darktrace is a leading autonomous cyber security AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. It provides enterprise-wide cyber defense to over 4,700 organizations, protecting the cloudemailSaaStraditional networksIoT devicesendpoints, and industrial systems.

A self-learning technology, Darktrace AI autonomously detects, investigates, and responds to advanced cyber-threats, including insider threat, remote working risks, ransomware, data loss, and supply chain vulnerabilities.

The company has 1,500 employees globally, with headquarters in Cambridge, UK. Every second, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, before it can cause damage.

Digital Guardian Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) protects sensitive data on all your endpoints. It protects intellectual property and personal information. An endpoint agent that captures and records all system, user and data events on or off the network. It has a granular control of all data movement that can be configured to automatically block, justify or encrypt sensitive data in or attached to email, files moved to removable drives, cloud storage, or web - malware and malware-free - before sensitive data is lost. It has a built-in advanced data classification that creates and modifies classification and usage policies through content inspection, context-awareness and user classification. It provides design policies with controls that won't block actions that comply with corporate policy so employees remain productive while the data stays safe.

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Tribune Media Group, Barry University, Aruba Networks, Good Technology, Riverbed, Santa Clara University, Securities Exchange, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Irwin 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
The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Jabil Circuit
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Financial Services Firm25%
Mining And Metals Company17%
Retailer17%
University17%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
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Financial Services Firm27%
Non Tech Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Insurance Company7%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise85%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise28%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise54%
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Darktrace is ranked 1st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 23 reviews while Digital Guardian is ranked 4th in Data Loss Prevention with 4 reviews. Darktrace is rated 7.8, while Digital Guardian is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Darktrace writes "A 10/10 solution with an awesome interface, good stability and scalability, flexible pricing, and good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Digital Guardian writes "The classification engine enables you to set up inspection rules to determine whether data has PII". Darktrace is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, CrowdStrike Falcon, SentinelOne, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and FireEye Endpoint Security, whereas Digital Guardian is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, CrowdStrike Falcon, Cisco AMP for Endpoints and Tessian Guardian.

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