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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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"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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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.

Hillstone Network-based IPS (NIPS) appliance operates in-line, and at wire speed, performing deep packet inspection, and assembling inspection of all network traffic. It also applies rules based on several methodologies, including protocol anomaly analysis and signature analysis to block threats. Hillstone NIPS can be deployed in the network to inspect traffic left undetected by perimeter solutions, and is an integral part of network security systems for its high-performance, no compromise, best-of-breed protection capability and broad and flexible deployment scenarios.

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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
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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%
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Financial Services Firm33%
Healthcare Company8%
Reseller8%
Sports Company8%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise92%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise26%
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Small Business24%
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Darktrace is ranked 1st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 21 reviews while Hillstone S-Series Network Intrusion Prevention System is ranked 27th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software. Darktrace is rated 7.8, while Hillstone S-Series Network Intrusion Prevention System is rated 0.0. 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, Darktrace is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, CrowdStrike Falcon, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, FireEye Endpoint Security and SentinelOne, whereas Hillstone S-Series Network Intrusion Prevention System is most compared with Cisco NGIPS.

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