We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I find it very good in the way that they show the past events, including the attack history."
"I have found the most valuable features to be artificial intelligence for cybersecurity, advanced machine learning capabilities, enterprise Immune System, Antigena Network, and Antigena Email. The way the solution detects the threat over the network before it spreads is very good. It notifies you of what the threat is exactly doing and gives you all the details about the execution of that application that had created the threat over your network."
"The main valuable feature is that we don't need a lot of analysts. With few analysts, we have all the network monitored, 24/7."
"Ability to see events and exactly what traffic or website the device had tried to connect to that raised the alert or issue."
"It provides a comprehensive, detailed view of network activity and whatever is happening inside it."
"It is very stable and easy to use."
"It is a stable solution without downtime."
"The Antigena feature is most valuable. Once it learns your environment, Antigena can step in and block a denial of service attack, a ransomware attack, or just about anything that doesn't belong in the environment. It can detect any type of attack that hits the environment because it understands what normal looks like for the network. It is very useful for an autonomous response."
"It is more robust than SonicWall, particularly on the VPN from site to site."
"The solution is very user friendly."
"FortiGate as a product is very easy to configure."
"The most valuable features are the ease of use, and the overall simplicity, everyone can use it with a small introduction."
"The VDOM (Virtual DOM) is a virtualized firewall that has some opportunities for flexibility that are an advantage in certain configurations."
"Firewall and overall management are valuable features."
"There are a lot of features that we like within the solution. The resources or performance of the firewall is very good. However, the real selling point is the fact that the solution offers so many features, it gives our clients a lot of extras that they can work with. There's a lot on offer."
"All networks are security-driven, we get throughputs and security. We feel that the people at Fortinet are easy to deal with from a support standpoint. If they need to jump in and help us, they're very willing to do that. Their email filtering, their data loss prevention, their intrusion prevention, type of products in the newest OSs has been outstanding."
"The product doesn't have an endpoint agent that can react to triggers set on the device,"
"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."
"In an upcoming release, there could be more customizable playbooks or a library of playbooks to choose from."
"The interface and dashboards could be improved for ease-of-use."
"The solution could be easier to use."
"Darktrace needs to automate the reports of false positives, botnets and everything."
"It would be helpful if they could recognize incidents and simplify the customer's challenge to identify what is happening."
"The technical support is good. However, during the holidays they can get a little slow to respond."
"It could more scalable for the lower end users."
"Right now, it's very trendy to integrate everything into the cloud. This solution would be more effective if they did more integration in that regard."
"The reporting and monitoring could improve, they have a lot of limitations. The monitoring is not easy compared to the other firewall."
"Fortinet needs to make this solution even more robust. Sometimes when we get a DDoS attack, the cannot withstand it. We can run out of sessions very easily. That said, I suppose if you want more a robust system, then you could purchase higher-end solutions, which are more expensive. Still, I would like to see more protection from even in the low-end version."
"It would be great if they can push the Microsoft updates through Fortinet OS and provide a centralized patch management system. They should also include the data loss prevention (DLP) and data leakage prevention features. They could also add network monitoring more effectively."
"They're using a lot of application-specific IC, so that may be causing some performance issues. And whenever a Fortinet adds new features, it can affect performance."
"FortiOS doesn't work well with all browsers. I think they need to do a better job of making it compatible with the various browsers that are out there."
"The pricing is a little high compared to the competition."
"The price of the solution is not cheap. It is not a one-time purchase, there is a subscription that needs to be paid every one to five years depending on your choice. It is expensive but you can reduce the price by only using the services that you want."
"It was $3,600 a month or $2,000 plus or so. I am not sure. Its licensing is pretty simple."
"It is a very expensive product."
"If you consider the features and the cost of market leaders, we are satisfied with the pricing."
"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."
"This solution is expensive."
"When it comes to large installations, it can be expensive, but for small accounts it's fine."
"The support contracts are usually about $100 - $200 a device."
"The software costs roughly half what the hardware costs. Overall, the product is expensive."
"There is a license required for the solution and the price is fair."
"The price of Fortinet FortiOS has been reasonable."
"The solution could have a better licensing model. It's a bit more expensive than other solutions. The annual subscription is very pricy in Fortinet. The cost could be reduced."
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 cloud, email, SaaS, traditional networks, IoT devices, endpoints, 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.
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Darktrace is ranked 1st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 21 reviews while Fortinet FortiOS is ranked 17th in Firewalls with 14 reviews. Darktrace is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiOS is rated 8.4. 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 Fortinet FortiOS writes "Robust, scales well using FortiManager, and you have a choice of two different modes to run in". Darktrace is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Cisco Stealthwatch, Vectra AI, SentinelOne and ExtraHop Reveal(x), whereas Fortinet FortiOS is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, Zyxel Unified Security Gateway, Azure Firewall, Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection and Fortinet FortiManager.
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